Copplestone Castings scavengers. They actually come from three packs; Two are Sewer Scavengers (FW2), two are Scavenger Heroes (FW31) and the last is from the Partisan Fighters (FW40) pack. I've had these minis for years - part of a large order I placed in 2004 while living in Japan. They sat a round for quite a while, were based on washers then MDF rounds, then washers again... Finally I decided to paint them at our weekly paint night, without an actual plan.
I don't paint particularly well,
occasionally I manage to pull off something cool, but mostly I block
paint and use Army Painter Quickshade. This is mostly from a lack of
patience and that if I don't do it this way I'll be repainting them
My basic plan is to paint minis into 10 man units/gangs, a
nice round number that fits well into VHS box mini cases. Four of the
scavengers here will be part of the same gang, noted by the red articles
on all of them - I was inspired by a western gang painted with the same
idea in Warhammer Historical Old West. The tall, man-ish lady will be
part of another gang noted by the blue. Basically I ended up painting
Crips and Bloods/TAP Boyz. - though that certainly wasn't planned.
black chap was towards the end of the night and is based on a friend of
mine. You can see that my accuracy had suffered a bit from fatigue.
Still on the table he looks fine and I don't think I'll repaint - though
I might use a black Sharpie to nick that red fleck on his dreads.
these guys painted in pretty much one night, a couple touch ups and
the quickshade applied later in the week. It was about there that they
languished as I was without any dull coat. Once I got around to picking
that up I needed flock... thus the weeks added up. Finally (a couple
weeks later) they stood finished.
These are the first minis I'd
completely finished this year, though I have a about seven western minis
that were painted and quickshaded before these guys (awaiting dull coat
and finished bases). These guys have already appeared in a Daring
Tales of the Sprawl game, and should work well in post apocalyptic,
dirty/hard sci-fi and even modern settings. Last week an order from EM4 of ex-Grenadier Future Wars minis arrived from the UK - once my bases arrive from Litko I'll try to get them painted up to oppose these guys in Combat Zone and Cyberpunk/DTotS RPGs.