In the interest of getting Necromunda played, I’ve started on the team of miniatures chosen by my son, the “Van Saar”.
Test model. All systems go.
Back in July, I had a nearly finished test model (above) done. Bases were already done. Just needed to get him attached. Do highlights. Finish painting the cyber-braid/collar things and varnish. The hard part of choosing which colors to use was over though.
Yea, back in July. Isn’t it nice how honest, blogs will keep ya?! Well, I did some stuff for Azazel’s August Technical Challenge, then I hit a painting slump, and coming out of that I finished up my Blood Bowl Dwarf team. Somewhere in there I worked through three more Van Saar gangers off and on.
Let’s get to the photos!
Note: If you’re having trouble viewing the images, please let me know. Last time around I used the new editor, and apparently the images ended up too large on some mobile devices. I switched back to the Classic editor, and just uploaded the files as I used to, so hopefully they work just like they did in the past. Heck, if the images work just fine for you, you could let me know that too. 😉
Not too much to add beyond what I posted last time in Necromunda – Van Saar pt 1. I tried a darker color for the under armor, as the original under armor was too bright and I had to add several washes to darken it. After the test, I couldn’t definitely say I liked the new color any better. So my plan now is to do a mix of both.
Of course, you can now see the highlights on the test figure too, as well as the rest of the group. Pretty basic stuff, and I’ll likely add a paints list once I finish up the gang. I used the brightest Citadel colors I could find to add the ‘light accents’ (gun LEDs, eye lenses, buttons). After Dull Cote, I hit them with an additional coat of Ardcoat or Future to brighten them up. The gun LEDs are painted in different colors to help differentiate the guns. Some are obvious, but there are two that you would have to look at closely to tell the difference (red vs blue guns). They have different in-game effects, so I wanted to make that more apparent.
Four down, and two to go if I want to make another 6 person gang, like the Goliaths I did. Since then I’ve been eagerly devouring Pete S/P’s Necromunda Campaign posts. I’ve been learning quite a bit from those, and it sounds like I might need more than just 6 minis for a gang. I think we can probably safely start out with six, but will likely want more in the near future. Which makes me think, I might try to tackle four at a time on my next go. Since there are typically two similar models in each box, an even number makes more sense. Will see how that goes.
About halfway there …
Here ya go, Azazel!
I should be getting really excited about the possibility of playing a real honest to goodness Necromunda game, but that feeling hasn’t really sunk in yet. I know that these Van Saar gangers take me a crazy amount of time, so that could be part of it. Also I have been flip flopping between different projects. After the long painting slump, I’m just rolling with this, as I want to keep momentum going. As long as I’m working on minis, I’m not going to chastise myself for not painting up anything specific. It will all come in time.
What’s next?! Well, the niece (and family) is coming to visit in a couple weeks. That means a couple things. One, I’m trying to scramble to get some stuff painted so we can play some miniatures games. Right now that is a bit of Blitz Bowl. The Dwarves got finished up, and I have a painted Humans team from Ebay that will certainly do. In the meantime I want to get another team or two done. Two, I won’t have much painting time when they come to visit. But the chance to play some games, will hopefully offset that.
I spent a chunk of time prepping, assembling, and priming the Escher gang. In vain hopes that I can get them “playable”. Given that most are in sub-assembled 4+ parts….”playable” will be tough. I’ve blue-tacked stuff before, just so the son and I can play some Blood Bowl, but it’s not great. Will see. Hopefully Blitz Bowl teams will come together fast and I can MacGyver something together for Necromunda. If anything good comes out of that, I’ll share here or maybe do up a game post.
Wishing you all the best in your own projects!