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“The Harbinger Cannons’ Hunter-Killer Rounds…”


“…Enable the squad to spike to target enemy models that are not even in their line of sight.”

This 35mm scale metal Paladin Annihilator is made by “Privateer Press” and is the last 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” and “ignore cover.”


Once the warrior’s weapon arms and Arc receiver were super-glued in place, the miniature was primed in "Citadel" Abaddon Black and given two coats 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.

“These smart rounds will curve around walls to hit their mark.”

Sticking with the slightly 'clean' metallic look of the Paladin’s previously painted battle brothers’ 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 splash 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.

"Games Workshop" WIPs - The 6mm Bloodletter is slowly having its details picked out

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.


Having finished another of my Weekly Challenges, I am already making excellent progress on the next. Somewhat embarrassingly, I’ve actually been ‘picking away’ at a tub of “Epic” Khorne daemons by “Games Workshop” since I first bought it from the second-hand stall, “Lesley’s Bitz Box”, whilst visiting "Colours" a few years ago. Next year I may well try to dedicate an entire month to the now long out of production (OOP) “tabletop wargame set in the fictional Warhammer 40,000 universe” and actually paint some Adeptus Astartes or Squats. However, the plan for the next couple of days is to simply add a few more Flesh Hounds and Bloodletters to my burgeoning Chaos force, and maybe assemble some of the cardboard buildings I recently discovered inside a long-forgotten box of second edition “Space Marines”.

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undercoat2670
09 de dez. de 2021

Those Paladins look really good. The metallic blue breaks up the armour very well and makes them look very snazzy indeed. Great job. Those tiny bloodletters are very detailed aren't they? Blimey, he has bum cheeks, naughty little daemon ! You have a lot on the go don't you? Loads of projects!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
09 de dez. de 2021
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Thanks Undercoat. I just need to touch-up the Annihilators and they'll be ready for the tabletop. The Bloodletters are terribly tiny, and one thing I did spot is that I haven't painted their bracelets. As I've already got a load finished/based etc though, I am not going to try and paint them in. It'll just be too fiddly imho, and I don't think you'll notice from 5-6 foot away whilst playing with them, LOL!!!

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
09 de dez. de 2021

Great work on the Paladin's Simon, must be good to have the unit finished. The Bloodletter is coming along well too.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
09 de dez. de 2021
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Cheers Dave. I actually have a second unit of Paladin Annihilators to assemble/paint. But they'll be for next year at some point - probably after a game or two, as I've yet to actually play Warcaster yet. The Bloodletters are already finished and in the grit box, waiting to be properly based.

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planetmut
09 de dez. de 2021

Mate, those Annihilators look superb! The metallic works so well and ties them together as a unit.


That little bloodletter is another 6mm marvel, and when you say you have a tub of them how many do you mean?

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
09 de dez. de 2021
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I will probably start shifting a load of minis on Ebay from next year, Matt, as I begin downsizing my collection of unpainted figures. But my Epic stuff won't be part of those sales, LOL!!! There is a sizeable Slaanesh force inside my tub, so expect some more flashbacks to 1990 in the future.

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