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!
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!

22 comments:

  1. Nice work Burkhard - simple but effective...err, that is to say the paint job is simple, not you :)

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    1. What's that squeaking noise...? Sounds like... someone backpedalling at about 60mph...?
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    2. Well, even if you had been referring to me, I am proud to be a simple man in the positive sense, so I would not have taken offense, but would have interpreted it in your favour! ;-)

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  2. Yup, like them,, now if you soldered them that would sort it out!

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    1. Not sure if that would have done the trick 8at least with the soldering tool I have) since those ankles are really flimsy.

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  3. These look good and I hope they hold up on the table. Good work

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  4. I'm here to help you. I'm Reese. Sergeant Tech-Com, DN38416. Assigned to protect you. You've been targeted for termination.

    WE all know the rest. Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic. If I say much more I will end up gushing!

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    1. Thanks!

      If there still is enough time on this Challenge when I am done with my Anglo-Saxons, I will try to squeeze Kyle Reese in for you!

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  5. Is this the ultimate expression of shinyitis? :-) Very nice Burkhard.

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    1. That new Chrome colour from Vallejo is just marvelous, especially when used with an airbrush!

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  6. If Necrons were into muscle cars, they'd get themselves chromed up like these bad boys! Terrific work, Burkhard!

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    1. I wonder why GW never envisioned them in chrome. I think they were always meant as reference to Terminator (looks wise), so that would have been fitting.

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  7. They really do look the part, well done!

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  8. Nice additions to your collection! Shame about the minis breaking easily.

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  9. Wow, thank you all... Never expected these simple minis to go down this well!

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  10. Those termies are wonderful, despite the argrivation they caused! The chrome effect is really sharp! ;)

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