It was only after I finished painting this figure and needed to look up the name that I found out this miniature was supposed to be male, not that it matters since guys can wear light colors and be blond too, although I still think it is a female, not Anirion, Wood Elf Wizard. No matter. I'm not great on light colors, so I wanted to push my own abilities on this one. Fair marks, but clearly needing work.
It's been a while since I got some things painted, and I will freely admit to be continuing to putter around without much direction. After doing a ton of Shock Troopers, I thought I might consider an opposing force, and I have a ton of these Space Rangers (originally from ICE, now from EM4) kicking around. I stuck to a simple, almost retro color scheme, so I thought I'd do a retro basing as well. They don't look too bad for clunky Space Marine knockoffs.
This is the third and final round (for now) of the gas-mask/no helmet Shock Troopers. I've added 18 of the fellows to my ranks of these tan sci-fi soldiers, which is a pretty good run for the last few weeks.
What next? I have a bunch of zombie-like sci-fi figures to paint for a friend of mine. I'm doing a color test on one now to see how it turns out. I still have all the NQSYW guys to paint, and I have been thinking about doing some plaster casting again soon. We'll see.
Believe it or not, I managed to get six more of these fellows finished. My plan is to paint three units of six of these guys. There's no real logic behind the six-person squad--just how I organized them.
I'm glad to get them finished, not just because they get off my painting table but because it is nice to be getting back into this aspect of the hobby again.
Yesterday I said something along the lines of "hey, I need to get back to painting miniatures." What I really meant to say was "hey, I've got a bunch of partially painted miniatures I've been working on that should be done soon."
I love the Wargames Factor Shock Troops, and decided a while back to do a bunch that didn't have the gas-mask helmets but just the Tusken Raider looking heads. I'm not a huge fan of how they turned out, but they aren't terrible.
Sooner or later I'll figure out something to do with these guys and actually let them see some action.
When you're running threedifferent blogs you tend to leave one of them ignored in favor of the others. While this one lay fallow for a month, lots of things were happening on other blogs that could, if I wanted, have ended up here.
For example, I painted up a ton of zombies for my zombie campaign.
And created a 3' by 3' modular gaming table.
I also painted up a fellow for the Mass Effect RPG in which I'm playing.
I bought two RPG's (pre-release D&D Player's Handbook) and the latest Shadowrun edition, which took a huge bite out of my hobby budget, but now that it is August it is nicely replenished.
So all told, a productive month. I need to do some specifically wargaming stuff to add content to this blog (or finally reconcile them all together like I've been talking about for ages).
Sort of a funny story about these guys. They were given to me by the guy running the Mass Effect RPG for my gaming group. So I don't know who made them or really what they are supposed to be (I think Salarians) and I don't know why some had textured bases and others didn't, although I tried to match them up as best I could.
Anyways, they appeared in last night's game, all ready to shoot the heck out of our group.