Even though I don’t have specific plans to play Guild, I wanted to get the rest of the two-player set painted.
I decided to go with a cleaner look than Wyrd’s art for the set. They may be not-entirely-nice people, but that doesn’t mean they don’t get their laundry done! I was pretty nervous about the whites, but they turned out really nicely. As usual, I painted the basecoat (off-white), shaded via wash (Secret Weapon Soft Body Black), then brought it back up again with hightlights (off-white and white).
I’m not quite sure what Nurse Heartbane is holding, but I thought the using the red from Grimwell’s tie would bring a bit of cohesion, and maybe look a bit like a (anachronistic) prescription bottle.
The orderlies are nice and creepy. Skinny will knock you out so that Apron can get to work.
Now I just need to convince the wife to play with me.
I picked up the two player starter set for three reasons:
The Neverborn models seemed useful, especially the Scion of the Black Blood’s condition removal.
I had been meaning to pick up a digital copy of the mini rulebook, and the starter has a (overly manual) process to get one.
Maybe I could use the intro scenarios to get my wife to play. Even though I don’t think she’ll want to play regularly, it would be a good way for her to better understand miniature games.
I find it interesting that Angel Eyes has some kind of monocle or bionic eye, but hey, who am I to argue. Like far too many female Malifaux models, she has tiny feet that are hard to pin.
I decided to try to replicate the body paint in the official art for the Scion. I’m not super happy with it, but it still adds some visual interest. I think the shading on his flesh worked out pretty well, though.
I had originally intended the Wretch’s skin tone to be a purple tint on a natural flesh tone, but that didn’t exactly happen. So mine may be more fully transformed into Neverborn than most. Each one has hair that matches the other’s shirt, and matching pants, which hopefully ties them together a bit.
It’s been a while since I’ve painted any Dropzone Commander. I’ve heard good things about the Ferrum. Well, good things from UCM players. Others seem kind of grumpy sometimes. There was talk of a Famous Commander game day at Endgame, so I figured I’d get the Luciana Cato version of the Ferrum, which could be played either way.
This model is so long that it’s awkward to frame in the Spinomatic.
When I opened the package, it was missing the track bits! I contacted support, and Hawk sent out replacements in a reasonable amount of time. I briefly considered temping in some Sabre chassis, but the turret hole doesn’t match, so I decided to just wait.
The drones thin little single-piece resin models. I took the easy way out for the cockpit blister. Just drybrushing. It doesn’t look as good as a smooth highlight, but it was fast and looks nice enough.