Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Empire of the Dead Lady N'ver do Well

Finishing off some bits that have lingered on the paint table for to long this week. The fifth and final member of Wargames Foundry's N'ver Do Well set, a lady (well maybe) armed with a pistol. Again for no specific faction more of an extra as required. Most likely will be used for a criminal gang when the rules come out for them. I found it quite hard to choose colours for a Victorian Lady there aren't many colour examples that haven't been modernised in some way which then makes me doubt the authenticity of it.

Work is afoot on a few more figures I have a load of soldiers undercoated and waiting dry brushing.
A random agent for 7TV and a Zombie hunting duo are all near completion just need a few highlights here and there and they'll be done hopefully by the weekend.


The rest of the pack shown previously.

41 comments:

  1. Great paint job on a fabulous set of miniatures Simon.

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  2. The colours look fine to me, though you could always look for further inspiration at the museum of costume: http://www.museumofcostume.co.uk/collections/collection_search.aspx

    As for gaming, this lady looks like she'd fit right in to any Sherlock Holmes or Doctor Who story!

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    1. Cheers Hugh thats a useful link, I'll bare that in mind as i'll have a number of ladies to paint when the Kickstarter lands next month.

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  3. Great work Simon .
    Greetings.

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  4. I like what you have done the colours look like those a lady might select and she could be on either the side of good truth and justice or the evil side of greed vengeance and corruption. very versatile and excellent job.

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    1. Thanks Clint, Thats what I tried todo more of a stand in than a permanent member of any faction.

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  5. Very fun. She looks like she could be used for a lot of scenarios, from out & out adventurer to a neutral civilian capable of self defense

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    1. Thanks thats what I hope for to.

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  6. I agree with Clint, she good be an agent for good or evil. First class paint job as usual, Simon.

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  7. That's a lovely sculpt, I like the paints you've picked.

    When you've mentioned it is "probably" woman I couldn't but remember how I heard that police officers that were chasing Jack the Ripper dressed as prostitutes...but I think this one is way too nicely dressed to be one of those!

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    1. Cheers mate. LOL not quite the way I intended I merely meant either a Lady or a Prostitute! LOL You have me thinking of a cross dressing bobbie faction now.

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    2. Do some stubble on face, hair on breasts on all your female miniatures and voila! :D :D

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    3. LMAO I might just do that one and it send it to you to use in Strange aeons :P

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    4. I see a whole new line of figures developing "Tranny Cops!"

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    5. lol Well i'm sure someone will make some!

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  8. shes a nice mini well painted and the colours chosen turned out well, well done mate.

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  9. Very nice! First thing I thought on seeing her was that she would make a great "HG Wells" mini for gaming the TV show "Warehouse 13".

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    1. Thanks, Yeah she could well be used for that I think the dress could be used for a wider variety of periods I suppose.

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  10. Very nice shade of blue. I like the figure a lot.

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  11. love the shade of blue on her, Simon, and her name is super cool :)

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    1. Thanks mate, the name though is for the pack of figures. But glad you like it though. I may use it in future.

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  12. Great work on that Victorian "lady" Simon. I like the choice of colour and tone on the dress very nicely done.

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  13. Nice figure, subtle demure pose with many uses.

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  14. on the Foundry website these minis look as rough as a badgers arse. Your treatment of them has shown them in a much better light. I might have to go back and look at them again.

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    1. Thats very kind of you to say Rob. There ok not the greatest but certainly not the worst either.

      Dodgy photos and bad paintjobs can really change the perspective of miniatures.

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  15. Nice subdued colored dress. She certainly looks the leader of that band of ruffian. Equally she could be a damsel not in distress to the dismay of said ruffians.

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  16. Ooh, I missed this one first time round- she reminds me of one of the characters from the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie, though quite obviously not one of the male characters!! Excellent!

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    1. Thanks, yes I painted up the four men first as I wasn't sure what colours to use for her dress. I think your on about Mina Harker the vampire?

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  17. Always good to see more minis for your games mate. I suspect you paint more in a week than I manage in a month! :)

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    1. Cheers Mate, I'm trying to have a clear down ready for the mass of EotD stuff coming though

      I have just done a few figures that just 'had to' be done.

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