Sunday, May 17, 2015

A girl and her 'pets'

You have already met Betty Wooster, so now it's time to meet her younger sister Lilly!

As you can see, she is just as High Society as Betty, and she really loves her 'pets'.  She also has a penchant for the medical profession, although her cures are certainly unorthodox!

She does not think that her laboratory pets should always stay confined, so the neighborhood around her lab tends to get somewhat infested.

As a very modern woman, she believes in high fashion and the "New Science".  This means that Lilly has a fascination for the work of Eiffel, Tessla, and even Carpathian.

She finds it all very glamorous.

This Reaper miniature was painted with the clear paints just like Betty.  The clear pigments almost have a 'glow' about them, but that is partially due to taking advantage of the transparency of the colors.

For example, the clear red was darkened with glazes of the purple clear, while it was lightened by a series of semi opaque lightened layers of the clear red mixed with a light flesh tone.

Mixing the clear paints with both the Secret Weapon washes and the Vallejo washes went well.  Those are more subdued colors, which made the high chroma clear paints a bit more toned down when needed!

Research is ongoing, so stay tuned!

A Jack of all trades...

Here is the Blackjack, the chosen Light support of Jesse James and the Outlaws.

This is more of an up close anti personell vehicle.  It has a few more lifeblood points than an Interceptor, but it also lacks the template firepower.  There's also a significantly higher cost involved (45 points more).

I wish that it also had better speed than an Interceptor.  Knowing that a Mercenary Buggy could also bring a few nasty characters across a template and sniper infested table makes me think that is a better choice as well.

The Dust Cutter proved to be a lot more versatile, and the extra 20 points were well worth the high movement, firepower and the ability to lay mines.  I'm trying to find some kind of niche for the Blackjack as it was fun to paint.
As you can see, it also looks kinda neat!