Saturday, 19 January 2013

Huk Huk Huk!

Wangs out... Charge!
Here is a pic I found on my desktop from a while ago.. It's the close-combat specialist Lhurgg pack from Khurasan miniatures.

I stuck with the same scheme as my tribesmen, but added war paint when I was done in order to help pick them out a bit. I painted the Huk huks (electric swords) at least three times trying to make them look like heat-blades. I gave up in the end and just painted them bright orange with a strong yellow highlight on the edges.

These guys are a little larger than the tribesmen, but I think this is a good thing... Evoking bigger tougher berzerker types.

It's nice to have another troop type to round out these nudist aliens as an enemy force.

Thanks for looking!

22 comments:

  1. Excellent work, I'm digging all the bright colors! Now I'm going to have to consider pink warpaint for my own Lhurgg.

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    1. Thanks Blaster! Lhurgg are nothing if not bold!

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  2. Now I want to paint mine.... Thanks for the ideas...

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    1. It's a good day when a fellow geek inspires another to paint up a purchase! Cheers Evyn!

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  3. Really liking the paintjobs on these. I may have to get some eventually, I seem to be amassing more 15mm stuff for use in sci-fi RPG and what not.

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    1. Thanks Ace, I forgot I had them. The Lhurgg are a favorite species of mine so it was nice to add to their ranks.

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  4. Wangs Out?! Please, I blush easily! I love the skin tone on these SJ. I really wish I could get the transition between the colours, ie the base and various highlights, as smooth as you do. Lovely work my boy.

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    1. Hey, that's just how they fight.. I don't judge! Thanks GR, glad you like 'em!

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  5. I love your Lhurgg. I have to stop my army obsession and start buying small groups for smaller games. That way I can get all the minis I lust after without breaking the bank.

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    1. That's a very good point EP.. I don't collect "armies" at all, rather small expandable forces. There's too much goodness out there to stick to just one range... And with the price of 15mm being so good compared to 28's, why not?

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  6. SpaceJacker ridicilous question but could you contact me on rvdassem @ home.nl I want to ask you a question on your Workbench widget. I have followed al steps to include on my own blog but somewhere it seems I am missing something important. Given my computerskills is is probably something very very obvious.
    Thanks in advance
    paint-in

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    1. Thanks Alison! I tried that technique first of all, but it just didn't look right. I think it's the shape of the blades.. They are probably best painted in a metal color. I wanted these guys to stand out from the regulars though... Which they sure do, even if it wasn't the result I was after :)

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  7. Nice work as always :) These are fun, savage little guys.

    My $.02: for "heat blades" I'd take the lightsaber approach - nearly white with a touch of colour around the edges. Or look up photos of heated ceramic objects and see what the glow pattern of them is. Or something like that...?

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    1. Thanks Alison, they are one of my favorite aliens. I tried that approach first, but couldnt pull it off... Maybe next time :)

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  8. Another Jackeristic paint job!

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    1. Thank you kindly Jay, I strive to entertain!

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  9. Nicely done dude. Its good to see some proper close combat troops

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  10. Nice. I hadn't remebered your Lurgs having a yellowish hue to them.

    And I love the shots of the Sunny Crew on your workbench. One of my favs as well.

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