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  1. Well, I painted this. I'm not really sure it's much to show off about, but at least it's done. This is definitely my least favourite of the Renegade Robot set, so it was kind of a chore to paint, and it shows. Ah, well. Onward and upward.
  2. I had this one half-finished for quite a while, but I got the inspiration to get it done today. Quite happy with him, actually. Much better than that last droid I did. I'm looking forward to getting more of the em4 Future Skirmish figures and making up a Cursed Earth Desperadoes gang for Judge Dredd (with a few token mutants, of course).
  3. Mr Chimpy McChimperson is all done! I couldn't resist including a little cross-comic reference: Overall I'm pretty happy with this little ape, though I kind of forgot what I was doing and fluffed the jeans, and I think maybe the belly sticking out should have been covered in black hair. Not sure if the bloody bat is too much; I may be overdoing it with the gore lately because I have a recipe that I'm really happy with. Also, I need a better name for him than Chimpy McChimperson. Maybe... the Bear Chimp?
  4. The recent (and long awaited) arrival of my Judge Dredd rulebook has got me on another Mega-City One painting kick! Finished up a couple of renegade robots today, here's the servo droid. I couldn't resist adding some gore to the chainsaw after reading a nice and simple tutorial recently. I decided not to go for a full-on splatterfest, though, it would have been quite easy to go overboard. I really like this model for reasons I'm not entirely sure about. I think it's the strange combination of the droid's non-threatening design and the huge chainsaw it has for a hand.
  5. COMMISSION WORK FOR CHRISTMAS 2013 (WARHAMMER 40K = CHAOS SPACE MARINE UNIT = 15 FIGURES)... This is the completed (15 figure) Chaos Space Marine unit that I was commissioned to paint and complete by Nov. 21, 2013...This completes the/this two part posting of this (Sci-fi) commission work project...The client requested that each figure be finished/sealed in a protective high gloss finish...Posted are; PHOTO 1...Chaos Space Marines (1-5)... PHOTO 2...Chaos Space Marines (6-10)... PHOTO 3...Chaos Space Marines = Demonic Mutants (5 figure unit)... PHOTOS 4-13...Closeup individual shots of mutants (pictured in photo 3)... I hope that the sci-fi members like these figures. Catdancer...
  6. COMMISSION WORK FOR CHRISTMAS 2013 (WARHAMMER 40K)... I finally finished a major part of a sci-fi commission order that I have to complete by Nov. 21, 2013...left to complete are (2) Nightwing Chaos Space Marine figures out of a unit of (15 figures)...as some of you members know (I hate doing Warhammer 40k related work/figures...but the price was something that I could not pass up)...The buyer requested that all pieces be finished/sealed in a protective high gloss finish......Posted are; PHOTOS 1-3...Inquisitor in red robe... PHOTOS 4-6...Terminator Marine captain... PHOTOS 7-9...Inquisitor in purple robe... PHOTOS 10-11...Nightwing Chaos Marine with standard,,, PHOTOS 12-14...Harlequin warrior... PHOTOS 15-16...Imperial Assassin... PHOTOS 17-18...Communications assembly (scratch built)... PHOTOS 19-21...Field Power assembly (scratch built)... I hope you sci-fi members like these selected figures. Catdancer...
  7. So, I've got a few bugs for the IMEF to hunt, but in order to do it right, there need to be some grungy, steam-filled corridors for them to hunt the bugs IN. Thanks to a trip to Skycraft (a local surplus store in the Orlando, Florida area), and to the generosity of my friend Chris Stadler (who has practically every Hirst Arts Castlemold ever made), I've got a good start on some modular sci-fi corridor sections. At Skycraft Surplus, I picked up a bunch of "Fluoroware" 2" square tiles (some slightly pressure-warped wafer trays), plus I've got a bunch of plastic cross-stitch grid and assorted interesting plastic textures (from plastic deli trays, etc.) that I've been saving because "I could use this for some sci-fi scenery some day." I put these down on some foam-core illustration board that I marked off in 1" grids (maximum size of 6"x6" for the basic modular tiles), and used some of the Hirst Arts Industrial Edge pieces (cast by Chris Stadler) to create short wall indicators. I LOVE the Industrial Edge castings. They have some conduits/pipes that nicely visually link the pieces together, and techno-bits that allow for numerous ways to fit them for variety. The "tech" is a little dated, in that, for instance, there's a CRT screen in one of the corners, but it would work perfectly for classic Space Hulk. I am thinking of trying to supplement it with some "high-tech cues," though for right now this nicely communicates some grungy, maintenance-access corridor type areas. So far, all I've done is to glue down the floor sections and the edges, then to thoroughly base it black, then to messily spritz it with grey so I end up with a grungy base look. I need to go back and do some detail work for things such as indicator lights, the conduits, gratuitous caution strips, etc. What I'd really like to do would be to make some "holo-terminals" with some translucent "neon" (green, yellow, orange, etc.) plastic strips and etch in some "display" details. I've seen the sort of plastic that would work for this, but I'm not sure where to get it without chopping up something that's perfectly useful. For now, I guess I'll just have to keep an eye out at the thrift stores and hope I get lucky. I don't figure there's anywhere I can get a sheet of "neon green" plastic cheaply. For doors, I'm likely to fall back on some Space Hulk doors. I was thinking of using some old Sci-Fi Supply vacu-form pieces I've had for a while, but they have fairly shallow details compared to the sharp details of the Hirst Arts pieces, and hence I'm not sure they'd look like they belong. (But then ... cardboard Space Hulk doors are even flatter.) For the segments, I've got an assortment of T-sections, 4-way intersections, straight-aways, rooms, and dead-ends. I also have a few corridor sections that do not have the wall edging, so they can either be used for straightaways, or else I can combine them together to make a larger chamber.
  8. This is one funky monkey. My first and natural instinct was to paint him with a standard black leather jacket, but I thought I'd give him a bit of a James Dean look with the red jacket and jeans. The rest really just fell together nicely. Big risk with this guy was the shades - I hummed and hahhed about doing black shades or mirror shades, but my better half convinced me that I should be trying to grow my skills and I went for it. I wouldn't say it came out exactly perfect, or that it was necessarily the right mini to do it on, but I'm happy with it.
  9. This renegade robot dog was really fun to paint, and only took an hour or two. His name is CL1FF0RD and, as was pointed out in my WIP thread, he totally looks like a Voltron cat. I really feel like I might actually be improving in painting flat areas of colour!
  10. The Faceless King

