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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'.

Vixen

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.



Carnaliser

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.


Tornador

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 -

http://displacedminiatures.com/1999%20Resources/

http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/1999Gaming/?yguid=238236731