Mage Knight Repaints
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Last Updated: 7/24/02
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These are my repaints that don't go with any specific custom armies. Many
are just touchups, but some go a lot farther than that.
- DUNGEONS HEROES
- Alsyn and Treesianna - I repainted Alsyn
mainly to cover up her buttocks...full plate armor and no protection at all
on the hinder? Hormones outpace good sense, sigh. Treesianna just had the
problem of a sloppy paint job and hair that was almost the same color as her
skin, so I heightened the contrast.
- ATLANTEAN GUILD
- Utem Crossbowmen: Only a minor touch-up job
on these minor units. I decided to use the hair color for unit strength
rather than the shoulder stripes that didn't look good anyway. Of course,
there's not much that will make the crossbowmen's topknots look good....
- Utem Guardsmen: Another minor touchup,
although I added facial hair to one of them. They were already pretty punk
with the mohawks, which is what initially inspired me to use hair color for
- Imotep Gunners: Yes, I know magestone
is supposed to be red, but I like that sickly green better.
- Touchups: Well, I tried to use heat
to straighten the blue one's staff, but it bent back.
- Bez, the Psychedelic Demi-Magus: Bez seeks to
create something he calls the Bong Golem. He's already used up part of his
mystic staff in these efforts, and he may soon find himself without the power
he needs in battle.
- Altem Guardsmen: It's not clear from this pose,
but the pistols are silver with green magestones. And I used a nice coppery
color for that tank attached to their swords (hot swords?).
- Brass Golems:
- Touchups: Painted in bronze with gold
highlights and some gunmetal accents.
- Kestus: Traitors within the Black Powder Rebels
have been bought out by a faction of Atlanteans who seek to unlock the
secrets of steam and black powder in order to add them to their own
mechamagic. The Kestus series Brass Golems are powered by steam rather than
Magestone. However, these early generation steam plants are weaker than the
Magestone they replace, and take up more room. The back armor was moved to
the forearm to act as a cestus (spiked glove) and make up for some of the
lack in power. I also cut up the arm and repositioned it.
- Blade Golems:
- Goldion: A Tough unit painted gold and
gunmetal with a black wash.
- Cuprik: Another Tough unit painted
- Poog of Toog: A Weak unit that I modified
with putty to smooth out the face. Then I painted Poog of Toog, a character
from the comicbook Akiko onto the
- Storm Golem: Mainly a touching up, making the
colors metallic rather than dull, adding some gold highlights and red eyes.
- BLACK POWDER REBELS
- Khamsin Freelancers: Yep, the Tough ones
- Khamsin Fusers: More redshirts, whee!
- Snow, the Khamsin Fuser: An approximate
repaint of a Khamsin Fuser to look like Snow. The colors in the comic
are pretty inconsistent, so I had to make some compromises. Same deal for
the later comic recolors.
- Khamsin Gunslingers
- Roland the Headless Khamsin Gunner: A Khamsin
Gunslinger, minus his head and painted up in jungle camo. Inspired by Warren
Zevon's song "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" and by the events of a
tourney game I played in.
- Jormung the Monk: This is no longer a
playable Mage Knight figure, I removed it from the base to use as a D&D
miniature for my serpent-themed half-elf monk, Jormung. I turned the guns
into Kamas by carving them down to blade shape and then inserting thin rods
into the bottoms of the fists. I turned the helmet into hair by tapping it
gently with a Dremel, so as to kick up fuzz.
- Leech Medics: One each of the three strengths,
plus a "naked" one with most of the paint removed.
- Amazon Blademistresses: I like to dress these up. Hey, all the guys are
weaping fifty pounds of iron or bronze armor, why should the ladies be nearly
- Bodystockings: I used some Squadron
putty to fill in the excessive cleavage and painted the figures into leather
armor, so they would be at least marginally battle-equipped. Yes, the
metallic patterns on the chestplates are Xena-inspired.
- Skirts: Geez, I'm treating these like Barbie
dolls, aren't I? More outfits built out of putty. More Xena-ish stuff.
- Huntsman: Khent per B'rannek, a slightly
modified Huntsman I've used as my character in a D&D game (the DM's allowing
- ELEMENTAL LEAGUE
- Crystal Bladesmen: Includes a repaint
made to look like Byrch. I do tend to put more detail into the "character"
repaints than into the unnamed ones, as seen by the leg bands on Byrch that
aren't painted on the other Bladesman.
- Rangers: A couple of my many repainted
Rangers, which are pretty much like this except for "rank" colors.
- Woodland Scouts
- Regular Woodland Scouts: One each of the three
ranks of Woodland Scout. I raised the necklines to reduce the "belongs in a
bordello not a barracks" factor. And painting the legs correctly makes the
boots look less like lingerie.
- Jormung II: Jormung acquired a cursed magic
item that turned him into her (hey, +6 STR was worth it). I took a Weak
Woodland Scout that I had previously stripped of all paint, Dremeled down the
shoulderpads and breasts (Jormung is slender, not busty) and removed the
sword. Most of the sword had snapped off, apparently Mage Knight figure
plastic that has been soaked in acetone gets a bit brittle with time. I
removed the figure from the dial and put it on a hand-made base as with
- Mending Priestesses: Rowan is painted in more
detail, including the bone ornaments. On the other one, I used Squadron
putty to fill in the cleavage and opted for a more demure robe. In both
cases, I painted the shoulder armor as wood and used the feathers on the
other shoulder as rank color.
