While my painting time hasn’t petered out totally, the last few nights I’ve had less time to work on hobby stuff than earlier in the new year. I was able to get the Ortega crew finished in a week. The Imperial Armada set that I picked up on Sunday, is not early done. Of course, it is quite possible that I will find the time over the next few nights to get them finished, but it’s doubtful. They might be a “Crew in a Week and a Bit.”
I’ll give a better review of the models at a later date, but for now I will say that I am most impressed with these miniatures by Freebooter’s Fate. Absolutly no flash, and only very, very minimal mold lines to clear. Aside from only a single bit of skew on one of the faces, I can say that these look great out of the box, with very easy assembly.
While I’m not certain about the square bases for a skirmish game (but don’t quote me, as I haven’t played the game yet), I do like that they come with an insert already. This saves me from having to make my own or use a bought one (even though I do love Dragon Forge stuff).
So, in metal and primed, they look good. And as you start to lay down some paint, they get looking even better.
I’ve only managed to get the skin and some clothing down, but already I’m seeing how cool these models might look. I just want to do a good job, and will be highlighting these guys more than I did the Ortega crew, just to see how I like the more “GW-style” look over the “realistic/historical” look that I usually go for (like Loy said).
You might be able to tell, but for the clothing I’m going with turqoise. Not what I was originally intending to do, but after mixing blue and grey to make the leader’s clothes, I ended up with a turqoise. Then I figured I’d just use the premade one (Meredius Blue by Privateer), and so now I’m going with that. Easy.
I’ll explain more later, when I’ve got more to show. But it’s a game night tonight, and hopefully my next post will be all about the awesome games I played. Many, awesome games.
Thanks for reading.