A few weeks ago I painted a squad of 10 Mars Attacks! Martian Grunts. Or so I thought. Turned out 7 of them were Martian Marines, and not Grunts at all. (In my defense, they are very similar, with the difference being that Marines have shoulder pads.
So I have at last finished the remaining troopers to complete both squads:
7 Mars Attacks! Martian Grunts
and the 3 remaining Marines. I have done the shoulder pads in yellow to make it easier to differentiate them from grunts in play, I have also redone the 7 previously finished Marines’ pads to match.
If the helmets seem a bit wonky in the pics , it is because I just popped them on for the photo. They are not glued in place yet, and might be a bit off centre.
When I paint I usually end up with several blobs of unused paint left on my palette. And I hate wastage.
I find that Zombies are great for this, as they can take most colours in their stride (especially as base coats), and a squad does not have to be uniform (sic!) Also mixing paints is fun and educational. It teaches you some colour theory without all the boring words.
These two resulted from the last sessions leftover paint. So far that makes 33 of the Space Hurps Positive done.
and last but not least, 3 Hungry Dead from Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death. So thats 4 of those done, twice as many left to go. These are the worst of the SoB-minis, being quite soft in the details.
Minis completed so far this month: 18