Thursday, 8 January 2015

From PeterT (?) - 'Hudson May Be Right...' (10 Points)

You know how it is. A New Year begins, with bags of good intentions, like finishing the 15mm PSC Russians that you started, and not being distracted by shiny things, or being side-tracked into a new project. And then this VERY shiny post appears. And it reminds you of this OTHER shiny post. And after that, well resistance was useless. So my entry for this week is one-and-a-half Genestealer/Aliens, inspired by Clint and Tamsin and their great work - thanks guys!

Empress Modern Brit standing in for Colonial Marines: 'Game over, man, game over'

The models are from GW's re-release of Space Hulk. Great game, but like Clint, I do prefer the older style of models i.e. ones that aren't doing their circus balancing act, so the Genestealers have languished unpainted since the game came out. But that changed after the above posts. I rapidly gave up on the idea of carving them off their integral bases and re-mounting them, so they are free-standing.




I settled on a blue and black paint scheme, with claws, eyes and teeth picked out using GW's range of Shades and Glazes (predominantly either Cassandora Yellow or Bloodletter Red over a white basecoat). After a liberal wash of green ink over the body, they got a heavy dose of gloss varnish to give them that shiny/slimy Alien look from the movies.



I like this model as it reminds me of the scene in Aliens where Vasquez gets trapped by Aliens punching their way up through the floor of the duct she is in.

So, a small submission this week, but hopefully to be followed by bigger things next week. Off now to try and find come Colonial Marines' models (What was that about no new projects?). As a first timer on the Challenge, it has been truly inspirational to see so many great and varied entries and it has really fired up my enthusiasm. So a big thank you from me to all the participants - it is a real privilege. And a massive thanks to Curt for organising it all so well!



21 comments:

  1. Those are great looking paint jobs. Woodbine has Colonial Marine models. http://www.grippingbeast.com/shop.php?CatID=300

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    2. Thanks Aaron and thanks for the tip on the Colonial Marines. There is also a good post on Dawn of the Lead that I found comparing various CM manufacturers.

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  2. Nicely done Peter and I'm very happy to have been a bad influence on you :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin - yes, it's all your fault (and Clint's), nothing to do with my goldfish-like attention span!

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  3. Scary models, the way you painted the tones on the metal is great.

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    1. Cheers James - liberal use of washes followed up by light drybrush with the original metal colour (GW Leadbelcher)

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  4. Cracking stuff Peter, especially the colour shading on the claws!

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    1. Thank you very much Millsy. I picked up the idea for the claws on the Ambush Alley Games Forum from a chap who used it to good effect when painting ballistic eye protection on the Empress Modern British infantry figures.

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  5. I am very flattered to be mentioned. But lets just say it's all Tamsin's Fault. She is very naughty in that way. I like what you have done and how you have achieved it. Nice job mate.

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    1. Thanks Clint - now I just have to paint a suitably imposing 'queen' (the Broodlord from the Space Hulk game doesn't have the same gravitas as yours, plus he is holding a Space Marine Terminator helmet!). Oh, and it is definitely Tamsin's fault!

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  6. Nice, these are in my pile of shame.

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    1. Cheers Sean. Like you said in commenting on Clint's 'Aliens' post, these models aren't the best version (why exactly would you want to leap on top of some ironwork inside what is supposed to be a narrow, low-ceilinged corridor is beyond me) but they'll do.

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    1. Thank you very much indeed Juan

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  8. Nicely done! They look great! It was this particular game that soured me on GW and led me towards other SciFi games like MERCS. I tried to order this on a Friday after it was released only to be told it was sold out. $250-$650 on EBay and miraculously it is available again near the holidays for $200!?
    Probably a good thing I never got it as my GW pile of neglect is too large as is! ;)

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    1. Cheers David. I too have some reservations about GW of late, but couldn't resist the re-issue, even though it simply added to the plastic mountain!

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    2. I have to agree with Peter as it is a great game. The fact that it's a standalone product is a benefit as you know you're not going to be led down a dead-end road. One thing nice about living in the Canadian hinterland is that this limited editions stuff is usually available on the shelves as we don't have the population/market for it. The last edition could be picked up at a couple of our stores and even went on sale!

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    3. I'd be a liar if I said I didn't want a copy. ;) I still have the first edition and supplements, but I missed out on the later copies. I was really keen on the extra bits in this edition and the Blood Angel termies were awesome! ;)
      I'll just admire what Peter shows though...unless I find a dusty copy next time I go fishing "Up North"! ;)

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