In my 'favorite human soldiers' catagory, they are a close second to the UNSC figures from GZG.
I have been too busy to paint or set up my work area at all lately, but I have a few minutes here and there during the day so I've been grappling with the problem of basing figures for starship interiors.
I bit the bullet and decided that I'd just have to make a different base style for interior games. If this meant I had to buy some of my favorite minis again then so be it.. I'll do a better paint job the second time anyway.
I initially decided to sculpt a single universal spaceship interior base then mold it off using instant Mold. The I decided that I was going to have to do putty work to blend the mini into the cast base anyway.. And I didn't have any instant mold. So I just got to work individually adding bits f green stuff to the bases when I had a spare minute.
The Base in the middle was the original, and the other two were experiments in faster sculpting. I think the one on the right looks the worst in the photo, but a bit of shaving and it will come up OK when painted.
Looking at the results, the details are far too soft for my liking. I think the next step is to get some proper thin metal rod and plasticard, maybe some plastic diamond plate sheet, and build proper masters. Some good lessons learned though.. Don't bother trying to sculpt nice sharp corners on the bases.. Cut the putty after it's cured for example.
I have ordered some Oyumaru from Amazon.co.uk (much cheaper than getting Instant Mold form OS.. And it's exactly the same stuff) am considering some ProCreate putty and have visions of a new era of indoor spaceship basing.
What am I going to do with all this spaceship based stuff? I'm going to play some of this game:
|Small, Solo, Elegant.. Ticks all the boxes!|
Full review and plans for pimping out my set when it arrives. (It shipped yesterday so I'm excitedly watching the post again).
It just occurred to me I *could* build a little "factory ruins" board with dry-brushed sand and static grass clumps.. making all my existing minis usable.. Oh well. Project no. 2,026 I guess.