I wanted some 28mm science fiction figures that weren't waving around swords or giant guns. These boys can be found manning a Star Destroyer or other vessel in a galaxy somewhere near you. These come from Woodbine Miniatures Science Fiction range. and I think they're pretty good. Very simple sculpts that painted up nice and quickly.
To be honest, the most difficult thing about these chaps was picking the right palet
te. They were sprayed grey and then given a wash of black ink. I dry brushed over that with standard army painter grey and then did a few highlights with some grey with a few drops of white.
The bases were done with pva loaded with sawdust from the shed. I'm not entirely sure why these fellas are outside on an alien planet, but I couldn't make the base grey as well, it would have looked terrible. Be that as it may, the red base seems to have done the trick.
I like to think of my Star Ship crew as being the spiritual descendants of these guys.
Note: Apologies to all those that commented on my previous post - due to my sausage fingered incompetence I managed to delete the comments rather than approving them when they came up on my phone. Apologies again.