Monday, 25 January 2016

From SimonM - 28mm "Heroclix" OMAC Operatives (40 Points)

These eight 28mm plastic “Wizkids” models of an OMAC operative are all miniature number 83 from the DC Comics “Heroclix” Collateral Damage range. These cyborgs were some of the many humans transformed by a virus into living machines in order to destroy all beings with superpowers. The OMACs were created by American comic book writer Greg Rucka, having been based upon a Jack Kirby character with the same name, and first appeared in “The OMAC Project” in June 2005.
To cover the miniatures' pre-painted colour scheme each figure was initially given an undercoat of “Vallejo” Gunmetal Blue before being washed with “Citadel” Nuln Oil. The Cape-killer’s were then slowly dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Gunmetal Blue before their cyclopean eye was painted using a combination of Heavy Red and “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson. Their chest eyes were simply ‘picked out’ with “Vallejo” White before also being washed with the “Citadel” shade Carroburg Crimson.
These figures are incredibly difficult to buy in the United Kingdom, so in order for me to create myself a sizeable gang of Brother Eye’s minions I ended up ordering these eight models from the American E-Store “Troll And Toad”...


Great looking set of evil robot dudes Simon.  There seems to be theme to your posts.  You've achieved a really nice metallic effect without being too shiny nor too mono colour.  I like the faux-hawk, Marvin Martian crest to these and of course the evil red eyes.

27 comments:

  1. Realy nice figures and that metalic skin you did for them looks realy good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Adam. Its a cracking paint which honestly does all the work for you.

      Delete
  2. That metallic effect really is totally awesome! Great stuff.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very sinister - I love the finish.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Pat. "Vallejo" do an incredibly good range of metallic paints.

      Delete
  4. and the Oscar goes to... Really nice work, they look really "stern"

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They do resemble the Oscar statue... if it had a Mohawk.

      Delete
  5. As others have said the metal finish is very menacing and well done. If as you say the paint does all the work for you, I should invest in some.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Clint. “Vallejo” Gunmetal Blue is a must buy imho.

      Delete
  6. I didn't expect to see OMACs in this competition, nice!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Iannick. I like to post up the odd surprise from time to time.

      Delete
  7. Very nice work on them, Simon! The robotic overlords are here! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  8. These look smashing in a group Simon. Your are truly the master when it comes to working with true metallic metals.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Really cool Simon. They've got a real Metropolis feel about them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers Michael. They were reasonably simple to paint too. Always a bonus in my books.

      Delete
  10. Talk about menacing, lovely work

    Ian

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ian. Simple but effective I hope.

      Delete
  11. I really like that metallic blue.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Another great job on these. I really need to expand my metallic paints. They're not really doing it for me right now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sean. I certainly recommend the "Vallejo" range.

      Delete