Sunday, 1 January 2017

Scaly and plague mutant for the scavvies


Sooo, I've spent a very quiet new year's eve. I was at home with my son enjoying a quiet night with no noticable noise from the neighbors (unusual and unexpected) and just felt like painting since I'd have many more occasions to parteh. Unfortunately these 2 guys were finished at 00:30 so they're going to count for 2017 !
I had these 2 booked for the scavvie band but didn't feel like painting 8 models right away so I first started with the more human members to then get back to the more heavily mutated members.


The plague mutant is a Warzone dark legion blessed legionnaire and the big guy is your regular Necromunda scaly. You'll notice the scaly is supposed to have a harpoon but since the model was missing bits I decided to take this chance to give a better weapon (I really think the harpoon looks odd and a tad silly). I wanted the gun to look like it was made from scrap to fit the mutant's formidable bulk.


Painting wise, I've kept things very simple with washes mostly and a nervous approach (as opposed to one based on blendings). I think it suits them both and I believe the group needed those guys to add a bit of visual counterpoint.
I won't lie, the big mutant and the ghoulesque guy scratch my Fallout itch too which is always a good thing isn't it ?


With these 2 guys done, I want to clear my desk from projects that have stayed unfinished for too long. I always enjoy a bit of closure so these should provide some motivation for future projects I'm eager to work on !

33 comments:

  1. Excellent! I confess I have never really looked at the Warzone range, finding them generally a tad too over-exaggerated. Your selection is spot on!

    The scaly is fab. Great gun swap, lovely painting. Excellent start to 2017!

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    1. Some of the Warzone range is a tad OTT indeed but amongst the madness you can find nice stuff that fits better with other ranges. Cheers !

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  2. That Scaly looks great with the converted weapon.

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    1. Yeah, just couldn't get myself to let him have a harpoon...
      Thanks !

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  3. What a great start to the year.

    I think the gun swap really suits the big fella.

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    1. Cheers mate ! Glad you approve of the weapon change !

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  4. Man i so want to play Necromunda again :(

    Awesome painting as always with you mate, this gang looks really ace!

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    1. Necromunda and Warzone for you. ;)

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    2. you do know how to speak to ladies ;)

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  5. I'm absolutely blown away by those skin on these two mate. Great way to kick off the year!

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    1. It's really cheap tricks with washes over a creamy white base really !
      Thanks Ed !

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  6. Painting on new year's eve. My hero! Cool job there, the conversions work pretty effectively! Happy new year, JB!

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    1. Happy new year to you and your little family too ! I had a quiet evening with my son so thought I could put it to good use !

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  7. Very cool - off and running already mate, and them's some lovely additions for sure!

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    1. Ah cheers ! I've got to set the pace for 2017 !

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  8. These look great! The converted gun is ace: really suits the big guy.

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    1. The other weapons didn't make much sense for me, even the use of wood seems odd to me. On the other hand I was told rusty guns would most likely not work which is true so I can relate to the artistic licence !

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  9. You did great use of this oldie model - I definitelly love this warband and since I still have some Warzone spares I might expand my own Scavvy gang... :)
    All the best in 2017!

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    1. Well you do know a bit of Necromunda so seeing some from you would be pretty cool !

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  10. I really like the way your band comes together, the yellow touch is great and bring a bit of warmth to the group. Great job :)

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    1. I first feared the yellow would be too present but it's OK in the end, it just ties them all together. I'm eager to put them on a table !

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    2. Play time with these will surely be great ! :)

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  11. Tu ne t'arrêtes jamais toi !! ^^

    Un sacré rendement à n'en pas douter ^^

    Tous mes meilleurs vœux et bon courage pour tes plans ^^

    Serviteur,

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    1. J'ai encore de la marge de progression !

      Meilleurs voeux à toi et aux tiens !

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  12. Yeah, I never liked the harpoon gun either. Seemed quite a silly and unbelievable weapon choice the first time I saw that mini back in the day. You've saved him for sure JB, good boy :D

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  13. They look absolutely stupendous. I love the soft purple-grey fleshtone -- it's very vivid and engrossing.
    Happy New Year, my friend!

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    1. The simple fact he's not like a muscular cabbage does help !
      Happy new year to you and yours !

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  14. What a way to end 2016 with a bang! :)
    A belated Happy New Year to you too!

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  15. So loving these! Really cool additions to one of my fav of your projects.

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    1. Aw thanks ! Well since you like it, I 'might' add some more then ;)

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