Friday, 1 March 2013

Exterminator Walker

The finished article

It's the end of the week, so I made this post with my real camera and computer rather than solely with my phone. Hooray for the weekend!
Finished this little project tonight. Some freehand markings and lighting effects make a nice counterpoint to the rough weathered US Dark Green (VMC paint) color scheme.

I have a secret when it comes to unit markings like these.. Straight lines. Everything is composed of a quick, thin straight line. You can make a sharp cornered end to the line by simply making another straight line across the end with the background color.

Alongside the other troops types

Finally, here he is next to the other Exterminators. I'm running low on tufts, so I threw on some clump foliage too.. I quite like the variety it creates on the base.

Im almost finished with ANOTHER secret Khurasan paintup, I'm hoping I can talk about either one soon. I also have been working on my Meso Nasai unit, which is looking good in red.

Thanks for looking!

31 comments:

  1. Nice lighting effect alright - and works very well with the troops

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  2. As usual, great work. I really like the weapon. It looks more convincing than what I often see on a lot of mechas having.

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    1. Thanks Chris! I wanted something that looked like a portable artillery piece :)

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  3. Very nice love the searchlights on it.

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    1. Cheers Brummie, nothing like a good focal point for a drab scheme!

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  4. I am liking your lighting effects more and more. Keep then up. And I am dying to use that Black Gem technique with this lighting effect.

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  5. Love it. It looks suitably badass without being too hi-tech for the infantry. I might need to get some of those to go with my New Vistula Legion troops.

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    1. Thanks EP. There are plenty of good 15mm chicken-walker mechs out there.. I just prefer the humanoid mecha suit myself!

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  6. Sigh, I wish I could finish something today... Anyway, excellent as always, and he does fit in well with your other troops as everyone else said. And thanks for the tip on unit markings; freehanding anything is one of my real weaknesses, I'll admit (to the point where I'd rather make a tiny stencil sometimes!).

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    1. Thanks Allison! Nothing wrong with a stencil... I'm just too lazy ;)

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  7. Very cool. The gun and the light effect really make him stand out. Are you going to do some vehicles in the same colors too?
    Love to see this army grow.

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    1. Thanks Wouter! No vehicles I'm afraid.. I don't really "do" vehicles :)

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  8. It is, of course, everything we thought it would be! Great work.

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    1. Thanks Gunrunner, much appreciated!

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  9. Looks stunning, wish I had a few of those to convert, but never go in to AT-43.

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    1. Thanks Angus. Me neither, I just got these and some Red Blok Kolossus a couple of years ago for use with 15mm stuff. Glad I did though!

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  10. Nice job, Jacker! You paint really does shine!

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    1. Thanks jay, I'm still enjoying it!

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  11. Looks like something right out of a damn (good) B-Movie...lol.

    As always you are a very motivating artist!

    Keep up the great work man.

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  12. "Im almost finished with ANOTHER secret Khurasan paintup, I'm hoping I can talk about either one soon.

    Hey, you can go ahead on post on this current one -- no worries!

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  13. Liking the mecha suit, you can never have too much in my opinion.

    As always, nice lighting effect on this as well. Fits well with the rest of the troops.

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    1. Thanks Mecha Ace, I haven't run out yet so expect some more!

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  14. Lovely simple colour scheme. Good tip on the numbers as well.

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    1. Thanks Barks, the nice thing about simple schemes is that they are the fastest to complete... I had more fun detailing this model than I did doing the main paintwork.

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  15. What can I say that hasn't been already? Your OSL is a real treat here, nice work all around.

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  16. is this exterminator walker available? can't find it on the khurasan webpage. wpuld love to buy some for my 20mm scifi project

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  17. Looks fantastic!!

    And +1 to jack's question... Is the walker available anywhere??? I can't find it on the site either...??

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