I know that November 11th is a bit on the early side for this, but regardless, its more or less time for a peculiar piece of Citadel history, a Space Santa from 1985.
Just John generously traded me a spare of this limited edition Citadel miniature a couple of weeks ago. As a weird little piece of science fiction miniature history that is topical at this time of year, I figured that I would bump it up the painting queue so that it would be ready for some games planned for next weekend.
Painting the model was a pleasant experience. Despite its age the casting was crisp and the sculpting was mostly well defined, so it was straightforward to paint pretty quickly. The painting is a bit of a rush job, with some bits that could be improved upon here and there, but its finished and easily good enough to game with, so thats something.
I stuck to the traditional palette fairly consistently. I painted the various wires on the model in a greenish colour to match the seasonal trip hazards strewn about many homes in December.
I painted a couple of the oddly shaped doodahs on the gun to look like fairy lights to fit in with the wires. As for the gun itself, well…
Space Santa should get some table time this weekend. Hopefully I will manage to get some photos of the little guy travelling from house to house via supernatural means then.