Thursday, 13 September 2012

Exterminators!


I have had this smartgunner and her tech compatriot undercoated and half-painted for months now, and in an effort to move on to the vacc suit exterminators (all from Khurasan miniatures) I've been finishing off these two and doing further highlights on the rest of the squad.


These figures have a ton of detail. They were actually quite difficult to paint if I'm honest, but they are very satisfying to get finished. There are two models missing from the set, which I used a different color scheme on and I really am not happy with. I need to get some Dettol tomorrow and strip them so I can complete the set.

The faded fatigues look makes them look very "Vietnam war" to me, and I'm glad I got away with avoiding camo, which I feel works poorly in 15mm scale.

I have some additional support figures on the way, which will be fun to round out the unit with. I think I'll pit them against my Crusties once I get hold of some dullcote and seal them all.

Thanks for looking!

30 comments:

  1. Your usual outstanding work SJ, I think cammo can work in 15mm, but it can be difficult, and your figs are a a convincing argument not to commo.

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    1. Thank you Dan! What I should have said was that painting cammo well is beyond me :)

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  2. Superb. I really need to get me some of these

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    1. Thanks Brummie, I thinkmthe key is getting the flesh areas to stand out. Really gives them shape.

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  3. Good to see them in something other than Khurasan's promo scheme. Good sculpts and well at home with the Exterminator exosuits.

    Great to see further updates from your paint desk BTW :)

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    1. Thanks Tael, your exo suits are incredible. And it's great to be posting more regularly!

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  4. How to I get into this well-painted outfitL?!?

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    1. Check it out, we got guns, knives and pointed sticks... And a wet pallette.

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  5. I've been sitting on my marines for how long? I don't know if this is inspiration to paint them or give up!

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    1. Go for it Mik! Black undercoat, armor and gun casing light green, fatigues dark green. Black wash on the fatigues, 2 stage highlight on the light green bits. Original dark green highlights on the fatigues. Flesh with a wash and single highlight for the arms and faces, blue on the lenses, then a light blue blob, then a white blob. Done!

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    2. ...and a dab of metal on the muzzles and magazines.

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  6. Great as usual. You make 15mm look like 28's.

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  7. Thanks LA, these sculpts take most of the credit for that though, they are pretty amazing.

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  8. Hi, Jacker: Sweet work, Sir. These fellas look more than qualified to maim any monster or Martian who crosses their path. Your painting style can be spotted among a group of other painter's figures just by the way you paint the flesh areas. Great stuff.

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    1. Thank you kindly Jay! I like doing the faces the best, it's where all the character comes from and I always leave it until last... A hangover from my days painting 28's, when I did the eyes last.

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  9. Wonderful minis (on my paint list) and paint job!

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    1. Thanks Kobayachimaru, looking forward to seeing yours!

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  10. Another batch of great looking figures. Always amazed at how much detail you get out 15mm figures.

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    1. Thanks Ace.. Hey, I just slap the paint on :)

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    2. I think you'll find that's what I do. I'm sure you do something more.

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  11. 'Ere Jacker, you've done it again- I was painting up these very same minis just a couple of days ago- have you got a pal who can re-direct spy satellites? You got the drop on me AGAIN and went and did a much better job than me AGAIN.....I'm not too happy with my colour scheme to be honest, but I've got so much lead to paint, I think I'll let it slide. The figure holding the heavy squad weapon in the second pack of these is another great mini, this time with a baseball cap thingy- no helmet. Just to let you know, I'm next going to paint the full harsh environment suit version of these minis, so that gives you a heads up! Can you give me a colour scheme for a head start? Just joshing, matey, fantastic work as always!

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    1. LOL! Sorry GR, it's not intentional, I swear! If it makes you feel any better, I wasn't happy with my main squad either when I originally painted them and this was the second go-around with a lot of extra work put in.

      I'm going to do my environment suits in these colors, with white armor plates and orange visors. Probably soon, so watch out! ;)

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  12. Dettol as a paint stripper, never heard of using that. Do you mean the anti-spetic solution or is there another product out there?

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    1. Plain ol' regular dettol. It's easier to find than simple green and doesn't stink like acetone. It's also very easy on the minis!

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  13. Okay, I have these primed. I think you may have convinced me not to do my U.S. Marine camo technique and go with faded green fatigues. How about a paint guide?

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    1. Hi Mark! Please check out my reply to Mik earlier in the thread...

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  14. Wow... as usual a few days of baby wrangling and I miss all the good stuff! I don't have a set of these but they look really tempting, even for a slow painter like me. I'd have to do them differently from yours (and, apparently, Gunrunner's)... perhaps a tan/brown rocky desert camo?

    I do like your colour scheme, it seems straight from the film but still, good choice. I take it the way to go with these guys is a full black undercoat? Would that make painting them a little easier?

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    1. Thanks Alison! The film ones had two types of cammo, but I guess the two tones of green gives the same feel. I did a full black undercoat, but to be honest with the ammount of washes I used it probably dudnt matter. Im doing the enviro suit versions with a US green basecoat and relying on the washes if that makes any difference. ;)

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