|"Deep within the steaming jungles of Lustria, fearless Old Worlder explorers have encountered Lizardmen."|
This 28mm metal “Games Workshop” model of a Skink Warrior is the first of a small regiment of figures I originally started to paint a couple of years ago. Back then I had hoped to build a small force based upon the 1996 “Warhammer” Lizardmen Army book and actually use these figures with the original ‘Mass Combat Fantasy Role-Playing Game’ rules from 1982. Disappointingly this project was soon derailed after my disappointment with the paintjob for the warband's white-skinned leader Gluckle the Greedy. Recently however I have found my interest in such 'Oldhammer' figures rekindled, and as a result I've finally finished this particular cold-blooded warrior who is armed with two hand weapons.
To begin with the Skink was undercoated with “Vallejo” Turquoise and then washed them with “Citadel” Asurmen Blue in order to bring out the tiny sculpt's detail. I then painted all of the Lizardman's weapons, shield, bracelets and clothing with "Citadel" Abaddon Black before starting to pick out all the fighter's details such as his "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna loincloth, Heavy Brown leathers and Heavy Red javelin tassels.
|Daughter Of S.H.I.V.A. WIPs - These masters of unarmed combat will all be dressed in purple with grey fur|
In addition I undercoated all of the creature's areas destined to be painted with Brass and "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna first in order to help the metallic acrylic colour cover the model better with just a couple of (straight from the pot) layers. Lastly I picked out his eyes with a tiny dab of “Vallejo" Heavy Ochre.
With the Sixth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge now fast approaching its final week I'm still trying to paint up a few more miniatures for the Pulp Side-Challenge. Having picked out all the detail on these three Daughter of S.H.I.V.A. (classic) sculpts by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio", and finished their fur-lined boots, I now just need to 'pick out' theses ladies' belts, swords and Seventies hairstyles.
|"Heroclix" WIPs - The Dark Knight is destined to become an objective marker|
I have also been rifling through my "Wizkids" collection in order to identify just how many minion-type models I own. Having recently been inspired by "Marvel Worldwide" publishing their nine-issue comic book mini-series "Secret Wars" and the "Games Workshop" rule-set "Age Of Sigmar", I thought I might attempt to combine the two and game some really large super-hero related battles as all the different publishers' universes crash into one another.
To begin with I thought I'd try and paint some more Lackeys from the “DC Heroclix Hypertime” range. This time however I intend to make it more readily obvious that the goons belong to the Riddler by having some of them wear purple trousers and green jumpers, and some more have green pants and purple tops.
I've also had a few additional "Heroclix" figures arrive from "Troll And Toad" including a couple of Ultron-5 models I plan to use to bolster the Adamantium automaton's robotic forces, and a rather nice Batman figure I have immediately re-based upon a 40mm circular stand to use as an objective marker.