Monday, 26 March 2012

Crime Boss and Exterminators


This lovely figure is from15mm.co.uk's SMH range, and was sculpted by the very talented Eli, of I see Lead people blog and Loud Ninja!

I ordered the whole set recently and chose this guy to paint first. The figures gave me an instant feeling of crime ridden alien  underworld types, so I did the over-boss of the undercity first.

He's short but very wide (yes, that's a 20mm base) and was a pleasure to paint.

Also done recently, some Khurasan Exterminators. I did 2 of these in a desert-ish scheme and was really unhappy with them, but a good ol' US olive drab scheme suited them much better and these got done relatively quickly. Doing a dark green fatigues with lighter green armor and gun wasn't the smartest thing I've ever done, but I think they came out OK.


Thanks for looking!

29 comments:

  1. Great job, Jacker! It all looks good! I am waiting on my order of this guy and a bunch of other aliens. Keep a wet edge!

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    1. Thanks Jay! You won't be disappointed, They sit very well with the old Laserburn figures in terms of style but bring a whole bunch of character that you don't see often these days.

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    2. Part of this is due to the fact that Star Wars and other 1970s/80s scifi are a huge influence on my designs. I think these same influences worked their way into the Laserburn minis.

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  2. Have you ordered the Khurasan Exterminators Support troops? They came out rather recently.

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    1. I ordered the hard suit guys and am expecting them soon, but I think I forgot the support troops. Maybe when I finish this squad.

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  3. You refer to the base as "yes it is 20mm" or words of that kind. What is the normal base size that you use for alle your 15 mil stuff ? I am asking since I am contemplating individual basing for 15 mil figures in a project I am thinking about.

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    1. They're 20mm slotter bases from 15mm.co.uk

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  4. Love the crime boss! I may copy your paint job...

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    1. I'd be honored Matt, in fact I'd expect yours to come out even better :)

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  5. So cracking work there, I've recently started following Loud Ninja games, and am quite interested in how their Chuhuac turn out. Can never have to many random alien types.

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    1. I agree, there are plenty of human troops out there already!

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    2. Eli really is doing a cracking good job. Good enough that I've (almost) forgiven him for givin up on his Crisis in Alcovia blog :D

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    3. Not abandoned.

      Crisis in Alcovia is undergoing a scale change. 20mm just wasn't working for me.

      While there were infantry a plenty, I wasn't digging doing new scenery for just one project. Vehicles also ended up being pricey unless I wanted to assemble a bunch of fiddly plastic models.

      The Crisis will resume.

      -Eli

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  6. Great job on the troops! But the crime boss is my favorite- such a load of character in such a tiny mini. Awesome

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    1. The credit goes to Eli, but thanks Ferret!

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  7. Crime boss is very very nice!

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    1. It's not even thors-day! Thanks Mik, likewise buddy.

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  9. See, there is a God- I've actually bought these Exterminators before you painted them and sent me scurrying for the Paypal password-oh yes, by the way, the painting is excellent.............as usual.

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    1. Thanks Gunrunner, they are quite reqwarding minis to paint once you get into them. The weapon detail is amazing for 15mm.

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  10. Cracking work as always Space Jacker. Personally I reckon your choice of green's works really well on those Exterminators.

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    1. Cheers Legion, they do look a little better IRL.. I think my experiment with white background photography didn't help the photos.

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  11. That crime boss is especially cool and those Exterminators are excellent.

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  12. Everyone,

    Thanks for the praise on the Crime Boss. Words like these really inspire me to keep pushing out the alien personalities.

    I have to be honest that I had hit a serious sculpting slump after I finished that batch, but their reception has been invigorating.

    Jacker's paint job makes him look great.

    -Eli

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  13. Yeah the crime boss is cool, and the exterminators are looking good to, I think the lighter armour over dark fatigues is OK, I will try Colonial cammo on mine, I'm not to sure if 2 types of cammo on the 1 15mm figure will work very well though. I'm thinking it may just look messy.

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    1. Cheers Dan!
      I haven't liked any of the double-camo attempts I've seen around.. IMHO camo rarely looks very good on a 15mm figure unless it's quite regular.. And even then the figure often becomes a blob. I think if you kept the camo pattern to either the armor or the fatigues it would work well on these particular minis.

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    2. Camo is trouble on any figure, and I think it's because it WORKS. I mean, we need to enhance and pick out details and shapes, but the whole purpose of camo is to hide details and distort outlines. If you paint camo on a figure properly... it should by definition make it less eye-catching, no?

      Anyway your little Exterminators are nice, I have some bugs they could hunt, or be hunted by :)

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