In between various projects, I managed to find some time and focus to get a few miniatures painted. The bases will be finished later and soon I will be shooting them outdoors with natural light, as all miniatures deserve.
Most of these will be part of my urban setting, a medieval fantasy town. In my view, towns are only as interesting as the characters who live in them. Hence, my obsession of collecting as many civilians as I can.
Next up is a lady of the night from Reaper Miniatures. It took me a while to settle for a suitable colour scheme and still I’m not too happy with the lack of highlights on the hair and clothes. I might go back and do a few adjustments.
The two injured fellows are from Citadel: a dwarf slayer and an elf, evidently OOP. I found both of them interesting as subjects, as they look like they’ve seen a lot of (painful) action. I don’t know how useful they could be as hired swords in a game like Mordheim, but I still like them as characterful individuals.
Adding to the colourful and random bunch of minis, I got a puppeteer painted too. He belongs to the infamous Citadel range C46 Travelling Players. Some of these models are very rare so I was thrilled when Stu (a chronic collector of Citadel gems) gave me this street performer to add to my citizens collection. I love the detail in this character, including the two puppets he’s holding (the mischievous goblin and the lady with the baby). This comes to show the sort of innocent and almost sweet nature of miniatures back in the 80’s.
Finally, I had time to paint a busker (the second from the right), another old Citadel townsfolk model. Clearly dated and not as good a sculpt as other models that came after him. And since I’m not a skilled painter, he gave me a bit of a hard time to paint him to an acceptable degree.
Still, I really enjoyed visiting these old school minis and getting them grouped together.
More to come soon, hopefully.