I'll admit it was an eBay whim. Well not quite but almost. I have had the "7th Voyage" rules for a long time and the "Songs of Blades and Heroes" rules as well so It really was only a matter of time before I got some critters. They were cheap and easily available from a well known seller on that very famous internet auction site. I had never painted any before so it was a simple click and bid we all know the format. And suddenly I have 5 semi naked Harpies.
They are of course Foundry 28mm figures but these were not well cast or sculpted. I am not saying I could do better myself, I KNOW I could not. I am just saying when I think of foundry I tend to think of brilliantly cast and sculpted figure. But if the price was right I would get some more and many others from their Greek Myth range. Just not straight away.
Once I had decided on a dark purple for the wings all the fur/hair would be "Blonde" just to reinforce the contrast. I am happy with the result as the skin wings and fur all look very different without becoming dark. If I do get some more I will change the colour scheme and go for various shades of brown I think. But that may well change on the day I pick up a brush!
Of the five models 3 are clearly different species. One has their arms attached to the wings, another has human legs while the rest all have bird legs.
Now as I contemplate what I will do next I wonder should I do some stuff to sell on eBay (US Paratroops FOW 15mm Company) or even to start a completely new project (20mm Yom Kippur war). Both of which I have the figures for fo It's just a matter of selecting one and getting on with it.
That's it for today folks. I have sent 2 lots of to the Painting challenge so they should get published this evening. And WBQ should be out in about 2 weeks and my article has been accepted and I am now planning another.
SO JUST for FUN. I am thinking of doing cartoons of Wargames Stereotypes. Therefore what Cliché game players can you Name. Here are a few to get you started,
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All the best Clint