Yeah, I got side tracked again. It happens. But if I get something painted that’s not too bad an outcome. Coronasan suggested we get a game of Rogue Stars played so I decided to paint up a few new figures to help make up a different crew.
As I didn’t have too many new figures in a Sci fi theme at the front of the painting queue, I went looking for some that would fit the need. I delved to the other end of the painting queue, where the figures that once were at the front of the queue get pushed back to, and found these.
I call them Venusian mercenaries. Specialist warrior types that my Steam Wars Martians often employ for the more dangerous missions that they might not want to execute themselves. Warcradle Studios call them Greys in their Wild West Exodus game.
With the heads done in contrast white (to get a very light grey skin tone) the body suits looked too washed out in such a light colour. My plan was to match their armour to their attack barge colour but that was never going to work… Contrast black for the guns and contrast grey for the armour.
Contrast paints do make painting units faster. Especially if what you want is a set of solid base colours with a slight highlight/shade effect. I found myself still adding a quick dry brush of silver over the black of the guns and feel something is still missing from these guys.
As always, using a strong colour when basing generally drab coloured figures helps them stand out more.
For Steam Wars this batch of ten figures gives me two units of 5 figures. In Rogue Stars I will likely pick just 2-3 of these to go with some other miniatures when I build that crew.
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Nice looking minis! Well done with getting them painted!