Wednesday, 4 January 2017

WEDNESDAY from IannickM - The Vordania II Insurrectio (65 pts)



The "Insurrectio" is my second Sci-Fi outfit, after the Effigy Corporation. It is meant as a small "spaceband" of resistance fighters (see my blog in a few days for a more complete background), to play in various Sci-Fi skirmishes. I find the figures, just like the Effigy Corporation, would fit equally well in some Space Pulp, Cyberpunk or distant future Sci-Fi. They could also be used in a pinch as Imperial Guards in a Rogue Trader game. And of course, could be used as the small principled band of resistance fighters against the highly trained Havoc Teams of the Effigy Corporation! Same as my other outfit, the project is largely an excuse for me to paint some lovely Sci-Fi figures I've been eying for a while and which don't neatly fit in any actual game system. They also make for easy "transportable forces" when playing Sci-Fi away from home.

This merry band of female fighters is from the "Resistance Fighters" range from Statuesque Miniatures and it is a lovely little range. The sculpts are truly fantastic and full of personality, and were a joy to paint. My only criticism would be that some delicate assembly is involved, and gluing small hands or arms is always annoying, even more so on delicate female sculpts. I believe this is my first ever all women outfit! It is made-up of 13 members, including a (sexy) Cyborg!

The "Vordania II Insurrectio" 

I tried to give the outfit a unified theme of green and purple while still giving each figure some personality. I'm happy with the end result.


First up we have the Command group: Antin Sanu in her commissar uniform and her cadre of officers. The two middle figures are probably my favourites of the range, they have *loads* of attitude!







Next up the heavy weapons and communication specialist. 

I love the extra-sized Thompson-style heavy machine gun! (last right)

And then we have the regular Insurrectio fighters, with the Cyborg in the middle. Actually, the Cyborg was part of Statuesque's Pulp range, and is meant to be a Fembot of sort, but the addition of the cyborg head makes all the difference and I find the figure fits very well with the rest of the girls. I also wanted each of my Sci-Fi outfit to have a robot of some sort, and she fits the bill.


These gals are my second entry and will net me a total of 65 pts (13 28mm figures). Now, let's move to smaller things, like Halflings and Epic stuff...

ByronM: Where to start with these....  I love the sculpts, but even better is your paint job on them.  Very nice smooth transitions and shading.  The colour choices are really nice as well.  I don't know if it was what you were going for, but to me, despite being sci-fi based they have a kind of pulp look which I like a lot.  You managed to get enough shadow and dark to setup definition in the figures but not enough that it actually breaks up the models, something that I (and many others) find really hard to do.

Excellent stuff, keep it coming! 

35 comments:

  1. A very nice bunch of ladies Iannick :)

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  2. Great looking submission, the sculpts are really nice and your paint job does them proud

    ian

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  3. ooh! I'd like to be part of that bad ass "Girl Gang".

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  4. Great looking gang Iannick. I really like you colour palette.

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    1. Thanks, Purple is an underused colour!

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  5. Really like the color choices you picked for these. I haven't seen these miniatures before. Really cool sculpts!

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    1. Their Pulp range is also exquisite. A great small outfit. And thanks!

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  6. I am a massive fan of this range, but couldn't see myself painting them up - your use of bright colours has really inspired me though as they look fantastic! I may well have to treat myself now.....

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    1. I recommend them! Great fun to paint

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  7. stunning painting again, love your smooth transitions. Got to say I love your almost pastel pallet

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    1. I was raised with the 80s White Dwarfs and Realm of Chaos. It left a mark on my style ;-)

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  8. They look fantastic! Great paint job, I think my favourite is the fighter in sunglasses.

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  9. Great paint work and fantastic color scheme you chose! Really compliments the retro-future look of these figures.

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  10. These minis are a real find - some excellent poses and the paint job really brings them to life. Well done, Iannick!

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    1. Thanks Evan, plus im happy to give the range a little publicity!

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  11. Excellent! I really like how you've pilled these together using the purple clothing.

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    1. Thanks! The purple seems to be a hit!

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  12. Cool stuff Iannick - well done.

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  13. I've always liked Statuesque figures - they are fine sculpts and you do them justice. The highlights on all the clothing, starting with the commissar's gray coat and moving on down, are all done well and add a lot. Does the cyborg do housekeeping as well as close protection?

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    1. Thanks Michael! For the housekeeping you have to pick the "stepford" option when ordering from Amazon.Galaxy

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  14. Wonderful brushwork sir. Love your blending and that purple really pops!

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  15. Very nice Iannick. I love the stuff from Pulp City/Statuesque and you've done them proud. I particularly like the Commissar figure.

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    1. Thanks. The commissar figure makes the band fit in a numerous of style and eras I find.

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  16. Brilliant, I must now look up Statuesque............... for more for the mountain of lead.

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  17. That cyborg is creepy... I really like the lilac theme.

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  18. Love the bright look to them.. sci-fi punk all the way!

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