This is one of those painting projects that I struggled with. Truth be told, it was kind of half-arsed from the beginning. I pulled one of the space bunnies out of the leadpile, had a think for a few seconds, and then made a squad of beastman-mutant pirates using minis from a wide range of manufacturers. But my lack of preparation and imagination meant that i struggled with painting them. Because they didn’t exist in my imagination I had to work hard to bring them there. I’ve previously painted a squad of beastman pirates and they were more unified than this selection and less of a challenge. What I maybe should have done is mechanised them, turned them into dark mechanicus skitarii or something. Never mind, there’s plenty more in the leadpile!
Taking on the Imperium: Beastman pirates
22 Tuesday Jun 2021
Posted Finished Workin
That’s a brilliant unit mate – gloriously bonkers 😁
I have to say you’ve made the space bunny idea interesting. Even if it was hard work to drag into your imagination you’ve sold it well. I think it might have been Neil Gaiman who said something along the lines of “Some pages flow easily while others I sweat over endlessly. And when I’m done I can’t tell which is which.” I wouldn’t know you’d had to work so hard on these. They look effortless and lovely. The palettes are similar enough to weave it all together. And the concept is simple and convincing. (A band of misfits is always a winner since so many of us feel like misfits at least part of the time.) Anyway, well done!
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thanks so much, that’s a really nice thing to say and it really brightened my day 🙂