We're now four weeks in to our Helsreach / campaign, and although I painted up the final two members of my Maniac Mercenary crew accompanying my water seller, I haven't had chance to post up any pics.
The figures are from a pretty diverse pair of sources (in as far as 28mm space punks can be!). One the left is Psycho Sam, toting his shotgun and rockstar pose. Sam was sculpted by Mark Copplestone for the 2015 Oldhammer USA weekend. The fantastic guys in the US shipped over a box of the figures to be liberally distributed at the UK equivalent event - Bring Out Your Lead 2015, held at Wargames Foundry. I was lucky enough to be there and to get a copy.
The figure on the right is Little Rico - a civilian from Metal Magic's Spacelords range, currently stocked by Moonraker Miniatures. I'm particularly fond of his little space monkey!
Psycho Sam has been painted pretty widely before (just do a google search), but I couldn't recall him being done with white trousers. It suits the rockstar image I think! The sculpt is really excellent - very crisp and fun to paint, just like you'd expect a Copplestone figure to be.
Little Rico is a much more textural sculpt - plenty of creases and folds in the cloth, and a more exaggerated face. I attempted to give him a denim waistcoat by using a bit of stippling. I'm not sure the effect was entirely successful, but he'll do!
I decided that the space monkey should be an utterly alien colour, so he got a nice eye-catching jade green for the fur, with a subtly striped tail.
|The completed starting Maniax gang.
A couple of folks have asked for some in-game shots of the campaign. It's a bonkers set of gangs - my crawler is going up against skimmers, dinosaurs, ramshackle buses, ork trukks, bizarre walkers and more! Here's a selection of dodgy phone pics from the last couple of weeks:
|Crawler and salvage vehicle stay close for support.
|The number 99 bus passes by after a less than successful t-boning!
|Orks race over the ash wastes.
|Bikers attempt a flanking manoeuvre.