Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Space Scum!


I almost forgot these guys! They are GZG space pirates/bad guys. It wasn't until I painted them that I realized how cool they were. They are done in very basic colors to keep them both mook-like and usable in as many situations as possible.
They coud easily be regular PC's rather than bad guys.. But I'll be using them for their intended purpose at first, as hero-fodder street toughs. There is a female in the set too, but she's so good I'm using her as a hero.

I've switched back to white backgrounds you may have noticed. This is due to my camera behaving differently in various light conditions. Even using my light tent, on a sunny day it seems to like the white BG best. In the evening I think it overcompensates and blows everything out. I've been adjusting aperture manually lately with mixed results... But I think I'll just stick to not shooting at night if possible.

Thanks for looking!




25 comments:

  1. Those look great. The brown coat reminds me of Firefly.

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    1. Thanks Joe! I think the idea is they are not-ravagers..

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  2. Those are really good! I painted them up about a year or so ago, and yours blow mine away!

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    1. Thanks WarRaptor, I need to dig up the ones with rifles now ;)

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  3. Nice job, Jacker. Amen, these hoods could be used in many different scenarios, in many different settings... such as, working as bounty hunters running down GMFCs! |:)=

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    1. Thanks Jay! I think they will probably be pulling at east triple duty.

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  4. Really impressive! They look more like 28mm - excellent;)

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    1. Cheers Monty, that's what I aim for :)

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  5. I like these guys, I switched out the heads of most of mine with the gas masks heads from GZG... really 'raiders' them up!

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  6. Yes good idea, I will probably do that with the doubles in the pack.

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  7. These are next up in my painting queue. Just glued them to bases last night. Very inspiring as always.

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    1. Thanks e-p, looking forward to seeing your take on them :)

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  8. It looks like Mos Eisley. There is no greater hive of scum and villainy.

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    1. It's like if Mos Eisley was a DMZ...

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  9. Never noticed these before. Thanks for the headds up-will work great with Throwdown (I hope) when it sees the light of day....

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    1. No problem dude!
      Throwdown is progressing along, I should probably set myself some deadlines.

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  10. Nice looking figs there, and great job on the miniatures. I'm looking for more things like these as I'm looking to assemble characters etc for an eventual old republic star wars rpg I'm going to run at some point.

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    1. Thanks Ace, there are a lot of great RPG figures from GZG.

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  11. Nice to see these minis painted up, thanks Spacejacker. When I started collecting this scale last year, I bought a lot of GZG stuff as it was pretty good, and these are some that have slipped my attention and slid down the painting list as I greedily purchase a wider range of minis from Khurasan (your fault), Armies Army (your fault) and some Rebel minis (probably your fault!). All tongue in cheek of course-you are a real inspiration, so keep it going, matey!

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    1. Thank you Gunrunner!
      I'd apologize, but there's nothing bad about owning some of the world's best minis! ;)

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  12. I'd love to see what you have planned for terrain for these and the rest of you starport denizens.

    -Eli

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    1. Funny I just ripped apart all my cd-based GZG shacks and rebased them on minimal footprint plasticard rectangles. I'm doing 3 distinct zones. Ruined urban, shanty marketplace, spaceship boneyard. I'm also working on a new modular tile system for re-arrangable indoor battles using updated Star Station Zero art. Phew!

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  13. Shame-I like CD based terrain, all those nice neat circles and yours looked excellent. I understand th urge to tinker and make improvemens though. I hope the results are worth it.

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    1. Its now easier for me to set up mazelike layouts with the individual buildings and new bits Ive made. They still look great IMO, but are more useful... Especially for a new type of Throwdown scenario Ive made up ;)

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