So, I have very nearly finished my Hannah. By which I mean I had finished my Hannah, took the photos and then realised that I had missed the corner pieces on the book. So they will need painting in the morning. Nevertheless, and apart from that, she is finished. I may go back to her and add some OSL coming from the top of the suit to match the artwork, but until then, we will call this finished. So I present Hannah, Freikorps Chief Librarian.
So I have finished the desperate mercenary, the next model in the Outcast Wave 1. A simple colour scheme, and very clearly the original metal sculpt rather than the new Iconic one off the front of the Main Rulebook.
It has also been the start of Malifaux Month at LVL Up, my FLGS. So far, we have had a number of demo's for new players, along with a 6 man enforcer brawl. Which I apparently did quite well in, despite leaving after the first turn to give a demo to two new players.
We also have our Henchman hardcore tournament coming up on Monday, and then a full on Gaining Grounds tournament on the 22nd.
We also have a colouring competition to go along with Wyrd's, an achievement league, and a number of other silly events planned. Should be fun.
So, i have finished Von Schill of the Freikorps. Any resemblance to Hulk Hogan in the sculpt is, I'm sure, coincidence on the part of the Sculptors. Painted in the same scheme as the rest of my Freikorps. Steel Legion Drab washed with Agrax Earthshade. XV-88 and Seraphim Sepia. Screaming Bell and Sepia.
An easy model to paint, and one that I think looks good enough, given that I am not planning on using him that often.
I'm also working on the Malifaux Starter set for my FLGS for Malifaux Month, with a plan to have a display board based around an asylum. That should be cut over the weekend, and then painted by the Manager. Looking forward to it.
So, moving through the Outcast models at some pace, I have come to the Freikorps. Only some of the Hired Guns box is actually Wave 1, and so I have Von Schill, 2 Korpsmann, a specialist and the steam trunk to paint.
The specialist. A model that I don't know I have ever seen on the table and a really nice idea. It is basically a real disaster to put together. The tanks sit badly on his back, and the cabling is difficult to get to fit. In general, I disliked building this model. Despite that, the finished piece is not too bad.
And the Freikorpsman. 2 sculpts, and much easier to put together than the specialist. Painted in the same scheme, these may get a little more table time with my Outcasts, at least until I get better options from the Wave 2 models.
It's also coming up to Malifaux Month for the store where I am Henchman, and I want to share with you just some of the things we have planned.
We have tournaments. Malifriend or Malifaux on the 22nd and a henchman hardcore event on the 3rd. We have demos, with a custom built demo table in the works to show off the starter, and plenty of people to show you how it all works. We have scenarios for people to try, everything from special Halloween-themed events through hunting trips and story encounters, including solitaire setups. We have the divergent paths global event running in store. We may have painting demos, with Joel Duoplys-Duguid having provisionally agreed to come and try his hand at some malifaux models. We have a painting competition running throughout the month. And we will have malifaux bingo, for those who want to see how good they really are.
All of this means that there is a need for a short break from the current project. I have to get AT LEAST the starter box models painted, and the aim is to get all of the story encounters painted up as well, plus the carver. That's a metric tonne of work, and so I may try to beg borrow or steal some of the models for the store. I'm also looking at getting an asylum display/demo board made for the store for the starter box, and there is a chance that may be laser cut. So all told a busy week or so ahead.
So, some more models finished, some of which you may have seen WIP pictures of. First up is the classic Bishop model. A very different look from the modern plastic one, and while he is definitely throwing the Rock Ballad Hand that Pat Benetar (ask your mum) would be proud of, I still think it's a really characterful sculpt and I quite like the end result.
We Belong to the Night!!!!!!!
The next model that I finished as part of the Outcast push was Killjoy. Never used him, never faced him, but I know that he has a bit of a reputation. I've shown some WIP of him already, so straight on to the finished items.
I'm enjoying these, although one of the interesting things that I have noticed is that the von Schill box, despite him being a wave I master contains a number of models that appear in Wave 2. While this could be annoying, it means that I have fewer models to paint to get Wave 1 finished so I am not too upset.
So, this is mostly about posting some work in progress images. I am currently working my way through all of the wave 1 malifaux models. So I have started painting the Hoarcat pride. Mostly just now needs teeth and mouths but in general looks like something I am happy enough with.
I am also working on Killjoy. Currently blending fat folds with skin tone. A rather interesting prospect. Some more work in progress photos.
Not the most exciting of blog posts, but it brings me up to date in terms of what I have been working on.
I have also played one game of the Divergent paths campaign, last week, against Kendall. It was a really odd game, using the random deployment method saw my Viktoria's fighting his summoning Somer. Really fun, and while I lost, he was down to a single Bayou Gremlin. I actually managed to kill Som'er, which I am led to believe is a bit of a challenge. My MVP moments either come when Pere walked up and delivered a message on turn one, or when I managed to Sacrifice a ronin to gain the soul stones in order to do damage prevention on the burning damage to save a Vik. All told, a really good, fun game, as every one I play with him tends to be. We also got to use my WIP swamp terrain, and the feedback was good, although it sounds like I need some more scatter terrain to go with it. Any ideas gratefully received.