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Yan Lo, Brewmaster, Kirai, and some weird Komainu

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I've started playing Malifaux a couple of months ago, after being gone from the tabletop wargaming hobby for a few years. First thing I got was old man Yan Lo + some of his dusty friends. Since then I've also picked up Kirai, and once I've gotten around painting all of these guys, I'll probably move on to the Brewmaster (although, from what I've heard, he actually doesn't exist!).

 

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Some retainers (I've got a proxy for a Komainu as well that I have yet to paint properly, although I plan on building two new ones in the near future)

 

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And Kirai! I wish I would've put some greenstuff on her shoulder. That gap irks me to no end.

 

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I'm also a sucker for themed crews, and while I wanted to play a Flesh Construct with Kirai, I wanted one that would fit her aesthetic a bit better (although the official Frankenstein's-monster-looking construct is rad). So I made a zombie sumo wrestler! 

Head + hands are from Warhammger ghouls, while the rest is pretty much just a blob of greenstuff. 

 

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The others are about half done in terms of painting. I'll post some updates every once in a while, but don't expect any rapid advancement in here :q

 

Happy to get feedback!

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Fantastic work all around, I really like the way you've painted rotten skin. The sumo zombie is just awesome. Hope to see more from you!

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Been putting a bit more paint on Izamu (which is one my favorite models, and basically the only reason I've been winning games with poor old Yan Lo)

 

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And also built a maned fish-dog-creature which kind of counts as a Komainu for the time being?

 

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Other than that, Kirai's been put on the back burner for now, since there are still a bunch of plastics missing for her – and I really want to paint the Brewmaster guys! Having a few ideas on conversions for his crew as well. No idea how they'll turn out!

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Very good paining all round.  That scratch built sumo zombie is very cool.  But I think that Yan Lo is my favourite of your miniatures.  That rich red and the ghostly colour on the outstretched hand and the skeleton are just so nice.

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Thank you all! 

 

I've started working on Yin and the Brewmaster crew. I went for something different for my Brewie-themed Komainu (I'm calling it a Beerkeg-Baku)! Here's a photo of my current painting progress:

 

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Yeah, that's right—it's a barrel with legs! Still trying to find my way around with the green stuff, but it's pretty fun.

 

Gonna post a bunch more when the crew is finished (plus I might need to get a smaller barrel for Yin)

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I love it! Brewmaster and Yan Lo are a couple of my favorite masters in the game, and you have certainly done them justice. I believe yours is the first brewmaster I have seen painted up (I don't have mine yet, still using Yan Lo as a proxy. :/)

 

I like the yellow/orange. it reminds me of a good brew, which is nice and fitting considering. lol. I also like how you did the gross stuff on some of Yan Lo's dusty ancestors. I went full on gore and love it, but the spirit effect is really cool! Especially if Kirai is in the mix anyway.

 

my only suggestion? (which hardly counts as you pointed this out yourself) get Yin a smaller barrel. I like the idea you've got going on, and I run Yin in my brewmaster crews a lot so it is even thematic, but it's a shame to hide so much of her with a barrel.

 

all around, these are looking great! can't wait to see the rest of them!

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I like the yellow/orange. it reminds me of a good brew, which is nice and fitting considering. lol. I also like how you did the gross stuff on some of Yan Lo's dusty ancestors. I went full on gore and love it, but the spirit effect is really cool! Especially if Kirai is in the mix anyway.

 

my only suggestion? (which hardly counts as you pointed this out yourself) get Yin a smaller barrel. I like the idea you've got going on, and I run Yin in my brewmaster crews a lot so it is even thematic, but it's a shame to hide so much of her with a barrel.

 

all around, these are looking great! can't wait to see the rest of them!

 

Oh yeah, you can really make those ancestors into some bloody beasts. Since I had a Warhammer Khorne army back in the day, I've already done my duties to the blood god, I guess!

 

I'm definitely gonna get smaller barrels for Yin. Bought a bunch of medium and large resin barrels, but they kinda turned out to be bigger than I thought. I don't even know what to do with the large ones, since they hardly fit on a 30mm base. Although, come to think of it...

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Love the oxidized look on the Yan lo crew and the colors you went with for Brewmaster.  The bold colors of their clothes make them pop and you did a great job muting the green tones of their skin appropriately.  

Looking forward to seeing more!

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Nice paint all around.

 

You can still fix Kirai's shoulder with some Vallejo plastic putty. I know someone is thinking liquid greenstuff does the same thing, but its green and sucks with lighter colors. The Vallejo stuff is white, which takes colors better, and generally cheaper.

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I love Yan Lo my favourite master I am taking him to the GT this year love what your doing with your crew keep up the good work and keep posting your work I'm fallowing this so looking forward to more from Yan's crew

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No idea what I wrote before the forum reset, but here's the Beer Serpent again :q

 

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I kind of want to do big barrels with legs sticking out from underneath them for Performers, but that might be too much – maybe I'll just have to pick up the Colette Crew!

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oh wow! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

 

seriously... I wish I hadn't painted mine yet so I could steal this.... :P

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