Twilight Kin WIP

Hey guys,

Figured I would show my WIP TK in hopes that I might actually go a bit further and finish them. Warning, some of the models might be considered NSFW.

Table of Contents
Introduction and Background
Heroes
Infantry
Cavalry
Monsters

A bit of background, I got interested in kings of war due to me buying a box of skeletons for my dnd collection, and being extremely happy with the quality. I read the first edition rules and wanted to make an army. At some point I decided on twilight kin, partially due to kickstarters I backed. So I slowly gathered minis for it, testing it out a bit in second edition while waiting for an official list. Now we’re an edition further and I hope to actually have an army, especially since my fiancee has taken an interest in the army and claimed several models to paint (an important step to getting her into the games bwuaha).

Here is a list of the models I have gathered:
A very large demon center piece (titan sized base is a godsend)
10x crossbowmen
10x blade dancers
12x horned warriors (mostly chainwhips) as impalers
3x horse/unicorn riders
4x lizard riders (1 boss)
4x demonthing riders
1x chariot
1x assassin
1x spellcaster (I used for testing the color scheme)
A handful of various characters.

The vast majority is from Raging Heroes, namely the TGG2 kickstarter. For those of you unfamiliar with raging heroes, they are a French company that makes extremely beautiful but fragile models. Their tgg2 kickstarter had some serious growing pains in production, as they were switching from metal around that time. Everything from the early production waves is so drenched in mould release that they sweat it still years after, defeating all my attempts to wash it off and preventing priming in the worse cases. In desperation I gave up on priming and went straight to the plastic with oil paints. It worked, but took weeks to dry enough to handle.

Plus side, I fell in love with the ease of blending with oil paints.

Without further ado:

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Heroes
The first model is a raging heroes dark elf high priestess from their tgg2 kickstarter. I used it to test the color scheme I wanted, and was quite pleased with the result.

The next is Raging Heroes Onyx as a twilight assassin. This was a freebie in the kickstarter, suffering badly from the sweating release chemical issue. I only have done the base coat on the skin so far, the model doesn’t quite inspire me like the high priestess did.

This is one of the limited edition metal models from the kickstarter (I got as much metal as I can because I am a metalhead and the models are extremely fine which makes them a break risk). I can use it as an elven prince or filler in a unit.
((Pic pending))

Here is a standard bearer, not from the kickstarter and metal/resin mix. Its basecoated, and I look forward to finishing it soon.


I have a few more but haven’t figured out what I want to do with them/my fiancee laid claim on them to paint.

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Infantry
For the units I am going minimal unit count-ish, to accent the elite nature of dark elves.
For blade dancers I am using the old metal Raging Heroes Blood Vestals. Currently base counted the skin.

For impalers I using Privateer Press Satyxis Raiders. I really liked the newest version of the models.

I also have a set of Raging Heroes crossbows that being assembled. Here is a preview:

If I ever expand I think I will get some of raging heroes spears, I really like them.

Cavalry

All the cavalry/chariots I am multi-basing into two regiments of cronebound abyssal horsemen. Here is a mock up for one of them, the idea is they are exiting a portal (the vertical plastic is a stand-in)

You can notice the primer peeling off of the lizard in the right of the picture. Its been washed 3 times and given a loooong time to rest between the various washes. Looks like oil paint might be needed for them. The horses took the primer a bit better fortunately, and can get painted with acryllic (which my girl is working on, currently the chariot show below)

Monsters

A WIP of the demon, the skin is done (my photography is failing here, there are 7 shades of red blended together and you can see that a lot better in person). Everything needs quite a bit of work, though I am happy with the color scheme of the wings, just need to get the coverage better, and the underside needs work. The base is built on a 75x75, and what you currently see is just a support structure to weigh down this very top heavy model. in those white pillars are various large pins crossing and going up into the legs of the beast


From the top is a good example of where the wings should be headed, just needs finishing touches and the boney structures to get a different highlight

The model is from Heresy Miniatures (one of my favourite shops, the owner Andy Foster is a really good guy), it’s the Netherlord MkII with wings.

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Cool stuff. :slight_smile: looking forward to updates!