Monday 22 February 2010

These are Void Corsairs, savage humans who dwell on the edge of known space. Driven mad by the endless gulf of starless space that stretches out before them, they have descended into barbarism, and now exist purely to raid the space lanes and colonies, butchering the weak and enslaving the strong. Rumors of cruel rituals, cannibalism and other unspeakable depravities are abound.

This is my entry to the first round of the Lead Painters League competition of the Lead Adventures Forum. They are inspired by the reavers from Serenity/Firefly, but I felt that the dark, burnt, disfigured look they use in the film would not translate well onto a mini, and so I kept they cleaner-limbed, but just as barbaric. I painted the flesh quite pale because they don't get planet side much. These minis are by Mark Copplestone (I think) for eM4 Miniatures.

Here is a quick sneaky look at another Lead Painters League entry I have been working on. These are Zombies from my Supers campaign. They are based on the Games Workshop zombies, who have a distinctly peasant-farmer fantasy look, not at all suitable for what I wanted. I converted them with greestuff to 21st century civilian zombies. mostly this consisted of putting on belt loops, shirt collars, extending trousers etc. I am very pleased with the way they have turned out- especially Angus McZombi, the Scottish football fan. I have added a base ball cap to one of them, and mad a few for minor tweaks since this photo was taken. I am now waiting until the weather warms up a bit before I spay the, I am not taking any chances with these little monsters, as the sculpting took me about four hours!

Currently working on some cowboys for the next round of the competition. The pressures on. After that, I think I will try to get some supers on the go.

1 comment:

pulpcitizen said...

Those Void Corsairs have come out really well Rob, great work.

The Zombies are shaping up well alos.