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...