I’m on a bit of a Superhero kick at the moment, I’ve been reading some classic Marvel stories as a while ago a friend at work was selling off his “Marvel Ultimate Graphic Novels Collection” books that he had been collecting but had lost interest in so I picked up twenty odd of them for thirty pounds, result! (Sadly no Fantastic Four but I guess you can’t have everything). Anyway this got me thinking and in a moment of inspiration I remembered that last year I spotted a pile of Games Workshop stuff in a local charity shop window, that Myles and I duly bought (even though we couldn’t see what was in the boxes), many contained old GW fantasy figures that we sold on and covered the original cost of the stuff. There was also a copy of the old “Necromunda” box game with all the scenery, rules and figures intact (Myles loves the scenics!), but I digress I realised that the seven remaining unpainted “Goliath gang” members (the others having been painted rather poorly and with thick paint by a young gamer I think, but hey we all have to start somewhere and I’d rather play with badly painted mini’s than unpainted) would make great additions to our Superhero roster, and so “the Gamma Boys” were born!
As yet another failed attempt but the government to create “Supersoldiers” (when will they ever learn!!) these Gamma irradiated clones have of course rebelled against there former masters and gone on a rampage with only the heroes of Hellion City to stop them (that’s what we call our fictional setting by the way).
Anyway the figures were already glued together and set on their “slotta” bases so the first job was to carefully carve away the mould lines and hack away the bases before they were re-based on two pence pieces. Once the bases were “Tetrioned” I decided to carve away the Mohawk hairstyles on six of the figures and replace them with ones of my own to give them a bit of variety. One I left completely bald and the others I’m afraid turned into a bit of a bad hairstyle competition (I think the guy second from the left on the bottom row is the winner of this!) I had a little bit of greenstuff left once I’d finished and as I hate waste gave a couple of them shoulder pads on their left shoulders.
When it came to painting, well they just had to be green didn’t they and once this was done purple pants are so in vogue with gamma fashionistas (it appears that just as gamma radiation increases muscle mass, it proportionally reduces taste). A coat of Quickshade, standard basing and a coat of matt varnish finished them off; when these henchmen roll into town the “Doomwatch” won’t know what’s hit them!