You know, given I've owned a pretty decent DSLR for almost eight years, you think I'd get the hang of getting everyone in focus by now. But no.
These are five of the 10 paranormal investigators from Cthulhu: Death May Die. I started painting them while doing the shoggoth and found them to be pretty straightforward thanks to their chunky sculpts and lack of annoying details like skulls and purity seals. To my surprise I managed to blast through all five in the space of a couple of days. All of them have integral round bases, so I just covered them with sand and painted them with a couple of greys.
I'd usually make up my own character backgrounds for these
poor sods guys, but their C:DMD stat cards come with all their info, so I'll just incorporate bits of it.
Beth was by far the easiest to paint: Black Grey all over, highlighted with Dark Sea Blue, and some Off-White for the white bits. She isn't blind; after taking ages to get her glasses done without getting Black all over her skin tone, I decided to forgo painting the lenses Silver. She looks cooler in shades.
I really like all these sculpts. They're easy to paint with no real soft moulding issues (hello Reaper Bones!) or overdone detail (hello Games Workshop!) Lenny is probably my fave despite his near-70s lime green outfit, although Ahmed is a close second as I really like how his white suit turned out.
So that's the first five done, and I'm working on the others in between doing another entry for Monster May(hem).