Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance
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Well, I finally finished my "dream miniatures" that I started back in March. Painting these was a genuine pleasure, despite having to squeeze them in around the ever-increasing time constraints of "real life".
Not perfect likenesses, of course. Gordon looks less nerdy and a bit more badass in opaque sunglasses, and I rather like darker-skinned Alyx. I converted the boxy, generic gun that was on the original sculpt to at least resemble the Combine Pulse Rifle from the game - an incredibly potent weapon. With more sculpting mojo, I might have tried for the Gravity Gun... As for painting, I wanted figures that would really "pop", and so went with the high-contrast style that I'm getting better at (as well as contrasting Gordon's colorful armour with Alyx's subdued street clothes).
The base turned out well in my opinion, I didn't want anything too flashy that would distract from the figures. But I think it's suitably thematic.