Raging Heroes has had a few regular releases that expand on the TGG Kickstarter offerings. Its very nice to see them working outside the massive Kickstarter format.
The Holy Blades All-Stars are a group of female Paladins that I'll use for warbands in Vanguard, Mordheim, and Frostgrave. I'll also get a lot of mileage out of them in some RPGs, especially High Fantasy in the vein of Dragon Age.
The Models were pretty clean and the resin has crisp detail and is just flexible enough to make handling them easy.
The Models are very light weight and several of the more dynamically posed, the Standard Bearer in particular, were prone to falling over if the terrain was at all uneven, or the table was bumped, so I added a 1" (25mm) steel washer to the base and now they are super stable.
The flag staff of the Standard Bearer is holding up a huge, otherwise unsupported, banner and I'm afraid that it will eventually break during handling. I'll probably try to replace it with a brass rod or similar if that comes to pass.
Painting wise the banner is not finished. I'm going to add some patterning and images to it after we get on the other side of the big move. So its mostly just concept at this point... playable but not really done!
I experimented with a different way of doing armor and started with Tire Black (Secret Weapon) over the standard Khaki primer/white dry-brush foundation.
This was then dry-brushed with Engine Metal (Secret Weapon) and edge highlights were Necron Compound (Citadel) then lining with Tire Black thinned 50% with Glaze Medium (Vallejo).
The rest of the color scheme is kind of traditional for warrior nuns and I viewed them as an Order of Paladins that specialized in fighting the Undead and so are equipped with a lot of tools for the consecration/reconsecration of burial grounds so that the Necromancers could be stripped of their access to the mortal remains that fuel their endless hordes.
With that in mind there is a lot of gold on these models. I tried to make the embroidered cloth of gold details have a different texture to the ecclesiastical tools that are meant to be metal. To accomplish this the gold cloth is entirely non metallic while the tools etc... are done with regular metallic.
The gold cloth is Iron Oxide dry-brushed with Sun Yellow (Reaper) while the metals are Brass Casings (Secret Weapon) washed with 50/50 Flesh Wash (Secret Weapon) and Glaze Medium then spot highlighted with Shining Gold (Citadel)
Whites are layered with the Reaper Bone Triad (Dirty Bone, Graveyard Bone, and Splintered Bone) and lined with diluted Soft Tone (Army Painter).
Lots more to do and the packing is accelerating! I'm hoping to get some a few more Raging Heroes, Lead Adventurers, Hexy Shop, and RWBY figures done before the end... fingers crossed!