A PanO Jotums and Yu Jing Guijia dueling on the coast of an alien world.
I desperately wanted to paint a Wyrd mini for the theme, but felt there are few "water" themed models in Malifaux and that the ones which could be (Gremlins, Swampfiends) would be over represented this round. Models in this diorama are from Infinity.
I fully painted both models before I began the diorama. To create the horizon in the background I used multiple ink washes (for ocean) and my airbrush (planets) on a large 11"x17" sheet of card stock. The water on the base was created starting with epoxy resin which I dyed with dark blue ink (I desired opaque water). Then I mixed blue paint with heavy gel medium to create the waves on top of the resin. The biggest pain was the hours of drying in between applying all the layers. For the big waves near the models' feet and the water covering the Jotum's flamethrower I needed 4 layers of gel!
Many thanks to the judges and good luck to the other participants this round!