I got another five insurgents done (as in converted and probably not really completely just yet!).
This time I got a leader, 3 guys with small arms and another LSW guy, so nothing really new.
I also took some comments into account from previous batch and I've done some changes to the first group of five.
Below is the first batch shown again. I've found peak hat too goofy, so I've swapped it for a baseball hat on the leader. The AT guy seemed too blank, so I've added a sort of a metal canister for two rockets on his back. Canister's dimensions are made completely by the eye and it just roughly resembles the real thing. I've also just remembered it needs clips to hold the lid closed!
The LSW guy got a scarf to help him hide his identity when needed, but it came out way "metro". Those heads really don't seem too "evil".
I have decided to sculpt some ski masks on some (more on that later in the post) and I've decided to give one to the awkward posed molotov guy. He wears his as a hat and he has not covered his face. If you look really closely you will notice an indicated mouth hole on the rim of the hat.
Last guy hasn't been modified any further.
Leader of this group had more work done than the rest. He is made from the "baseball bat" guys and it took me days to notice on of his hands was long and other short sleeved. His arms were cut at different angle to try and indicate he is giving his unit a sign to stop or double-time it. Probably the latter, as he is in the movement. He holds his rifle with one hand and it could probably benefit from a sculpted strap for his gun...but then again, so could everyone else so I've decided to leave it out. As his rifle is of western design, so is his vest. He carries a lot of equipment and he might just be one of the international fighters that have came to Evergreen to fight for the "cause".
LSW guy has the same weapon as the guy in the first batch. He was given the chest ring vest as most of others and a ski mask. I've decided to make some of the insurgents look as veteran warriors, in case I'd want to distinguish hardened fighters from local militia.
Third guy, and first of the "ordinary riflemen" is armed with an SA80 rifle. He is just reloading his rifle. His chest ring will probably get more work to make it a bit more complex than the standard "AK" one, but that's a minor thing.
Next guy is armed with M16 and uses the same body as the AT guy in previous batch. I can "only" use 9 of 10 models from the sprue as kid would seem out of the place among the insurgents. This guy came out really wrong. Instead of giving an impression of insurgents, he seems like a hipster. He's got a scarf and, god forbid me, a single bag. I figured some wouldn't be able to get the proper military vests so they'd have to work with what they got and it came out wrong. I think I need to at least sculpt some pockets on his pants to make them look more military.
Last from this batch is one of my favorites. He has his equipment stored on a belt (and would really need some straps or his back would break carrying all that) and wears a ski mask. I will most probably cut a mag from an extra AK. He doesn't wear vest with extra mags, so he'd have to stick two mags together for a faster reload. I tried sculpting it but it turned out to be way too much effort. I will still be able to use the AK I will take the mag from as a bit of a scenery in a safe house or weapons cache.
That's it for today,
I'll show you some zombies again next time and in the mean time, I have to decide what to do with the insurgent's bases and if I'd want to build more or just paint some next.
Thanks for looking,