Friday, 28 April 2017

Talia (Arkham City)

This Arkham City version of Talia was started at the same time as the comics version, and both were set aside together. It is one of the older sculpts in the range and wasn't the greatest cast, with some of the detail shown on the 'studio' picture that was simply not visible on the copy I had. Therefore I am happy with the mini being 'done' more than what I have achieved with it - I did a better job on the comics version Talia than this one; for example the highlighting on the face is a bit sharp to my eye in the picture.

The hair colour I chose is pretty atypical for Talia in comics and movies, but looking at screenshots of Arkham City it looks like she had a kind of 'dark blonde' colour so that is what I opted for, even though the studio paint-job has her a a red-head. It also helps differentiate her from comics Talia.

In rules terms, I prefer this Talia to the comics alternative. Both are Sidekicks, but this one is simply a better combatant in my view, and as there is an alternative tournament card set of rules for her, that one may be better again as the cheapest option able to cover ranged and close combat offering greater flexibility. If I did field a League of Shadows crew I would be more tempted with the tournament card profile, but time will tell if I ever get around to playing that crew.

In all it has been a productive couple of weeks for me with my BMG painting, and I have even made a start on yet another mini I hope to complete soon - Robin (Damian Wayne), probably inspired by painting up two version of his mum!

BMG Painting Summary
BMG characters owned: 271 (added: Alberto Falcone, and I have a bundle of stuff on order)
Percentage of owned characters painted: 23.2% (63 models)

14 comments:

  1. Another great predominantly black painting post, PulpCitizen. I did think the top piccie showed you'd caught her nose with white paint though?

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    1. Thanks Simon. :)

      I think the nose is a reflection of the lighting.

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    2. Ah... my love of gloss varnish always causes mine to do that (especially eyes). I did think it a little odd you hadn't noticed :-)

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    3. I need to recheck to be sure though! :)

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    1. Thanks Michal. :)

      Not my bets work, but she is done. :)

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  3. Another great job, particularly given the limited palette you have to work with. Really impressive stuff.

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  4. Not the best of sculpts, even her body seems a bit weird. Luckily your painting made her look better.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Wouter. :)

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  5. A difficult sculpt to be sure, but your painting skills have more than covered up where the manufacturer fell short.

    Nicely done. :0).

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  6. You did good but if I had to choose I prefer the earlier version of Talia by a country mile. More curves. :)

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    1. Thanks FourEyedMonster. :)

      This is the older of the two sculpts, and I definitely prefer the other one also. :)

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