I didn’t want to post pictures of the new project until I had finished the bases as well, but since I still haven’t received them I’ll go on and share some of the Dirz models I’ve been working on.
The first model is a Scorpion Neuromancer – which is almost, almost, too badass a name to be cool. This mini I had won years ago at a painting competition for kids and painted in a horrible, flat, dusty-looking, pea-green cloak. Every time I was looking at my Rackham models he was screaming for a better paint job. I worked some ice blue and purples and darker green in the cloak, darkened the tunic and completely reworked the armour, which used to be TM gold.
Now for the armour I tried a new technique based on the high intensity 4 colours CGA palette. Here:
Or, better, here:
I’m not going to use the CGA palette all the time, and I think it would be difficult to pull it off on a whole miniature, but for some smaller and weird looking NMM I really think it’s a nice idea.
Next, I was working on three Dirz Crossbowmen. Unfortunately I had bought the models second hand and they came with some layers of glue and paint on the junctures that I wasn’t able to remove entirely, but the beauty of their vaguely inhuman sculpt still shows without problems.
I decided these are going to be either homunculi or alchemically enhanced humans, so I added cyan and yellowgreen to the very pale skin tone. The only drawback, since they are going to sit on desert bases, is that they’ll need a lot of sun lotion.
Their izaars are done in the usual transition from purple to red that I like, to which I added some highlights of good old Citadel Ruby Red from a veteran pot of paint which has been with me for around 20 years.
I’m not sure how well the dark miniature will fit with these lighter minis – we’ll have to see if common bases will do the trick…
I hope you like this new project, next I’ll probably show the assassin and possibly the first Nomads, who are currently on the workbench.