As a general rule, I'm not that keen on buying painted figures. Apart from a very few exceptions (such as gifts from friends), I prefer to paint my own figures - I like the process, and the ability to interpret colour schemes and overall look.
The other day, I broke this philosophical approach when I bought this set of 6 figures on ebay, listed as an Imperial Guard / Necromunda gang:
|Ebay auction pic.|
The small photo was intriguing - Confrontation Bounty Hunters and miscellaneous Rogue Trader figures with added weapons - exactly the kind of figure I like to make myself. The paint job looked reasonable, as was the price, so I was pleased to buy them.
The figures, when they arrived, were nicely built, and painted to a very acceptable standard. I decided to take the quick and easy route to getting them on to the table - a quick touch up and rebasing. I also decided that I didn't really like the military parade arms on the guy with the red and white shirt, so I replaced them with a heavy stubber (V.E.R.A gun from Victoria Miniatures).
|Autogunner made from a RT guardsman with a modern head and plastic arms from a Chaos cultist.|
Heavy gunner made from a Confrontation Bounty Hunter with Victoria Miniatures arms.
|Guardsman made from a Confrontation Tech ganger with a Victoria Miniatures head & Tempestus Scions gun.|
Sergeant made from a Confrontation Bounty Hunter with plastic arms (also Scions?).
Minor flesh touch up on both the hellgunner and sergeant. Both had a wash of orange on their cables to deepen the colour.
|Guardsman made from a Confrontation Bounty Hunter with a Tempestus Scions gun.|
Psyker made from a Rogue Trader Titan Pilot with plastic arms.
Minor flesh touch up on the second hellgunner, while the psyker had his flesh, coat and collar repainted.
|The finished 6-man squad.|
The resulting team is perfect as a squad of bounty hunters or Imperial Guard Kill Team...with the Confrontation link on three of the figures, probably from the Necromundan 8th Imperial Guard regiment (aka the Spiders). I suspect they'll come in handy!