Monday, 5 March 2012

Rebel Minis for Throwdown


I've been working hard playing and writing the rules for Throwdown a lot lately. I needed some figures that weren't "space riflemen" and picked up a pack of Gang Task Force from Rebel Minis, along with some skeleton pirates and Gun Clerics.

I really like the figures, the only letdown is that they obviously have the same legs. This isn't too big an issue though as they at least have sci-fi looking kneepads etc, so overall I'm very happy with the purchase.

I have painted them as a free trader crew in military tones. I have a 2 left, one half-done with an uninspiring jacket (Charadon granite does not highlight up well at this scale) and one in a cap at undercoat stage.

The bases are a little schizophrenic, being both brown and grey. It means they don't look wrong with any of my other figures, and I'm going to stick with this style for a bit.

Thanks for looking!

29 comments:

  1. What a great use for them... looks like I'll need to pick some up now.

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    1. I really needed some more pistol armed troops, which are pretty rare out there for sci-fi!

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  3. very nice looking minis. And I like your idea for basing :)

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    1. Thanks, they fit in perfectly with my newly sliced-up Zuzzy mat (posting about that soon)

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  4. Just a follow-up... i really like the painting of the goggles... really makes it "sci-fi"

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    1. I did them black, then silver.. both looked crummy. I like the orange too! The casting was a bit rough so using bright blobs of paint helped smooth it out.

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    2. I'm gonna have to steal that... I was thinking maybe the color of the visor on my Critical Mass Arc troopers... really make 'em pop...

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  5. I like these minis Spacejacker. I'm not always sure about Rebel minis. I understand Mike uses different sculptors, and I've had some figures that were good, and some I'm not too sure about. These look pretty good though. More food for thought. You're costing me a fortune!

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    1. I've had the same experience. The sculpting of these figures is a bit indistinct in places, but they work well for what I wanted. I'm doing the gun clerics next, but I think I'm going to convert them a bit.

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    2. That gels well with my thoughts on Rebel Minis as well. They can be a bit greebly and the re-use of poses is dissapointing, but in the end they usually paint up well. All's well that ends well I guess...

      Also, congrats on the new tattoo! It looks spectacular!

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    3. If you hadn't mentioned the 'same legs' things I would've never noticed. These figs look pretty cool indeed.

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  6. Great work! I ordered a pack a couple of days ago for use with my Terra Burning campaign,need some non-military types and these looked like they'd work, you proved me right.

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    1. Glad your project is progressing well, sounds great so far.

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  7. my my...the excellent painting really brings them out well

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    1. There are some spooky Russkies next in the queue ;)

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  8. Great job, Jacker! By-the-way: the schizophrenic bases look fine, if do say so to myself.

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  9. Those are very nice. I like the guy with the red goggles, best.

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    1. Cheers Joe, I might try sculpting some goggles on the remaining figs.. They really make a difference.

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  10. I like the two tone basing compliments itself well while adding diversity to the terrain it can be used with as you said. But the way you've done it reminds me of torchlight lit areas amongst the shadows, especially on the middle one.

    On a completely unrelated note, your avatar and profile info on my followers list no longer ties in with your current one...

    All the best.

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    1. Cheers Qalpha, I'm going to get some silfor tufts next to help add some interest to the bases.

      Blogger is weird, that's alls I know...

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  11. You've got to tell me your secret for doing fleshtone in 15mm. Just outstanding.

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    1. Citadel dwarf flesh , citadel ogryn flesh wash, highlight with dwarf flesh, highlight with 60/40 dwarf flesh+Vallejo basic skin tone. That's it! Works best when theres a lot of detail.

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    2. That is excellent painting, especially face. Thanks for instructions!

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  12. Cool looking crew figures.

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  13. Looking good. Very nice work on the bases especially. If I'd thought of that myself, I'd have been able to use all my 15mm Luna Terrain mini's and scenery on normal terrain boards as well.

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  14. Hey, you can always just paint a little color on :) This actually was the result of me doing the "wrong" color on a figure base and half-fixing it.

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