Huh, sounds interesting. Might need to look into it and promptly add it to my massive backlog of literature (comics count as books right?).
Okay so first up the finished WiP from the last page and the last couple (new) minis I actually have painted.
The Huntsmistress: One of the Chartist Captains inner circle. In charge of organising hunts throughout the ship to keep the star-bound nobles entertained and complacent as well as overseeing the acquisition of new game on the many planets that the ship visits along its trade route. Many a time has she saved a witless fools life from a creature she considers to be much more noble than they.
I still need to add a few highlights here and there and will probably add some white to the bones to show that they are routinely polished, especially on the birdskull on her shoulder to create a stronger visual connection with her helmet. The paint scheme is also pretty much what I have in mind for the rest of the character models (a lot of red) but I'm afraid this will remove them too much from the mostly brown henchmen. Thoughts? I'll try organise to get some better pics taken and get a group shot of them.
The Priest: Where better than a ship to carry the word of The Emperor far and wide to the willing and unwilling alike? Only actually about 80%ish finished. I still have to pic out some details on his breast-plate, the skulls in the reliquary and add some shadow to better define his well toned arms.
This next character is just one of the henchmen but I like to think he's a disgraced noble due to the feather, his haircut and the ornate looking lasgun. Last of the nobodies I have planned but still have a few ideas for some of the higher-ups jumbling around in my head.
Last but hopefully not least is my actual Chartist Captain. Still a long ways to go but it's been fun so far.
Still have to finish the arm ruffs and the boots as well as some little details here and there. While she hasn't been a complete success I am happy with how my GS skills are developing.
Here's her with her head and before the jacket was greenstuffed to show that she didn't always look like she enjoyed her pies.
Her and the Huntsmistress are both over a head taller than the regular crew-members and if you notice they both have high collars. These are two small design elements I'm hoping to use in the rest of my higher-ups to tie them together visually.
Anyway let me know what you guys think. All comments, suggestions and criticisms are welcome because at the end of the day it can only help me improve. Also I take suggestions on names as the best I have for the captain so far is 'Captain thunder thighs'. I'm really bad with names. Also if anyone could point me towards other minis/sets with high collars that would be grand.