Apologies for forgetting to post last week; work was nuts and blogging just completely escaped my mind. So a double-post this week!
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Continuing on with this random 6mm painting project, I finished up some more Romans. These have been awaiting basing for quite some time.
There are four command bases. I also painted up 8 bases of light troops. Light troops are always unrewarding to paint and base, but they are just so useful in games!
Finally, I did the Roman cavalry the were in the box. Six bases of three. All are on 1x1-inch bases.
Up next: Probably some pulp 28s.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
In the meantime, I painted up this scientist and his death ray from Pulp Figures as a Cobra lackey. A death ray has the grandiose impracticality that one would expect from Cobra Commander.
Up next: More pulp and some 6mm figures.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
My painting is slowing down as summer opens up options like cycling, kayaking, and gardening. But I'm committed to rolling out something new every week.
This week is a mixed bag of sci-fi, including two ST:TNG and one BSG figure.
These Star Trek figures are from (I think) Victory Force Miniatures and have been on my paint table for a couple of years. The outfit is sculpted as a mesh-mash of TOS and TNG so I painted them as TNG.
The missing Jolly from my Tangent Miniatures order also arrived. I wanted to get him painted while I could still recall what colours I used on his colleagues.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
A second squad of Cobra goons. I wanted to differentiate them from last week's crew. Some googling showed that some version of Cobra had darker face masks. That seems like the easiest way to switch them up.
I wonder if I should have painted their shoulder pads black? I may go back and do that.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with this set of proxies. Nice detail, the wash makes the cartoonish colouring I was looking for work.
There are a couple of more figures that I want to pick up to complete this set of troops but I will need to wait for some to comeback into stock to make the postage worthwhile.
Up next: Either 6mm ancients or some misc sci-fi.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Awhile back, I'd painted up two Pulp Figures figures as Cobra Commander and Destro. The problem was finding minions for them to command. A good option looked like these guys from Victory Force Miniatures but they never responded to me.
I was cruising through Pulp Figures catalogue and, on a lark, looked at their German Jet Troopen. Minus the jet packs and these guys looked pretty much the part.
The helmets are perhaps a bit too coal scuttle and the weapons are obvious WW2. But Cobra always struck me as proxy Nazis anyhow.
I painted this squad with red masks, which is what I remembers from the cartoon. I just free-handed a quasi-Cobra logo on the armoured plating. I think they'll do a pulp era baddies.
Up next: Some more Cobra
Saturday, April 24, 2021
There are six colonial warriors in Tangent Miniatures' line. I bought them all but got two Apollo's and no Jolly (he is on his way). These are pretty good figures, 3-D casts rendered in metal.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Tangent Miniatures has two groups of colonial figures. These are the bridge crew that I am super pleased to have. Again, 3-D sculpts cast in metal.
Athena and Adam look the part. Athena sort of looks like Maren Jensen. Adama looks more Ernest Borgnine than Lorne Green. These painted up well.
Cassiopeia is a pretty good likeness. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what Cassiopeia's footwear was in the show. Lots of stills show bare legs but none showed her shoes. Since she is planet-side, I gave her books like the mom's at pre-school wore. Col. Tigh is a good likeness.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
These are 3-D rendered models that are cast is metal. Today, I have some leadership for the Tin Can. The Imperious Leader is kind of useless from a gaming perspective but he came with the bundle. He really needs to be on the top of a column (like a old film canister or something).
Up next: Some opponents for the Cylons.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
I was looking for some female characters to add to my pulp/sci-fi collection. A challenge is finding female poses that are not either sex workers or wearing chainmail bikinis.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
I'm finishing up the last of some 28mm Pulp Figures gangster that I got for Christmas. First up are a boss, his safe, and either his secretary or a reporter (pose could work for either).
There were also some henchmen. I hate the paint job on the brown guy. The middle guy looks like Vincent price (I think he was supposed to be a doctor or scientist). Our friend on the right is an accountant but looks vaguely like everyone's favourite failed Austrian painter.
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Today, some 28mm Apes from Crooked Dice. These were a Christmas gift that I am just getting around to painting.