I've been painting like crazy over the last two weeks, and need to get the blog caught up! The figures I'm most pleased with right now are my Ground Zero Games Crusties.
I have completed two packs of the rifle infantry, one pack of the command/heavy weapons, and one pack of the Heavy Arc Gun teams. I've also basecoated a GZG Guncrab Walker, which I intend to use as their vehicle support as I grow the force.
I based the gun teams on 1.25" fender washers rather than on individual pennies, and I really like the look of them. I'm going to start basing all of my heavy weapon teams in this way.
Overall, I'm disappointed in myself for not having painted them sooner. I've had these ever since they were released... for some reason I thought it would be a far more difficult paintjob than it really was. I completed everything in this force in just three evenings.
In my Conquest System gaming world, the Crusties are going to be a bit different than their cinematic counterparts. They were the indigenous race on several system planets. But now that every race in the galaxy is attempting to colonize Conquest for its wealth of resources, the Crusties have been displaced from their homes. They now hide in startown slums, selling weapons, drugs, and mercenary labor to anyone willing to pay and feed their communities.
More painted troops to follow this week, including some Micropanzer SAS.