|Black Mist WIPs - Just working on the highlights for their faces, with pistols and scarves remaining|
I don't have a great deal more to do on these two models of The Black Mist by "Reaper Miniatures". Once I have finished applying some "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone highlights on to their faces I'll only need to just paint their pistols with an appropriate metallic paint and their scarves a nice deep red. I was planning on having both figures wearing dark brown gloves. But having applied a suitable layer coat and wash to the Bones figure I have decided to leave the other (metal) miniature alone just so there are some differences between the pair... except for the awful torn edges of the soft plastic sculpt obviously.
Both of these models will be making their way to Curt, who organised and ran the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. As a result I have actually redone the charcoal dry-brushing on both models and once again given those areas a wash of black shade. I simply wasn't happy with the rather oily effect the "Citadel" Nuln Oil had first time round, and this time it would appear to have dried far better than before. Though to be perfectly honest if it wasn't for the fact these were both going to someone else, I would probably have written off the polymer-based variant and simply concentrated on painting the superior metal model.
|"Reaper Miniatures" WIPs - Just some basic basing and undercoating for now|
That is not to say that I have entirely given up with "Reaper Miniatures" paintable plastics. I did think I would try a larger-sized model from their range, so have dug out a "Great Worm" model I bought some time last year.
In addition I have also been tempted into starting work on a whole range of metal miniatures from the manufacturer's "Chronoscope" range. I purchased several packets of these 28mm predominantly science fiction figures in order to play some 'Dungeons & Dragons' adventures based upon "Gamma World"; "A wacky, wily game of postapocalyptic peril" by "Wizards Of The Coast".
|"Chronoscope" WIPs - The boxer is already close to completion|
As the characters are meant to be survivors of a mythical future disaster, and thus must survive "radioactive wastelands, ravaged cities and rampant lawlessness" I thought the vast majority would either be mutated in some way, or at least have a shaky grasp on the difference between fact and fiction. Thus was born my group's leader, Mister Homes and his ever faithful robo-servant H.U.D.S.O.N., along with pugilist George Fourthman, Plant Lady and Hamelin (The Rat-catcher).