N17 In the sumps of Bartertown

Sobek

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Hello there.

It's been a while. Still lacking the motivation and/or energy for hobbying many days of the week. Busy life helping the family with stuff and colleagues on long term sick leave and then home alone is a strange juxtaposition.

Anyway. Managed to to some painting in the evenings lately and now also took pictures of the thingies:

Sssslyth Bodyguard / Xenos Mercenary for my Slaaneshii Pleasure Punks (Inquisitor):

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Whose body he is guarding? Well...

Dayan Eisenstein, focal point of the Cult of Pleasure and Pain, apparently up to no good - yes, that is a bloody human heart in his left hand.

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Championesse with whip is next on the painting desk.

Hope everyone is safe and sane. Received my second vaccination last sunday. Feel a little more confident to go out and meet people again, but the overall situation is still scary so I guess my daily life will not change that much.
 

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Those are some nice models! Glad you're still posting. Getting my second shot on tuesday, though my sanity is still up for debate, I'd wager... :giggle:
 
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Sobek

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Yeah, feels good to be back. Awwww... you guys even missed me! 🥰🐊

Here's another one of the three or four thingies I managed to paint over the last... I don't know how many weeks. There's some minis / warbands I really want to get painted before committing to Necromunda terrain again, because... guess what, I finally collected my Gang Stronghold set from my local store the other day I had ordered in December... Really excited, with all the inspiration to draw from the Underhive Wars and Hired Gun video games.

Anyway. Started this one on sunday. I deliberately chose an older sculpt / conversion as I was not quite sure how I would feel after my second jab (no issues at all) and older GW sculpts tend to be less covered in a dozen different textures and details. I was told it was an Astropath, whatever that is. Sanctioned Psyker I guess?

Now he is a Claw Merchant (Guilder), Beast House representative at the Goldenhand of Hive Tarsus.

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That's about it. Two minis sitting on my painting desk, one about halfway done. The other one was basically a minor touch up on a Character I painted years ago for Inquisitor (never used him in a game though, which is a shame).
Slowly taking back my leisure time, one mini at a time.

Take care, fellow yakkers.
 
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Sobek

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See that glossy sheen on the burgundy robe of the Claw Merchant? It’s gone.

Yesterday, I finally received an order from two months or so ago that included a product I was very interested in trying out and was not let down: AK Interactive Ultra Matte Varnish (AKI UMV) (for Brush/Airbrush application).

Will have to do some more testing like mixing the product with acrylic paints, washes, contrast paints. So far I have just used it straight from the bottle (shake well before use) and applied with a clean brush, in more or less thin layers.

My initial impression is: Does what it says on the tin. In fact, does that very well.

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Here's the aforementioned Inquisitor character I am currently revisiting. Applied two coats of AKI UMV on the burgundy robes to get rid of an ever so slight sheen from glazing:
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Now you can see all the thick line highlights on the robes and stuff. Yay! :giggle:

Will probably finish Monsieur creepy medieval witch Navigator tonight, just some little touch ups here and there.



*Views are my own, I am not in any way paid or receive anything in return from AK Interactive for posting this. I am just really impressed by the quality of their product and wanted to share with you guys, in case anyone is looking for a matte varnish that lives up to its name.
 
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daKing

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Hello there.

It's been a while. Still lacking the motivation and/or energy for hobbying many days of the week. Busy life helping the family with stuff and colleagues on long term sick leave and then home alone is a strange juxtaposition.

Anyway. Managed to to some painting in the evenings lately and now also took pictures of the thingies:

Sssslyth Bodyguard / Xenos Mercenary for my Slaaneshii Pleasure Punks (Inquisitor):

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Whose body he is guarding? Well...

Dayan Eisenstein, focal point of the Cult of Pleasure and Pain, apparently up to no good - yes, that is a bloody human heart in his left hand.

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Championesse with whip is next on the painting desk.

Hope everyone is safe and sane. Received my second vaccination last sunday. Feel a little more confident to go out and meet people again, but the overall situation is still scary so I guess my daily life will not change that much.
Original snake man model wasn’t good enough?! Awesome conversion
 

Sobek

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Original snake man model wasn’t good enough?! Awesome conversion

Erm... no? I mean, the model is great, I just wanted to replace as much as possible with plastic parts as the miniature only comes in "finecast resin" (which is well known to be a euphemism). Really pleased with this one.

Soooo... finished Mylady Helena the other day. You don't want to break her heart. Or she might eat yours.

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So here is the Pleasure Punk Helot Cult for Inquisitor.
Pleasure Punks Helena, Mynerva and Hyaena, Stimm Brutes Byron and Venger, Cult Leader/Witch Dayan Eisenstein w/ Sslyth bodyguard.

May also appear in narrative Necromunda games, but I'd have to run them with Venator custom rules.

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Sobek

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Awww.. yeah. People not part of the instagram won't get the joke.
Sometimes I post little quotes from movies or songs that go with the pictures.

Soo... let us continue with the picture spam, shall we?

I revisited an Inquisitor Navigator character I built and painted a couple of years ago and never used in a game. Which is a shame because I remember now what a cool model that is.

I imagined him some kind of villainous medieval witch type guy, with sword, staff and candelabra servo-skull (whose bionic eye corresponds to the blind eye of the navigator himself).

I made extensive use of verdigris on his armour, strands of white hair, few teeth left in his mouth, an ancient las-pistol - everything about him should read that this body is in a state of decay and he is like an acient relic from the past. Then again, who is this colourful birdy pet companion? Could it be... Tzeentch? Who knows.

I liked the idea of him having a blind eye so he might be tempted to use his navigator eye more frequently, or was maybe punished for gazing into the warp. As you can see, he seems to be using both eyes at the same time, staring at the same person. He might be a potent psyker? Whatever the case, I think he is on the verge of madness and demonic possession.

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This mini sparks all kinds of ideas for character background and potential scenarios. I think I'll have my Scrutinator Servalen lady with her robo dog on the desk soon. Should make for a cool game of Inquisitor as intended, with maybe a handful of models total.

Take care yak people.