To tide you over 'till the new year I am throwing open the archives of Friends of Pirate Viking Painting. This time we are taking a look at the human residents of the 41st millenium rather than the post-human Astartes.
First for consideration is this Colonel "Iron Hand" Straken, painted by Jen Truby. The red has been well used on this figure, most of the colour scheme is fairly cool and the warm red flows nicely down the figure. The polished metalwork also looks lovely against his aging flesh.
In the same style is this Gunnery Sergeant Harker, also by Jen. I much prefer this scheme to the official studio scheme which is horribly garish.
Fighting for the opposition is this Forgeworld Chaos Renegade Psyker, frankly, he is not having a good day. The subtle urban basing works really well on this figure.
Moving on to Maisey's Imperial Guard, this Lord Commissar is one of those models that is a lot of fun to work with. The clean white works so well against the deep, almost plummy red. The little freehand aquillas lift the cloak to a more sumptous look in keeping with such a high ranking Imperial servant.
Likewise, his Officer of the Fleet spotter reeks of privilage and rank. The deep blue works well with the clean white and I love the shiny glossed boots!
Finally, we take a look at one of my favourite Imperial Guard figures. This commissar, inspiring Maisey's Redshirts Regiment, is a lovely understated job. The military colouring gives it such a different feel to the traditional black and red.
Thats all folks, see you in the new year.