We got lucky this week and had a rare opportunity to get in some mid-week gaming and with the end of the year looming, I pushed to get in another game of Batman in. From our last game, we weren’t convinced Commissioner Gordon was a good fit for my friend’s Batman crew. My friend didn’t have time to work up an alternate model so I took advantage of the good weather to work up one of my SWAT henchmen.
I didn’t have a lot of time but luckily I had him mostly put together. I just needed to fill in the gaps in his base and then he’d be ready to prime. I got that together in the afternoon and then waited for him to dry.
Later that night, I went in and block painted him. I did a few light highlights (I really don’t do much to my models anyway as I let the wash knock it down and fill in the shadows) and he was done in less than 90 minutes.
After letting him dry overnight, I applied a wash and then sealed him up. I’ll still want to get some decals or something for the SWAT lettering but that can happen later. Getting this guy out and complete had me reviewing all my other Batman Miniature Game minis and I decided to burn through the rest of them to get everything prepped.
I finished assembling the rest of my Suicide Squad figures and then filled in their gaps in the base. I’ve never liked “basing” so I go simple and move on. If these guys were resin, I’d consider going clear bases as well but being metal, that tends to not work out very well.
Katana (model up front) was a bit nasty for a Knight Model with all the extra pieces and the awkward three-point connection of her shoulders and hands. Trying to fit that katana hold over her head never really worked so I resorted to some greenstuff to help out. It works for tabletop but if you look close enough, it looks a little off.
After getting everything assembled, I went in and primed everyone so that I’d be able to repeat a quick painting one off night for the next model I need to sub into a crew.
Also, I had been thinking about grabbing some new Dropzone Commander models to try a new build. Keiron’s comment on my last game pushed me to finally pull the trigger on picking up the Marine Force Recon group and their Raven dropships.
The Ravens assembled very quickly and were easy to prime up.
And I was pleasantly surprised that the MFR troops had almost no flash to deal with. They went up very quickly. With this and my Walking Dead, my winter painting queue is all but filled up.