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Basing With Citadel Texture – Rebel Minis 15mm Government Types

I painted Rebel Mini’s 15mm Government Types and I wanted to base them like they were standing in the street or a parking lot.  I decided to try CItadel’s texture paints.  I use Citadel because they are easily available at several hobby stores near my home and work.

I’m pretty happy with how they came out.

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Painting done and sprayed with Dullcote – front and back view.  There’s a pic of these in bare metal and with just primer on in my post What’s On My Table – June 2013 Edition.

 

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Spackling, mixed with a bit of water to thin it, applied to the base to build it up even with the figure’s built in base.

 

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Then I sanded the spackling flat.  I’ll probably skip this step in the future.  It messed up some of the figure’s feet, which I had to go back and fix, and I don’t see that it really made a difference to the bases.

 

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I then applied the Citadel texture “Astrogranite”.  It’s pretty thick, so I thinned it with some water.  It was still more like a basing material than paint.  You don’t brush it on so much as push it around.

 

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Then I painted on some road lines and parking space lines.  Then a light gray dry brush. Then a black border.  If you’ve read my blog before, you know the bases are from Litko.net – 20mm around, 0.8mm thick wood base with a heavy duty magnet bottom stuck underneath it.

 

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Is the guy in the front, 2nd from left, talking on the phone or smoking a cigarette?  I can’t really tell, so I’m going with talking on the phone.  That way he’ll get brain cancer instead of lung cancer.

 

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I like how these turned out – the figures and the bases.  I plan to use them with the Monster Hunter International RPG.

 

Mall Cops

I finished my Rebel Minis 15mm Mall Cops tonight.  Rebel also has “US Policemen”, but the Mall Cops have these awesome mustaches, and I just couldn’t resist.  I intend to use them for the Monster Hunter International RPG, but cop figures have a wide range of uses.

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The base coat is done, and they are ready for a wash.

 

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After the wash and some minor highlights.

 

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After basing.

 

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A select few.  The guy on the left is the only figure of the 8 that has no mustache.  I imagine the rest of the squad give him crap about it all the time.  ”Nice job, Frank, for a guy with no mustache”. “You would do better with the ladies if you had a sweet ‘stache like mine.” etc…  :)

What’s on my Table – June 2013 Edition.

I’m taking a break from painting Dreadball to work on some 15mm stuff I got from Rebel Minis.  I’ve got a Monster Hunter International RPG campaign starting next month, and I want to get some monster minis ready for it.  To that end, I ordered a bunch of werewolves, zombies, cops, FBI agents and more from Rebel Minis and Khurasan.

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This first batch is from Rebel Minis, since they arrived first.  In fact, I ordered on a Sunday night and they arrived on Thursday.  Now that’s quick service!

There’s a some shipping containers, some sci-fi troops to round out my Earth Force, some “mall cops”, who all have awesome mustaches, werewolves, and government agents.

Here they are after cleaning.

 

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Here they are primed and ready for paint.  In the back are some minis that have been hanging around my work table waiting for paint for a while now – 2 from GZG and 1 from Khurasan.

 

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The finished shipping containers.

 

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The finished werewolves.  They are kinda boring, I think.  Brown on brown.  I tried to get some red on the eyes, but they are too small – I just made a mess that I had to go back and fix.  Same for the teeth.  Anyway, you can tell what they are.

 

In the back of those last two pics, you can kinda see a special order I just got from Khurasan.  More on them and the rest of what’s on my table in a future post.

Happy gaming!