Blackstone Fortress II, Blacker and Stonier
Following on the previous post, here are the heroes of Blackstone Fortress, fully painted (in no particular order). Oh, and I'm not going to bother with the names, they really are awesomely WYSIWYG.
The Ratling Bothers
I painted them in traditional military drabs, with a Flesh Wash.
Not sure if I like my color palette on this guy. I tried to get away from the typical black and red, but this makes him look a little too much like a superfan for the Miami Dolphins. Also, he has a really nifty little skull floaty bolter on his right that my paint job fails to highlight.
Oooooooh. My favorite mini of the bunch. Well within my skill level to make look good, and I see him as a recurring character in Sector Six
With the ability to leave exploding booby traps before the round even begins, what's not to like? The bright orange matches the rest of my cannibal mercenaries (which, in short order, this guy will be leading in Kill Team)
Mr, Rogue Trader Himself
Nice model, I love the reptile stole across his shoulders.
(Smoking is bad for your health kids, don't be like Mr. Trader :) )
The Walking Tank
Meh. GW do a whole lot of characterful robots. This guy just doesn't do it for me.
Ms. Eldar Sniper
This miniature pisses me off. She has the potential to be my favorite of all, BUT...
Same thing happened to my buddy who owns the game store TWICE (after she broke the first time, he opened a 2nd box to have a complete nicely painted set for display, and SNAP)
It is too fine to mend, and I am at a loss on how to make this not look broken.
Ms. Bald Hot Flasher
I know Flamers are great weapons in the GW universe, but I never really liked them aesthetically. This time though, I'm pretty happy with the job I did both on the weapon and the vent on her back.
"BURN THE HERETICAL FANS OF THE BUFFALO BILLS!!!"
(The funny part is that I have total apathy about the Dolphins. I only know that the Bills are their rivals because I just looked it up. Maybe I should have painted them in Back and Gold)
I like the set, and I've enjoyed the playthroughs I've done so far. Now just to find 3 or 4 other folks to do a full on game with!
Thanks for reading!