Saturday, September 11, 2021

ST:DS9 crew

Over the past few years, I've painted up a couple of sets of monopoly tokens as 25mm ST:TNG and ST:TOS crews. These helped flesh out my Last Unicorn Away Team

A few weeks back, I saw another set of the ST:TNG figures which included the super rare four extra tokens you mail away for so I bought them. When I got them, I was like meh. Plus I now had a bunch of duplicate figures. But looking at them I was like, you know, these could be converted with some paint to ST: DS9.

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.

I already had a Tasha Yar, so she becomes Major Kira (with some kind of crazy Joker face). Data becomes Doctor Bashir. Wesley becomes Odo, and Worf get a command tunic and promotion. I need to find a Quark and a Rom.

For a "why not?" project, I'm happy. I used some putty to get a start on a ST:VGR crew that I'mm show next week. But I need ("NEED") another set of tokens to finish that off.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Generic army dudes

I did not quite get the basing done on the Star Trek figures I've been working on (just ran out drying time) so, instead, here are 17 generic modern special forces and/or sci-fi ground pounders/space marines. 

There are 28mm plastics from the Terminator game from a few years back (although the figure above is a resin character figure). Jonathan kindly passed this box onto me.

The box comes with four sprues. Each sprue has four bodies. Three of the bodies have inter-changeable arms and weapons. The fourth body just has a couple of choices of different arms.

I mixed and matched as best I could to avoid same-same poses. I think these guys would do for grunts in a GI Joe army. Or any kind near future or sci-fi setting.

I have another box of these to build. i was thinking of doing them in grey jump suits along the line of the MACOS in the later seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise.

Up next: Some ST:DS9 28mm.