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SPACEFUTURE: Task Force Gamma (50044, Bombshell Maelee, Zombiesmith Mad Scientist)

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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." 
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(Here's the sort of thing I imagine is a slow Tuesday for this guy: DSCN4937.thumb.JPG.49bbeb283bdeb3733215385b762c6ef9.JPG)

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. 

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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. 

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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... 
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TASK FORCE GAMMA!

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5 hours ago, Highlander said:

The Bombshell is a bombshell.

She really is; Patrick Keith and Tim "Talin" Collier are quite good at their jobs. Plug their names into the Reaper search tool; you'll find some remarkable stuff.

Thanks, all! 
 

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These are great!  I love the effect you got on the Hero's face, and the cool retro blue robot aliens are classic!

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Thanks again! Sorry I've been off the map for about a week. Brick Manjaw's five-o-clock shadow is just a couple of coats black wash, but it works. I appreciate the encouragement! 

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Intresting sculpts you are painting. They all look good, but my absolutely favorites are this supercool robots. The presentation (futuristic scene and your texts) is again very good and entertaining. Makes fun ::D:

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