Surprise! Yep I didn't go with anything 2CE suggested. Those of you who have followed me rantings, know that I don't particularly enjoy painting. So entering a painting challenge such as this helps motivate me to get them done. But my first project has to be something I feel compelled to paint. 2CE talks about a mini telling him when it's done, and I agree with him and model let's you know how it wants to be painted. So while I was looking through the mountain I found myself called to paint Viktoria and her crew. It is the box set with one substitution.
I remember being at GenCon when the plastic Ronin box hit, and I was enthralled. The other's here at LXG will tell you I have a strong attraction to strong female characters. So the Ronin spoke to me. But it would be a few years before LXG would get into Malifaux, and before I would own them. They weren't the first force I bought, that honor went to Collete and her troupe. And as a consequence I focused on Arcanists first. But when an ebay auction for a Vicktoria force and a Freikorps force cam up, I bought it. Then they languished, unpainted and unplayed.
Until this week. As I went through my unpainted mini's I found the calling. A color pallet appeared in my head. I decided to Pastel paint them, and use a traditional Western Movie palette. I will be painting them one at a time, my preferred pace. I know it's inefficient, but I do better work this way. For the first time in a while I feel like really trying on these guys, and I hope you all enjoy them.
Next week a completed Student of Conflict (hopefully).
Until next time...