First unit finished for the Texians. This marks the start of my Texian force. The unit didn't see much action, granted. But I think it's rather iconic and a nice inclusion. I didn't go for the very uniform look that some present them with, but rather just said that they used red coats and white belts (mostly).
I have also added a standard to my Mexican summer uniform unit. The flag didn't really turn out the way I'd hoped but I think I will try to make a new one and wrinkle it while it is still wet.
I'm speed painting a Zulu army! I always wanted one and now it's time. I actually think the Warlord Games Zulu figures are very good. Even if it is plastic.
Here's a look at the before and after:
It's quite a change. But it works nicely.
The miniatures were undercoated with a gloss brown (burnnt sienna or normal umber like colour).
They were then blocked out in the basic colours. Washed with black. Highlighted in block colours or similar (white was used to highlight the beige after wash). Skin was highlighted with a suitable watered down brown. A layer of dull cote was added on top to finish off.
The secret ingredient is the water based Army Painter black wash, that simply just works. I varnish it all afterwards.
Miniatures sculpted by Mark Copplestone (I assume) and painted by me. I don't know if it is the weather but I seem to be enjoying painting miniatures inspired by warm climates right now.
It's all Mexico, African jungle and Swaziland.
Not a lot to say about the paint jobs. Quick and dirty. Couldn't really figure out how to do it.. did it anyway. Learned that shields cover up your hard work, so don't bother. I knew that already from the Saxons.
It's strange sometimes. On this blog on the 6th of January 2012 I wrote
that I'd just started a retro sci-fi project and that it would finish in
2014... or 13 depending on how fast I was.
Over time I've played a few games without really finding the right rules
for it. Things started getting a bit 'Western Sci-fi' at a point... or
well - this already started in 2010 when I bought Texan Scrunts for my
Post Apocalypse. But! Anyways, now Killer B Games have made an actual
range of Cowboy Sci-fi stuff and who am I to ignore that...
I think the miniatures are really good and completely compatible with other Killer B stuff. And even Wargames Supply Dump stuff too of course. So apparently the plan I laid out 2 years ago seems to be coming along just fine.
In all likelihood I will present a retro sci fi game featuring western elements at this year's Horisont.