Sunday, 31 July 2011
Now I'm just going to come out and say it, I really hate these figures from GW, I bought a box of them last year ( I think) for another project and hated every minute of painting them.There supposed to look like Rambo types but they just look like an oversized ken doll to me. Any way this guy was knocked together from the left overs of the box.
The posture on the carrying arm is a bit off as the hand originally had a knife in it and I think was supposed to be pointing skywards. But it was the only arm I had left and I didn't want a figure waving an oversized butter knife in the air. So I cut the knife off and fitted the ammo pack thing.
Have to say I am not dissatisfied with the result I just can't really warm to the figures as I don't like the sculpting style. Anyway it was still fun to paint and I quite like the result, and my paint job on the ammo pack ( I went with an otherworldly energy weapon type thing as opposed to just brass.
Saturday, 23 July 2011
I will get some more of these guys in the future, but for the moment I'm going to be painting something else entierly. I have just ordered some of Hasslefree's space dwarf's (Grymms). Which should make a nice change from DPM.
Monday, 18 July 2011
If you need a helicopter crew for your forces I recommend these figures, there really nice and look just right.
Monday, 11 July 2011
The figure itself is sculpted by Soapy and as I understand it he sculpted it for his own collection and the figure stirred up enough interest for the Beast to decide to stock him. Anyway he is a great little figure, and a bit different from anything else out there. Certainly I don't know of many other manufacturers producing anything like this.
As I said I have been painting DPM for a while so decided to go for some colour as I have no planned use for the figure and just picked them up on the basis that I thought they were great. I love how he ended up, and the colour scheme was exactly what I wanted. I have another one of these models which I will slap some paint on at some point but probably a different paint scheme.
As an aside these figures are only £2 from the beast which I think is great value.
Saturday, 9 July 2011
Again I doubt these chaps will ever make it onto a table but they were fun to paint. I have another four guys with rifles and Gripping Beasts downed chopper crew to paint next. I also have a couple of Soapy's environmental suit figures to paint as well. So lots to do and keep me busy, that is unless work gets in my way.
Monday, 4 July 2011
Oh and happy 4th of July to any american cousins, it seems you colonials are getting on okay without us Brits! :)
Sunday, 3 July 2011
I don't really have a clear plan for what sort of games these models will be used in but I do have a slightly mad idea to use them in a sort of alternative/future wars thing and I plan on getting some heavy gear models and using them as 28mm fighting suits. Obviously the suits will be painted up in UN colours as I love how it looks and think it looks very future wars.
I know this doesn't really make much sense but I just fancied painting up some of these chaps. Now if only I can find an affordable HIP helicopter to shuttle them about in!
Friday, 1 July 2011
For a while now, off and on, I have been sculpting up little things to add to models, and or dioramas. Like adding cloak or converting a GW guardsman to look more like a scientist. I thought I would have a go at sculpting something from the ground up and this is my first figure. starting out life as nothing but a ball of grey stuff and a wire frame I have sculpted up this little figure. The only thing on the model I didn't sculpt was the blade. Try as I might I just couldn't get it to work at all so I snipped the sword off a civil war figure. everything else is me though.
As it was my first full sculpt I went for something otherworldly rather than human, hence the bone weapons growing from the Cultists/Daemons hands. I like it to be honest and will probably make it onto the table in pulp or similar games.
He's a bit little for 28mm and a bit badly proportioned but for my first go at sculpting a full figure (albeit without hands or a face) I am quite pleased. I shall keep plugging away at this new diversion off and on I think.