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.
Comments welcome. Happy Gaming!
NEXT UP: BLACK FRIAR PRIVATE SECURITY TEAM
or any other ‘hard’ PA games. From Empress Miniatures in the U.K.
My order’s been placed. I’ll post pix when they’ve got some color.
Take a gander at these:
Smattering of sci fi figs including some Infinity Combined Army, couple new Spec Ops, some old Reaper *not-Gears-of-War*, and an Infinity Nomad. Gotta work on my picture-taking set up and techniques.
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?)
Generic Sci Fi troopers made with Kromlech, MaxMini, Defiance Games, Pig Iron, Heresy, Infinity, StarShip Troopers, and MERCS bitz. I think they turned out OK. Now if I could paint like dwartist…
Received my Mantic Games Enforcers the other day and finally got around to building and painting some up. Here’s some WIP Shots and comparisons with various figs.
Made with the increasingly common plastic/resin material, they are great multi-part, powered-armor human troops. Depending on your paint scheme, the generic menace lets you field them as either Stalwart Terran Defenders or Oppressive Corporate Minions. They are slightly larger than stock figs, similar to the old StarShip Troopers plastic, but the size difference can be explained away, them being elites encased in hi-tech body armor.
While not as pose-able as you think they would be, there’s still a good dynamic and variety, and the restic? plesin? holds all that combat armor detail nicely. The range lacks vehicles and crew-served support weapons, but it will give you an excuse to stalk the internet for suitable substitutes (like this.)
Price-wise, US customers will probably find TheWarstore is their best bet. At the end of the day, if you’re looking to create a cool, non-gothic, sci fi army of human power-armor troops, these certainly fill the bill.