Happy New Year

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:

Waza 001
Family Shot
Waza 006
Leader sans Tac-nuke. I mean, how smart is it to traipse around a firefight with a nuke strapped on your back?
Waza 007
Demolitions brings the boom
Waza 008
Sniper
Waza 009
Pathfinder. Drone Controller
Waza 010
Forward Observer/Spotter
Waza 011
Heavy HMG. Stand and Fire!

I’ll be keeping my eye out for suitable drone support.

Comments welcome. Happy Gaming!

NEXT UP: BLACK FRIAR PRIVATE SECURITY TEAM

Latest Brushwork Nov. 12

Android from Reaper, Cog fig and DP9 drone used in 28mm gaming.
Android from Reaper, Cog fig and DP9 drone used in 28mm gaming.
Infinity Nomad
Infinity Nomad
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Two Infinity Spec Ops figs
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CoGS, baby!
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Combined Army troops
Combined Army heavies
Combined Army heavies

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.

ODST Wanna-bes

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?)

 

 

Nice bullpup-style AR from Pig Iron. Left had has a pistol form the old VOID range
alas, the spirit of dwartist was not upon me.
Old-school ‘braced for action!’ pose.

Mantic Enforcers

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.

L to R: Lead Adventure STALKER, Mantic Enforcer, Defiance Games Marine, and Infinity fig.
Working on a generic paint scheme.
Six-man squad with NCO, troopers and two support weapons.