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.

Getting two warm colors and only a single cool color left me trying to figure out where the blue should go.  Initially, I was going to go for blue jeans, but I decided to use VGC Plague Brown for the yellow option, for more of a "cargo pants" look.  For blue, I chose VGC Ultramarine Blue, which was lightened a little to achieve the appearance of a denim vest.  Finally, orange was used on the hair in the way of VGC Scrofulous Brown and Hot Orange.  The belts and pouches were painted with VGC Beasty Brown, darkened with varying amounts of Coal Black.

Conclusion:  The figure turned out surprisingly coherent, and I'm really pleased that the "random color assignment" method is holding up.  I like the subtle color transition I achieved on the mohawk.  The Army Painter inks I picked up have really helped with shading and glazing, as well.

Next up in the Salvage Crew Saga will be SC36, female sniper.