Monday, 2 April 2012
Gaki on Monday
Can you believe it, it's Monday already and I feel like I just finished work on a Thursday evening. Thankfully it's only a four-day week with the Easter holidays so I should be able to hang on a bit longer.
We were away in 'Royal' Tunbridge Wells over the weekend so no gaming, painting or hobby activity of any kind to report, so I thought I would show you some progress made a couple of weeks ago.
As the Malifaux master of spirits, Kirai can summon Gaki every time someone/something is killed. I curent have four Gaki in my model collection, but only two are built. I never find I have the opportunity to have more than two on the board at any one time so just end up recycling the same two models.
As you can see I went for the classic Gaki colours. The black, as usual, has a little blue in there to give it more life. The skin colour is actually Vallejo British Uniform, which I had left over from my Flames of War days, and seemed to fit the bill perfectly. It was highlighted by adding GW Bleached Bone, and washed liberally in GW Devlan Mud.
As you can see straight away, this was more of a utility paint job – I was fed up with them being plain metal – so the highlighting and shading aren't great. In fact, this is how I used to paint my 40k models before I learned to paint properly. The bases are yet to be painted but this is sufficient for gaming… for now.
In game, Gaki are the spirit equivalent of rats. They work best when in groups of three or more and just eat their way through anything and everything.