I've been "away" for awhile but wanted to show 3 of the 4 new projects I've been working on and share my thought on a couple of others....
First up I've decided to replace one of the Thralls I just painted for my Witchfire Trilogy game. When I looked at the 3 models I had done together the smallest one really didn't fit in with the other two. The size wasn't really the issue what I noticed stood out was how the swords looked on the other two with their glowing runes and realised that having one model without was going to look out of place. So I've got a bit more work to do on this fig and then he'll join the team.
Next is another fantasy fig I'm not still not sure if I'm going to use or not. The figure is a knight from Fantiaztion's "Rusted Heroes" line. It's a skirmish fantasy game that I don't know anyone who plays but it was on discount at one of my local retailers so it gave me the chance to pick up some knight and cleric models on the cheap. I'm considering him as a Captain Helstrom model (again for the Witchfire trilogy) but the absence of a pistol or any other techie bits makes me a bit hesitant. At any ate he's a cool figure so whether or not he makes it into that game I'm sure I'll be happy when I finish painting him.
Here's a thought most gamers have experienced at one time or another; you walk out of a movie theatre and your first thought is "boy I sure would like to game that movie/battle/scene/etc". After seeing the trailer (JUST THE TRAILER!) for Captain America: The Winter Soldier I'm pretty sure I'm going to want to game a big throw-down between the forces or order and chaos in the Marvel Universe at least once. So I've decided to re-base and touch up every SHIELD agent figure I can get my hands on.....now if only I can get an actual Winter Soldier figure somewhere....
*Incidentally for those of you unfamiliar with the Heroclix line I think this is the first time I've ever posted a 'before' picture. You can see the paint jobs are serviceable but will look out of place as-is next to actual painted figures.
I also want to touch on a couple of other irons not-quite in the fire yet.
I'm really eager to continue work on my Blood Angels but after my plastic cement fiasco of a couple of weeks ago I'm not super-excited about the idea of gluing together a bunch of 10+ part tactical marine models. I had decided to ease myself back in by buying some of the boxes of 3 plastic marines with bolters (which are simple 3 part models) only to find they are now special order only. So I will be doing up some tactical marines after I'm able to get my hands on some of the simpler style models.
Warlord Games has just released their new Judge Dredd Miniatures rules, so I will also be getting cracking on getting those done ASAP.
A lot going on hopefully I'll have some completed models to show for some of this before the end of the week!