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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Street Violence

Models: assorted 28mm Street Violence

I will start this article with a quick 'thanks', firstly to all the people who check out my work and the feedback I receive, and today a special thanks for a piece of advice I received regarding my photos. Hopefully on the back of this we will see some improvements in photo quality that show off my work a little better.

On display here we have a nice little assortment of near future, 'Street Violence' style models.

When I received these they were already painted to an OK standard, lots of dry-brushing but not to bad a job. I decided, for ease more than any other reason, that when I repainted them I would stick roughly to the original colours, so I am not 100% responsible here if the odd one or two look a bit bland.

I added a little detail here or there, the pin stripe suit, the urban camo trousers and as the more observant of you may notice, I did all the bases to match as a group.

I am particularly pleased with the troopers. I think the colour scheme works well and it may be something I will have to remember for future uniforms. I also need to look for a good way to paint more 'asian' skin tones, something that looks different but without going overboard.

Thanks again for taking the time to check these out.

Coming Soon: Napoleonic French Infantry, Dwarves, and Space Bears!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

28mm Scifi - 1999

Models: 1999

When I was offered these models to paint up and feature on my blog I was very interested to accept them, as they reminded me of an old familiar game by the name of 'Mutant Chronicles'.

I cant really comment on the game, or the background/setting to '1999' as until a couple of weeks ago I didn’t even know the game existed, but I will post links at the end of this article to a very nice site with plenty of photos, and an active 'Yahoo Group'.


This was the first model that really caught my eye, cool looking chic with guns, what more can I say. A little bit boring to paint, in her black suit, but a nice sculpt and action pose.


I enjoyed this model more than I thought I would. The cloak seems a little odd, I am not sure if it is supposed to be torn and tatty or if this is how it looks.


A crazy looking guy, but a pain to work with. No matter the position I had his arms in they still didn’t look correct. I was very happy with the chains though, often parts like this on models bend too easy and risk damage, but these were fine.

The Demonic Troopers

As a youngster I remember being rather freaked out during a certain scene in the film 'American Werewolf in London', when a bunch of random Nazi style demon things pop up and kill everybody. These models remind me of that scene. They are so bad-ass and scary looking. They have oversized hands and demonic faces, big solid gothic boots, and the rest is covered by the great coat. Of the lot I have painted I think I like these guys the best.

Hope you folks like the painting, and if you want more information on these models or the game setting, please check out these excellent links -