I thought I better pull my finger out and get some sort of update done for this game. I haven’t been idle in painting these miniatures, just not very productive recently.
After cleaning up the models, I primed them white. Normally I use black primer, but as I am doing skin tones; I prefer white. First up was Jin, the only female model in the group. Not sure why, but I always like painting female figures. Even my wife, says I paint them better than any of the male figures; of which she has claimed several of them (eEiryss and Taryn di la Rovissi). As part of my plan for these models, I was trying to take pictures along the way. Sadly this fell to the wayside, like the painting did. However I did get this really nice photo, before I started painting.
From Jin I moved to Yoshio, which I have to admit; I didn’t enjoy painting. Perhaps compared to Jin, he is very static in the pose. I think having him similar to Jin, might have been better. My thought is casting costs, to keep the costs down; they made it as simple a design as possible. Whatever it is, I think it; along with the anemia knocked my painting bug askew.
Next up was Hanso, which I haven’t quite finished yet. For those of us that paint, there are moments when your busy painting and think WTF! I had one of those moments with Hanso. If anyone watches The Apprentice (UK), they will know what Lord Sugar looks like, well now I have Lord Sugar Hanso in my Bushido army.
Hanso has turned out to be a fairly easy job, with lots of big areas. That said, as you can see I am coming up to the detailed parts and highlighting; so that will take time. Overall I am happy with the progress, given health issues. I am even more happy with the colour scheme, which is good considering I wasn’t being inspired at first.
So 3 models down, 2 to go. Oh and Takashi’s head’s come off, thanks to my cat; thank you very much Pongo.