Here it is, the project I was talking about last week. Where to start...
I have a plan.
I have plans for running a Rogue Trader game in which a group of Arbites will try to contain an angry mob of citizens gone wild. They will try to overrun the Arbites and kidnap/kill/whatever the Governor, ransack the local market and show random general civil unrest. I have some ideas in mind for the rules and so.
But I needed an angry mob of citizens! Right, I have quite an extensive collection of civilians by now, but I wanted some specific protesters, not only bold adventurers. Numbers is what matters in this case, so I needed an unexpensive solution for hoarding a respectable amount of minis. My salvation came under the form of the Wargames Factory zombie survivors. The price/quality/(quantity) rate was just too good to let it go. So using that and some other bits I had (WHFB, 40K Skitarii...) I got all the greenstuff I had and begun to do silly things. Here you have them, in no particular order:
|That's a Skitarius head upside down|
|Yep, GW heads are huge for models of acual humans|
|What's a boy without charming toys?|
|One of the very few minis with a firearm. Irrelevant however, this is going to be 40K...|
|Almost no GS needed, it gives all I need|
|Fancy hats are totally in this season|
|So are hispter hairdos|
|Is that a wrist walkman?|
|An angry servitor. His lobotomy didn't work and he recalls his former life. When he had arms and stuff|
|Pig Iron head on a Warhammer Fantasy body. Never can go wrong with this|
|Nothing is more Rogue Trader than that coat|
|I might paint that scarf Hufflepuff|
|Thats quite a sign. No clue of what will I write...|
|Angry metro ticket collector|
|I should have unpainted it but... welll, laziness, you get the concept|
|Opera singer or he reall wants you to look at his empty hand|
|Leaflets, propaganda, pamphlets|
|Whenever you see oversized stuff of any kind on a head, it's just a helmeted head from Bolt action|
|You revolt while I have my tea, I have a terrible cold|
|This one could take part in any current protest all over the world|
|Big head, big hands, big axe|
|More RT. Just because|
|Maybe the most incongruous of all these :D|
|Some kind of Merchant of 40K Venice|
|That's a Mortal Kombat pose|
|Yeah, OK, I like Moebius, what can I say|
|Maybe too much Moebius|
|Not sure if that's a helmet or his actual head|
|Speaking of heads...|
|Angry taxi driver marching against those Uber guys|
|These arms come from the WotC minis I used like a year ago (or more). Diogenes you say?|
|Angry Daft Punk Jedi bloke. Yes. Just because I can|
You can see this group is highly
incoherent eclectic. Inspiration has come from many places, from the City of Jedha from Rogue One (really nice designs for civvies there!) to actual pics from riots from here and there.
From quite a long time I considered purchasing the wonderful rioters by Offensive Miniatures, but in the end I took the cheap solution. The only thing that bothers me (well, 'bother', I'm talking about plastic toys) is the lack of females in the box. A mixed box (a male sprue and a female sprue) would have been just perfect. Anyway, though unexpensive, I think I'm not buying the ladies' box, my revolt will have to work with these. I have way more than enough for my scenario.
No clue of when will I be able to paint them, but it looks like the Arbites are going to have a rough day...