Hello folks! It's nearly the end of the month so it's time for an update on my Mayday! Mayday! miniature rescue project. I introduced the concept in my previous post, but in brief the idea is to take a half finished but stalled, damaged, or otherwise unloved project and get it going again, finishing or getting as far a long as possible by the end of the month.
This year I chose some Middlehammer era Plague Bearers, and wanted to practice my hand at copying existing paint jobs.
|The state of affairs at the start of the project...|
|...and at the end of the project.|
|My three in the middle. Obvs.|
|Even more noticeable form the back...|
|Early work in progress shots. They started from black undercoat and brown bases mid way through the month|
|Evidence of at least 6 months of neglect...|
|Later WIP shots|
The weapon conversion on the full gang member (back half of an auto gun, front half of a shot gun) was as I bought it, although it needed repair after stripping. I will confess that I had not even noticed this when I bought the lot on eBay so was a bit surprised when she came out of the goop with only half a gun!
The weapon conversions on the blond juve were both necessary as she came without any. The haft of something chunky had been left in her right hand (looked like it might have been an axe, I haven't bothered to check) and she was bereft of pistol. I added a short length of resin sprue to look like a metal pipe, and the pistol I had cut from the Xenos Rogue to act as an alternate pattern auto pistol.
|You can't see the pistol clearly in the final shots, so here is a close up of what I'm on about.|
|The gangers are just sizing up some cargo crates to break into when they hear a noise. Is it customs officials?|
|Wait! What was that behind them. That didn't sound like no stinking customs official!|