Just a small break from the otherwise unflinching stream of Killzone and AdeptiCon glory here on A Gentleman’s Ones with the return of my favorite hobby indulgence –the painting of random miniatures simply for the love.
Today, we have this plasma pistol-wielding unfortunate, who (I readily imagine) is portrayed here the merest instant before the brilliant, horrific, and very, very warm end of this shabby existence. In truth, I think he is a figure from the Necromunda range but, when I found him amidst clutter during a recent “reorganization,” I felt compelled finally to paint him. These randoms can be quite refreshing and a fine way to rediscover hobby mojo when I am feeling a bit depleted.
In sum, that painting was really a slap-dash affair. I do not intend to use this figure ever, so felt no problem using him to experiment with a cheap and cheerful leather recipe that I have flirted with for some time. His boots and belt and Scorched Brown with exactly one highlight of Dark Flesh followed by a Purple wash and then a diluted Black wash. The effect has some merit.
Less convincingly, I also experimented with pushing my black recipe toward the dark blue range but, as suggested, I found this result much less rewarding than either working toward an honest blue tone.
++Don’t forget that there are a limited supply of tokens and cards left… but they are going rather quickly.++