The keen and studious might have seen these fine and nefarious fellows slip into the last post, in which I described the thinking behind themes like Armored Might, etc. Ho!
Last weekend, I met up with Frozencore Joe for some fieldwork on the 10 Killzone tables (yes, ten) that will be appearing at AdpetiCon come April. We have a lot of work to do yet, but progress is as progress does, and we felt it would be rude not to reward ourselves with a game or two of Killzone itself.
And so we did.
I will post more on that soon; however, with the finished (they are never, ever finished –but we will call them that until I can find time/gumption to address the remaining touchups and issues with these) models having already snuck onto the blog, it would be rude not to include a bit more thorough look.
And besides, HOTPanda asked for a better peek at the bases. Ask and ye shall receive.
In fact, I will be making something of a “step by step” as I complete the last Lone Wolf model for this team. He has already been assembled from a wide assortment of parts, and awaits attention with decent measures of patience and manners -rare qualities indeed.
A word or two on battle damage. I love battle damage. Funnily enough, Joe does not, and I suspect he was secretly pleased to give these guys the whatfor this weekend. For me, painting battle damage scratches two figurative itches with one fat finger.
First, the damage creates the characterful personality of these models –one which suggests this Special Operations team’s extended time in the field on mission after mission after insidious mission. As mentioned, I imagine these guys as “on loan” to the Inquisition or Knights or whomever for murky, ruthless purposes.
Second, the rough-and-tumble painting is quick and hides any number of painting sins. If I am not happy with a brushmark or blend here or there… dab dab dab, and rust/scored paint makes accident look deliberate. We should not forget that the secret theme of this team is “a virtue of necessity.” And so it is. This crowd was quick and pleasing to paint and look reasonably well on the tabletop, if I may say so.
Oh, and here is a better look the ice-encased bone and snow effect that I attempted on the bases -which, I might add, are rather disturbing. Well played, Secret Weapon.
I feel obligated to mention that I am not pleased with GW’s snow effort (which seems really to be just white static grass?), but more fool me for using a product without testing the effect first. I rushed it, and I know better –tsk tsk. When I revisit the snow technique for the Lone Wolf, I intend to also revisit these bases…
p.s. Vlad, I have yet to tick a single box on the achievements list.
...more on that soon.