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Khurasan’s 15mm Scientists

I’m still on a “fun painting” kick while I wait for my bases to arrive for my GZG Spider Drones.  I just finished Khurasan’s 15mm Scientists.  They are a pack of 4, each in a different pose, but I only painted 3 of them, because the 4th pose is a dead one lying on the ground, and it didn’t really interest me.

By “fun painting” I mean I don’t really have a use in mind for these figures.  They could be the objective in a game of Gruntz, I supposed – rescue the scientists.  But I’m just painting them for fun, not for a specific game or purpose.

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All cleaned up and attached to the stick with poster tack.  There was very little flash or mold lines to clean.

 

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Painting is done and they are superglued to the wooded base.  That’s a 0.8mm wooden base, 20mm in diameter, with a magnet stuck to the bottom of it.  Both the base and the magnet are from Litko.net.

The feet on the two male figures are really small.  It’s going to be difficult to not cover them in the next step.

 

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I used vinyl spackling mixed with a little water to cover the bases.  It applies easily with a brush.  In the past I’ve also mixed it with sand and very small rocks to make it bumpy, but in this case I wanted it smooth.

 

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I gave that about 2 hours to dry and then I painted it brown, and the edge black.

 

Khurasan's 15mm Scientists

I glued on some static grass, and they are done.  WIth the grass, it doesn’t really matter that their feet are so small, they are hidden in the grass, anyway.

 

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I gave the guy on the left a pink shirt, because he reminds me of my friend Derrick, and Derrick often wears pink shirts.  The bald guy on the right just makes me laugh.  I imagine him totally out of breath, scared shitless from the zombies chasing him, really wishing he was in better shape.  Also, his glasses are broken so he can’t see very well.  Poor guy.  He’s going to be zombie chow very soon.

Khurasan’s Little Green Imperialist Warriors

Little green men.  The staple of 50′s Sci-Fi.  I was browsing Khurasan’s 15mm Sci-Fi pages when I happened across them, and I knew right away they’d be fun to paint.  I think that’s an important quality in miniatures – fun to paint.  The order I placed at Khurasan that day was all “fun to paint” minis.  Nothing for my armies, nothing I even had an intended use for, but just stuff that would be fun.  Fleeing scientists, women with big (ahem) guns, aliens, predators, hill people.  Fun stuff.

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Cleaned up and ready for primer.  They were pretty clean already, it only took a few minutes to clean the minor flash and mold lines.  Khurasan is pretty good about that stuff.

 

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Painted and based.  If you look close, you can see their tiny little faces are actually way down at the bottom of their giant heads.

 

15mm Little Green Imperialist Warriors PLA-12

I decided to go with a “Martian soil” look for the base.

 

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Is it weird that I think their little alien butts are kinda cute?

Yeah, that’s weird.  Forget I said anything.

 

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So, I’m painting then, and I’m thinking “why am I so sloppy with these details?” Then I realize, these guys are tiny.

 

15mm Little Green Imperialist Warriors PLA-12 size comparison with GZG and Rebel Miniatures

Here’s a size comparison with a GZG power armor and a Rebel Mini’s Earth Force Marine.

I had fun painting these guys.  I know they are mean little bastards that would shoot me on sight, but they are just so darned cute, with their little blue suits and white shoes.  Like little kids paying sailor.

 

Ok, maybe I’m reading too much into this.  :)

What’s On My Workbench – Right Now

Hey all.  It seems like I have a lot of stuff “in progress” at the moment.  Some of that is because I’m waiting on 30mm bases from Litko.net for my GZG Spider Drones, so I decided to move on to something else while I wait – some Khurasan and GZG minis I had waiting for paint.

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In the front are Khurasan’s Little Green Imperialist Warriors.  I painted them last night, dullcote’ed them this morning before I went to work, and tonight I started the basing process.  I use vinyl wall spackle mixed with water, sand and very small rocks (more like big sand).  As you can see, it’s still wet.  If it’s dry enough before I go to bed, I’ll get a coat of paint on it.  Then a nice wash, and maybe I’ll glue some sand on.

 

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On the left in the back are what’s left of GZG’s Ravagers pack A – their brothers and sisters are already done.  In front of them are 3 of Khurasan’s Scientists.  The 4th is a dead scientist, and I’m not really interested in him, so he’s in a box somewhere.

Finally, in the front, is Khurasan’s Cyborg Supercop.

 

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Last, but not least, are the 12 GZG Spider Drones.  As you can see, 8 of them are painted, waiting for their bases, and the other 4 are partially painted.

 

Well, that’s where I’m at today.  I’ll feature each of these models in more detail when they are complete.  The  Little Green Imperialist Warriors should be up tomorrow or Friday.

 

Happy painting!

Painting Khurasan’s Female Auxiliaries

I’ve finished my Gruntz army (post coming soon) and I am painting some “character” figures, still in 15mm Sci-Fi, in anticipation of my Traveller 5 rulebook arriving from the Kickstarter.  I ordered a bunch of civilians, aliens, robots, etc from both GZG and Khurasan.

One set from Khurasan is their “15mm Female Auxiliaries in Light Armour with energy weapons (x5)” (TTC-3008). 

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Here they are cleaned up, before painting.  There was minimal flash, and just some very minor mold lines to take care of.  They cleaned up very quickly.

 

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And here they are done.  They went pretty quickly, since the body-suits are a solid color.  I spent more time on the hair than anything else.  The painting & wash was done in an evening.

 

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I did want to do something different for the bases.  Up until now I’ve just done the standard “ground with sand” and maybe some grass.  I did my best to avoid the “pitcher’s mound” and make the base level, but it’s tough without removing the figure’s built in base.

 

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So, I went with a kind of polished concrete look, with some industrial stuff on it.  I made it shiny with Citadel’s ‘Ardcoat.

I’m pretty happy with how they came out.  I used spackling for the base, as I’ve been doing with my Gruntz army.  I think next time I’ll try Green Stuff.  I just got some to make sandbag terrain with, and I’m eager to try it out.