So I have been hinting for a little bit on the podcast about a super secret project I was working on. It is finally time for the official unveiling!
Dawnguard Destors riding My Little Ponies!!
I have to say, I love how these turned out. I unveiled them to my gaming group as a surprise this week and they were blown away. I was inspired to do this after I watched the Brony documentary on Netflix. I’m certainly not a Brony, but I grew up in the eighties with an older sister, so the thought of my Destors riding around the board on My Little Ponies was too hilarious to pass up.
I’ve only used them once so far and they kinda sucked on the table but I have to take some responsibility for that. They are definitely going to see some table time in the near future because I love the models.
Here some more WIP shots of the Mod.
Some of the Ponies need very little modification.
These two needed a bit more work.
After I was happy with the poses of the Ponies and of the riders I sanded and primed the large bases and pinned and glued to ponies to them. Then I primed the riders.
I wanted to avoid painting the ponies as much as possible because the factory colours looked fine and It would be a pain to have to match colours. The riders however needed to be painted.
I primed them white then used a liberal black wash to give what I call a “Greyscale”.
I paint the armour with a thinned P3 morrow white and take care to keep the paint away from the dark recesses (With varying success. After painting a lot of white units my patience for this kind of thing is variable). Any spots where you have accidentally seeped into the cracks can be corrected by running a fine brush with some Nuln Oil black wash along it until it darkens.
When its done I use a mix of GW blue and green washes on all of the Iosan steel and blue wash on the darker metal areas.
Then I spray the model with Krylon Triple-thick crystal clear glaze and after about 20 mins hit it with a coat or 2 of Krylon UV-resistant Matte clear acrylic coating.
I’m not sure what I’m going to work on next but I’m leaning toward the unit of MK1 gun mages I picked up to paint up like Amethyst Rose Gun Mages.