I decided to try out a grungy look on one of my newly-primered Scavvies. Since the Scalies are pretty simple (in terms of different equipment & clothing to paint), I decided to start with one of them. I wanted to do something a little different than Games Workshop's usual "bright and cheery" style. After all, Necromunda is a dark and dirty place, and the Scavvies have to live in the nastiest areas!
As I mentioned a couple weeks back, I've been waiting for a box of Wargames Factory's new Greatcoat Shock Troops to arrive. Well, they finally did (last week), and I got a squad assembled. I plan on converting them into Plague Commandos of Demnogonis (a Dark Legion faction from Warzone). Below is a pic of the squad assembled, but lacking bases (unfortunately, these are not included):
As a change of pace from all the characters I've been painting lately, I decided to tackle a squad of "line troops" - in this case, Undead Legionnaires from the Dark Legion. These are the lowliest of their troops, formed from the remains of soldiers slain on the battlefield and reanimated with the power of Dark Technology.
These particular Undead Legionnaire models were a later mold, released as a boxed set by Target Games. I much prefer the older models (of which I have a few), which look much more like former Corporate troops. These models look significantly different (robes, spiky armor, etc), so I wasn't sure how to incorporate them until I came across a description online here that gave me the idea of dedicating them to Ilian. Ilian seems to play up the mystical aspects of the Dark Legion, and so having Undead Legionnaires that look more like typical fantasy undead made sense. I had my inspiration!
I finally received a box of the new Sci-Fi Shock Troops in Greatcoats from Wargames Factory (courtesy of TheWarStore!). Apparently there were some delays due to shipping from China, as they were originally due out in May.
This is the first product I've gotten from Wargames Factory, and I'm pleased with the quality. My only complaint is the lack of bases for the figures. They have a semi-base molded onto their feet, but I find they can rarely stand up on their own once the arms and weapons are added.
That aside, I'm very pleased with the variety of "bits" on the sprue. Each sprue contains three bodies, 14 heads, 6 rifles (3 each of two different styles), a pistol, a flamer, and a grenade launcher. In addition, there are three ammo pouches, two knives, two canteens, and a holstered pistol. Quite a load for a single sprue!
I look forward to getting this bunch assembled & painted, as well as seeing what Wargames Factory releases next.
I finished up three Warzone miniatures this afternoon. The bases still need work, but the figures themselves are complete (or near enough so). Note that all paints listed are from the Vallejo Game Colors line; I prefer the texture and dispenser of this line to the Citadel lineup. Inks/washes used are from the Citadel line, however.