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SPACEFUTURE: The Vespulid Hive, from Khurasan


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They do NOT come in peace. They choose violence, as is the wasp's way. Wasps with jetpacks and guns. Nightmarish.

 

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Truly remarkable sculpts from Khurasan (whose customer service is deserving of praise!) in their 15mm sci-fi line. The basic trooper is big for a 15mm humanoid, and about on par with a small 25mm scale human. The drones are about the size of a 32mm humanoid and the Hive Queen is a towering colossus. 

 

The troops are all one-piece casts, which is remarkable given their spindly limbs. 

I enjoyed grading the colors from citron up in the airbrush. Here are some flying troops, on flight stands from another set of space minis:

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Ground troops:

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More infantry, this time standing up:

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Note that one of them, and one of the fliers, has a telescope! 

 

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The beefy Drones, each dual-wielding and equipped with artillery. Notice that these do not have stingers, unlike the others--a nice touch of verisimilitude there.

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And the formidable Hive Queen, a colossal tyrant. (Unlike most of the others, she comes in many pieces.)

 

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She is here to turn the enemy into incubating chambers for grubs, post-mortem if the enemy is lucky. 

Who is the enemy?
She's not picky,

 

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Space wasps. Not even once. 

 

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Thanks, folks! They were fun sculpts. 

On 3/17/2022 at 6:15 PM, Werkrobotwerk said:

good job, I have a set of those bugs waiting on my desk.

Ooo! I'm looking forward to seeing them when they get done! Lots of color schemes--I almost went with emerald jewel wasps, but didn't want to make them too much like the Mantis Men.

On 3/17/2022 at 7:39 PM, Grand Slam said:

These are very cool...wonderful job making the set come together.

On 3/18/2022 at 10:56 AM, Iridil said:

I love the colors and patterning on these! And, you always find THE coolest sculpts!

Thank you! I'm in a couple of pulp retro sci-fi gaming groups on FB and they have a lot of great suggestions; that's where I ran into these and several other of my favorites. 

 

On 3/19/2022 at 9:04 PM, strawhat said:

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On 3/18/2022 at 7:18 AM, Glitterwolf said:

Now hand me the flamethrower!!!

On 3/19/2022 at 8:14 PM, Chaoswolf said:

>hands @Glitterwolf the flamethrower<

😄 💥🐝 The exact correct reaction! The orneriest xenos in space. Thank you all!

 

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