One of the things about being inspired by a project is that I tend to try and do everything all at the same time, which leads to having many things on the go but nothing completed. This is particularly annoying when you have set yourself the target of blogging about your progress at least once per week!!
This week I have dabbled again in building stuff for my table, painted a few figures and started to play the next episode of my campaign. This lead to buildings that are not quite finished, figures that were painted but not based and an unfinished game still set up on my board!! To make it worse, it is Wednesday, my midweek target day for an update!!! The easiest to get finished was the figures as my modern basing is just sand, black ink and drybrushed. Here are the results of this weeks painting.
Again, these are Hasslefree minis that I received for xmas - I think that I have another 6 or 7 to go before they are all done!
First up is Peter. This is the figure I painted with the last batch but the pic was too blurry to use. This picture seems a bit better. I tried to paint him in a school uniform look as if the apocalypse overtook him on the way home from school. It was the lack of children figures that prompted me to put in the order from Hasslefree in the first place.
I really like the figure of Clint, and from other websites I seem to not be alone in this! :)
He is dressed in sensible denim shirt and cargo pant. Hard wearing and functional. I felt that this common sense approach to the apocalypse suggested a maturity lacking in some of the other figures and so I gave him a few grey hair to go with the additional years.
Anyone reading my batreps will know that I already have one version of Lara Croft, from Copplestone miniatures if I remember correctly (another of my favorite sculptors!). I saw no point in just painting her the same but she is similar.
Maybe next time I will do a dance/disco version to be different decked out in dayglo colours.
last up for today is Lisa Lambaste. She is a cracking little figure and fun to paint. She has an unusual choice of melee weapon in a big maul. This suggests some background in martial arts and a degree of competency with the weapon beyond the normal. Lisa could generate an unusual background and even a story line all of her own.
Hopefully see you all at the weekend :)