Sunday, 11 September 2016

Tag!! Various Modern Figs...

Hey folks,

While I was enjoying my internets hiatus, I still passed the time with a brush in hand and a fig on the go...looking for any excuse to not paint Great War figs I was able to find an some stray minis from The Assault Group (TAG) from their Agents and Operatives pack...and I think a few strays from their US Delta in Civilian Clothing. I figure that these should work in a variety of settings; be it modern, zombie, pulp, etc...

I was kind of enjoying the chance to break away from the 'strive for historical accuracy' side of the painting and thought I'd try a couple of outlandish and improvised/freeflowing painting ideas inspired by some of my favourite tv shows and movies...

Enjoy and, as always, thanks for the views...comments and advice are welcome.

Cheers.

Like many folks, I have been a fan of Batman over the years, not a huge fan or suprfan, but I've enjoyed the Batman verse nonetheless...I actually think one of the most entertaining Joker characters is found in the Lego Batman game...if you move the stick slowly enough, you get to make the Joker strut...it is F'ing hilarious...
Of course, not to mention the work of Nicholson and Ledger...I quickly saw a link to a page saying that Heath Ledger had been heavily influenced by Brandon Lee's characterization of Eric Draven from the Crow...not sure if it's true, but damn...the Crow ranks in my top favourites list. 
The Joker-esque figure was fun to paint...a little misposed to be a direct representation of the Joker...but at about 1/5th the cost of the actual Joker figure...I'm willing to go on faith with this one.

The AK toting agent wasn't inspired by anything in particular, I just wanted to the chance to improvise some digicam on the ball cap and more colourful flare on his robe/tunic/moo-moo

Next, I thought it would be great to have an agent who dresses just like Herb Tarlek from WKRP in Cincinnati...truthfully, there was some hesitation on this one...I wasn't sure to go with Herbert J. Tarlek, or try to pick one of the fashion gems that Don Cherry is known to wear...
The biggest challenge was to have the lines of the coat somewhat uniform and parallel to each other...and flow accurately over the body in relation to his pose...but it was fun to pick the worst colour combination I could think of... 
The agent next to Agent T I thought I'd go with a simple black fatigues look kinda like Sly Stallone in Rambo 2...
The agent next to Sly Jr comes from the Delta pack...he wasn't inspired by any particular look...but was surprisingly quick to paint up... 
The tricep shadow came in pretty heavy...much darker than I would like...didn't become apparent until I snapped the pic...I'll fix that before I dullcoat the model... 

Group shot of the agents...





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    1. Thanks Duncan...they're getting ready for your Project Z, lol...

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  2. i like the Joker, pretty cool hah.

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    1. Thanks Mike...he was alot of fun to paint up...

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