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And I *THINK* this should be the last of the SPACEFUTURE posts for a while (at least until I get the insect faction done). Reaper's Frank Russo, Mercenary Hero (50044) is a great sculpt, with a Superman jaw and muscles and a well-stocked utility belt. I think he was meant to be a gritty, grimdark superhero/villain/antihero after the line of Punisher or Crossbones or Reaper (dude comes with an extra head with a skull mask). He's a good Special Operative, but I wanted to put some color on there, dammit!
The result is more "The Incredibles" or Spaceman Spiff than "secret agent."
(Here's the sort of thing I imagine is a slow Tuesday for this guy: )
I got a regular, non-Wastelander Maelee from Bombshell a while back. A gorgeous sculpt; tried to do her justice. She, too, looks like she lives a life of vaguely futuristic adventure and excitement...more on the engineering-by-the-seat-of-her-pants, Ms Fix-it side of things than the fightpunching and pew-pews, perhaps. More rogue/bard than fighter, as it were.
And then there's the last of the Zombiesmith Mad Scientists...now, again, I can't PROVE anything, but I'm willing to bet the sculptor was not unfamiliar with the "Invader Zim" cartoon. Clearly a genius, clearly unstable. Capable of working technological miracles.
BUT while all of these look good and pulpy and retrofuture-compatible, they didn't *quite* match any of my existing spacefuture human factions (Galacteers, Space Communists, Wastelanders). So what do you do with a bunch of misfits? Put them all on the same team! And look at that: we have a fighter, a specialist, a wizard...just need a healer to round out the traditional party. And I found a metal Baymax for about a dollar...
TASK FORCE GAMMA!
Cobbled together some lab benches that would work just fine for Miskatonic. Also found a telescope bracelet charm that I built a tiny tripod for. In charge of the Astronomy department is one of Zombiesmith's Mad Scientists--though he looks like an incredibly, tediously sane scientist right now.
Dr. Hu will find out in short order that no good comes of watching the skies in 1920's Arkham, though.
And this is the lovely Professor Laura Pringle (50052), new hire in the Anatomy and Physiology department. Her patience with fools and frivolous students is even shorter than her skirt. Here she is lecturing on the cranial proportions of the Pithecanthropus and his relations. (Charlie the skeleton has a smaller dome than many Reaper skellies.) An excellent sculpt, easy and delightful to paint.
And all of the Experimental Sciences together:
The high desert of the Red Planet can be perilous, what with the Crawlers and the Mind Worms. Martians are trained in the use of psionics, and also distortion cannons. Here are some Martian troopers (Hydra's Zenithian Alpha Cadre). A tiny bit of drybrushing in metallic red on the eyeballs gives them a nice alien gleam.
And here is an ambitious cadet, Zombiesmith's Captain Bucket. I thought his uniform could be made to mimic the troopers'.
And Zombiesmith's wonderful Commander Y'nitum. What a pint-sized little space Napoleon! A great expression. I wanted his togs to be midway in between the troopers and the Grand Martian (as befits a commander of his...stature.)
We've seen some cousins of these two before: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/82008-50068-john-bishop-space-marshal-aka-maurice/
And here is the Martian Command:
So, got eliminated from Wyrd's Iron Painter contest, but I still got the iron ;) so I'm doing submissions just for fun. Since the theme for round 3 is "Wyrd Science", I almost immediately thought of this guy, whom I absolutely love! I've been dying to paint him so he was a pretty obvious pick.
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