I showed the Firefly characters earlier this year (by triplicate!), but I still had to paint all the bad guys. I finally managed to do so! Yes, by triplicate again, of course!
We essentially have two types of bad guys, cowboys and thugs. Cowboys bear firearms and thugs carry close combat weapons. As much as I observed and examined the minis, I couldn't relate them to specific episodes in the show. That puzzled me; all the main characters have pretty accurate minis, gorgeously obssesive in details. I refused to believe these were generic goons, just made up for the board game. They had to be Patience's gunslingers or Niska's minions. But a Google search didn't bring any satisfactory results.
So I took the only reasonable way of action.
I watched the whole series and movie again.
Only reasonable way of action, I say.
Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot staaaand...
The unbelievable result is that the minis are made up goons indeed. No trace of them all over the show. Puzzling.
But hey, that was an opportunity then. I could paint all the minis just as I pleased, didn't have to follow any pattern.
So here they are. First, the cowboys:
|One could expect these to be in the show!|
They are nice, but a little bit 'too cowboy', if you know what I mean. In the show they have AK-47, machine guns, a mix of old and modern clothes an quite a lot of anachronistic details. These almost look like real cowboys!I chose earthy colours for all of them, apart from some touches of colour on the more modern looking clothes. Oh, BTW, yes, the poncho tries to replicate THE Western poncho, of course. There's no point in having a poncho if you don't paint it like the Clint Eastwood one.
|Look, look at all of them|
|I hope the background suits them!|
Well, the other set of goons is very, very different. They are more evidently urban looking. To me they really look like straight from a 90's beat'em up game:
|Streets of Rage, Firefly edition|
|Lots of them!|
|And again, an atmospherical pic|
I tried a different palette for these, but not too saturated. I guess that the Paw Patrol guy simply came to mind, these are the side effects of the Suberlings, you know. Also, the guy with the mohawk -my first idea was to paint his skin dark, to add more racial variety, but then I watched the mini closer and could only see Zangief. So Zangief it was. I know you can understand me :D
|All the goons, ready to rumble!|
For now I'll just keep on singing.
I don't care, I'm still free, you can't take the sky from meeee