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Hello all you Reapernauts! So just finished these two up, keep working on Shadowrun stuff for a bit of variety. These two are either Deckers as per their original packaging, or Young Deckers when you look at the Iron Wind Metals page nowadays. Either way, some pretty fun figures to paint, a guy and a gal. After taking photos, as per usual, I found a few glaring errors, but I'm not sure if I want to go back in to repaint some parts and rephotograph. Out of everything, I'm just pretty happy on how the little rat came out. So anyhoos, here they are, enjoy! and of course I always giggle that the eighties imagination never conceived small little phones you could do virtually anything you ever needed with, but rather had their guys carrying around big, long laptop/keyboards to get their tekkie stuff done. I wonder if newer editions of Shadowrun (assuming they exist) compensated for this in the future. Hmmmm...
These are some old Ral Partha sculpts (now sold by Iron Wind Metals) I finished up in my year-end Conga Line of cleaning up half-done minis. In Iron Wind's catalogue they are: DS-044 Female Corporate Decker with Laptop and Gun; DS-048 Male Corporate Decker with Laptop and Pistol; and the man from the set 20-524 Riggers & Drones. These are old school figures from the early '90s and are 25mm scale, so a little small by today's standards. The woman corporate decker is especially small and looks to me like a schoolgirl; I painted her up as a Filipina PC for a game I'm playing in. I thought the man corporate decker looked more a Native American than a suit. The rigger has disproportionately short legs which make him look a little odd and he has some sort of campy Captain Kirk in the movies vibe. Shadowrun's vision of the future is solidy based in the 1980s. Adventurers have to cart around gargantuan keyboard computers in their bare hands and physically plug them in to systems with wires. Their version of the internet is hilarious, to say the least. But what can I say? I love campy sci-fi futures past. WIP (along with a lot of other half-finished minis) here.