Last week was busy both in terms of painting and work. I got stuff done but didn't get it posted, and now I gotta go back and touch up some stuff from this past weekend. So today you get the finished Paragons!
As you can see they both look pretty awesome, but it was a rather arduous journey to get them finished. When I finally got my Relic Knights order in I was quick to assemble most of my Shattered Swords so I could start getting in games before Gen Con (of which I have only gotten one in).
While I was prepping the Paragons to be assembled I noticed that they would be difficult to paint if fully assembled first; so naturally I assembled them anyways. I've always been a fan of giant robots/power armor, and the Paragons' artwork really got me excited for the models.
Part of me wanted to just rush through and get these guys done quickly so I could get to the rest of the models, but the more I painted them the more I realized that I wouldn't be satisfied if I didn't give them my full. I started with the base layer, hit it with a dark blue wash, and then went for a very light grey:
Every time I use my a light grey it always looks white, and that's exactly why it's my mid-color. Once you start putting on the actual white as the highlight the armor really starts to shine.
How to paint both black and white is one of the more common questions I hear when it comes to painting miniatures. As you can see, the trick to painting white is to remember that actual white-white is the brightest you can get, which means your middle color needs to be close but not actually pure white.
Here's a group pic of what I have done, which is also the Shattered Swords starter set: