I don't quite collect a second faction now; but I did pick up a lot of second hand mercenaries from ebay. I've painted up the Viktorias stuff. Even though I don't intend to play Outcasts, I painted up the non mercenary models. I used to have an Escher gang for Necromunda, and painting up these ladies scratched a lot of the same itch. I think these plastic Viktorias are lovely sculpts. I find it interesting that the Vik of Blood, the copy, is far more naked then the human Vik of ash. It's an interesting idea that if it not the body you owned you'd be more comfortable weaponizing it as a distraction.
I finally got around to painting up all the stuff for the final Neverborn master, Collodi. I've been painting these bits and pieces over a long while and there are quite a few of them. They are more cohesive then some of my other bits and bobs, I guess because they are supposed to be a dance troupe.
These days, the quality that people want more then anything else is authenticity. In film, in literature or in food. Imperfections are embraced and the mass produced, packaged and processed are dismissed.
So; I got the band painted. I don't normally do large group shots because they rarely turn out well, but I thought I would have a go.
I enjoyed painting most of these guys, they are very nice models. One of the nice things about Malifaux is that you are usually painting single miniatures, rather then trying to paint a squad. Which, I think is why I am able to paint them more often that I can manage to paint 40k. Also unlike 40k, almost every model in Malifaux feels significant. It's hard to really get into painting Tactical Marine with bolter #12.
I had to go back to work yesterday for the first of two non-pupil days at work, which obviously means I have come home and painted more 'faux. I'm something of a boulder, in that if I am made to start doing stuff I feel like doing more stuff. Whereas for most of the summer holidays I was content to sit and look out the window. It's funny because you come back after the Summer break and colleagues tell you about all the far flung places they have been, and all I can think is "my word that sounds exhausting". However, I assume you come here to look at painted miniatures, not to learn about my infinite capacity for doing nothing.
So, I had a little backlog of miniatures which don't really fit in any big group. First up is the spawn mother and gupps.