After the fast pace of output in January, I took a little break from painting at the end of Feb, partly enforced through the kids' half-term week off.
Over the last couple of evenings I did get opportunity to sit down and put paint to a couple more figures. First up is the next Astropath, this one from the Talisman Timescape expansion.
I must confess, I don't like this figure anywhere near as much as the two Rogue Trader Astropaths - the sculpting is less refined: the robes are blobby and the face lacks definition. As a result (and partly down to the fact I painted him very late in the evening), I'm nowhere near as happy with him as the earlier pair. Nevertheless, he is painted, and looks acceptable alongside his colleagues.
|It took forever for the Astropaths to arrange themselves in height order, but eventually it was done!|
Next up is another Ash Waste Nomad. My motivation for bumping him (back) up to the top of the paint queue is that I will be starting a Necromunda campaign in just over a week. Although I won't have the full gang painted, I'm hopeful to have 7 of my 9 models ready for week 1.
This particular Nomad is actually a Rogue Trader Titan Moderatus, but to me he oozes Ash Waste Nomad styles - layers of clothing, curved dagger, head-scarf and, of course, the overt respirator. If you don't believe me, check out how similar he looks to the two Marauder Nomads below.
|My Moderatus conversion flanked by a pair of disagreeing Marauder Nomads.|
The Moderatus was originally designed to be equipped with plastic Imperial Guard arms, but I decided to add a long rifle from an Eldar Scout/Ranger, and a staff from a broken Wood Elf standard bearer. A few tweaks here and there (sculpted left sleeve and a replacement staff top from a plastic chaos sprue) and he was done.
The Nomads are really starting to have the look en masse that I was aiming for - a real sense of bright flashy colours, yet coherently in the same palette of yellow, blue and red.
|The painted Nomads so far.|
The next three Nomads required for my Necromunda gang are below. The plasma gunner and heavy stubber figures are both converted from more modern Imperial Guard figures, while the pistol weilding Juve is an unmodified Rogue Trader adventurer (perfect as he is!).