“Skids I want you and Bubba out on patrol, oh and take Skull with you!!”
“Can we take someone else?”
“No, why?, Skull can handle himself”
“It’s just…he’s a bit odd, you know scary odd”
“Course he is, he’s a big guy with a skull on a stick on his back, that’s what I like about him!”
“You know he talks to it right?”
Another three figures from out of the “Wastelands” this week. My savages were first based up on coinage of the Queens realm (that’s two pence pieces to you and me) before getting a coat of matt black courtesy of a “rattle can” of car spray, then…
All three were begun as always with a dry-brushing of chainmail, and this was followed with me picking out any bits that I deemed appropriate with the chocolate brown before they were highlighted with leather brown.
Skids, then also had more chocolate brown highlighted with a mixture of more chocolate brown mixed with a bit of coffee on all his fur bits. Then turning to his jeans I undercoated these in blue grey, before highlighting them in light blue. His flesh came next this was my usual mix of a European flesh undercoat with highlights of the same with some pale flesh added. His boots were left black along with his gloves and highlights were applied to these in dark grey. A couple of his safety pads I painted dark red with bright red highlights, to add a splash of colour, and his earrings I did in copper with shining gold highlights. The odd dot of day-glow green was added to the bits of “tech” hanging about his person. That just left his “Mohican” haircut (why in a post-apocalyptic world do people always have these ridiculous hairstyles!), this was undercoated in plum and then more plum was mixed with lavender and used as a dry-brush adding more lavender to the mix as I worked my way up from the roots to the tips.
Bubba, was begun as the above but this time with a highlight of butternut over the handle of his “bang stick”. I then undercoated his trousers in coffee with cream forming the highlights here. I added the stripes next in navy blue with highlights of dark blue, I then added the patch on his right knee with some dark red and bright red. The cloth hanging at his waist I added in rifleman green with stone green highlights. His flesh came next so chocolate brown was used for an undercoat here, and the same mixed with a little European flesh took care of the highlights. He has a couple of small pouched about his attire so deep bronze green highlighted with olive was used on these. Copper was added here and there and when on pieces of his jewelry this was highlighted with a bit of shinning gold. His teeth were added in white, and then his hat and the small skull on his arm were added in coffee with cream highlights.
Skull, painting on my “budgie smuggling” savage, was begun much as the above, and indeed his flesh was painted in the same manner as “Bubba”, the only really changes concerned his single “chap” and this was first painted leather brown and then highlighted in khaki, his rifle stock was chocolate brown with butternut highlights, the tank on his back (that you can’t see in the photo but believe me it’s there!) which was dark red with bright red highlight and a dry-brushing of chainmail, and his pants, skulls and face paint which were all done in coffee with cream highlights. I decided to paint the skull on his face as after adding the white top hat to Bubba it reminded me of this chap from the James Bond movie “Live and let die”, see right, so thought it would look rather cool if Skull had something similar too, this was first outlined in black, while I was adding the pupils to his eyes, then the skull was added in coffee, highlighted in cream and the nose, teeth and crack were then added in more black, I think it looks quite cool! Lastly I added the hair on the skull atop his “sashimono” in chestnut and orange and he too was finished.
That just left a coat of Quickshade strong tone to add, before they were based up in my usual fashion and sprayed with a coat of matt varnish to finish them off. I’ve only got three more “Scavengers” to paint now and that will complete all of the figures I bought with my fifty pounds “winnings” from the very kind Bryan Scott. However next week though I will be staying out in the “Wasteland” it won’t be figures I’ll be painting
Till then, cheers Roger.