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“Bow Down Before My Majesty…”

“…And feel my flame!”

This 28mm scale resin model of Immolator is manufactured by "Kitbash Games", and was produced as part of the company's highly successful "Supers Unlimited" Miniatures "Kickstarter" in August 2019. “Banished from the Krellan Empire by order of her mother, the Grand Majestrix Immah’lashan XXII”, I actually plan on using the alien princess’ sculpt as an American super-hero known as Mistress Mississippi for an upcoming Weird War Two campaign utilising some homemade rules.


Having securely attached Immah’latar onto a 28mm lipped base, I initially primed the figure with two layers of "Vallejo" White, shaded the miniature with “Citadel” Biel-Tan Green and dry-brushed her with (more) “Vallejo” White. This technique gave the model the appearance of being some sort of spectral ghost, and for quite a while I was actually contemplating leaving her at that.

"Stay where you are."

However, I eventually decided that such an effect would probably contrast better if the treacherous royal herself was properly pigmented, so applied a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Green” and “Citadel” Biel-Tan Green to her thigh-length boots, gloves and costume. In addition, I steered far away from the yellow-flesh of the Immolator’s ‘official’ palette, and instead went with “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna and “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade.


I did consider going with some sort of green effect for the character’s long, flowing hair. But ultimately decided upon my fairly generic recipe of “Citadel” Abaddon Black, a dry-brush of “Vallejo” Heavy Charcoal, and a wash of “Citadel” Nuln Oil. Finally, I dotted Immah’latar’s eyes with a couple of dabs of “Vallejo” White and then treated them to some dollops of Fluorescent Green.

"Battletech" WIPs - This Shadow Cat has been primed, washed and dry-brushed

Alongside my latest Super-hero, I have also finished the last of my 28mm Federated Security Mutaints originally produced by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio”. This figure will form a six-woman formation which will accompany Space Commander Travis during my “Blake’s Seven” campaign, and nowadays is available from "Beast In The Broch" - along with many other 'dead-ringers' from the BBC science fiction television series.


Lastly, I’ve managed to get cracking on a Shadow Cat “Battletech” model I aim to paint up as a British Hawker-class medium War Walker. I’m really enjoying working on these pre-built 6mm scale (1:285) models by “Catalyst Games Labs”, and soon hope to have enough finished for an initial play-through of my home-brew Weird War Two rules…

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undercoat2670
Jun 13, 2021

Immolator looks very good, especially the eyes. You have achieved a good effect there.

After all these painted mutoids I looked them up on the interweb as I couldnt recall them from Blake's 7! I bet you are pleased the squad is done.

Another good looking mech. Shaping up to be a good project.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jun 13, 2021
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Cheers Undercoat. Super-happy with my Mistress Mississippi (Immolator), and with finishing off the Mutaints - a good job done, imho. Many more Mechs coming asap, as I seem to be polishing them off at a fair rate currently.

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planetmut
Jun 13, 2021

I like the way you did the Immolator and agree that going darker with her palette was the right way to go.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jun 13, 2021
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Thanks Planetmut, I love these Supers Unlimited minis by Kitbash Games, so hope to get some more painted and posted soon.

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wsd50
Jun 13, 2021

Immolator looks great Simon,. bit like a cross between Storm and Starfire. Nice work too on the mutant, (they're not the smiley'est bunch are they 😉.


Another really nice Battletech model too.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jun 13, 2021
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Cheers Roger. The pics are a little bit darker than Immolator looks to the naked eye, but I deliberately wanted something dark to contrast with the spectral effect and make her green eyes seriously stare out from her face.


Super-pleased to get the Mutaints finished. As you say, they aren't too jolly looking. But hopefully I won't need any more than the half-dozen I've now finished painting. On to some other "Crooked Dice" stuff...


The Shadow Cat Mech is now finished, so should hopefully be posted up soon. It's a big bigger than the smaller mechs I've so far done, so should really dominate the tabletop... at least until I start on some of the large and super-large mechs.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Jun 12, 2021

Great work on immolator Simon, think you made the right choice on the hair, as could have been too much green. Great work on completing the mutants. Great looking Battlemech, and off to a great start on it.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jun 12, 2021
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Thanks Dave. Really pleased with Immolator. She was literally a case of being picked up and finished across the space of a couple of painting sessions. I'm also glad I went with black hair too - as you say, I think it'd have been green overkill otherwise,


The Battlemech is already finished as I'm cranking through them at a fair rate of knots, so should be posted pretty soon. Hopefully I can get a small BatRep up soon too, just to show off the rules and how the minis look on the tabletop.

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