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"People of Earth! Greet your new liberators!" Meet Xurr the Exalted, of Hydra Miniatures! A spaceman after the mold of Ming the Merciless, a conquerer striding from world to world. Meet his intrepid son Xor-tan! Hydra again, this a lightly modified 'Buster Gordy' given greenstuff gloves and a cloak taken from a Nolzur vampire hunter. Meet his lovely wife Xenovia (Hydra again; I've painted this model as a blue Imperial before) and his dauntless and beautiful daughter Xana (probably my favorite of the Bones Chronoscope expansion set; absolutely a gorgeous pulpy sculpt)! You know what they say--the family that CONQUERS together, is STRONGER together! The royal chariot (repurposed from a Fortnite "Human Bill" toy on clearance): Those crazy kids: A tense meeting with the Venerians: I get the vibe that Xurr is an ambitious, intriguing despotic vassal of MARDUK THE LIVING GOD--perfect for a Starscream-style role. There are aesthetic overlaps, but enough differences that I didn't want to make these minis more Imperials. Plus, it's always fun to make new colors of humanoid spacemen! Xurr and Marduk may clash, but their consorts get along remarkably well together, Contact with the Galacteers of Earth; And of course, we couldn't forget the family pet! Skullcrusher here is a Nolzur's Crag Cat, What a good kitty. These were fun! Great excuse to use some Vallejo fluorescents. Hope I can find more minis in a suitable style to swell their ranks! Keep watching the skies, cadets!
It took me ages to choose a colour scheme for the Valkeeri Leader. I eventually decided on Army Painter Shining Silver to go with the whole pulp scifi theme, and VGC Warlock Purple because why not. I was worried the silver bits of her uniform would look like armour instead of metallic cloth but I think it's turned out OK. For once I managed to get her eyes to a decent standard and her hair came out looking good too. Her gun is VMC Brass, toned down with VGC Sepia Wash and Liquitex matte varnish. Her lips are a tiny dab of VMC Brown Rose. I forgot about her cape until I was finished with her, so it got a few thin coats of Warlock Purple and then began the fun and games of gluing it to the figure. Four attempts later I got it in what I hope is the right position and touched up the purple.