Saturday, September 21, 2013

Once upon a time in a far future


Messrs Ethan Rifles and Thomas Gunne


I have been painting a few 28mm figures of late, to take a break from basing Napoleonics and drybrushing what feels like an endless stream of Soviet tanks.  

I was quite happy with the gasmask, which took a little bit of work. 


I got this fine fellow from EM-4 miniatures along with some other pieces.  I've coveted him for quite some time and I was delighted to finally get to put a brush to him.



I was surprised how light I need to go for the highlight on the brolly


28mm isn't really my thing - but I liked painting this chap.  It's sort of a compromise between 120mm and 20mm in terms of painting for me. Big enough that highlighting and shadowing and so forth are worth doing, but achievable while watching a spot of telly with the Memsahib. 



I was irked when I found I had missed the elbow and painted over it. Fixed now though. 

Now - I rarely paint figures for the good of my health, so this fellow will be gracing a table soon enough. One thing that's become clear to me is that I'm awful at staying in touch with friends and I have friends who aren't that interested in historicals. With that in mind, I'm raising a small force so that we can play some games together.


One of the bonuses was that I finally got to use my purple

These will be small games (about 20 figures a side) and using the old Rogue Trader rules in their "roleplaying game with some toy soldiers" guise.  We shall see how they hold up after all these years.


10 comments:

  1. Lenses and filters turned out great, and there's tons of character.

    FMB

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    1. I was very happy with them - it amazing what advice you can find on the internet. Truly we live in a time of dreams.

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  2. Bags of character and very nicely done

    Ian

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  3. Always good to tackle something different now and again, especially when it turns out so well.

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    1. Thank you Ross. This is going to be a sometime thing - more an excuse to get some old friends around the table again than anything else. Still - I have enjoyed it greatly.

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  4. Those M4 gasmasks can be a real pain! :)

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  5. My Dear Kinch,

    You said "endless stream of Soviet tanks" as if it is a bad thing ...

    Kind regards, Chris.

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    1. They are when they are coming right at you.

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