A couple of weeks ago, a package arrived from mad Robot miniatures. It was the second wave of Harook releases! After much wrestling with improvised base texture, poor lighting and new paint, I finally got these guys finished and photographed with my iPhone.
|Drone and Snipers|
I really had to improvise the photo setup... Check it out on the Workbench (instagram) stream on the right of the page.
These are biggish figures, standing around 20mm tall. The detail is excellent, although to be honest there is so much that it takes a little longer to paint one of these guys than a standard 15mm sci fi figure (whatever that is) but the results are well worth it.
I used the same color scheme as the initial pack I did for Mad Robot, but with white feathers instead of yellow to indicate special weapon trooper status. I've done 2-tone bases on these as well, which will further pick them out.
When I do some more of these for myself I think I will go with a very dark armor suit and go nuts with some OSL on all the little lights. I chose a light color for the demo models so that the customer could easily see the detail.
I have switched to using artist's pumice gel for my basing due to some advice from Robin Fitton at Gruntz. Sadly I don't have any right now so I made my own paste out of fine sand and PVA. I think it works pretty well and did a decent enough job of gap filling. I plan to cover the slight imperfections with my (also absent) silfor tufts or maybe small rocks.
(These figures were painted with the new citadel paint range I ranted about last post. I got the result I was after but it was a lot more difficult than it should have been. I really missed my "old style" washes... The new ones are really awful and took about 4 coats to achieve similar effects. I'm not buying any more of that product.)
My beloved desk and other gear is still not here yet, but I am anxiously waiting for it to arrive so I can get started on some incredible new Khurasan beasties Jon sent me.