Monday, 23 March 2015

More Armies Army figures

Enemy Unknown!

Here are the Armies Army Enemy Unknown all done. I had real trouble deciding on a colour scheme for these and almost did them (space)Wolf grey. I went with this scheme with modern video games loosely in mind. It's a light grey/dark grey with teal lights.

The dark grey parts were an afterthought that really tied them together, but was quite a bit of effort to get looking right. Working with two tones of grey as main colours is tough to balance. Luckily, these sculpts have quite a lot of hard edges on the face and armor to highlight.

The eyes were just washed with thinned teal paint, then dotted with white. I'm pleased with the result to effort ratio! I liked it so much I went a bit nuts with some OSL on the support weapons and leader's arm computer.

Inspired to do more lighting effects, I finished off the Russian Empire figures, as I had a few specialists left to do.


These guys (and some un-pictured troopers) rounded out the Russian Empire figures I ordered. With what I have painted, a campaign around a platoon and it's assets can be easily run. These specialist just ooze character, and were a treat to paint. While I was on a teal lighting kick, I threw on some glow on the chap's iPad. The extra splash of colour really helps liven up the unit, as the basic uniform is suer-drab. All the figure's scopes got a teal lens and highlight too, although barely visible.

Exhausted by all this output, I dragged out the remaining bits of city ruins in my collection and re-based them in front of TV. There is a lot of dry brushing in my future, but its very satisfying to have my terrain all shaping up cohesively.

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  1. Yeah, that OSL on the Russians' tablet looks the bomb!

    Great stuff :)

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    1. Thanks! I like military colour schemes, but they can look so dull on the table. I think a couple of splashes of bright colour really help.

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  2. Love em'

    Really like the look and the medics helmet! :)

    Ill be stealing that idea for sure :)

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    1. Glad to hear it! I'm still considering doing something similar for the support gunners.

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  3. The EU look proper menacing, exactly how I wanted them to be!

    like a ....'what the '#'#### are they! '

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    1. Picking out the jawline in a darker tone really helped in showing off the face detail, and also helped make them look sinister.

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  4. Armie's Army is on the FOB with the twitch and twug of your magic brush, Jacker. Very nice modeling.

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    1. Thanks Jay, the paint goes on easy with these sculpts.

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  5. These came out excellent as always. I really like the "video game" look. I think that is very fitting of the design on the Enemy Unknown figs.

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    1. Cheers Eli! I'm on the verge of painting up the PLA from AA so I wanted to avoid a classic military scheme for the EU.

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  6. Nice work on the EU! I always thought that they were in a head encasing helmet, but they look great. I particularly liked the sniper and pad holder amongst the remaining Ruskis too. Tempting!

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    1. Maybe they are? I think of them as helmeted too. The personality figures have a lot of nice little touches that make me glad I ordered them!

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  7. I know I've commented on these elsewhere, they're great. I'm now definitely tempted by both ranges...

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    1. They are a lot of fun to paint. I've about exhausted my patience with terrain rebasing this week, will probably get onto the PLA next.

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  8. I tried to double-click the above pics, but it didn't work to say I 'liked' them. I then treid to just click the 'thumbs up' or 'like' button at the bottom of the post, and couldn't find it.

    Why aren't we combining forces again? Miller has a Wacom Tablet inbound, we add him to the fold, boom, super-band.

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    1. To me, that's kind of a different blog... (Transatlantic Monster Masters or something) This one is just supposed to be my (haphazardly updated) 15mm work.

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