Monday, 11 January 2016

What's your star sign? Taurus

Finally, my truly first minis this year! I'm still with the Space Riders kit, making slow but steady progress. I selected the whole Minotaur batch.

Yes, I do have a surplus of square bases and a shortage of round ones
When it came to painting them, I didn't feel I had that much choice of colour. First thing was the skin. I didn't see other colours different than brown or black. Though I toyed with the idea of  stained patterns, white heads and stuff (even an albino leader!), I finally opted for dark, uniform colours, which in my mind represent better a bull (at least this kind of Mediterranean bull, which in the end is the inspiration for Minotaurs).

But I had to face a similar decision about armour and weapons. My previous Minotaurs (here and here) were both clad in red armour:

Quick memory refreshener
But I feared that painting these three in red too would make them look too similar, just like the same mini repeated all along (which in fact was true for the two I already had and a third one from this batch!). On the other hand, I didn't want to paint all of them in totally different colours. Blue, yellow, green... I for sure didn't want a Power Ranger effect to happen here.
I finally took an intermediate solution. One of them would be painted in green armour and the other two in orange. So I still would have some variation, distinctive variation, but they all would look related to each other. Well, I don't know, I'll let you judge:

Same mini than the others, but with a weaon swap so he has a flame thrower, and slight head repositioning
The dissident who totally changed colours (well, bulls are supposed to be colur-blind anyway...)
I'm confused. I thought 'cyberbullying' was a totally different thing
He'll shoot you, punch you and gore you
So now I have a five member squad:

Wrong neighbourhood, mooo, mooo, mooootherf*$%er
So mission accomplished, another set of minis finished. I still have lots of Space Riders minis ahead, but these are the bulkiest of all, so kind of a milestone, hehe.

But now that I think of it, these Minotaurs need some proper antagonists. Well, doing some Space Bullfighters would be too much, even for any RT oriented project. But maybe a Theseus Squad would be fun. But then I would need a decent labyrinth to host such a game... Oh, this is escalating quickly...

27 comments:

  1. WOW ! congrats for getting them done so soon ! I really like the group effect here ! They are all different but go together well at the same time. I have a couple of them to paint myself and was considering how to go on them. The skin colour choice is very nice (I suppose we can trust people around the mediteranean sea on the subject ;) ).

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    1. Thank you very much! Making the 'pack' (or whatever) different yet coherent has been fun! Now I'd fancy to exploit the Cretan Bull topic for a while, hahaha!

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  2. I think the different armour colours work fine because the bulls themselves are coloured similarly. Nice work on them!

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    1. Thank you! That's what I tried, I hope I achieved some unity sense over here!

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  3. Awesome! These guys are so cool... Bull-men in spaaaace... what's not to love about this! Bravo sir.

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    1. Hahaha, thank you! :D A whole world of opportunities lies just ahead...

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  4. They look cool! Nice work - you could use the different bases to denote rank or unit type e.g square for champions and round for grunts?

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    1. Hmm, I hadn't thought of that! In fact that's something I could actually use! Thank you!

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    2. Wow, I actually helped! Haha you're welcome - now paint something else.

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  5. I think you can safely claim to have the largest collection of painted RT Minotaur's Suber :)

    Top job buddy.

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    1. Haha, that's quite a title! What a responsibility... I'll have to behave accordingly!

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    1. Thanks! There have been some months from the beginning to the end of the unit, so that gives you some perspective on a project!

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  7. These are really cool! Nice work dude!

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like'em! Once again these could work on a number of post-apoc settings too...

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  8. These are AMooooooZing

    Sorry; sorry I couldn't help it!

    Top stuff

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  9. Fantastic painting dude =)
    The idea of a 'space labyrinth' scenario is cool too.

    All this talk about Minotaurs is making me horny...
    =D

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    1. :D:D
      If only I could build a number of modular labyrinth boards! Using foamboard should solve the issue. I must admit I have a couple of rough ideas on the modular boards...
      I guess that tonight I should toast to David Bowie and watch 'Labyrinth' again, just for the mood.

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  10. 6 Toros 6
    Te falta uno... ;-P

    Genial trabajo. De lo más carismático que he visto en mucho tiempo!

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    1. :D:D:D No se me había ocurrido, jajaja
      ¡Muchas gracias!

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  11. Nice work Suber, love the variety of colours used. The pale skin with green may be my favourite, of course I may be biased.
    The speed you work at is incredible

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    1. Thanks! I also find that combination pleasant, I may use it again in the future :P
      Oh, I work much slower tan before, diapers and stuff can be quite time-consuming! :D

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  12. Very cool. Congratulations on producing a fine looking unit. The black and white skin is very striking indeed.

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    1. Thanks! Now I need to put them into good use!

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  13. Excellent work Suber ... since Amoozing has been used, let's just say they are Moonignficent? Groan I know. My apologies. Well done Suber! Very nice! :)

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