Recruitment continues for my sci-fi adventuring party, based on the concept of classic dungeoneering archetypes. After JB's crisp and clean Paladin, this week it's my turn yet again. And I've turned to my favourite 40k races and one of my very favourite models to represent the next addition - a bard.
I knew from the outset that a) I wanted a bard and b) I was going to make my bard of an elven bent. In a slight fit of concern, I watched closely as Alex over at Leadballoony revealed his very similar take on the bard archetype, but happily he chose a different model, leaving me free to continue as planned.
My selected model is Taal Spellsinger, a musician from the original 40k Space Elf / Eldar command group selection. Taal not only carries a rather exotic set of weaponry (hand flamer, katana), but also sports an even more exotic musical instrument in the form of a voice amplifier.
Taal's voice amplifier comprises a rather interesting helmet, teamed up with what looks like a set of organ pipes on his back. I originally painted him with a white helmet to match his white armour, but he ended up looking too much like a stormtrooper. Repainting the helmet blue also changed the focal point of the mini from all the pipes and details around his torso, to the all important music-making helmet.
I'm trying to link the models in the band through the use of colour - blue is my spot colour, used for the squat's hood, Taal's helmet and Dy-ana's dress trim / eye make-up. To a lesser degree, tan and yellow are also being used across the models.
My adventuring party is starting to take shape, with 50% of the planned models now complete. I'm still debating which model to paint next - I have a ranger and wizard primed and ready!
|Things start to get nervy as Jebediah Corbain levels his laspistol as local crime bosses.|
|The start of a Space Elf pirate warband?|
Taal can also hang out with some of the other Eldar characters I've painted up recently. Don't forget to tune into Leadplague next week for JB's next addition to his team.