Ah the spookiest of the futuristic figures - the dreaded Terminators! Considering how ominous they are supposed to be, it must be a little disappointing to be dealing with miniatures that were so brittle. Imagine the resistance being able to snap these beasts at the ankles with the whiff of a paint brush :)
Well, anyone who can bother with an airbrush, much less fiddle with "Object Source Lighting" has my respect. Simple? Well, I guess that depends on your perspective. These certainly look clean, but I wouldn't call them simple, especially if they are snapping at the ankles when you paint them!
I'll top you up to 90 points for coolness factor and the patience it would have taken to pin the figures on the outside of the model! Well done Burkhard, and we look forward to more next week!
Friday, 4 March 2016
From BurkhardS - Terminator Endoskeletons (90 Points)
As I put it last week... Ei will be bäck. So here I am. Nothing special this week, actually very simple fare. 20 Endoskeletons for the Terminator Genesys game.
All in all these were a very simple paint job. I airbrushed a coat of Chrome paint on and a airbrush blue wash over the weapons, for a very light OSL effect. Red eyes, light grey teeth a satin varnish and they were done.
I kept the bases very simple and bare to depict a ground with nuclear fall-out and no feels and whistles.
As I said very simple. Cleaning them up, basing them and preparing them, took longer than painting. Why repairing them, you ask? Well some genius decided to do the heavy and support Endos (the picture above) in metal. The models for Terminator are 28mm. Since the Endos would have to fit inside the human skin (if used as infiltrators) they are essentially very slim skeletons. with the plastic minis that is fine... they are a bit thicker and robust, but the metal ones are not. One broke off at the ankles during painting, with another the arm broke in half. The legs and arms are so thin, that I could not pin them, even with a .1mm wire. So I had to glue the wires to the outside. I guess the game would have been better served in 32mm. I hope they survive a couple of games!
Pointswise, these are 20 28mm minis, but 5 of them are prone (and missing their legs) so they should only be worth half points max, so a total of 87,5 points.
Next week will see some more inspired work again. I promise!