Was pleased to get my order of Hasslefree Moderns right before Christmas. I retired to the War Room first chance, and set about assembling and priming them up. Now one of the many nice things about these figs – apart from little to no flash, crisp casting, excellent dynamic – was the extra weapon options. And, seeing them there on the painting table, I had to put them in someone’s hands. (No such thing as “extra” guns!) So… I dug out my MaxMini torsos and legs, scrounged up some left arms and helmeted heads, then kitbashed two extra squaddies.
Fluff-wise, I imagined these guys as a veteran “private security” outfit – one I’ve designated “Black Friar.” Battlefield necessity would require some sort of consistent uniform, but the mongrel nature of the crew means each member would be partial to certain gear. Hence the P90, the G36, an M4, and my personal favorite, the AS VAL. (If they ever make an airsoft version…) They also work for Near-Future or PA military types.
I’ll get these guys in a game ASAP. Comments welcome. Click for larger images. Take Care.
Close-ups coming later, but I was so pleased with how they turned out, I had to post a squad shot. Hasslefree figs, including some of his new Moderns. Additional squad members made with MaxMini bits and the extra arms.
Happy New Year. I hope 2012 closed well for you and that 2013 brings good games with good friends.
First post of the new year brings the MERCS Keizai Waza Mega-Con squad. Searching the net for non-green colors schemes turned up this very cool concept art:
The dark armor/uniform with high contrast armor plating had a nice menace, and I figured it was different enough from my usual palette to make this six-man unit stand out on the table top. Here are the results:
I’ll be keeping my eye out for suitable drone support.
Been watching “Forward Unto Dawn” on YouTube and tried my hand at ODST conversions. Old metal GW scouts, Pig Iron heads and weapon swaps. Didn’t turn out as nice as I’d hoped, but they’re game-able. See my initial inspiration here. (dwartist is a miniature painting god, btw. that make him a demi-god?)