Saturday, 25 August 2012

Vergan

Sculpted by Eli and sold by 15mm.co.uk, this is another alien denizen figure that I did while painting the shacks in the last post.



I like to have a single figure to pick at while I'm working on a larger group of things to make best use of my painting time. To be honest I dislike painting 'units' in the traditional way, but sometimes it needs to be done.

This fellow/lady was painted with Vallejo Gunship green and English Uniform.The eyes are lime green and his breather is some kind of buff color with earthshade wash applied.

This figure has all kinds of uses in sci fi or even Mythos gaming. He was quite fast to paint and took to the brush very well.

As you might have seen in the workbench feed, I'm dusting off my old 3d spaceship terrain modules and have them all ready to play with! The main thing I did was standardize "connection points" by placing a grating square where each module is supposed to join to the others. This means I can use them for a quick layout generation system I've whipped up. I will do a full post about them soon.

Thanks for looking!

27 comments:

  1. Hello Spacejacker!

    Lovely work on the Vergan, as always. As to it being male or female or both who knows (only Eli could answer that I suppose). It does have a lot of uses and is one of the most popular of Eli's designs in the SHM range. Its code is SHM20.

    I am waiting on a package of greens from Eli right now for 15mm.co.uk...soon I hope, love to see new miniatures.

    Keep up the excellent work.

    GBS

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    1. Thank you kindly Gavin!
      I'm very keen on the new Prang, Eli is always up to something interesting :)

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    2. My pleasure and well deserved my friend.

      Yes, I think there are going to be several new Prang and Eli has at least a dozen partial sculpts going on right now. He has also threatened me with a lady Prang!

      GBS

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  2. Nice alien :) can't go wrong with multiple tentacles and eyes!

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    1. Thanks Ferret.. He is indeed fun to paint. Kinda like a pudding.

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  3. This looks really good. I have been inspired by your blog to start my own adventures in 15 mm gaming, just finishing knocking up some scenery and have a whole host of Eli's minis from 15mm.co.uk, they are great characterful sculpts. Can't wait to paint them up, I've got a feeling it'll be a nice change from 28mm

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    1. I found 15mm to be a relaxing change from 28mm, both in painting time, terrain storage and of course, wallet-stress! Hope you have as much fun as I do :)

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  4. Great job, as always, Spacejacker. I have this and a number of Eli's other SHM minis in my painting queue. It's always inspiring to see what detail you can draw out of a figure - gives me something to aim for (even if only in my dreams, lol).

    @Gavin - glad to hear the Vergans are so popular, must make your job easier and more of a pleasure when you are proved correct in your choices for the SHM range. Long may it continue.

    @Ro Ellin - good luck with your scenery and switching to painting 15mm figs - there are a lot of great figures around to chose from, and a lot of good blogs featuring them as well. Do you think you might blog about your adventures in 15mm so we can keep up with how you're doing?

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    1. Thanks Kobold, it's all about patience my friend ... Good figures help too :)

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    2. Hi Kobold, sorry Spacejacker to jump on this post, I have started a belated blog under another username I use robsmuddygloves. Here is a link, I'm taking my first tentative steps in blogging and 15mm wish me luck.

      http://robsmuddygloves.wordpress.com/

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  5. Very nice work mate. I'm gonna bite the bullet and get some 15mm figs 'to have a go' as it. Just need to make my mind up on what ones!

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    1. Thanks Brummie! There is a lot of choice nowadays indeed. If youre in the UK, a couple of packs of GZG stuff will arrive in no time for a few pounds and they are a good place to start. Just dive in, you will pick it up in no time!

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  6. Nice work Spacejacker. He/she looks great in those colours :)

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    1. Cheers Tamsin, my paints are a little limited so it was more neccessity then choice ;)

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  7. Didn't consider the mythos slant on this fig. I've got him, he's awesome (as are all of the figs in this line), but alas he's quagmired yada yada yada in the queue.

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    1. Theres got to be some kind of self-help solution to queue blues. Im using denial at the moment.

      In my mind he was a shopkeeper, but Im thinking of him as a cel leader now...

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  8. Very nice work there. Makes my efforts on 10mm stuff look considerably amateur.

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    1. My hat is off to you Ace... IMO 10mm is the toughest scale to paint, based on my warmaster orc army experience. To small to paint like a 15mm... To big to paint like a 6mm... They force you to rethink entirely.

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  9. Good idea for the connectors on the spaceship terrain. I'll have to look back at how you did that again. Good for Combat cards games.

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    1. Cheers Roj! I was a bit depressed about those tiles, but a bit of effort has breathed new life into them.

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  10. Very different sculpt for me (I'm clueless as what and how to use it), and a great interpretive paint job on this thing!

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    1. Thank you Jay! The insporation was a largely unused bottle of gunship green paint!

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  11. See now, how spooky is this? I painted a GZG figure last night (because like you, I like a single figure to mess with in between 'duty' paints) and I dug around in my paint collection and came up with 'English Uniform'. Haven't used it for ages, and then you go and pre-empt me again. What's your game, Jacker?! Terrific job on one of Eli's top sculpts by the way.

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  12. Its the 15mm zeitgeist effect and its spooky as hell but I love it! What can I say Gunrunner, great minds think alike? ;)

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