Blood and Paint VII: The Crimson Harvest – Raider and Krea

Welcome back to another installment of “are you kidding me?” theater, also known as Blood and Paint!

This week we turn our terrible intentions towards the Cyclops Raider and the Krea.  “But MK,” you might find yourself asking, “why would you mod and paint a Raider before the more mainstay beasts of the Skorne empire?”  Well, my phantom friend, the answer lies in the next big conversion thing to come down the line. Let’s just say it’s a … Mammoth … project …

 

 

But, for now, let’s stay on topic: the support beasts!

 

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“Fear me, for I am Death! …. stop laughing …”

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“Rawr … scary, no?”

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Here they are, in all their raw glory. The raider required a lot more cutting to remove excess plastic and make room for sculpted muscle, while the Krea had basically the removal of his eyeballs. With the Raider, I decided to use the Cryxian Leviathan’s cannon, flipped upside down, to go for more of an Aliens machine-gun feel rather than the standard beehive of doom of the riever cannons. With the Krea, I wanted to be able to easily distinguish her from the Drakes, so I decided to take Eyeless Sight to its logical conclusion and cut those useless stems off. If I ever do a Drake I plan on studding that stud with eyeballs all over it, so I’ll never lose track of which is which. At first I was going to put shoulderpads onto the Krea, but then the 80s called and wanted them back. Such is life!

 

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“I’m too sexy, too sexy for my shirt”

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“Backne is way worse without skin.”

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Ye olde greenstuff sculpting, both in the front as well as with his man-skirt in the back.

 

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“I’ll gum ya, sonny!”

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“Does this skirt make my butt look big?”

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The Krea gets her treatment with the skirts of doom and muscle-sculpting. I left off the tassels as it just didn’t seem to fit with the feel I was going for.

 

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“Nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.”

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“Am I not a sexy beast?”

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Here we see the two superstars ready for prettying up. The Krea was a breeze to put together, but getting the gun just right on the Raider nearly made me scream. There was positioning issues, and a resculpt of the holding hand, but I think I managed to pull it off. On to the paint and fluff!

 

 

Aegis Abomination

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The Aegis Abomination is one of Titan’s stranger creations, a beast whose purpose is to warp reality itself with the agony of those it consumes. While it has limited offensive potential, the shielding effect from its strange sorcery ensure that its more dangerous siblings survive long enough to tear apart enemy lines.

 

Ripper Abomination

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Wielding a massive splinter-cannon, the Ripper beast brings much-needed support fire to the front lines of the Crimson Harvest. The splinter weapons used by the creatures are a terrible invention, using shards of victims’ broken bones dipped in the tainted blood of the abomination itself as ammunition. The shards break apart under the force of being fired, creating a flechette effect that easily cuts through both flesh and metal. Size and armor offer no protection from the fell weapon; it only provides more target area to obliterate.

Hope you guys enjoyed this week! As always, I leave you with a group shot of the growing army of dooming doom …

 

“Needs more cowbell.”

 

See you next time!

 

–MK

 GEARTEETH HCO Signature

 

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