This second picture shows the miniature after being sprayed with a
white undercoat. It does help show the detail on the figure even
though there isn't much of it.
The hardest part is going to decide on colours that enhance the
figure and bring out the half human half android, car crash look.
After undercoating I paint the base colours. In this case i've tried
to keep things simple. Anything complicated probably won't work on
such a bad miniature. I've gone for a red on the plates covering the
mechanical bits(blobs), this will help define the difference between
human and android. The metallic parts will become a steel colour but
i like to have a bronze base coat for metallic colours. The Gun will
remain mainly black. This will hide the poor modelling and the bad
joints. The clothing i'm not sure about. The green shorts look ok
but i'm going to change the small top to a brighter colour.
Unfortunately i can't do much with the squashed face so the flesh
will be pale. I've gone for black hair to hide poor sculpting again.
The flesh was the first colour to be finished. This helped to see a
more defined model.
Although the figure is nearly finished, I'm beginning to lose the
will to live. I've used the foundry bright red 3 pot set to get a
dull red. The green top just didn't look right so i changed it to
yellow and changed the cod piece as well. The figure has got a
future street wars look about it and actually looks much better in
real life. It's never going to be a great figure but it's not the
Well that's the miniature finished. I've tried to keep it simple
because the more detail i tried to pick out the uglier it became.
The gun is just awful and should be changed. The other main fault is
the face, it's flat and out of shape. I suppose these imperfections
could be overlooked due to the figure being an android but their
just too noticeable. Despite taking many pictures under different
conditions i can't make the figure look any better in a picture
either, it's just not photogenic(no surprise there then).Over all i
would rate the figure 4/10, in real life it does look better then
these pictures show.
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