Thanks everyone for your kind words about my models and your support for me generally, it means a lot; especially during these trying times when I don't have work to bury myself in and I don't get to see my son often enough (went to see him for 6 days for the first time in 6 weeks the other day...damn that brightens up your outlook on life!)
As for the rest of the time, I've fallen into a cycle of watching Netflix, going for a run, playing a computer game and doing a spot of painting here and there. Just trying not to only do 1 thing for an entire day to keep my interest levels up.
As for the painting...the last few weeks have been spent getting some girls ready for the gaming table. I've wanted to paint some of these for...hell...it must be around 25 years or so. I loved the models when they were first released and the new iteration of the game gave me exactly the excuse I'd needed to wade in.
Yup, one of my longest model crushes has been on the Escher range for Necromunda.
I haven't played this at all since the reissue, but when I put the gang together, I wanted it to at least be able to compete out of the gate and be visually correct...although the rule of cool absolutely took over in a couple of instances.
I'll not lie; these were more difficult to paint than I expected. A lot of difficult angles to deal with, a lot of different textures...too much leather. I'm going to reattach these in a couple of weeks, but I wanted to get them to a useable stage and then go from there later. I need highlights on the leather, I need to tidy up the boss' coat...but generally, I'm somewhat happy. I just feel like I need more...something on each mini to make them stand out a little more.
When I get back to these girls, hopefully my proper camera will be up and running (No battery charge and I have no idea where the charger is...)...as it is, I apologise for the exposure. I tried a black and a white background and neither worked particularly well, so apologies!
So there you go; House Escher pretty much set to retake some of the Hive. I do have to add some bits and bobs to finish them. Maybe some tattoos here and there. General tidying up in a couple of places (there is one model with very, very wonky eyes!). I also have to figure out a name for the Gang and come up with some suitably threatening names!
So what's next? It's back to something I built a long time ago, base coated and then lost all interest in painting...but I've made some good progress over the past couple of days:
I've got to get these right, because Myen'Tal has been treating you guys to some very lovely Idoneth Deepkin recently, so it wouldn't be fitting to let the side down now!
Let me know what you think; as always I appreciate the feedback and I appreciate you taking the time to drop in on my little plog.