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Bot War…. Personal and Traders Galaxy Commissions

Bot War…. Personal and Traders Galaxy Commissions

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Project Blog by artemis5150 Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

Bot War grabbed my attention around the time the first Starter Set was released for the 2nd edition. I was aware of Bot War in its very early phases but it really caught my attention when the box set was release. I was asked by a client to paint his Atlanticans and Valiants for the core set and that really made me want to play the game myself. I joined the Bot War group, posted pics of the models I had painted and bought a core set for myself. Anthony, who owns Trader's Galaxy, saw the Atlanticans I had painted for a client and I started painting some of his studio models. First up was the COILS expansions including Conspiracy and then Rise of the Democracy 28mm skirmish based in the bot war universe, now we have some of the special edition forces.

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Electrotyrant Drone Army

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Electrotyrant Drone Army

Electrotyrant Drone Army

White Knights Protectorate

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The White Knights Protectorate is a very unique faction within Bot War. A limited edition force that is limited to the miniatures that you see in the main photo of this update. They are great models with excellent background and stats. The cards for this faction are free to download, just like all the other Bot War stat cards and soon will have a wonderful faction guide to accompany them with background and fiction to help flesh them out.

I painted these by spraying them with mechanicus standard and then Corax White at a roughly 70° angle to create a zenithal highlight of sorts. I then applied apothecary white and once dry, I used Corax White through my airbrush to even out the white.

Once I had a good solid white, I applied various contrast colours to match the artwork on the cards. I finished the highlights and then returned to thin Corax White to fix any mistakes from the contrast and highlight stage. Then finally I used Vallejo White to edge highlight the white and based and varnished them.

Excellent models and much quicker to paint once you get a good solid white down to start.

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I painted these primarily with contrast paints. Flesh tearer red for the red parts including the canopies and lenses, Basilicanum Grey for the grey areas and Black Templar for the black areas. I used Vallejo Violet for the purple areas and then applied Nuln oil washes over most areas.

Highlights were kept fairly simple using mechanicum standard and dawnstone for the grey areas, dawnstone and codex white for the black areas and Violet mixed with Vallejo white to highlight.

Reds were done using mephiston red, evil sunz scarlet and a final fine highlight of Trollslayer Orange. I took the canopies and lenses further by using bad moon yellow mixed with a little white and used a fine brush to add fine line from the corners that I had taken the highlights up the furthest to create the impression of glare from the sun on them.

Once completed I used thinned black Templar to glaze some shading and even out the black panels on the models to make them look far shinier and flat.

I am so please with how they turned out.

 

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