January 21, 2016

Batman Miniature Game Poison Ivy Starter Box Painted

I received the Poison Ivy starter box in late November. They seemed like such a nice change from all the police I had done last time, so it immediately jumped to the top of the painting queue for my Batman Miniatures Game collection. The plants are characterful and assembled quickly and without fuss. A small pass over the joints with some contour putty and they were ready for painting. After I brushed on some grey primer I got to work.

I don't usually use a lot of greens, so the plants went through several stages of greens, washes, dry brushes and various highlights. I don't know if I'll be able to recreate this look but I'm unconcerned for now, as there are no other plants available for Ivy anyway!




Ivy herself is one of the few one-piece models that I've seen in the range. In fact other than Bane from his starter set I can't recall any other models that are a single piece. If I had one complaint about this particular box it would be that Ivy is a touch on the tall side. I love the pose however so I'm willing to overlook it. She's actually a pretty simple paint scheme, and I'm proud of the colour on the hair and how it contrasts with the rest of the miniature. If you want to try replicating the base colour, it's a simple 1:1 mix of Army Painter Orange and P3 Red Ink.


I wish I could say that these were painted lickety split but I can't. After getting them started and all the base colours finished they languished on my desk over the Christmas and New Year holidays due to my catching a substantial cold. Getting back to them me took a while, but I'm glad to say these are my first finished BMG models for 2016.

Although models in the box clock in at under 150 rep, I have plenty of models I can add. The first crew I'm going to try out will be Ivy, her plants and Catwoman, which comes in at just under 200, or Ivy and Catwoman for an interesting duo at 150! I haven't got classic Harley yet, so it's the closest I can get to fielding a sirens crew for now. Since Knight Models added "Hates Law Forces" to Catwoman's profile I can't field her with my cops, so she's an obvious addition to Ivy's gang for now.


7 comments:

pulpcitizen said...

Nicely done. The Plants and Ivy look excellent. :)

Obsidian3D said...

They are surprisingly some of my favorites of the range so far. It's a shame KM haven't done a booster for the plants, whether they were new sculpts or not. With the restrictions on plant numbers she can take I suppose it makes sense, but her equipment list means she can't equip inmates or black gates with stuff. I suppose the intent is for her to take free agents instead?

Palmer Clarkson said...

Looking great niw that you have the poison ivy gang are you getting swamp thing? He has an awesome sculpt and I hear he is good in game

Obsidian3D said...

I have the Arkham City model for Poison Ivy, Swamp Thing and Hush. I'm not sure if I'll add those or some prisoners yet.

Pulp Citizen said...

I agree that Ivy needs more Henchman options, preferably something like Plant Slaves.

The problem is that mobile Henchmen cannot take Equipment, and the Plants themselves work as a deterrent since they cannot score Objectives. I found Ivy very hard to use and probably need more games with her, but part of that is she does not have the range of options that Leaders like Penguin and Two-Face have, let alone the really big fish: Joker.

Simon Quinton said...

Fantastic job dude they turned out great.

Obsidian3D said...

Appreciate all the comments folks. Nice to get some feedback on my posts :)