Today I'm showing just a little side project, the kind of stuff you can manage easily, having a clear beginning and -most important, a clear end.
I had these minis gathering dust all around for too long:
|They are called 'Chaplains'. Wow, a lot of things have happened since then|
I have an old RT plastic Imperial Guard box, but haven't really put my hands to it in order to get an army back, once I sold my old previous one. But I didn't actually need an army to have these painted, so I thought I could spill some paint on them.
Besides, I rescued this other guy from oblivion:
|Calling for a repaint|
This latter guy asked for a few retouches, but nothing too serious. I worked on repositioning both arms (the power glove looks so ridiculously oversized that I didn't consider to replace it!) and got this:
Didn't need to be particularly creative with this other one. Pretty straightforward paintjob, trying to cope with different hues of black:
|You wouldn't expect a explosion of colour, I guess|
However, I tried something different with the other guy. I really don't see me having an army of such size needing three Commissars. As he doesn't wear the coat, I thought he could make a decent Officer:
|The Lt. or Cpt. or whatever|
As I'm writing this I'm noticing I made a mistake. I shouldn't have chosen these colours. I'm suddenly envisioning this:
|I cannot unsee it now!|
Oh, such a lost opportunity! I'm afraid I'm not repainting it, but I'm really chuckling at the idea :D
Whatever the case is, I'm bringing a bonus mini! A friend handed me over this new Commissar, the Severina Raine character, a Black Library event miniature:
|Selective wind moving the coat and sash, but not the purity seal|
|She's the Marilyn of the Commissars!|
Coat apart, the mini is really cool. We can finally have a female Commissar which doesn't look ridiculous. You all have seen the absurd sexy Commissars and all kind of pin-ups. This is a mini for current times, and I think it is good to leave some stuff apart.
The only thing is... well, the size! Let me explain with a pic:
|That's quite a woman!|
It looks like the mini is quite incompatible with any RT project I may start, but that was never the point, I'm delighted with it.
So if I ever start a RT Imperial Guard Army I already have some command structure. But if I ever start any Imperial Guard Kill Team or whatever with new minis, I also have a starting point! It certainly works for me!
PS: Regarding a totally different, but blog-related note, after the Tinypic debacle, I'm slowly working on recovering the whole archives and loading all the pics to Blogger. I'm talking about nearly seven years of pics, so it may take a while. But if you browse through the blog and find that there are no pics showing, don't think I'm neglecting my duties. I can be quite
stubborn persevering, so in the end I will recover it all.
Wish me luck!