Well first off apologies for the lateness of this posting, sorry! It was always going to be touch and go as to whether I got them finished in time but as the week progressed it became more and more apparent that it just wasn’t going to happen, the real world has conspired against me in so many ways this week you wouldn’t believe (I even opened the wrong tin when it came time to “quickshading” these figures and nearly covered them in brown paint instead before I noticed!). Anyhow they are finished now so here they are….
My leader chappie I gave brown leather trousers so he had to have black boots and belt for a bit of contrast. Then a cream shirt and grey waistcoat were added along with a black hat as he is supposed to be a bit of a baddie. I gave all of the figures a splash of bright red somewhere about their person to try and tie them all together as a coherent group.
The third chap was given a really simple paintjob, blue jeans and brown belt and boots, with a pale yellow shirt. I was not at all happy with the colour of the shirt to start with as this was also supposed to be the base colour for the next chaps “duster” style long coat as well but was just far too yellow so I ended up repainting the coat again in a very pale brown buff colour (the same as a couple of the hats as it happens), but now it is quickshaded the shirt doesn’t look too bad.
As I just said the chap in the long coats second paint scheme looked much better than the first and once highlighted with coffee actually worked quite well. I went for another pink undershirt and light grey pants (you cant really see these but believe me they’re there), he too went for the black boots and hat option and as it was the only place I could find to add bit of red I gave it a band of that colour. His coat still looks wrong to me were it lays against his gun at the front though.
Lastly the guy aiming his rifle got yet another pair of blue jeans and brown boots, with a grey waistcoat over a cream shirt. Plenty of bits to paint red on this chap and another buff sombrero on his back, once finished I was pretty happy with this one too.
All in all they’re not bad, I’d probably give them six out of ten, whether I managed to pull off the 2000AD comic style look I was after I’m not sure, but at least I now know that I can get something a little along the lines of what I’m looking to achieve with these figures. I might take a couple of weeks off before I attempt the next faction (the Kroot probably). So it’ll be back to the random paint generator next week I think.