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Suddenly, Night Lords!

I made it no real secret that I liked the Night Lords after reading the first few pages of Soul Hunter on my last post – the bit where one laughed when his friend got shot sold it for me, and if that wasn’t enough, I also read Prince of Crows and got some amused looks when I laughed out loud while I was reading in a coffee shop a few months back.

The Sevatar-off with Office on Twitter was an awesome contest and made me really think about what I want to learn to do with my painting next. I used blending techniques I have never tried before on that mini and I think they turned out really well. The there was the Master of Possession I used to practice lightning on as well.

So, I decided I can’t have just two Night Lords causing issues in the cabinet, I had to get some more. I might even be able to make a Kill Team out of them if I think carefully. Maybe.

The next guy has been given the nickname Gloves. I am using him to refine the blending process on ceramite and try to work out where the light would hit it if it came from a certain angle. I am sure this is a pre-requisite to Non Metallic Metallic painting (NMM) and that is something I want to practice. Here are some shots so far:

I still think the lines are a little sharp and could use more gradual colour changes, but this is me learning how to blend using this method and for a second attempt, I don’t think this is too bad.

I also tried something on his jet pack to make it look like it was glowing. I do think this worked well and I am pleased with it.

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I still have a lot of work to go on Gloves, but he is coming along well. I am learning a whole lot from this too, which is the most important thing.

On a side note, I also listened to The Long Night while painting the other day. Sevatar’s voice was hilarious and at first I was put off. It grew on me though, and after listening to that tale, I just want to go and hug the poor fellow, maybe give him a cup of tea… which makes me horribly British.

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3 thoughts on “Suddenly, Night Lords!

  1. Impressive work so far on the Night Lord! 🙂

    Have you read the short story ‘The Abyssal Edge’ by ADB? Its another great HH Night Lords story with First Captain Sevatar stealing the spotlight.

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      1. I’m not sure if it’s in audio yet (I’ll have to check back), but it’s a short story in the Sons of the Emperor anthology, I think it can be purchased separately as an eshort story.

        I won’t spoil the story, but I’d say it’s a half hug, or Magnus being offended by Curze at best. Actually, Sevatarion is probably the most huggable out of the three.

        Oh, there’s another good audio drama called ‘A Lesson in Darkness’ by Ian St. Martin. A good and creepy Curze short audio drama, but no Sevatar though.

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