It has been a couple of months. So here is an update.
Fiona The Black – Done
* Freebooter – Done
* 2x Mariner – Done
Doc Killingsworth – done
Kell Bailoch – done
Ragman – done
- 10 Croe’s Cutthroats – done
- 10 Sea Dogs, 1 Sea Dog Riflemen, Mr. Walls, Quartermaster
- 6 Sea Dogs, Sea Dog Riflemen – two done
- 6 Sea Dogs, Sea Dog Riflemen
- 10 Press Gangers – done
- 6 Press Gangers
Since last I wrote about this, I got the missing Press Gang and the Buccaneers arm. No more excuses. Well, that turtle is a good excuse.
About a week ago, I pulled out ten Press Gang. I tried to make them look a little dark. Cultist Press Gang. No prominent colors just a little dark. There are three models that are not repeated. The lass, pretty obvious which one that is. The one guy with a lantern. The happy guy with a large sack. There are three of the one with a block and tackle. Four of the guy with what looks like a chair leg.
I painted his pants with Exile Blue stripes then it with Menoth White Highlight. The blue showed, but it was kind of pail. I just did a little more down the middle of the stripe, making it look faded and old.
The sack is made up of so many whites and browns. one over the other that I don’t think I could do it again…
I find it fun to do a unit that is all different. I just grab a pot of paint, put some here, there where ever…
Shoes are black, manacles are steel. The rest is whatever. A lot of the pants are light grey, but not all the same.
The lass was the last one I did. The shading, face and skin tone bothered me. I decided on a lighter skin tone on her. Makeup and powder? The guy with the lantern. Isn’t a knit cap dark blue? It has to be. The coat, well Sanguine Base is as good a choice as any. What is that in his pocket. Looks like a badger to me.
What will I do with Press Gang.. First, keep them working together. Gang makes them a MAT 7 and P+S 11. Every little bit helps. They Advance Deploy, so they are closer, better to run into melee than to fail a charge and get shot. Shanghai gives you more Press Gang (or Sea Dogs), so Fiona might put Affliction on some Sea Dogs. If you hit you get a point of damage on anything. That makes it easier to box things. Tough is better with Doc around.
As I look at them, maybe one or two of them need a tattoo…
One Buccaneer, 6 sea dogs & a rifleman, 6 press gang and 6 sea dogs & a rifleman (being done by Ruth). Strange to say this.. It isn’t that much to do. If I didn’t have to split my time, I think I could knock these out in less than two weeks. But that’s not happening…
Till next time,
Just do it.