If you’re wondering about the odd set up of the room in which these pictures take place it’s because we’re currently moving our living room to what was a dining room.
So that’s all 267 little people (excluding vehicles, monsters and around 70 bugs that wouldn’t fit) I have currently painted for the latest version and of Deathzap (if you include Deathzap 1 and 2 there’s a heck of a lot more!). All of them pulled from the same bag of cheap army men bar the vehicles and monsters.
I’m not all that sure how to reflect on this apparent obsession. My goal once I had written the force lists was to produce one of each platoon and working pretty quickly using contrast paints from games workshop and now my one step basing process that has built up a pretty sizeable collection in not very much time at all.
My favourite is generally the Hegemony of Synthos, I’m not sure as to why the blue skin appeals so much, the Allegiance of Gnossos are growing on me too, the Master Core platoon especially:
I’ve got three more forces to build a Jendari Collective National Guard platoon, a Jendari Ranger platoon and a House Baronor Legion Conscript platoon. I would say then I’ll be done, but most likely not.
It’s just a lot of fun to build and paint things.
I guess I’m potentially reaching the limit of what can be achieved with the same poses and just a different kick of paint which is probably why conversions are starting to sneak their way in.
On the painting table right now are two generic snipers so they can fit into any force with their toilet paper camouflage cloaks, a Solar Raider Technical and some heavy infantry which have yet to be recruited to a specific force. I think they’ll be Solar Raiders though, based on their resemblance to my old Steel Skulls:
I’m still very excited to see where all this goes and I’d encourage you to start your own imagination universe. It’s far more rewarding than you would think!