I decided to start playing Malifaux a few years ago. I thought I might be able to convince my wife (girlfriend at the time) to play with me. We both picked a crew and half painted them. That was as far as it got. Fast forward to this year. After a few years of painting 15mm models I was drawn in by the fantastic plastic models Wyrd Games is releasing. I decided to paint a Ramos crew as I liked the metal and arachnid themes.
This time, I have registered in a Malifaux tournament at the start of November. I still have another 10 models or so to paint before the tournament. As a total noob I am planning to get completely destroyed. The tournament is part of the Foodhammer tournament that raises money for the Vancouver and Langley food banks.
I've assembled the Ramos M + SU starter box and started painting on all of the models. These Steam Arachnids are the first models completed for it. They are pretty simple models as they are mostly metal. I've always found metals challenging, so it was good to practice highlighting up the metal colours.
The bases for this crew are from Secret Weapon Miniatures. They are the Town Square line of bases. I painted the bases with the airbrush and then some fun wash techniques. I took some step by step pictures so I can upload a little tutorial if there is any interest in it. I may still add some leaves and grass to the bases when I get some darker coloured leaves.
I magnetized a few of the spiders. Steam Arachnids can also be arranged into swarms of three spiders. I magnetized the bases and the things I glued the spiders to so that I could swap some of the Steam Arachnids between the 30mm bases and the swarm 40mm bases.
Next up for this crew, I have painted the Brass Arachnid and Howard Langston is nearing completion. I may also try to finish another Pak40 for a painting contest I would like to enter at Strategies Game Store in Vancouver. As always, comments and constructive criticism are greatly appreciated. Thanks for visiting!