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Jetpacks! The dieselpunk / pulp accessory every high-flying hero needs!
The beautifully retro twin-turbine jetpacks from Bombshell are gorgeous and also come in a pack of five for less than the cost of one of their regular Babes or Counterblast crew. That's the sort of savings I can get behind! And now those same savings are getting behind my aeronautically-inclined pulp miniatures, where the posture permits.
First up is 50107, Afterburn. I made him a pulp-era Iron Man type, but of course repulsor technology was not as developed back in the '30s as it was in the 21st century. Solution: Jetpack.
The vivid colors are great, but there's something to be said for classic unadorned silver as well. And my Zeppelin crew needed an upgrade as well as a good dose of wash for their uniforms. I made sure that this jetpack on Dieter used blue-green Mad Science rather than flames, as traditional fossil-fuel jets don't play nicely with dirigibles.
Artizan has a good selection of Sky Pirates which I augmented with judiciously-chosen Reaper figures, but--shockingly!--no personal propulsion devices. I figured any jetpacks they would have would be second-hand at best, so this Sky Pirate gets a rusted, battered version.
And we'll finish with 50158, Grant Dylan. Not quite Iron-Man red and gold, but a good bronze-and-copper tone works for this flying ace.
NOTE TO IMPRESSIONABLE READERS: Grant Dylan is a *professional.* Wearing a scarf as well as a jetpack is STRONGLY contraindicated for amateurs and dilettantes.
And that still leaves us with another pack for future use! Keep watching the skies, cadets!
I painted Reaper's Dee Dee Astro Girl from the Chronoscope Line, I put her on a resin base and used a little Scale 75 Moonstone Alchemy so it would appear as if she was searching for minerals.
Then the Mindworms emerged!
They were made from the eyestalks of the Bones Eyebeast.
So this is the third of 4 TGG minis I've been painting for a friend. I'm a lot more happy with this than the last one. One more to go then I can get back to my own projects.
I am not entirely happy with the way this one turned out, but she is done since I sort of ran out of time. Oops! Anyway this is the second of 4 Toughest Girls in the Galaxy I painted for a friend.
Kind of looks to me like she is constantly caught in the act of over estimating the combat utility of a mass produced big Zam.
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