“Scavvies’ are generally a solitary bunch, living from day to day, surviving on the junk they can find lying about”
“So what’s changed?”
“A guy called Jonah, thinks he’s some kind of Messiah! He’s pulling them together, making them into a cohesive group”
“So is that going to be trouble?”
“That remains to be seen”
Last figures from my “Wastelands” project this week, before I start a new project (but more on that next week). These three “Scavvies” make up the final additions to my collection of twenty nine figures, six rats, a shed and a drinks machine (I’m not counting vehicles here). Anyway after the figures were cleaned up and repaired (Jonah, had his hand and gun snapped off, when he arrived), they were based up on two pence pieces (coz that’s what I do!) and were given a base coat with a “rattle can” of matt black car spray. Then the painting of them proceeded as follows.
Jonah, as usual I began the painting of all three of my “Scavvies”, by giving their weapons a dry-brushing with some chainmail. Then I decided that his coat needed to be a dark grey, and as the dark grey I had wasn’t dark enough for what I had in mind I mixed in some black, and the result was used as the undercoat on his long jacket, this was then highlighted with my dark grey. Then I took some chocolate brown and undercoated the ragged piece of material he has over his right shoulder, his boots and the stock of his rifle, then everything but the rifle stock (which was highlighted with butternut) was highlighted with leather brown. His shirt, bandage and the rope across his body came next, coffee and cream on duty here. Flesh next and all three figures had European flesh as the undercoat here with more of the same mixed with some pale flesh used to highlight. His various bags and pouches came after this, these were undercoated with some deep bronze green, and then olive green was used as the highlight here. For some reason he has a medal pinned to his chest (don’t ask me why, I assume he found it, that is what “Scavvies” do after all), so a touch of bright red and shinning gold were used to pick this out. Lastly his “flowing locks” were painted in using citrus orange and my paler sand colour (he reminds me of David Coverdale, front man of Whitesnake now).
Handsome Pete (Ironically named of course!), was also begun with a chainmail dry-brush and after this, I turned to his waistcoat, and orange seemed the ideal choice here, so that was what was used for the base coat, with the same with a touch of white for the highlights, the padding at the top of this was then added using butternut as the undercoat with coffee highlights. Chocolate brown was then applied to all the leather pieces about his person and these were of course then highlighted with leather brown. More coffee this time with cream were used on the strapping about his lower left leg. Now his trousers were going to be denim, but I messed up my colour order and instead of undercoating with blue grey, I started with the light blue (that should have been used for the highlight), so rather than start again I just highlighted this with pale blue instead, I think they look OK. The bedroll he has slung at the rear of his belt was undercoated with some deep bronze green, and then olive green was used to highlight this. Finally he has a piece of cloth hanging down at the back of his trousers, so I added this in dark red and pink burgundy.
Thirdly we come to Rogens and following his chainmail dry-brushing, I went with earth brown for the undercoat on his rather ragged poncho/hoodie, this was then highlighted with the same this time with a little coffee added to lighten it. His trousers came next dark grey and mid grey used here, and all his pouches and baggage along with the strapping about his lower legs was undercoated in chocolate brown with leather brown highlights. The small bag tucked into his belt was then added in coffee and cream, and his flesh was added in the same manner as the two figures above. The strapping about the barrel of his weapon was then added with deep bronze green as an undercoat, and then olive green was used as the highlight. That just left his goggles to be re-painted in black and the surround of them to be touched in with some more chainmail, and he too was finished. All three were then “Quickshaded”, before being finished in my usual way (and if you want to know what way that is then just read… basically any other post on my blog).
So that’s it all my current “Wasteland” figures painted (though I do still have a couple of vehicles to paint), I do plan on returning to this project in the future, but in an almost unprecedented occurrence, I have actually got all the figures I will be painting for the next THREE months already set out before me! So just to finish I’d like to thank Bryan Scott once again for “stumping up the cash” to buy these and all the other wastland chaps (and chap’esses), thank you for keeping me amused and off the streets Bryan.
So till next week, cheers Roger.