Something different today – a Warhammer model that was released relatively recently! I started painting Emelda here after being inspired by seeing the female Stormcast Vanquisher painted by Wudugast, the creator behind the Convert or Die blog. When I first saw Wudu’s model, it was on my phone while I was out and about, so at first I thought the model was the Cursed City heroine rather than a Stormcast, so after I got home, I cracked open my Cursed City box and snipped the good captain off her sprue with the thought of getting her painted for Fembruary…
It wasn’t until just a little bit later that i got back to actually reading Wudugast’s post, and found that the model which had inspired me was actually a different one to the figure I’d grabbed out and started work on, but by then it didn’t matter. As you can see by my photos, I pretty much went with “box art” as my colour scheme for this one – I figure I’ll go convert-happy with later copies of this model and can get interesting later on.
Now that she’s complete, I’ve since been inspired not only by Wudugast’s Cursed City models but also very much by Alex of Leadbaloony’s fantastic series of Cursed City models and Dave Kay of Scent of a Gamer’s Cursed City series to add Cursed City to my roster of board games I’m actively working on. I also realised that I’ve got enough fully-painted models of all of the various kinds that we can probably play through the entire campaign using proxies – replacing them with the “real” models as I complete them. With this month also being “Monster MAYhem“, I’ve already got a few models getting through assembly and onto basing and priming….
Another one-off post today. I do prefer to have at least a pair of models for my non-larger-or-hero-model blog posts, but at the same time I like to keep them to the ame theme or faction, so with no other Necromunda models on the immediate horizon (at least to be completed this month) up goes this guy! I actually referenced this model back last May, (was it really that long ago? Holy shit!) when I finished the last two of the Escher models that I’d previously started back in the 1990’s and had found this guy in the same figure case, started with the intention of adding him to my original 90’s gang (which was made of all sorts of models) but never finished.
This was one of the three models that Marouda picked for me to paint when I recently felt uninspired and asked her to choose something off the desk for me to paint. As it happened, I ended up giving him a full repaint, with the exception of his flesh, which I just used as a base coat for this. Not that he was all that far along initially, to be quite honest.
The paintjob ended up pretty straightforward – I just used typical “Goliath” colours and slowly made my way around the model, painting all the bits. When it was close to completion, I realised it really needed some tattoos to break up all that bloated buff flesh, and so I had to wait for it to stop raining before I could give it a protective coat before going back in with the ink. I prefer to do this before painting on (most) tattoos on models, as it makes it easier to clean up if/when I screw something up. Two days of solid rain meant I started to have a little spray backlog build up, so instead, I’ve had to prepare more 15mm terrain pictures so I’ve got posts to go up!