Saturday, November 29, 2014

Salvage Crew Saga: SC35 Rancid

Next up in the Salvage Crew Saga is SC35, the ganger-looking guy with an SMG and awesome triple-mohawk.  Actually, I wonder if that hairstyle is called the "Rufio"... heh.

Continuing the "random color assignment", this figure's colors were blue (5), yellow (3), and orange (2).  As before, browns and grays are allowed on all figures.

SC35 - Codename: Rancid

Subject is a petty criminal and mercenary with numerous charges on record, including armed assault, vandalism, and destruction of property.  Rancid does not have any formal military training, but does possess some combat proficiency due to prior gang activity.  The subject is suspected to have some cybernetic implants for enhanced targeting and combat reflexes.  Recently released from Lambda Australis penal colony, Rancid serves as a gun-for-hire in the outer territories.

Salvage Crew Saga: SC23 Darkstar

Having cleaned up the Salvage Crew figures, I was looking forward to painting them.  However, since they don't have a particular game setting (or at least not one I'm familiar with), I didn't really have any ideas on how it should be done.  Are there factions with particular colors affinities?  Should they be painted as individuals or a more cohesive group?  Will they look odd together if I paint them separately?  Since I didn't have any answers and no clear theme had come to mind, I decided to try a bit of an experiment using a six-sided die and ROY G BIV.

If you don't recall, ROY G BIV is the description of the colors of the rainbow (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet).  Since "indigo" is made up I tossed it out, leaving six colors.  Assigning the colors the numbers 1 through 6, I rolled the d6 three times to determine the three colors in a given figure's palette.  Any color variations are acceptable, so long as the color falls in one of the three selected color groups (so both a dark crimson and a light pink would satisfy for "red").  In addition, grays and browns would be allowed for all figures.

Randomly selecting a figure, the first one up was SC23, the armored female with dual pistols.  Here color rolls were violet (6), blue (5), and green (4).  Since the models don't have any existing lore that I'm aware of, I'll be adding my own to help flesh them out a bit.

SC23 - Codename: Darkstar

Subject is believed to be a former employee at a SunTech Energy R&D station in the Uzara system, who stole experimental weapons and equipment before fleeing to the outer territories.  Darkstar wields a pair of compact plasma pistols that are more advanced that typical designs, and wears a composite armor which provides protection against both ballistic and energy projectiles.  The subject now serves as a hired gun, and specializes in technology retrieval.

Citadel: Old Chaos Champion and Chaos Familiars

I pulled out a box of old figures earlier this week, and found a few old Citadel Miniatures that I had nearly finished (but never did, for whatever reason).  Having just picked up some Army Painter Inks and looking for an excuse to use them, I decided to finally wrap up these old figures.

The figures were never used for Warhammer Fantasy (the game they were geared towards); I remember ordering them just because I liked their looks.  Many years later, the figure happened to match a villain I created during my City of Heroes/Villains days named Mesonoxian, and that was where his color scheme originated from.

Note that the bases are purposely unfinished.  I have a couple of Basius 2 pads coming (hopefully) early next year, and I plan on going back and finishing off a lot of bases once they arrive!

First up is 021907 Chaos Champion (per the Collecting Citadel Miniatures wiki):

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Reaper Bones: Juliette, Female Wizard

Today I painted up one of the discontinued models from Bones I:  77057 Juliette, Female Wizard from the New 30 set.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Salvage Crew Miniatures: First Look (Part 2)

In addition to the twenty Salvage Crew figures received from the Kickstarter by Johnny Borg Castings, the campaign also unlocked nine bonus security drones.  Below are pictures of the figures as they arrived (no clean-up, etc.).

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Salvage Crew Miniatures: First Look (Part 1)

Today I received a package of Salvage Crew figures from the recent Kickstarter by Johnny Borg Castings.  I've been looking forward to them for no particular reason; they're not for any particular game that I'm playing.  Perhaps it's just having something different to paint, particularly figures that are cyberpunk/dystopian sci-fi reminiscent of Necromunda.

Since this is a less well-known effort compared to the larger names in the business, I wanted to provide some pictures of the figures as they arrived.  In general, I'm very happy with them and look forward to getting them cleaned up and painted.  The figures came bagged into five-man sets; I've shown them below in the same groupings.  Since the figures aren't named, I've provided the codes for reference (from the Salvage Crew Character Artwork PDF).  All of the figure below came with round plastic bases, as well (which aren't shown, because they're pretty standard).

Monday, November 17, 2014

Reaper Bones: Lizardman Spearman, Lizardman Warrior

This week on Monday Miniatures the figure is 77155 Lizardman Warrior.  I completed this figure back in May along with 77154 Lizardman Spearman (which was last week's Monday Miniature), but I wanted to showcase them again now that they've come up in the figure rotation.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Reaper Dark Heaven: Arachno Assassin Champion

Another Reaper Dark Heaven figure from my archives has been completed!  Here is 02192 Arachno Assassin Champion, complete with obscene gesture!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Reaper Dark Heaven: Komray, Dogs of War

Yesterday I finished up another figure from my Reaper Dark Heaven archives:  02079 Komray, Dogs of War.  Technically, I think it would be "Komray AND the Dogs of War", but limited space on the package and all....

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Reaper Bones: Damien, Hellborn Wizard

This week's figure for Monday Miniatures was 77149 Damien, Hellborn Wizard from the Dark Heroes set.  Unfortunately, I was late to the party and didn't get my entry submitted in time, but here it is finished: