Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Not so happy citizens (Pt. 2)

Rough row of days, but I'm painting the civvies as fast as I can. Let me show you what I have so far, almost half of the whole group.

You'll see, I'm favouring quick results over high resolution details. I just pretend to have a decent sized mob. I've used some really flashy colours (the Warhammer effect, you know), but as I was taking pics I realised I need a richer palette. Will take that into consideration for the next batch.
I also have a couple of signs, I wanted them to be on the cheesy side, no resemblance of any current political movement whatsoever. They of course are in Latin Gothic, as you could legitimately expect.

So let's see what we have!

Protester from the Red Era
Hipster protester. He rioted before it was cool
Round 1, fight!
No conversion, he was originally this angry
The adaptation of 'panem et circenses' (bread & circus) to the grimdark millenium
No, you're not supposed to drink that
Yup, he's going to the demonstration with his mug. No fucks were given that day
This one looks upset though
The Moebius connection
If you ever studied Latin at school you'll get it
You shouldn't have pissed off a man with a fez
Come'ere, I'll talk you about this magic wand
Kind of Dragon Ball uniform, now that I think of it...
May I validate your ticket for this revolution?
This is as far as I've got for the moment. I have all the rest primed, so I hope I'll be throwing some paint at them anytime soon. I'm on it!

18 comments:

  1. guai!
    Te vas has pegado un curro tanto pintar!
    me encantaría hacer algo parecido para Fantasy y tener un perqueño pueblo para jugar a Mordheim y a otras cosas en las que meter a civiles! ><

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    1. Pues te lo recomiendo. Una cosa así para Mordheim fijo que triunfa, da muchísimo juego :D

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  2. Man, I love these!
    Coming to a riot near you, that is until rhw Arbites redirect them to burn their own neighborhoods instead.

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    1. Haha, that's an idea I could use for the scenario :D :D :D Thank you!

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  3. When, O Suber, do you mean to stop exciting our interest with these great miniatures?

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    1. Hahaha, thank you! I pretend to keep the flow of silliness as long as I can! More crazy ideas incoming!

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  4. Looking great man.

    Can't wait to the group shots.

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    1. Thank you! Hmmm... group... shots... I guess the Arbites are saying something quite similar...

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  5. These will look great en mass. (that bread and warhammer guy needs a Panem logo though)

    Also appreciate the variety of skin tones. Not everyone need come from a lightless inner hive world!

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    1. Hahaha, Panem logo! I hadn't thought of that, I'm crying out loud!! :D :D :D
      I'm trying to do different skin tones, makes sense for me. Some of them are too subtle and can't be seen in the pics (but I know they are here!!)

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  6. What's truly great about this lot is how diverse they are. When I paint something they all usually have a theme (cue boring elevator music) but yours are wonderfully diverse as I believe civvies should be anyway. :)

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    1. My approach to this is some kind of cosmopolitan megacity in which you can find absolutely everything imaginable; a mix of races and cultures with little in common, crowding the streets and getting ever mixed with each other. As my setting is Warhammer 40.000, that means I'm restricting myself to just human population, but I must confess I'd love to do such experiments in a Star Wars universe, for example, opening my ranges to thousands of alien species :D

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  7. Cartago Delinda Est..
    I think is the only thing I remember from latin I took so long ago. (I think Caesar an I might have shared a tutor once ;) ). Great set, and using a dead language for the signs is a great strategy for maximum flexibility.

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    1. Haha, I have a t-shirt with the Carthago logo :D
      The long sentence is from Cicero, from a famous speech at the Senate ("When, O Catiline, do you mean to cease abusing our patience?") Just replaced bad guy Catiline with opressive Imperium :D

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  8. These look great, Suber! So many quirky characters.

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    1. Thanks! Making each one look different is kind of a challenge, but it's utterly fun. Let's see how I manage the rest!

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