Hello chaps & chapettes, I have a very quick update to share today – it has been a funny week with not too much painting, but I did wrap up the last of the Ghosts of Gia*. I’m calling this one ‘Candy’:
‘…but Alex, why is her skin blue?’ I hear you ask… (you were asking that, right?) Weeeell… Candy is actually the oddest of ‘odd ones out’ in the range, because she is the only one who isn’t wearing either a helmet or a re-breather! I was mulling ideas about how to deal with this, including toying with the idea of converting her, but decided to keep her ‘as is’. I then I thought to painting her as a mutant – some genetic twist that allowed her to breath the toxic atmosphere of whatever sump/hive/deathworld that the Banshees happen to come from. The idea grew on me – it was fun from a painting perspective, but it also says a lot about the ethos of the Banshees I think… I really like that they would accept a mutant into the gang, and that their shared femininity is more important to them than anti-mutant prejudice. Speaking of the gang, here’s the whole heart-breaking, life-taking, bad-assery of ’em:
So, that’s it for this week – told you it was a quickie! That also wraps up the Banshees for the time being*, and I’m really happy to have focused in on painting a bunch of ‘realistic’ sci-fi women that were only ever made thanks to the determination of Annie Norman (of Bad Squiddo fame) to address the paucity of believable female minis in the hobby. Thank you too to Cupcakesandmachetes for including this effort on your ‘Celebrate the Ladies’ event – there’s some great stuff going on over there, and I’m glad that Annie’s work is represented.
Next week I’ll have a cool bit of scenery to finish & share with you all, (trust me, you’ll love it!), plus I have a few half-finished Eru-Kin that might get done as well. Hobby time gets a bit choppy after that with holidays & work travel coming up fast, but we’ll see how it all goes. Have a great weekend & catch you next week :-)
*I’m actually missing one mini from the first run of the Ghosts of Gia, (fuck knows where she’s gone!), plus the second Kickstarter is due to drop through my letterbox any time now… Yey!! :-)
Thank you for participating. I have loved all of the lady minis!
Cool, glad you like ’em & thanks for letting me get involved!
Another amazing addition, blue skin or no. Just some really amazing work on these and I’m really envious of the crew you put together. So much character.
While looking over all of them, over and over again….I think I spotted my favorite. Not because she’s my favorite paint job of the bunch, but because she looks like one bad #@$%^ $%^**@$&^*!! The one with the light blue hair, rocking two submachineguns. Holy crap! All the ladies look serious, but she looks like that one you really don’t want to mess with. Probably the best she is as what she does, and what she does isn’t pretty! ;)
Oh, and bring on the scenery bit! If it goes along with the scenery in these photos, that will be a treat and a half!
Hey, thanks mate, much appreciated! I agree – Blue (aka Christine) is pretty damn cool… her pose reminds me of a Goliath in an old piece of Necromunda art – a similarity that I suspect is intentional…
The scenery in question is fantasy rather than sci-fi, so no, it won’t match this lot… It’s a bit special though, so I hope it isn’t a disapointment ;-)
Yea, I would seriously double-like these posts of this crew if I could.
Awww man, no scifi?! It’s okay, I’m sure I will enjoy the fantasy scenery too.
Lovely work. I like that the blue skin looks like skin rather than face-paint.
Cheers mate, glad you like her – I’m pretty happy with how she came out :-)
That’s a really nice take, I like what you did to her, a daring approach that works perfectly :)
Thanks mate, it’s something a bit different eh? ;-)
Very nice and the blue skin (and yellow eyes) work very well.
Cheers mate, she’s certainly distinctive :-)
Great work, Alex. Although I have to say that she doesn’t look like a mutant to me. She looks more like Genetic Infantry gone Rogue…
Rogue Trooper was definitely in my thoughts ;-)
Nice work, mate ;)
Cheers dude :-)
These are such a wonderfully diverse and colourful bunch! Excellent stuff! And seeing them all together against that kick-ass terrain of yours is just lovely. Fantastic work all around! :)
Thanks matey, that’s some kind words – glad you like ‘em :-)
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I really like the blue skin. I also like that she is very colourful but still muted and grim. Well bloody done sir.
Thanks mate, I’m pleased that she’s worked out so nicely :-)
Mark A. Morin said:
I like her a lot. Though since you started this, I hear a lot more Siouxie and the Banshees on satellite radio!
Cheers mate, and how strange! Maybe I should get some kind of kick-back for that ;-)