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Hasslefree specializes in characterful badasses, and I thought it good to paint a few of them up like my merc Frank Russo. Meet the Major, Ekaterina, Rowen, Alex, and Tank, along with their previously posted colleagues:

 

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In several cases they have been modified or accessorized.  My FLGS had some leftover GW Bitz they were kind enough to let me plunder, and between that, a GW scout walker's leftover bitz, and Bombshell tool sprues there were plenty of canisters and accessories to go around. 

 

Here is the Major. (Hasslefree designation Major Hoare.) I added the gas tanks and the hose to his weapon. One canister is pyrophoric, the other, an extinguisher. The Major is acutely aware of which is connected at all times. I assume the cigar is a futuristic electronic device, for that would be most unsafe otherwise. 

 

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Ekaterina appears to be one of Hasslefree's analogues to Black Widow. I added some canisters and a Bombshell machete. 

 

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Rowen here really sold me on this project. Love that dynamic and confident stroll, and the flippy hairstyle. They are very secure in who they are, even more so with a portable GW missile strapped to their back.

 

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Alex has access to guns and grenades but prefers sharp blades. [This mini, unlike his colleagues, comes in like six pieces; pin and glue accordingly.]

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And of course there is Tank. Tank is not Hasslefree, but rather a leftover GW scout walker pilot. I've posted in the past about diversity in minis, and resolved to follow through on that by giving him a souped-up wheelchair/personal mobility device with some extra bells and whistles. Tank sees your wheelchair-inaccessible stairs and is prepared to turn them into an accessible ramp of smoking rubble. GW parts plus parts from a toy car I found under a refrigerator.

 

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And lastly, a repaint of Bombshell's Maelee, to get her in line with the Task Force dress code. Also added a couple pouches and canisters. 

 

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Together they make a formidable team, good for spacefuture or cyberpunk settings. What sorts of mayhem mightn't they get up to...for the right price, of course?

 

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Thanks, all! They were fun to paint up.

On 7/12/2021 at 12:32 PM, Iridil said:

Great crew - love the variety - love the tattoo on the bald head!

I was inspired by the sample paintjob on the site, and for good reason!
 

On 7/11/2021 at 9:48 AM, Chaoswolf said:

Good looking group of operatives.

On 7/11/2021 at 10:24 AM, Inarah said:

Great crew, some wonderful characters in that bunch. 

Aren't they just?! I think the Major and Rowen are my favorites. Dynamic confidence. 

On 7/11/2021 at 9:07 AM, Darcstaar said:

Great cohesive group.

Alex reminds me of a certain X factory Pool of the Dead character.

Hmmm...I do still have the masked alternate head from Frank Russo. I could do worse than try another version in that style...

On 7/11/2021 at 6:57 AM, Glitterwolf said:

Good job, nice background.

 

*** Now excuse me while I take Maelee out for a coffee 💘 ***

Thank you! I also did some cyberpunk city shots but they came out poorly. 
Maelee is a beauty all right; wish I could paint lips and eyes that well on a regular basis. 

On 7/11/2021 at 2:38 PM, Krassling said:

Great stuff. I like how you put them All together with the colour scheme.

The add ons Look a bit over The top, but I think that is intentional. 

Thanks! And yes, this is some Ludicrous Macho Broccoli; their agency used to have a guy that would say when stuff was Too Much but he got fired a long time ago. 

I'll be fielding this team as Space Mercenaries in a spacefuture game at the pub next week; excited!

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