This is the same Deathripper as before after an hour or so of base-coating work. Still needs cleanup, some more coats, and then all of the shading and highlighting work, but I'm happy with it so far.
The lighting makes it a bit difficult to see the Gnarls Green base for the necrotite furnace against the main Cryx Bane Base layer, but it'll presumably start to pop a bit with some highlighting and washing.
I'm definitely enjoying playing with the new color palette, especially the Blighted Gold; it's a fun change of pace from the clean brass and gold metals of Cygnar and Khador.
Also, even after just an hour or so, I'm amazed at how much more pleasant the sable brushes are to use. Sharp clean lines, minimal slop, fantastic detail precision, and they hold a ton of paint. Totally worth the ludicrous price, and I think I'll slowly be replacing all of my detail and base brushes with sable.
Hopefully tomorrow or Wednesday I'll be able to get a little shading and washing done on this creepy little bugger — I'll be off at Cigarfest this weekend, so there'll be no painting time there.
I'm already looking forward to getting paint on this guy's big brother the Slayer. This is a bit of a surprise to me, since I'd sort of written Cryx off as the faction I had around just to make quick multiplayer games possible. Now I'm starting to understand what people see in these particular models…