I've been out of blogging for a couple of weeks, but not idle at all! I'm afraid that the doctoral thesis is quite a demanding mistress. Anyway, I'm here about minis, so minis it is. Let's have another realscale Space Sharks day!
I had a look at this termie and I had an idea...
|A skeleton on the leg, vials and stuff on the belt...|
I could make an Apothecary using this one! So let's do it:
|Until I got this concept|
However, I wasn't satisfied. Yes, it was technically correct, but it lacked something, the mini didn't have that inexplicable thing I was looking for; maybe it looked too generic, too hollow. Then I noticed this other guy...
|Would I dare...?|
|Hell, of course I dare|
This one was really challenging. Cutting the left arm out was like a nightmare, as it is not a separate piece, but is attached to the body. So I was scared of ruining it all. Fortunately I managed to get rid of it and all the torso, So I could use the upper body I already had.
|But why the strange pose? Isn't it a little bit... you know, ridiculous?|
|Well, not if he's attending a patient!|
The injured guy was made using those old termies legs and regular torso and arms, all conveniently greenstuffed. Now I was pleased, the mini represented much better the role of the Apothecary on the battlefield, attending and protecting a wounded brother. So I could begin with the brushes! Let's try the classical white scheme...
OK, some more details later...
|50 Shades of White|
|Is that... a turtle on the kneepad? Space Turtles Chapter?|
In Maori culture, turtles are a symbol of long life and healing, so it was settled, Doc needed a turtle. The text on the gleave reads Whakamahu, which in Maori refers to the act of healing wounds.
|A Shark surrounded by Maori style turtle shells, a symbol of shielding and protection|
|The wounded guy in regular Carcharodon colours|
So, how do they look in the end?
|Ouch. Stop posing and treat me!|
|Too white for battlefield deployment|
So this is what I got for now...
|No, seriously, we got two guys as reinforcements... and one of them is severly injuried?|
But of course there is one question remaining. What happened to the first set of legs I first intended to use for the medic? Ohhh, I have already started the next Space Marine. Soon, soon... (hopefully!)