Friday, 22 May 2015

Goon (Black Mask Henchman)

The first mini completed for my Black Mask crew. A very simple paint-job, but that is exactly what I needed after losing a lot of painting momentum recently. And choosing not to bother with pin-stripes was basically to keep the paint-work as simple as possible. For this mini, finishing something for table-top readiness was the most important thing. It isn't my best work, but I have been in a painting slump, so I am glad it is done.

The rest of the Black Mask Henchmen in suits will have simple choices like dark grey, dark blue etc.

The sculpt is far from the most exciting pose I have seen. Also, as with many Knight Models minis I have the metal was softer than I am used to, and the casting was a bit rough in places. Sorry to say, but for me the quality control in production by KM does not match the premium price-point for their products. There are others who have been very satisfied, but for me, their casting is nowhere near the industry best. That said, and in the interests of balance, I know of others who have had no such issues, so maybe I have just been unlucky.

With the pose and the QC issues considered, the reason for me buying and pressing ahead with the mini is that Henchmen are vital to play most viable BMG crew configurations.

Going forward I hope to finish one or two more BMG minis in the next few days. I hope to get in another game in early June, and have a second tournament in late June.

BMG Painting Summary
BMG characters owned: 99 (added the Arkham City version of Scarecrow)
Percentage of owned characters painted: 13.1% (13 models)


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    1. He does. Whether he is 'trouble' in game is yet to be revealed to me...:)

  2. Looks great. He's one of those cuboid models that you can use more than one of in a crew, yet comes in the starter pack and so you'll never own more than one. KM are odd at times. :)

    1. Thanks Kieron. :)

      Yep, no way I have any desire to paint a second and I still see no logic in KM's strategy with how they have packaged many of their previous non-unique Henchmen, although they seem to have finally seen the error they have been making to judge more recent packs.

  3. Looks good to me dude a fine addition to the completed pile. I know exactly what you mean about the QC of some of the figures especially considering the price point with them.

  4. Cheers mate. :)

    I hope to get some more done ovver the next few days - watch the blog for more (opeful!) progress. :)

    As for the QC - any other IP virtually, and I would not buy into it. I am weak for DC and Marvel. :P