One of the interesting features of the Kitbash Miniatures Kickstarter that I backed recently was that each of the miniatures will come with profile cards for Super Mission Force and Pulp City.
Although I have plans for the miniatures I've bought, it occurred to me that I'd accidentally acquired a decent sized Pulp City team from the Shadow Axis faction. This prompted me to remember that I'd accidentally acquired miniatures from another faction, the Red Republik.
When I say 'accidentally,' I actually mean that I'd bought each of them to use in another project. As it happens, I'd not actually followed up on adding any of them to each project, and they'd say unloved on my shelf for some time.
Pulp City is also a game that had been put 'on the shelf'. Despite being a game with fantastic miniatures and, from what I'd seen, interesting gameplay, lack of opponents and customisation had made me look elsewhere for supers gaming.
However, as I said, realising I was not only about to acquire a full team, but also already had the best part of a team in my possession promoted me to finally start painting with the aim of at least being able to put on a demo game.
Chernobog was obviously bought to serve as Thor in my Marvel project. Despite already having the Knight Models Thor, I'd figured that this model would scale with my 28mm project better.
The trouble was that motivating yourself to repaint the same character a second time when you don't have to (Thor should be fairly big), and so Chernobog has had to wait until motivation arrived.
As you can see, I've still painted him to look like Thor because...well...I still have the 28mm Marvel project and he does scale better. It was also simple to do and allow me to use him as his heroic version 'Perun' should I choose to.
S.P.U.T.N.I.K. was another model bought for my Marvel project, but less obviously so. My intention was to use him as a proxy M.O.D.O.K. but I decided that there was too much conversion work to do and I didn't fancy painting loads of A.I.M. goons (so much yellow!).
The model itself is my favourite of the three and the face is really characterful. There is lots of detail to play with which worked well with my over use of washes.
The only fly in the ointment was that I'd foolishly assembled the whole model, which made getting the paintbrush to certain points awkward. If any of my loyal readers are considering getting this model, I'd highly recommend not attaching him to the chair until he's done.
Siberian was bought to use as Tiger Claw, a villain from the 2012 animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. However, a combination of 7TV not having a profile for Tiger Claw, and the need to give him an eye patch, jet pack, guns and cut off his tail made me not bother.
To say that the tiger stripes intimidated me would be putting it mildly and I had to strip the model twice after two abortive attempts (one had a horribly bright orange, the other was aiming at a white tiger which just looked unpainted). However, I watched a couple of videos, studied pictures of tigers and I'm really happy with how he's come out.
The Red Republik are meant to be themed as a Cold War Soviet force and I've tried to tie the team together with red items on each model and the snowy bases.
I'm going to give the game a try solo, using the Avengers I finished last week as the Supreme Alliance faction (to which they bear an uncanny resemblance) before I try luring others in.
In terms of my painting progress, not only have I painted these three, but I also spent some time with my terrain haul, removing trees from bases, fixing trunks and trimming errant branches. The cork bases have also been broken up to uses as basing material, such as can be seen on S.P.U.T.N.I.K. As I counted the woods as four models acquired, I'm counting them as four models completed.