So, a few weeks back, I painted up most of the crew of DS9, using paint to convert some ST:TNG Monopoly tokens. The two biggest omissions were Garak and Quark. I managed to find reasonable figures from Space Vixens from Mars.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
And odds and ends post this week. I finished off an order from Crooked Dice with Doc and Marty from Back to the Future.
Nice figures. Unfortunately the lighting washed out the details on Doc's white jumpsuit.
Marty also turned out nicely, I think.
I also ordered a few ST:TOS not-figures from Space Vixens from Mars.
The red shiorts are okay, I guess.
The Gorn was pretty good. I had forgotten the whole lederhosen look of the Gorn's outfit. The ray gun makes going sense but a pointy piece of obsidian would have been better.
Up next: Finished off my ST:DS9 crew.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
I painted up some Ghostbusters from Crooked Dice Miniatures in the spirit of the month (a little pun there, for Terry).
These are characters from the 2016 reboot; they also have figures from the 1984(?) original movie.
These are pretty nice figures and I only see a couple of painting goofs in the close-ups.
I've no idea who this figure (below) is supposed to represent (don't recall the 2016 movie enough to know).
These figures are much better than the Ghostbusters I have from a game (as one would expect).
They do, however, fit in pretty well with the ghosts and ghouls from the board game.
Up next: Maybe some random Trek. Maybe some 54mm AWI? Hard to say at this point.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Crooked Dice miniatures recently released some A-Team figures. These are, I think, better sculpts the Foundry B-Team, which is the other option I can find.
Hannibal is a nice figure and Crooked Dice actually has a second Hannibal option. Oddly neither seems to be holding the correct weapon for the character (a stainless Ruger Mini-14).
Overall, these are nice sculpts that capture the essence of the characters. I see I slopped Faceman's ascot.
The BA Baracus figure is very dynamic which make sit hard to paint and photograph (his punching arm is in the way and casts shadows. Looks like I need to go back and darken his eyebrows.
I was pretty happy with the skin tone I managed to get.
The figures scale well with other Crooked Dice offerings and are a bit smaller than Tangent Miniatures' Dirk Benedict figure.
Up next: No Zombtober for me this year but I will be finishing up a bunch of 28mm odds and ends.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
I finished a second box of Terminator figures that I received from Jonathan. I decide to give these fellows a grey jump suit with black trim.
I think these would be useful for modern urban troops or near-future sci-fi (my initial idea had been the MACOs from Star Trek: Enterprise).
Up next: A few more TV characters.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
So continuing last week's post about converting some 25mm ST:TNG monopoly tokens, I had a number of figures left over. I painted Guinan as was (since I didn't her). The remainder, I converted into the beginnings of a ST:VGR crew
Saturday, September 11, 2021
So here is most of the crew of Deep Space 9. Some of the paint jobs look hilariously bad on film, which is not the case in person.
I used one of the mail-away (Dr. Pulaski) to make Dax. Some kind of weird frosting effect with the sealer has washed out her face. Picard became bald Sisko (the best Sisko), and Miles O'Brian stars as himself.