I only 13 insurgents more to show and I've decided to put them in two groups of 7 and 6. This project got a bit sidetracked now that it came to painting them (I know, I know, I'm drifting), but I would still like to paint them all as soon as possible to finish them for good, or they will never be finished.
So, below is a pic of all seven insurgents, nicely lined up in front of ol'Whateley's farm :D.
From left to right, there is a leader (note the clever position of a radio and somewhat civilian clothes with hoodie and bandana) and three "ordinary" riflemen. First one has an old type of webbing, with pouches and straps attached to a combat belt. You can see on the backview photo, that he also sports a nice little backpack. When I was working through the pile, I figured I'm giving some sorts of webbing or pouches to everyone, so I left one rifleman blank. I only covered his face with bandana to make sure he seems like one of the "bad guys". I might mention you can see both him and leader from this batch wear sunglasses - hidden identity comes in handy when you're doing something illegal! Last rifleman is one of the foreign fighters again. His face is covered with balaclava and he was (un)wise enough to rambo-stick two magazines together. I wanted to do this for a while, but I just couldn't sculpt a magazine I'd be happy with. So I've cut one from spare AKs (that I converted into a RPK with a drum magazine, but more on that in next post where I'll show you that miniature). He has backpack as well, but as he has no straps I'd imagine he must be experiencing a lot of back pain. I didn't gave him straps as "everyone has them", but I didn't want to leave him blank as that's boring...so now he has to suffer based on my decisions - it's like playing god! Hra hra hra!
I might mention I've noticed how most of the survivors got one leg stretched like some sort of ballerinas. That's odd, but oh well, who'd notice.
Grekwood miniatures and from Colgar6. You know...if they went through the trouble to get me some, I might take time to preform a surgery and make sure at least one RPG gunner is actually aiming the weapon. And he is. I did, however, just remembered I forgot to give him a backpack with extra rockets, so that's something I need to sculpt before I paint him. And perhaps to one of the riflemen, surely a RPG gunner like that deserves an assistant!
Leader has another of those "awkward poses" (remember the molotov guy?) and I got another brilliant idea to fix that. He is caught in a momentum of action, blazing away with his pistol (that I've made sure is "naturally" angled - not too "gangsta" and not too "orderly") as he has ran out of ammo on his rifle. Surely this could only be preformed by someone with vast experience in insurgency, hence the balaclava. Not much to say about the rifleman after such a heroic figure, so let's just say he exists :P.
In other news, I'm trying to paint some of these insurgents but I've been painting a little something for last two weeks, spending way too much time on a single miniature and I can't see a brush anytime soon as it drained all of the mojo in my shallow painting mojo lake.
I did jump deep into the Slovenian myths and folklore and I took notes of twenty five (!) creatures that sounded like they could be used in either a Dark age "Jason and the Argonatus" kind of game or Strange Aeons (so interwar era monster hunt). I've left out various villas and dwarfs and whatnot, as there is no use of having a beautiful woman standing on the middle of the board, having no impact on the game :P. I'll try to convert/sculpt as many as possible to end up with kind of posts I was showing last summer - full of beasts. I could fill a post with all the ideas and what not, but I'm trying to keep "planning" posts on minimum and I will just post some observations when I'll also have something to show for it.
Thanks for looking,