It’s Martin Luther King Day here in the USA, so I have the day off. I woke up this morning to a balmy 7 degrees Farenheit (that’s 13 below for any of my readers who use the Celsius scale). Definitely a day to stay indoors and paint some miniatures. My first batch of Modiphius Star Trek miniatures has been completed, and I decided to go quick and easy with the Romulan set. Since they’re essentially all painted the same, it was a small matter to get the entire set painted in short order.
This is a good thing, because they were not much fun to paint. Romulans aren’t known for their daring fashion sense. The limited grayscale palette wasn’t exciting, and they all have the same metal deck base. Yawn.
The exception was the Romulan commander, who I painted as Sela, the alternate-timeline daughter of Tasha Yar. Since Modiphius made the Romulan commander miniature female, I have to assume they expected other people would do this, too.
Once they were sealed, I added some gloss coat to their boots, belts and hair. Not sure I like the glossy hair, but at this point I may be too lazy to change it. All things considered, it’s a good set with some nice miniatures. Once I get the bridge crews done, I should be ready to try out a skirmish or two.
Great painting. Really like how you you’ve painted the tunics – it’s very effective.
Thanks, and welcome to Dead Dick’s Tavern! To be honest, I didn’t know how I was going to paint them until I looked around online and found someone doing something similar. It helps that I’m binging the entire Next Generation series, so I’ve been paying more than a little attention to costumes I know I’m going to paint soon, like Sela’s copper-colored tunic.
Hope you drop by again soon!
Nice work. The tunics are excellent. It’s a shame they didn’t do anything more exciting with the bases.
Thanks, Kieron. It was actually pretty easy to paint the tunics once I got the method down. I used all Citadel paints. I based them in Mechanicus Standard Grey, then highlighted them with Dawnstone and Celestra Grey on some of the individual squares. It just took a while to do.