Painted Seishin

These are a full set of five Seishin for Malifaux. They’re part of the Resurrectionists faction and thematically linked with Kirai Ankoku. I understand that in the brave new world of Malifaux’s third edition that themes are going to be rather important so I guess that they might never see the table now without Kirai. In the past they’ve provided tiny support abilities to friendly models, usually at the cost of Sacrificing the Seishin. Luckily they tend to be summoned incidentally all over the place anyway so their sacrifice was not a big deal.

When I originally bought these, I had all sort of ideas for cool painting of these as various dragons and so on. Eventually they got put away in the case and forgotten about, and anyway as probably the cheapest models in the game they’re easy to justify overlooking. In the end I got a hankering to put some colour on the Seishin simply to clear them from my backlog and realised that, since they’re supposed to be some kind of ghosts, I could just paint them accordingly. Hence, they got the simplest of paint schemes: white, then a green wash, then more white over the top. Simples.

I dedicate this post to Azazel‘s Gender-Ambiguous Model Painting Challenge for March. These are clearly not specifically male or female so I consider them a perfect fit.

Since the miniatures themselves are not super-interesting (and anyway are all the same colour) I thought I’d share pictures of them on various different coloured backgrounds that came with my lightbox. I still prefer the white background though.

Next on the painting table: Jarl Skuld, Devil of the Thornwood.

Categories: Malifaux, Painting and modelling | Tags: , | 15 Comments

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15 thoughts on “Painted Seishin

  1. They look ace, but even acer against the black!

  2. Really cool mate

  3. Great stuff, really ghostly 🙂

  4. I love them! I used a similar technique on my old GW Green Knight mini for WHFB.

  5. Agree with you on the white, the colour srands out more. Against the black and blue they look more white, to me at least!

    • I’m not very good at photography (as regular readers will know) so it was quite interesting to try these different backgrounds and see how the photos came out.

  6. Great work, they look nicely ethereal.

  7. Lokkin’ GREAT!

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