I bought these guys about five or six years ago, when I first stumbled upon their continued existence at EM4. I had long thought that they had been lost after Metal Magic closed up shop. It's a great shame that Metal Magic didn't market themselves well enough back in the day, because they really did make some fine minis. I only every saw their stuff in a calendar I picked up back in the early 90's.
So, once I had them in my grubby little paws I quickly cleaned them up, based & base coated them.....and then promptly left them in that state for half a decade :(
It's only been over the past year or so that I've come across other people's painted examples, which had the effect of giving me a well deserved kick up the bumb to get mine finished.
So, here's a group shot to kick off this here pictorial feast. Enjoy!
|Behold! The glowing goat men!!!!|
|I alternated between grey & light brown for their fur.|
|Yes, I know, their a bit glowy aren't they.|
|Not the stealthiest of soldiers in the dark.|
|Must remember to ease back a little on the airbrush trigger when attempting OSL.|
|Not sure if the rusted metal on the base looks convincing enough? Still looks a bit like sprue off cuts to me.|
Here's a few of them that I think turned out ok,
Like I already mentioned, their a bit glowy, too much in my opinion! But once I'd hit them with the airbrush I couldn't go back. I blame the tools.
I opted for a standard metal armour paint scheme on these guys. I don't think it would have been a good idea to introduce another colour to them alongside the bright blue blaster's :)
Well, more grist for the mill, ala troops for the tabletop done. I did a quick calculating the other day, after looking at my mini horde. I figured if I painted one mini a week it will take me about four to five years to get them all done. What a sobering thought!
I'll be taking these guys back with me to Australia at the end of the month, so they'll be getting some tabletop action soonish. Stay tuned.
Oh, and I'm well aware of that statement I made in my previous post, about never batch painting again. Lesson learned, never make promises in writing.....especially on the net!!!
Ok, time for me to bugger off.