Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Bounty Hunter and Adventurer


Another fine alien troublemaker from 15mm.co.uk and sculpted by Eli. My favorite "badass" looking monster in this set! The casting around the gun was pretty iffy, especially on top and to the front. To remedy this, I sculpted a big fat housing on top of the existing gun.
I painted his skin red to start with, but it just didn't feel right. This guy just had to be green. His left shoulder plate has some metallic chips on it to try to look a little like Boba Fett. I see these guys as being pretty dusty and banged up.


This is another Gang Task Force mini from Rebel. Almost every part of this model has been painted over with a different color to the original.. I just couldn't get this guy right.
I was finally happy with it as you see it here, but the puny and bent-looking gun bothered me... Pro-create to the rescue again! I added a slab-like chunk to the front and tried to sculpt in a channel along the top. It ended up looking more like a scope so I painted a red dot on the end.

The moral of today's story? If you don't like how a gun looks, don't be afraid to break out the putty.. At 15mm scale you can get great results with a little patience.

Thanks for looking!

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, I'm enjoying painting individual minis at the moment.. Units kind of wear me down.

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    2. Tell me about it! I love painting individual figures but at the moment I'm about half way through a DBA army and I'm totally worn down by the experience of painting just one small, not especially uniform army!

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  2. I like that Bounty Hunter a lot. Very characterful and you did a great job on his paintjob. If you hadn't told me about converting the guns on these minis I wouldn't have known. They look great. I like the way your Rebel Mini came out.

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    1. Thanks Joe! It's a shame the alien's gun was miscast because I really like the original.. makes him look even bigger!
      The Gang Task Force figures are not stellar, but they make a really good base for small conversions. I'm very pleased with them overall.

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  3. Heh, nice stuff, you are on fire.

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    1. Cheers Mik.. Your spaceport setting set me off on a campaign "world" kick that has me doing as much non-military stuff as I can dig out of the lead pile!

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  4. "Where you think you going hoooooman?" the Narg glubbered, its scaly dewlaps pulsing squamously. "Big bounty on yooooo neural endoskeleton! Maybe I buy mistress neeeeew mucilage bath!"

    "Hey, aren't those fresh snotarg larvae over there?" Dash prevaricated desperately, and the Narg's involuntary gustatory excitement was just enough to let him whip out his Atomic Napalm Neutralizer and set it to "puree". "Looks like we have a Altarian standoff... she'll have to bathe in mucilage some other day."

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    1. I'm really interested in the solo RPG stuff I've been reading on Solo Nexus. Using a very stripped down Mythic GME/Fu hybrid is looking like a fun project to frame a skirmish campaign... Which now has it's first two characters. Cheers!

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    2. Nice :) But I have to warn you I ripped off the Atomic Napalm Neutralizer from "Calvin and Hobbes"...

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  5. What a great change with the gun... Talk about a small change making a big difference. Pretty awesome, I'm totally stealing that idea by the way.

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  6. Hi! Great work! You're a man who "rolls-with-the-punches!": ...Tweek your project 'till it makes you happy...like applying a red dot to simulate a scope! Putty is our ally! Keep a wet edge, Jacker!

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    1. Jay, your extensive hilbily conversions are a great inspiration. If nobody makes the figure you want, convert it yourself!

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  7. Two great characters! I like the first guy being green- think it's better than red would have been. Good choice, makes him more 'froggy' looking, love it!

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    1. Yeh...the frontal view looks a little bit like the diner owner in one of the early Star War episodes. I'm going to paint mine a green color myself--catfish green to be exact.

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  8. Some great looking stuff, especially the bounty hunter. The conversion work looks great on the guns

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  9. Love the conversion on the gun! Paint job makes him look even more awesome.

    To think that figure started out as a gas mask wearing post apocalyptic freak. So glad I changed direction on him.

    While we're discussing figure design, the original gun was much bigger but it didn't make it through the mold and Gavin decided to just go ahead with the smaller gun. I didn't see an issue with it as Boba's gun isn't all that huge and we all love him.

    "It aint what ya got, it's how ya use it!"

    -Eli

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    1. I liked the gun profile, it was just miscast on my one so it was indistinct and had some kind of bubble hole. He's a great figure and the original weapon made the alien actually look more imposing than my conversion does. Another one coming up today Eli :)

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    2. FWIW, mine was miscast too...

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