Popular Post Jordan Peacock Posted December 7, 2021 Popular Post Share Posted December 7, 2021 This particular Sophie has the benefit of having mechanical wings, so really ... she COULD just be an ordinary person who happens to be suited up for space combat. As such, I think I'll be adding her to my collection of IMEF troopers. Alas, I'm not skilled enough to paint an IMEF logo, but I had a sheet of transfers from some Robotech miniatures, and put a skull-and-crossbones logo on her shoulder pauldron. (Not quite the right symbol, but it's at least in the neighborhood at a glance.) Incidentally, I LOVE the styling of the armor. The blister pack indicates this was the 03997 Jet Pack Sophie from ReaperCon 2015, sculped by Kev White. This is my first model painted up using Citadel contrast paint (Talassar Blue). I started by priming the figure grey, then dry-brushing white, before adding the Talassar Blue over most of the model. It gave a pretty decent starting point, but it's difficult to do "back-and-forth" touch-up with the paint. This mini was apparently missing a piece on the head -- a hair section to represent the "bangs" -- as I found Sophie had an oddly receding hairline. I ended up using some epoxy putty to sculpt her some big goggles to cover up the problem. Really, if she's going to be zipping around, at the very least she needs some goggles -- possibly even an entire helmet, though the IMEF seems to shun such things. The base is a laser-cut Warsenal acrylic 25mm round base. I used some paperclip wire to support the model to "hover." The background is made from Hirst Arts Castlemolds sci-fi theme building blocks. 24 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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