Monday, 3 July 2017

Descent on a budget: end of project

I had neglected this front for a while, just when I was on the verge of finishing it. Time to solve that!
I had just a fistful of minis pending, and just for once, they needed no conversions (yes, I had no excuse to have these on the workbench for this long!)

First of all, fun and easy, the skeletons:

Bad to the bone
I honestly cannot remember in which scenario these are needed, but it's not like I need any excuse to paint some skellies! If you see the pic above and it doesn't ring any bell, don't worry, it's simply that you're too young for this blog.

But again, the minis. The last batch is kind of tricky. There are four tokens in the game that are used for evolving characters. These are the villagers. Through the campaign they can become militiamen, and the tokens can eventually be used as guards or special characters as well.
My pal and I agreed that having different minis for every specific role was too much, given its use in terms of gaming. But he provided me with some tasty choices that would work:

Evidently non-combatant villagers
Adventurous villagers promoted to guards or whatever
So these could serve as the multi-purpose minis we were needing. Given that the two last minis would represent civilians recently turned into militia or things of the like, I thought it could be convenient to use the same colours, though being clearly different clothing styles. It would give a sense of uniformity.

So this has been it! Here you have the whole project:

Cheapest way of replacing card tokens with minis
Ahhh, the nice, warm feeling of closure... Now my pal has a full set to properly play Descent. Of course the next thing ahead is that we need to run a campaign! :D

14 comments:

  1. Fabulous work Suber!
    The freehand on the shields of the skeletons in particular is amazing.

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    1. Thank you! I've been wanting to paint skellies in that fashion for years!

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  2. Espero que compartas las partidas pues!
    Me alegro que hayas podido cerrar un proyecto porque normalmente lo que se hace es abrirlos y ya esta... xDD

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    1. ¡Gracias! Tenía ganas de cerrar el proyecto, la verdad es que sienta bien :D

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  3. Great work Suber. It's tough when you need to take into account 'gaming considerations' when painting a miniature. That's one of the reasons why I feel like a weight is lifted from me when I discarded such considerations when painting my neglected W40K stuff. Within acceptable boundaries of course as we can't have red nurglings and blue Khorne warriors now can we. :)

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    1. Well, it's just the way you decide to face it all, but I agree, having an schedule has pros and cons.
      Hmmm, red Nurglins, blue Berserkers... I'd love to see that!! :D :D

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    1. Thank you! They were easy and provided me the sense of closure I was needing :)

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  5. Stunning dude. The shields on the skeletons look awesome.

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    1. Thank you! I loved the 'Jason and the Argonauts' skeletons too much to let this chance go :D

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  6. Very nice indeed and excellent to see Classical Greek motifs on the shields, it certainly brought the old Argonauts movie to mind.

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    1. Thank you! They were enormously fun to do, when I saw the models I knew there was no choice but the Argonauts :D

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  7. Finishing a project always feels great. Congratulations!

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    1. It does! Thank you! Now I can move on all the other unfinished projects!

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