- Wood Golems: It's a pity the pictures didn't capture all the nifty
shading I did on these, sigh. I decided to go with tougher unit = darker
- Weak and Standard: Went for green balsa with one
of the Weak units, and a sort of ash for the Standard. A generic lighter
wood, maybe cherry, for the other Weak.
- Tough: The one on the left is ebony, the one on
the right is mahogany (it looks nicer in person). The middle one is a
generic dark hardwood.
- Trolls: Turrak'din the Troll Artillerist and an
unnamed Troll Brawler. Turrak'din's hair is punked out to indicate his unit
- Living Elementals: I got four Living Elementals in short order, so I
decided to paint them all differently, despite the fact that the pre-painted
scheme is quite acceptable for them. My first idea was to go with a paper
birch look, but I ended up with four seasons. Note that I used the eye color
for unit strength.
- Spring: A tower of grasses and tender shoots.
- Summer: Vines form this one.
- Autumn: A gnarled, leaf-less oak.
- Winter: A paper birch, dead and peeling.
- Elemental Priest: The leader of the
Elemental League, touched up nicely with a few details added.
- Troll Chieftain: The warleader for the
League, this needed more than just touching up. The face was coated in a
glob of orangey paint, which I stripped with acetone. Then I did a full
repaint, preserving the original color scheme for the most part.
- Stinz: Donna Barr's character Stinz made from a Centaur Outrider. Heavy
rebuilding done to make the halfhorse mayor, and I violated my rule about
keeping the base unmodified, so I could put Stinz's name on it. Okay, so
this one is not tourney legal, but I'm giving it to Barr, so it's unlikely to
- NECROPOLIS SECT
- Order of Uhlrik: Came missing a sword, so I
gave him a Daiklaive from Exalted and some touchup.
- Kerraii and a Feral Bloodsucker: I gave Kerraii
a more demure outfit, but I couldn't do much about her malformed face, oh
well. I used various shades of colored grey on the Bloodsucker.
- Nightstalkers: More of a touchup than an
outright repaint. I stripped the paint from one of their faces before
repainting, it gave him ragged bangs.
- Seething Knights: I stripped the paint
completely from the upper half of the Tough one, his face was a featureless
blob of flesh-colored paint out of the box. A more extensive paint job here,
there was a lot of ignore detail on the figs I wanted to bring out.
- Screeching Terrors: See below as well for Swoop, a Dinobot repaint of a
Screeching Terror. I noticed while painting them that the right hand has one
less talon than the left. Hmmmm.
- Leatherwings: Weak versions.
- Nightwings: Standard versions.
- Bloodwings: Tough versions (don't have another red one yet).
- KNIGHTS IMMORTAL
- Pikemen: Heating the pikes did a pretty good
job of straightening them out.
- Temple Bladesmen: I added some gold accents and
black pants (the latter to match with the other Immortals).
- Noble Archers: I put them in more armor
and gave them the same black pants the guys have.
- Liege Knights: Mostly just a touchup job. Since
I have four Weak Liege Knights, I added yellow dots to the tops of their
shield to tell the four apart.
- Heavy Lancers: These guys just didn't look
right with white hair. So I gave them multicolored anime-hero hair, and
touched up their armor and gear a bit. I also made their visible hands
- Champion: A touchup job on the mounted
Champion, revealing that his "crown" is more hair than metal.
- ORC RAIDERS
- I have all the Rebellion Orcs and they look fine with no
retouching. So I probably won't repaint any of them. Haven't gotten to
trying repaints of any Lancers Orcs/Goblins.
- Neophant: Basically I spruced up his
loincloth, added some details and put a dark green wash on the figure.
- MAGE SPAWN
- Crypt Worms:
- Weak: The first one I did, inspired by the
painted MK Metals version on mageknight.com. All in all, I think it looks
the best of the lot.
- Standard: A pile of Standards, and I went for a
bluer cast overall.
- Tough: I tried a more Asian skintone on this
one, but it ended up greying out to a decayed look. Not bad, but not as
vivid and disturbing as the others.
- Winnie the Were-Pooh: Yes, I'm a twisted
fellow. I used Milliput epoxy putty to add a shirt to this Weak Werebear
(although I should have checked a reference first...Pooh's shirt isn't that
- Yogi the Wear-Bear: More vicious than your
average bear! Rangers beware.... I know his hat and tie are supposed to be
green, but I used them for rank color.
- White Werewolf: Okay, given that I've done a
little freelancing for White Wolf (on Adventure!, coming out this summer), I
couldn't resist making a White Wolf out of one of my werewolves.
- Werewolf of London: Another Zevon-inspired
repaint. The only addition was the slab of plastic used for the chinese
menu, everything else was carved away to make the nice vest and pants. I
carved off the shoulder armor, then tapped the shoulders with the cutting
head of the Dremel to make them furry.