Yesterday, I had one of those serendipitous moments. I went to post my newly painted Elite Ganger over at the Yatribe forums, and I see an announcement for a new painting competition, launched the very same day that I painted my ganger.
The theme of the painting competition is A House of Cards:
Build a group with at least two members of a Noble House, Brats, Servants or a Lord for Necromunda... A Made Ork, who earned his place on the hulk for Gorkamorka... or an equivalent for Mordheim - Mayor, Knight!
My mind fizzed at the idea - that's exactly the kind of figures I enjoy working on. There and then I decided that my Elite ganger would be a bodyguard. I just needed somebody for him to guard, and probably a third figure for my grouping. I rummaged around in my boxes and turned up a nice little pair of figures:
The little lady in the centre is a Citadel's version of Romana from their 1985 Doctor Who range. I picked her up last year with no particular plans, other than she'd make a nice noble type. The figure on the left again dates from 1985, this time a Citadel fighter. Working on the fly, I quickly decided that my grouping would be a young lady / daughter from one of the Necromundan noble houses. Accompanying her would be her tutor and personal bodyguard (never fear, Eduardo will still be utilised for his original intended purpose).
In order to strike while the iron was hot, I broke out the paints again last night and got cracking on the noble lady. I present to you Anamuria, Marcisa of House Ulanti.
I wanted Anamuria to share a similar colour palette as Eduardo, but I decided to drop the yellow in favour of a more restrained white, cream and blue outfit. In case the layered robes and fur weren't enough of an indicator of high class and wealth, I added a discrete gold fringe to her underdress rather than paint it as yet more fur.
I think she and Eduardo make a good pairing. Hopefully it will only be enhanced when I get round to painting up her tutor.
|Marcisa Anamuria and her personal escort.|
I'm looking forward to painting him up and seeing what the resulting group looks like.