September 17, 2012

Two More Supers Join the Fray

I finally finished the two figures on my painting table. They'd both been sitting at near-complete for over a week and I just never got a chance to sit down and finished them off. The first figure is a converted Heroclix Wendigo that I'm going to be using as an alternate form for my figure Snowbird.

As far as conversions go this was an easy one. Swap from the clix base over to a 40mm round base, which I added some sand and rocks to. The paint work on the Wendigo was quite good to begin with. I used a quick wash of the Army Painter Strong Tone and followed that up with a dry brushed coat of pure white. I would have preferred a grey wash with a slightly blue tint, but honestly...I'm not sure how to make one. I didn't want to be up all night experimenting with mixing something up, so I went the easy route.

I've got SuperSystem statistic sheets made up for both figures and am looking forward to trying her abilities out in a game. I've already tried using Sasquatch and Guardian so I think the next battle will be a bigger match where I'll field Snowbird, Puck and Shaman. That should be a lot of fun!

Second up is another figure from the Pulp City heroes starter box: Iron Train. Before painting this figure I did some looking around online to find out what kind of colours were used on Canadian steam engines. Black was most definitely the primary colour, along with red. The black isn't actually black, but a mix of metallic, black and a touch of blue that doesn't really show through.

 I ended up choosing gold as the third main colour, and in retrospect I think it turnout out a little too ostentatious. Not quite what I'd had in mind. The red is Citadel Red Gore and the gold is Citadel Shining gold. Perhaps a less brilliant gold, or maybe even just a silver / metal colour instead might have been more to my liking. I did try to add a little depth to the whole thing with a light coat of Strong Tone ink, which helped a little bit.

He still looks pretty good though I think and now that I have two figures each from the villains and heroes boxes I can give the rules a test run. I think I'll have a little time this evening to go through a quick battle and see if I can sort the Pulp City rules in my head. Should be fun!


Brummie said...

Very cool swap over, it looks a like a very creepy beasty, American Indian myth right?

Obsidian3D said...

Yes I believe so, however the figure is based on a Marvel character. Sadly I don't really know much (ie: anything) about Marvel's Wendigo, at least nothing I can recall at the moment.

There's an owl model in the familiars set coming from the Reaper Bones Kickstarter that I hope will work as another alternate form for her, but it'll be six months or so until I see that one. :(