Well as you can see they’re finished! It turned into a bit of a slog towards the end but after what seems like months of work (actually it was months, I started on “Granite” before Christmas!) I can finally field the “Doomwatch” in our next “Heroscape” game. First job was to decide on a paint scheme so I dug out my DC and Marvel character guides. One problem I had was getting a design and colour scheme that would work on all three figures as they were all such different sizes and shapes, I was tempted to go for something like “Hal Jordan’s” “Green Lantern” costume but after a good look through the books a design used on a hero called “Mockingbird” seemed to fit the bill though I changed the colours to the turquoise and white used on the final figures.
I think I actually prefer the grey “skin” on “Granite” (The Thing) to the original Orange, and I had to make “Migraine” a redhead because as we all know all the best psychics have red hair! The “Ghost” figure of “Ghostwalker” had a really simple paintjob, it’s just black with a drybrush of first stone green, and then another lighter drybrush of stone green mixed with cream. Basing as with all my figures was done with “Tetrion” all purpose filler with a couple of “Danish Pink” cat litter stones glued on to represent rocks and boulders (one of the advantages of owning eight cats, if I think of another I’ll let you know!!) a quick paint up and some hairy flocking and I was done.
While I was at it I painted up a few other figures to go into our Superhero games, so let me introduce “Stinger” to the right and “Agent Collinson of Javelin” to the left (Javelin stands for Justice And Verification Enforcement Law Investigation Network, these are the things that I think of when I can’t sleep during the day when I’m working nights!), there are some agents behind him in the background that I painted a while back, all three are from the original “Heroscape” box game.
All in all I am pretty happy with my new additions and I’ll hopefully be adding yet more characters in the near future (I’ve got my eye on an arch villain to challenge the “Doomwatch” already), but I think I’ll take a break from “Supers” for a while, so next time we have something a bit different.
Till next time “Excelsior!!” Roger.