Saturday, 23 April 2016

Boris/Mr. Pink

Boris is part of the 'Mobsters' blister pack and not really a mini I planned to include any time soon in my Black Mask crew, primarily as he would compete with what I feel are better options for funding (like Mesh or Deadshot); as Boris is conceived he looks pretty durable with Street Guy backing up Defense 3 and Endurance 7; I feel he is decent enough but Anatoly and Mule Goon also offer similar durability, so nothing new there, and his Funding takes out an ammo equivalent.

The reason why this mini stepped up the painting queue is the 'tournament card' version of his rules as Mr. Pink. The Mr. Pink version has Defense 4 (yet still a Henchman), Endurance 6, has a Bulletproof Vest and is immune to Arrest thanks to Runaway. He also adds Informer (a free 'pass') and has a 2 Blood Gun, but most of all costs $0! He has a high Reputation cost (55), but in my opinion that is worth paying for the rest of his package, especially as he offers a different kind of durability than Anatoly, Mule Goon (and especially Boris). I recently managed to acquire a copy of the 'tournament card' and that motivated me to get him done sooner than later.

The model had some big chunks and lumps of flash, which was an issue; cleaning up his face left some markings, so I decided to paint that up in a different shade of pink to invoke a sense of scar tissue (probably not visible in the pictures). In all, once again not a great cast from Knight Models unfortunately. On the plus side, for whatever reasons I was able to get the mini turned around pretty quickly (by my slow standards!), so most importantly this marks another minis 'done' from the range', and further progress to my annual painting tallies ( I am ahead of the same point last year which is nice), as well as now meeting my target for BMG minis for the year.

BMG Painting Summary
BMG characters owned: 201 (added: Ice Penguin and Savage Penguin)
Percentage of owned characters painted: 21.4% (43 models)

16 comments:

  1. That's a cracking paintjob PulpCitizen on a somewhat dubiously posed sculpt imho. Not sure what it is about him I don't like, as I like the knuckleduster and the fact he's about to presumably throw a real haymaker with it. None of these quibbles have anything to do with your tip top brushwork mind, and as you say, another one down... That's quite the lead you have on me now ;-)

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    1. Thanks Blaxkleric. :)

      I agree about the pose. I think the problem is he is doing two totally different things (shooting and about to unleash the haymaker) and he is looking in what seems a random direction, so the whole doesn't really make narrative sense. At least that is the problem I have with it. :)

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  2. You've clearly done an excellent clean up job as there are zero issues visible. I didn't realise Mr Pink was $0, I mean get have to try to get my hands on the card.

    Excellent painting as usual.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Kieron. :)

      I hope to get Mr. Pink onto the table against Simon very soon. :)

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  3. Congratulations on meeting your target for the year already!
    Though the miniature is flawed in many ways (the issues you mentioned and there is something strange in his proportions or pose), you did a great job painting him. The scar gives him some character and makes the miniature look better as a whole.

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    1. Thanks Wouter. :)

      Definitely a slightly odd mini in that there is something 'off' about it; but then the other one in the blister (Dirty Tom) is more 'off' IMHO. :)

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  4. What a brute! Another fabulous paint job, love the threatening knuckle dusters on this chap.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Michael. :)

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  5. Nice model- lovely white paint job.

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    1. Cheers mate. )

      More off a pale blue grey than white, and the highlights are once again washed out by the lights, but I am reasonably happy with it. :)

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  6. Excellent job on him. You need to get Boris and Dirty Tom done to join him they would all look fab together. I shall look forward to facing him in our next game?

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    1. Cheers mate. :)

      I won't be rushing Dirty Tom to be honest, he is way down the queue. But Mr. Pink should feature very soon! :)

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  7. Great work on the suit. ^_^ May I ask what colours did you use? I'm assuming various shades of grey with white as the brightest highlight but there seems to be a hint of blue in there somewhere.

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    1. Thanks. :)

      I used Vallejo Blue grey Pale (VMC 156); mixed in some darker brown for shading, and highlighted by adding (I *think) Vallejo Silvergrey.

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    2. Thanks pulpcitizen. A recipe I will certainly try on a mini one day. :)

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