The Siege of Vraks

2014 was not a good year for me when it came to painting miniatures. Don’t worry, I won’t bore you all with the details but the long and short of it was that I only painted one model. All year. Oh dear.. On a brighter note I bought a large number of miniatures and I did some very successful trading enabling me to get hold of miniatures I honestly didn’t think I’d ever get my grubby hands on.

It was this trading that resulted in me getting hold of a lot of now long OOP Epic forumware that I’ve been after for a few years. The Epic miniatures in question being Vraksian and Deathkorps of Krieg models. They were well worth the effort because they are, without a doubt, fantastic sculpts.

The colour scheme I’ve used is very similar in tone to that used in the Forgeworld Siege of Vraks books. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to photograph particularly well making the models look either too green or too orange. Anyway, the colour scheme required using colours I wouldn’t normally use that are mainly from the Vallejo Model Colour range. I also resisted the temptation to paint the tank tracks silver and, instead, painted them dark grey then applied a black wash to them. It looks more realistic and I think I prefer it to the traditional silver with a black wash.

Anyway onto the models I’ve painted so far:

Malcador Defenders

I absolutely love these Malcador Defender models, there’s a very WW1 feel to them.

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malcadordefender2

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Valdor Tank Hunters

Another great Forgeworld model shrunk down into Epic scale:

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The models have since been based with fine basing sand that was painted a dark brown then highlighted. It’s much more simple than I normally do but it fits the models.

I’ve now got nine Malcador tanks and three Malcador Annihilators to build and paint. These look very fiddly to build but should be well worth the effort.

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