I did mean to post during the week - honest! - but never got around to it. Hopefully I'll get back to posting more often from now on.
Anyhoos, this week I've managed to get quite a bit done. The Seleucids have been prepped and primed. I did have an accident with one of the pikemen for the howdahs - the arms were slightly out of line for holding the pikes, so I was gently bending them when one snapped at the elbow. I gave up trying to fix it back in place, mainly because it pinged out of the tweezers I was holding it with and I then couldn't find it. Instead I glued the pike in place and sculpted the missing arm with Squadron Green putty. It looks a little bit rough, but hopefully won't be noticeable once it's crammed into the howdah with the other figures.
Five More Post-Apoc Survivors
And these complete the figures Donogh sent me. I finished painting the final two last night. Today I sprayed them with matt varnish then went over parts of them with gloss or satin varnish to make them "pop" a bit.
Before the zombie plague struck, Ken was the private security officer for a small gated community. Previously looked down on by the wealthy residents, his position has reversed and he has become their effective leader as he was the only one with any military experience and knowledge of weapons.
Dionne was a big fan of the Matrix movies and decided to go for the "Trinity" look when the outbreak struck. Having been on the school gymnastics team, she easily learnt how to do fancy martial arts-type spinning moves whilst firing her two automatic pistols.
Sadie was always reading detective stories as a child and has become very much the investigator of the community, making forays into the nearby city's public buildings and abandoned military bases trying to unearth clues and materials that will help the community survive. She managed to find a silencer for her machine pistol as she doesn't want the sound of shooting zombies to attract others - this has helped keep her alive on more than one occasion.
Twelve-year old Alex is the only daughter of a wealthy Chinese family and attended the local private school. She was always a bit rebellious and very into rock music (anything to annoy her parents) but still loves her cuddly toy panda.
Oakley was an outsider who helped rescue a foraging party from the community and was invited to join them - anyone who can hack zeds with an axe or slice them with a katana whilst shooting others with a shotgun is more than welcome. However, his background is still very much a mystery. Where did he come from? Why does he hate the zeds so much?
I've actually has great fun painting all of these up for Donogh, despite the challenges of being pushed far beyond my painting comfort zone. I'll be packing and posting them off to him this week.
Plans for this week
Tomorrow night I've got another practice game for Usk and I will try to take pics and post an AAR this week.
Now that Donogh's figures are finished it will be Simon's Spetsnaz that are next up on the painting table. If I'm lucky I'll finish them by next weekend.
I'll also be trying to get the rest of the Sarmatians prepped.