Thursday, 5 January 2017

From SimonM: "Copplestone Castings" Terminator Robots (25 Points)

"I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle."
These five 28mm metal models of Terminator Robots are manufactured by “Copplestone Castings” and can be bought as code FW15 from their Future Wars range. A robotic assassin and soldier, designed by the military supercomputer Skynet for infiltration and combat duty, these miniatures are clearly highly influenced by the 1984 film "The Terminator".
"Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range."
The figures were initially primed using "Citadel" Chaos Black and subsequently given a double layer of Ironbreaker. They were then heavily washed with Nuln Oil and dry-brushed with more Ironbreaker. As the models were predominantly metallic silver in colour I decided to try and break up this monotonous appearance by 'picking out' their automatic weapons with Chaos Black. These rifles were then highlighted with "Vallejo" Heavy Charocal, washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil and then finally, had an L.E.D. painted on them using a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson.
"Come with me if you want to live."
To be honest I had hoped these particular models would be a relatively pain-free painting experience. But I actually found their sculpts a little questionable around their firearms, particularly underneath their arms where it wasn't very clear whether I was looking at part of the weapon, part of the arm or torso, or just a lump of metal where there should be a space. As a result I spent a good while repeatedly shading certain parts of these figures to try and give the illusion of shadow around their automatic rifles.

Very nice work on the SkyNet Inc. Tin boys, Simon!  They do look very fine with the fine job you did on accenting their parts ( that sounds dirty) umm components! 
I appreciate the red spot color which not only gives them life, but an ominous presence as well!

33 comments:

  1. I can only imagine that you will be back! Souless heartless killers looking just as ruthless as they need to look. Very nicely done.

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    1. Thanks Clint. I'll certainly be picking up some more at "Salute".

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  2. Nasty looking brutes, good work

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  3. Good job Simon. These are almost semi historical!

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  4. Great job Simon. All they need now is a Facebook or Google logo...

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  5. I've like Copplestone's work so I'm a little surprised to hear about your troubles with the castings. Still, you did a great with them!

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    1. Cheers Curt. They may have been a bad batch? But certainly hit my OCD radar.

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  6. They look really fine and clean.

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  7. Now I'm going to paint my figure with the theme from Terminator resounding in my head today! Nice job Simon!

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  8. Have fun with these on the tabletop!

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    1. Cheers Barks, I hopefully will :-)

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  9. Nice work, shame about the soft casting in places but rest assured it doesn't show!

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    1. Thanks Jamie. I'll be better prepared when I get some more - as they are nice.

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  10. Looking good. Though if you want a bit more variety in them, pick out parts of them in sepia washes. It will give a bit of a bronze look to it, or rusty metal depending on the thickness of the wash.

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