Saturday, 26 December 2015

From DavidL - Bug-Eyed Martians (15 Points)


Hoo-boy, I am shaking off the rust! I did a fair amount of painting over the summer, but it's been a few months since I picked up the brush. So a small project as I stretch my muscles by way of a Christmas gift for my dear old Dad.


He's a big fan of 50s sci-fi, and has a modestly-sized toy collection in that vein, so when I saw these figures from Hydra Miniatures I knew I had to get them, paint 'em up, and make a contribution to his collection.


Since they're meant for display, I didn't spare the garish colors and gloss varnish touches. I think he'll be pleased with the results.

These look absolutely brilliant David and I'm sure your dad must be delighted with the gift. I really like the saturated colours you went with, especially their groovy red boots and the purple rim on the bases. Very cool!
These three mean little green men will give you 15 points for your debut on the roster. Welcome aboard David!

22 comments:

  1. Great painting work. They look really... dangerous!

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  2. They are so much fun, I love them!

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  3. If Hydra miniatures were easy to get hold of I am sure I would get these now! They really do look splendid

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  4. Briliant colours, hope your Dad likes them!

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  5. Excellent ... Just how I imagine bug eye Martians to look.

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  6. Very nicely painted - and so funny looking! Cheers!

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  7. Fantastic. I love these Mars Attacks like figures. I think they call out for an extreme colors. I like the added touch of the purple base rim as well.

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  8. Little green men...they look great! ;)

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  9. Your Dad should be well pleased, they look great

    Ian

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  10. Very nice work! And a nice choice of subject! Certainly something different

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  11. Very nice indeed. I'm sure your Dad will love em.

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  12. Very nice indeed. I'm sure your Dad will love em.

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  13. Very cool minis, they look great!

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  14. Ack! Ackack ack. Ack!*

    *Translation: Great Work! Love those 50's BEMs!

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  15. Thanks everyone! I gave him the BEMs yesterday, and he was totally surprised and blown away. He got a bit bug-eyed himself. ;)

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  16. Very cool! The bright colours are spot on.

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  17. Very nice work David, ack ack! :)

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  18. Lovely colour scheme on these fun miniatures.

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