I painted the figure as closely as I could to the movie's poster, and I'm quite happy with how he came up. My only regret is that I was not able to reproduce the famous poncho's decorations. I was not happy with my first try, and time lacking I painted over it and went with a plain poncho. I hope Curt will manage to forgive me for this obvious lack of historical accuracy!
On a completely different style, I managed to finish painting a Nurgle beast for my Chaos army. The figure is from the Hell Dorado range and when I saw it I just knew it would work perfectly in my Nurgle force as a beast of Nurgle, the God of plague, despair, disease and death. The figure is basically a full 40mm of worms crawling over one another. Eurk. Disgusting, but oh so Nurgly! The figure was a pain to assemble though, with parts that didn't fit real well. I made it as if it just rose from a puddle of goo, and well, I think it looks how it is supposed to look!
So that's 7 pts + the points for the Curtgeld (it's late and I don't remember how much its worth, sorry!)
Finally, this hasn't been a very productive year for me, as I've been living in boxes and preparing to move in a few weeks. A busy week-end of house visits (we are selling our house) screwed with my last entry, a complete battalion of Baden Napoleonics, which are painted but not based. I thought of showing the unbased unit to get the points but I just can't do it! Roger and I at Murawski Miniatures are giving a complete Baden battalion as a prize this year, so hopefully when Curt announces the winner he will allow me to show the completed unit on this blog to show you exactly what you are winning!
A big thank you to Curt and the whole minions gang for making this challenge possible. I feel that this year I haven't participated as I usually do, in output and comments, and so I cannot wait for next year's challenge; I intend to make up for my lackluster 2015-2016 showing!
Iannick both of these models are fabulous! First, thank you so much for the Man With No Name, he's just brilliant and true cinematic risk taker if I ever saw one. I quite like his pale blue shirt juxtaposed against his otherwise earth-tone clothing. A big thank you!
I must say that without a doubt that is one of the best Nurgle daemons I've ever seen. You usually see them done in green, pink and purple but this putrescent yellow is a terrific take on the theme. Well done Iannick!
Best of luck with your upcoming move - I know it's stressful but I'm sure you'll love your new digs. And yes, please send along some pics of your Napoleonic Baden battalion as it will be perfect for when I divvy out the prizes next week. Otherwise I look forward to having you with us next time out. Take care Iannick!