I should have had a completed war band for This is Not a Test a long time ago. I painted the first model for my Takers raiders back in 2015, and the delays are getting to the point that I'm looking at the oldest models and wondering if I should strip them and start again because I don't feel the paint quality is at the same standard as more recent additions. It's nice that I can look at my work across the span of a few years and say, "Hey I'm getting better", but it's not conducive to getting shit done. TNT encourages you to use any models that you think are cool and I may have taken that a little far. My intention is to get the Takers finished soon. They are officially on notice and fast-tracked for completion; At least as fast as my track will allow for. Hopefully a shuffle of leadership without our raider gang will expedite matters
|After botching her tats on the first paint I almost left her "naked".|
Anna the Bonecrusher was sculpted by Brother Vinni. Most of his lady sculpts are, "risque" and I find the slave ones plain vile. I could forgave figure's nakedness because she doesn't look like a victim. Anna looks like a badass got naked because that's her bag. I doubt it's practical but show me much that was in The Road Warrior. I think she is an awesome fit for my TNT war band. I picked her up at least a year ago but had a horrible painting accident with the figure's tattoos. I'd painted the skin completely then botched the ink hard. Frustrated with my blowout I turfed the model into the tray of shame and forgot about it until earlier this month.
|Adding ink didn't make her less naked but it did break up the full on nudity quite a bit.|
Pretty early on in the painting process (the second time around) I was quite taken with the figure. I ended up demoting Head Taker to goon status, rather than de facto leader. My old story had been that he was a brute that Diamond Steve ran the Takers through as a power behind the throne. I didn't have to to reinvent my story completely; It was just a matter of moving it forward a bit to where Megan usurped control.
Megan is clear indicator that I've been spending a lot of time getting sucked into the world of the Walking Dead. It came from lamenting the crappy club she had that seemed a lack luster weapon for my number one guy. I started thinking about it as a good luck charm and shortly Anna became Megan and Lucifer became her new best friend.
|The warband to date. Diamond Steve is pissed.|