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“Armed With Rapid-Fire Harbinger Cannons…”

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

“…The Paladin Annihilators provide heavy support to Alliance forces on the battlefield.”

This 35mm scale metal Paladin Annihilator is produced by “Privateer Press” and is one of three figures which can be found inside the SKU: 83008 Paladin Annihilators – Iron Star Alliance Squad for Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika. The multi-part figure carries a rapid-fire weapon “that can hit up to three models with every attack”, even those who aren’t “even in their line of sight.”


Having super-glued the futuristic warrior’s weapon arms and Arc receiver in place, the miniature was primed in "Citadel" Abaddon Black before being treated to a double-helping of "Vallejo" Gunmetal. It was then shaded using "Citadel" Nuln Oil and dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Gunmetal using a large make-up blusher brush.

"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - Three Sorcerous Sentinels

Sticking with the somewhat 'clean' metallic look of the Paladin’s previously painted comrades-in-arms’ mechanically enhanced compound armour, I patiently 'picked out' the Annihilator’s knee-pads, central chest plate, elbow-pads, and the majority of his Harbinger Cannon’s housing in "Citadel" Abaddon Black. In addition, I applied a layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna over the soldier’s spats, shoulder-pads, face-plate, and thigh-joints.


These areas were later given a coat of "Vallejo" Brass, a dash of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade, and some delicate dry-brushing with a smidge more "Vallejo" Brass so as to bring back some of their shine after being shaded. I also painted part of each Paladin's Arc receiver with "Vallejo" Brass and washed them with "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade.

"Pendraken Miniatures" WIPs - Six based and primed Facehuggers

Finally, as I wanted this heavy support Paladin to stand out from the run-of-the-mill Enforcers, I decided to apply a combination of “Scalecolor” Cobalt Alchemy and “Citadel” Drakenhof Nightshade to the model’s helmet and shoulder-plates. To be honest, I would have liked to have employed this palette on some additional areas too, but chose to stick to just those pieces of armour which I could easily reach with a brush-tip on all three of the miniatures.


Alongside my first “Privateer Press” figure for over five months, I have been working my way through some of the other Weekly Painting Challenges I’ve set myself over the past month. As a result I have almost finished working on four 28mm Sorcerous Sentinels by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio”, and my latest goal, randomly chosen via a deck of playing cards, of ten 10mm Face Huggers by “Pendraken Miniatures”…

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planetmut
Oct 29, 2021

The Annihilator looks really good in those metallic colours, they work so well together. I love the Sentinels (Krull forever!); have you started on the white ones yet? And the alien facehuggers look great so far. I'm still amazed you can paint minis that small.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 29, 2021
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Cheers Matt. I'm still plugging away at the nine normal-coloured Slayers currently. The Facehuggers are actually a bit large for 10mm scale, imho, much close to 15-20mm tbh, which is why I tend to use them alongside my 15mm GZG Aliens.

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wsd50
Oct 29, 2021

The Paladin does look very nice and should mix in well with the rest of your force, yet be different enough to stand out a bit too. I do like his weapon 😀


Nice progress on the slayers too, and back into 10mm territory too, I hope you are going to find room for some "beardies" on you painting table? 🧔


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 29, 2021
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Thanks Roger. LOL!!! My "beardies" are all prepped ready to go, with a couple of surprises methinks. Should have all these guys done over the next week or so.

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undercoat2670
Oct 29, 2021

Very nice Paladin. The blue looks really good, great metallic colour. I can see why you contemplated more of it as it really is ideal for the space knight theme. The sentinels are coming along nicely and those facehuggers look rather good too! A good mix of stuff in this post!!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 29, 2021
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Cheers Undercoat. I think there are lots of bits and bobs on the Paladin armour to pick out if a painter wanted. I've already decided to go back and do a bit more on the Arc receivers of my previously painted Paladins. Hopefully, all of these models will be finished next week, so I can get some more FoW finished.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Oct 29, 2021

Great work on the Paladin Simon, do like the anodised blue you have on it, great progress on the slayers and facehuggers.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 29, 2021
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Thanks Dave. Just got a bit more to do on the other two Paladin Annihilators, and the first four of my Slayers and they should be finished. The Facehuggers are pretty much done too, tbh.

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