Friday, December 2, 2016

WIP - The Hywayman

This picture turned out rather more poorly than I expected, but here is a result of my painting at lunch time this week.

This figure fills the "gunslinger" archetype, which normally seems to go in a western cowboy or gangster direction.  I had the idea for this figure about seven years ago, and dutifully set some bitz aside in a little baggie, where it sat for another six or so years.  Then by chance, the Catachan surgeon head came into my collection (I was after the other medic bitz) and I thought that the head looked rather like a highwayman's bandanna mask.

As you may be able to tell, he is mostly built from Empire Militia bitz, with Empire archer arms, and some sculpted elements. Once I had the head in place the idea for a curled wig hairstyle just came to me.  The hardest part of the conversion was actually getting the right arm to work out, because "reaching for a gun" is sort of critical for this pose, but of course most empty right hands are either splay fingered or "just released an arrow".

I will try to come up with a better photo later, but as long time readers know, I rarely remember to do this...

[Edit: updated picture on Saturday]


Suber said...

Hmm, tasty one, I love the pose and the attitude, I think you made quite a meritorious work with a difficult pose, bravo!!

Lasgunpacker said...

Thanks Suber.

Still need better pictures, but at least the updated one gives a better impression that the original one!