Thursday, 10 November 2016

Muties! (Pt. 8, rest of the bunch)

I've been trying to speed up this project and I've made some progress. I've finished the remaining infantry guys, so now I have a full tribe. Problem is that I totally forgot to take pics of the WIP :( I didn't realise until I was painting the first layer of skin tones. Sigh.

I'll try to explain at least what I've done. If I essentially used the goblin minis as they were for the first batch, just adding clothes and stuff, I dared to go a step beyond here. The minis are quite the very same, just another almost identical sprue, so I had to go further to add some variety. I used some spare Cultist heads from the Dark Vengeance set. I also kept on plundering the Skitarii box for heads, legs and bits, so I had some quite different poses. The head swaps make some of them particularly creepy, but I think it's part of their charm (if that word is ever applicable to them!). So, after that and some greenstuff all over, here you have the results:


The combination of bits made some strange guys, but I think the weirder, the better :D

I cannot provide a family pic yet because I still have one big piece left for this warband... But we're coming to an end soon... :)

18 comments:

  1. Que rebonicos. El de amarillo (¿es un traje NBQ o solo el tarado con más clase de los páramos?) me parece brillante.

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    1. ¡Gracias! Amarillo, ajedrez... ¡voy a decir NY Taxi! :D
      Quería un color distinto. En Warhammer las túnicas se hacen en rojo y significan Mechanichus. Quería evitar eso y el amarillo parecía una buena opción...

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  2. Really interesting mix of components which gives you an utterly unique set of figures. My favourite is the one with the longer gun, skitarii coat and head scarf - he looks like a really vicious little fella!

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    1. Thanks! I find the desert nomad look quite appealing for these guys. The ragged, dirty aspect works fine for them :)

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  3. Fantastic looking group of great stuff!

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    1. Thanks! Fun guys to do, quite a curious tribe!

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  4. When mutie fever takes hold it's hard to know where to stop (but I think the secret is, you never have to ;) ). I love the character of these models, and the subtlety of some of your putty work is great - squeezing a skull mask onto that skitarii head would have taken some patience :D great work!

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    1. Haha, right! I have ideas for a few more guys, I need to get another box of them!! :D I need to develop a scenario for them!

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  5. Brilliant mate - I love this project, it's really inspiring, and I'm going to shamelessly steel this idea one day :-)

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    1. Thank you!! Oh, I'd love to see your take in such a project! That would be certainly something worth of seeing!

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    1. Thanks! They make quite a scary bunch!

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  7. Suber, they look so great. They immediately reminded me of the chaos rebels from the Siege of Vraks (I don't know if you know the trilogy of books from Forgeworld on Vraks, but it is a great series). I just love your conversion work!

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    1. Wow, thanks! I know the book and the minis, but I hadn't thought of a direct relation; that's quite a compliment, thank you!

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  8. such a nice job on those (as always xD)

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    1. Thanks! A shame I haven't been able to show the WIP :(

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  9. While I'm looking forward to the group photo, the individual ones you have here already show how good the finished ones are. Is it just me or is the sixth photo showing the guy "walking like an egyptian" :)

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    1. Haha, I should sculpt a sock on his hand, just like Murdock from the A-Team :D

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