Wednesday, 4 January 2017

WEDNESDAY from MikeD - Six Sisters of Battle (30 points)

To get the ball rolling I decided to kick off with these Sisters of Battle who had been sitting in my lead pile for years. I think I'm eventually going to use them for a Kill Team squad. I had planned on doing them slightly before the Challenge started but with pre-holiday madness I never got beyond priming them, and finally decided I would wait to begin them after the 20th.





Not completely thrilled with how they turned out. I was hoping to give the figures themselves a kind of SS grey menace, and then add on the gory grimdark with the bases. They were old figs I picked up on Ebay and stripped and reprimed them and I think that's where they want wrong. I lost a bit of detail and sharpness in the stripping I think. Ah well, still looking for 5pt for the 6 of them, for a total of 30. Glad to have broken the ice!

ByronM: The high contrast face/hair area really makes you focus there, but also kind of mutes the rest of them almost making them look a little monochromatic.  Those old models were a little soft of detail to begin with so depending on how you stripped them, it could have made them even softer, not much you can do about there though.  If you want some more definition on them, maybe some edge highlights on the armour plates, or some accent colours?  They look good as they are now though, so no real need to change them, just offering some ideas since you say you are not happy with them.  If you plan to do a whole force, I wouldn't bother adding anything, if it's just for Kill Team and will remain a very small force, then an accent colour or edge highlight might be worth the effort.

22 comments:

  1. I've always liked these figures and that's a good job you've done on them.

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  2. Well done Michael! Imho they're lacking a focal point though. Some red spots acting as an eyecatcher would certainly enhance these even further.

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  3. I find I have a love hate relationship with the Sisters of Battle. Your versions are pushing my opinion back to the love side.

    Very nice. They almost make me want to play 40K again!

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  4. I do like the colors you've chosen. It gives them a cold and menacing feel. :)

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  5. Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate any notes from the fellow challengers on how to improve my work. I was realizing that the plate on the bolters is one place that most Sisters figures get a little pop, but since I wanted to avoid the inevitable red, I was a bit stuck. I may try doing the yellow and black 'hazard' pattern there next time.

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  6. Nice work, the bases does give them a grim look.

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  7. Ahh, Sisters of Battle were my first 40K force (to which I repeatedly kick myself for selling). They may have lost some of their definition due to being fairly old castings. Nonetheless, I think they look quite good (great hair!)

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  8. Love these - great to see these old sculpts under the brush. Well done Michael.

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  9. A good start, always good to get figures done that have been sitting on the mountain for too long

    Ian

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  10. Ironically, I've got some Sisters in the queue for later today. I went with the more trad color scheme (though changed a couple things up). I think you managed a better job on the hair than I did! Painting white hair is pretty tricky, as it turns out...

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  11. Great start very nice painting on some of GW's best sculpts

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  12. A lovely entry! I like the blues and grays and think you've done a great job painting up some of my favourite 40K models.

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  13. Hey girls! ;)
    Great entry, always had a soft spot for these figures with their weird dominatrix vibe. You got some good painting advice in the comments.

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  14. A great start! Very nice indeed.

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  15. They'll be a good killteam- I love the torsos on the bases.

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  16. I've just downloaded iStripper, so I can watch the best virtual strippers on my desktop.

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