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Monday, 19 March 2012

EM4 Miniatures - Troopers in NBC Suits

Troopers in NBC Suits
Miniatures: EM4

I've always been a fan of EM4, everything from their customer service to their prices please me, and the miniatures they sell are one of my favourite lines to paint due to the relative ease of the sculpt.

Everything is crisp and clean and the detail is solid and easy to paint, which in all produces great results with little time and effort.

I believe these models are early Copplestone sculpts, and the entire trooper range from EM4 remain one of my favourite lines in production.

I decided to paint these guys with a standard uniform and one that required as little work as possible. The only aspects I wanted to ensure was that the thick rubber that protects the suit be a nice dark black, and I painted the area twice to achieve a strong heavy look, and that the weapons be distinct.

Most of my work these days features a variant on the 'dip method', usually with a repaint over the top of the area I want to highlight, but these models I found didn't need a repaint after the dip, just the shine taken off with a bit of matt varnish. This saved a lot of time and the models were finished within a couple of hours.

I still have a little work to complete on the bases as I hope to have the bare patches on the base represent more of 'chemical spill' look.

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