Thursday, 31 March 2011

Malifaux: Nicodem

Over the past couple of weeks, I've really been bitten by the Malifaux bug. I played a demo game with my local Wyrd henchmen and was really blown away by it.

I actually bought a crew second hand before Christmas, so I've finally now been motivated to paint it up. I love all things zombie, so The Resurrectionists, and particularly Nicodem was an obvious choice for me:

I had about 4 attempts at the vultures neck, and I'm still not 100% on it. I might have another go with it. I've got two more vulture totems to paint but I think I'm going to do their necks in more of a flesh tone.

One thing I like about Malifaux are all the cool bases. This particular model has one of the base inserts from Wyrd:

I'm going for a graveyard theme for this crew. What I was attempting on the tomb stone was a marble effect, which I'm reasonably happy with. I looked around on the Interwebs for some info on painting marble and the couple of sites I looked at recommended using a sponge to add the initial texture. I actually used a stippling brush for mine.

-I painted the whole stone Astronomicon Grey
-Washed with Gryphonne Sepia
-Stippled Codex Grey patches
-Stippled Fortress Grey patches to highlight
-Added thin lines of Fortress Grey to marble it.

The miniatures I've got left in this crew are:

-3 Crooked Men
-2 Vulture totems
-Grave Spirit
-2 Canine Remains
-Shafted markers
-Corpse Counters

I've also hoping to get a game or two in tonight.


John Lambshead said...

Lovely model - very good paint job.

Mike Howell said...

Looks nice! I'll admit to being a bit smitten by Malifaux lately. I haven't played yet, but all the great blog coverage of the game and models (like this!) inspired me to buy the rule book. Scheming... scheming...

Chris said...

@Mike Howell - Definitely try the game, it's a very simple core mechanic but with a huge amount of depth.