    My Journey to Barsoom

    So I began my slow journey to barsoom gaming the other day, I'll not go into various gaming details here, suffice to say you can visit my blog for those. But here are pics of my first martian figure. Dejah Thoris Details of my Barsoom Gaming will be held in my blog. http://thefacelessking.blogspot.com/2013/07/my-journey-to-mars.html
  11. Jordan Peacock

    Micro Ops "High Ground" Terrain

    At my local Barnes & Noble, I spotted a few Halo "Micro Ops" toys in the clearance bin for 50%, and I had a gift card to use. Although it was pretty clear that the figures in "Micro Ops" are NOT compatible with, say, Chronoscope ("Master Chief" in the set stands at slightly over 1" from bottom of feet to top of head, or about 1:72 scale), I thought it looked like it'd still be big enough to make use of. The "High Ground" set main pieces -- the Gate and the Tower -- were listed at $35 each (so at 50% off, I managed to get them together for $35). I was guilty of over-estimating the size of the toys from the pictures of the boxes and the sheer size of the boxes -- once I got them home to open up, I found there was a whole LOT of empty space. (You don't get to see the actual set pieces through blister plastic as you might through typical toy packaging, or else it'd be obvious just how small they are.) The Gate is about 9.5" wide and 4.25" tall, including a 1:72 scale Warthog, a stationary gun, and a couple of Spartans. It features a slide-open door that is approximately 4" wide and 1.8" tall. The Tower strikes me as being overall larger, as it's 9" wide at its widest point, and about 7" tall; if you include the removable canopy, it's up to about 10.5" tall. "Features" include the removable canopy (the "camo netting" is a separate piece that can be removed from the frame), a "Ghost" vehicle, Master Chief, and an alien rider for the Ghost. (Sorry, I'm not up on my Halo lore to know what the type is.) A nice touch is that the pieces not only fit together, but they can fit together in a few different ways; the gate has two connection points (one on each side), while the corner piece has three points and serves as either a corner or a T-junction. In the unlikely event I should somehow get a cache of these things on the cheap (thrift store jackpot?), I could very well string together several to make a ruined fortress battleground. (There's a separate set that's billed as part of the "High Ground" set -- the "exploding bunker" -- but it's much smaller and in my opinion overpriced, and doesn't link up with either.) Of the two, I felt like the Tower was a better detail, scenery-wise, but I have to confess that having the gate is pretty handy. (I need more sci-fi doors.) For 32mm scale minis, such as my Chronoscope IMEF troopers (or the nonheroic dollies, for that matter), the doorway arch is almost a head-bumper. It looks OKAY for use with 32mm scale minis, but it's problematic for anyone with "weapon held high" poses, such as Nick Stone. It'd probably work better if you do like Froggy the Great and put your minis on pennies, so the base isn't quite so thick. The upper level is definitely head-bumper territory, with the arch pieces. I suppose that's going to cause some trouble if you want to use this for miniatures wargaming; pieces with open platforms or lots of head clearance would work better. But, boy, the pre-paint effects are kind of nice. Maybe there'd be some hope with a bit of conversion. The Tower piece, on the other hand, has more clearance; it's got 3 levels, and on all 3 I can put Nick Stone or Sarah Blitzer without their upraised guns hitting the ceiling. (Well, okay, the top level is pretty easy, lacking a true ceiling.) Of the two, I think it's pretty much ready to go for tabletop gaming. The Ghost vehicle, despite the scale problems, could work as a passable "futuristic sci-fi hoverbike." (Its "alien" nature works in this sense, as it's not recognizably clear just how large or small it should be compared to its rider.) As for the other Micro Ops sets, none of them strike me as particularly useful with Reaper minis (except perhaps for the Wolf Spider gun turret), though I suppose if you wanted to play a scaled down "Halo the Tabletop Miniatures Game," they'd work well among themselves. (Sadly, my stash of Halo ActionClix won't play well with these guys AT ALL.) Now for the "work in progress" part, there are a few screw holes that are visible, and I plan on filling those in with putty. I'm entertaining the thought of trying to find a way to elevate the upper arch on the gateway to create more head clearance. The idea of raising the clearance on the gateway is somewhat appealing, but would be a major undertaking (and would require me to lift up the Tower piece as well, so that they'd still be able to link up ... ANNNND it means if I ever get more of these, I'd have even more work to do -- so I'm a little reluctant).
  12. catdancer

    TAU WIZARDS...

    This is another friend request. He asked me to paint these (3) figures (wizards, I guess???) for his Tau Empire (Warhammer 40K). He requested the "high gloss" finish. He was happy with the results. I still don't have any clue as to who/what Tau are!!!
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