So when I was contacted a few weeks back if I would be interested in painting up some models for a new client, I of course jumped at the chance!
Why though? Why take on a new client when I have so many other things on the go at the moment? Because this time it is a project from the UK! Yes, that is correct, Mr Lee has gone international! Seems the post concerning me moving to UK prompted interest in my skills, and as such assistance has been asked for.
Last week I had a quick chat with Zzzzzz from Devos IV blog fame.. and his request is to paint up a ton of his Renegade IGs. Along with this, I will paint up some Necromunda gangs for him also. Will be quite a bit of fun actually as I have been wanting to test out the airbrush on IGs for a while now. My first attempts last year were decent, and that was with the older airbrush. I can only imagine how it will turn out with the new airbrush!
The first batch though will be the House Cawdor Necromunda gang. Not sure on the color scheme yet, but will look more into the history and fluff of them and see what I can do with them. Then decide with Zzzzzz on which pattern he wants to go with.
Biggest thing to keep in mind, as we had discussed, was to ensure that each group were distinct and different from each other. So some forethought and planning will be required here it seems. Wonder if I can outsource the thinking aspect to my new team at work? Or would that be an abuse of power in a new position? :)
Now this is all good and dandy.. but while looking at Zzzzz's blog.. I have sen others helping him with his miniatures these days.. such as a fellow blogger Admiral Drax and his mass legions of Imperial Guards! So I have a bit of reference materials now to go with to ensure that what he has painted is continued to a degree with aspects that I touch upon as well. Will be interesting to see how they mesh together, and what not.
So once I get the models painted up, and touched up ( tester IGs ) then I will post them up for their own post, and show before and after photos of them ( Zzzzz's idea not mind.. honest! ). Hopefully he will like them, and we can continue on with the rest of his forces in time!
Below are some "As is" shots of the models.. so we have the before shots, and now I need to make the afters!
|Bloodcoat Original model #1.. not fair to Stewart cause it is Table Top quality and probably shouldn't be shown this close up!|
|Same goes for the Renegade Guardsmen here.|
|Cawdor Necromunda Gang.. this brings back so many memories it is not even funny... really looking forward to painting this gang up!|