Greetings Earthlings, and welcome back for another post – this one covers my final stretch for the finish line on Fembruary! I managed to get three ladies finished since my last post, and given the Siouxsie and the Banshees inspiration, I went back over the band’s discography & picked a name from tracks on each of their eleven studio albums. First up we have Poppy:
Next is Switch:
Finally, we have Christine:
Logically, this leaves eight names to be assigned, (and I will certainly continue to add to this gang & use these names further down the road), but the Fembruary tranche of Banshees are done:
It has been a great little project thus far, and I am so chuffed with the wider take-up on Fembruary – it has been a good talking point I think, and a healthy way to challenge how we all think about the representation of women in our male dominated hobby. Thank you to everyone who got involved, and (if no one objects), I’m going to go back over the various blog posts that I have seen on the subject and pull down pics of your contributions for a ‘Fembruary round-up’ post. I’m aiming for the 8th of March (International Woman’s Day) to do that – that seems an auspicious day to collate and share the excellent kick-ass female miniatures you folks have put together. I’ll also be continuing with The Banshees during March for Women’s History Month, (so plenty more to look forward to on this subject). But… before that, I have one evening to do something for Azazel’s ‘finish a neglected model in February’ challenge… ;-)
Great work, mate–these are excellent!
Cheers dude, they’ve come together quite nicely haven’t they? :-)
They look bloody awesome one and all. I love them! I’m looking forward to the round-up post on the 8th.
Cheers dude, I must admit, I’m really pleased with how they came out individually, and especially all together :-) I’m looking forward to the 8th as well – there has been some great stuff put towards this!
Damn they look cool mate. Love the colour choices, really well balanced.
Cheers dude, it was fun to cut loose with the colour ;-)
Michał Kucharski said:
Cheers dude :-)
Love the little annotation on Poppy’s gun, very useful and so straightforward even a Goliath could understand it! Colour choices are spot on too – bright and flashy but not garish.
Ha, yeah – simple instructions for the win! Glad you like ‘em mate, I’m really pleased too :-)
Amazing! I want to collect them all!! Love the little details to look over, from eyebrows to “Kil ->” text on the gun. So cool! Do you have a fave of the bunch?
Thanks mate, I do like to chuck in the detailed stuff on a small project like this :-) I think Poppy (red hair) might be my favourite overall – great sculpt & pose, but I also really like Vas & Switch for their skin tone
Yea, personally I would have a very hard time picking a fave. They all have something interesting going on. Weapons, hair, colors, skin tone, etc. Really makes me want to build an Escher gang.
I love them. Each one is charming and they all have lots of personality, great paintjob!
Thanks dude :-)
Some fine work here and this is my contribution
Thanks mate, and Rachel looks awesome! Thanks for getting involved :-)
Very cool work here Alex. I love the paint on all three, but I think Christine might be my favourite model of the trio.
Good that there’s a week before your round up, as I’ve got some photography and posting yet to do…
Thanks mate – yeah, Christine has a lot going for her for sure – I love her Goliathesque pose :-) Looking forward to seeing what you post mate!
Not sure how I missed this one brother. More brilliance from you Alex. Love Poppy!! The colours on all of them just POP. Thanks for putting the FEMbruary challenge out there mate I really enjoyed it and it felt like I was doing something worthwile, if that makes sense? Making something for more of a reason than just, hey it’s got guns and blood and shit. (Not literally shit).
Cheers dude, and thank you for getting involved and spreading the word! I think you’re right to say it was a worthwhile thing to do… we all need to check our thinking now and then, right?
Great stuff – I love the Siouxsie and the Banshees references! :) A satisfying way to complete your FEMbruary posts too. I’m thinking that Switch is my favourite
Thanks Marv, glad you liek ’em mate, and glad you like the reference – I do find it useful to have a theme to work with :-)
I love the punk rock style colour scheme you’ve chosen Alex. Their hair is kinda asking for bright colours, but their clothes aren’t that obvious. The overall colour scheme you went with suit them well I reckon.
I think I played too much Final Fight when i was teen, coz all I can imagine is them making a corny little scream whenever they get blasted away on the pretend battlefield.
Great little posse you’ve finished off mate :)
Cheers dude, I know what you mean – I wasn’t sure I had gone the right way until I hit my test mini with the washes tbh… It was all a bit tutti frutti until then :-)
Mark A. Morin said:
Really love the colors and the overall new wave and punk look, really inspired work!
Thanks mate, I must admit, I do find it a fun genre to channel via the brush!
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