This somewhat odd choice for the subject of a 28mm wargaming miniature comes from a small batch of metal models I’ve recently purchased from the “Space Vixens From Mars” webstore [http://spacevixensfrommars.com/shop]. I’ve actually seen this company's figures for sale at several shows but somewhat surprisingly never really paid them much attention. This is despite the fact that usually there’s some sort of ‘Space Vixens’ participation game taking place besides the stall, which ordinarily seems to be extremely popular and well-attended.
This particular figure, Jesus of Nazareth, simply caught my eye whilst I was simply ‘passing the time’ on the internet and is product number DW05 (from Episode 25J ‘Temptation In The Wilderness’). It comes from the manufacturer’s Divine Wind Range, which seems to be a selection of the historical, alternate and fantasy characters the Space Vixens have met during their adventures through time and space. It was an absolute pleasure to paint as a result of its clean sculpting and is my fourth submission for the Mo’vember 2014 challenge Dick Garrison is running over on his blog “Rantings From Under The Wargames Table”.
As a fair proportion of the model was going to be white I simply undercoated the model using “Vallejo” ‘Blanco’ before washing the figure’s linen under robe with watered down Quickshade Strong Tone by “The Army Painter”. Jesus’ heavier outer robe was painted using a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna and “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade. Finally his hair and beard, in an effort to make it seem somewhat darker than his brown clothing, was first given a coat of “Vallejo” Charred Brown and then a wash of the “Citadel” Shade Nuln Oil. The miniature’s flesh was painted with my usual three stage system of “Vallejo” Heavy Skintone, “Citadel” Ogryn Flesh and then some highlights with more “Vallejo” Heavy Skintone.
I’ve been so inspired by the quality of my models by “Space Vixens From Mars” that I have already based three more up, ready for a ‘quiet’ moment when a ‘Star Trek’ mood takes me. These figures are from their Rim Alien Range, and consist of a Male Pointy-Eared Rim Alien With Pistol, a Male Ridged Rim Alien With Pistol and a Reptilian Rim Alien With Pistol.