Painted Fiona the Black

Here is the Warcaster Fiona the Black. She’s part of my Mercenaries force for Warmachine; I’ve used her mainly in the Soldiers of Fortune theme force, though she fits in plenty of others. As a Warcaster she’s the most important piece in the game for me; the vulnerabilities of a chess King but with the powers of a Queen. I’ve had a lot of fun with Fiona; she can Arc spells through friendly cultists which allows her to keep her easily-killed self far away from nasty threats and her Feat is really annoying for melee armies to deal with.

I struggled to get a paintjob that I like on Fiona. She’s depicted in the Privateer Press artwork with flaming red hair so I stuck with that approach. But her clothing tends to be shown as very dark (presumably at least in part due to her epithet) and I found it hard to bring her to life in a way that would look good at tabletop range. In the end, I kept the dark colours of her ‘normal’ clothes and went with a bright yellow on Fiona’s cloak to make her stand out well. In the end I’m not totally satisfied with the result but it’s good enough to move her out of the ‘to do’ pile.

Next on the painting table: Lady Aiyana and Master Holt.

Categories: Painting and modelling, Warmachine | Tags: , | 6 Comments

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6 thoughts on “Painted Fiona the Black

  1. Very nice mate!

  2. Good work, I think the yellow orange work well to bring out the rest of the model.

  3. That spear just looks brutal. I’ll distract you with the yellow cape and then skewer you with intent!

    • Thanks. The irony is that if she uses the spear it needs to win the game for her as she’s pitifully easy to kill in melee.

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