Sunday, 9 February 2020

From TamsinP: Dog Stix (18 points)


Having reached a certain point with my Snowlord's Peak piece I had a few hours to kill, so I decided to paint up this trio.

These are three Stix for the Strontium Dog game. The Stix are a "family" of genetically identical mutants, all contracted to the Search/Destroy Agency. Nobody knows how many there are; in the town of Stixville on the planet Freedonia, female and child Stix have been observed.





I expect some wag will say "Tish! These are the ones she submitted last year!". Well, here's the proof that they aren't:

Left: new trio; Right: last year's trio
As you can clearly see, there are now six and the hats and dusters of the previous trio are more yellow in tone.

The figures are somewhere between 28mm and 40mm, so I'll claim them as 6 points each for a total of 18 points.

Anyone else see the title of the post and think "Fetch boy"?  Your near nearly identical genetic mutants and near dopplegangers of your last year's set Tamsin, but I think I prefer the slightly greener duster's of this year's models.  Perhaps like car makers, the genetic mutant manufacturers have to retool their models slightly each year.  Neither trio looks like anything I'd like to run into.  Excellent work even if you did squeeze them into a bit of spare time (grrrrr....).  18 points it is. 


16 comments:

  1. Very strange but menacing figures. Well done!

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  2. I never read the comics but I love these figures. I really like the leatherwork contrasted against their dusters. Now, I'm thinking I may need a set for my Necromunda Venators gang...

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  3. I used to read 2000AD at my mates Paul's house on a Sunday night, these are really well done! Lovely work!
    Best Iain

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  4. Great looking mutants, your two groups look like they're about to have a Stix Civil War.
    "Green dusters!"
    "Never! Yellow dusters!"

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  5. Very cool Tamsin, but seriously? You had some spare time? Wow I take my hat off to you dear lady!

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  6. @ Peter D - the post title could almost have been deliberate, almost Pavlovian in the response it might elicit ;)
    I hadn't noticed the "green" tinge to the dusters - I guess that's the black showing through the Iraqi Sand paint.

    @ Benito - thanks! :)

    @ Curt - cheers! The faces are rather featureless, quite appropriate for the Stix really :)

    @ IainW - thanks, but 2000AD? Pah, youngster! I started with Starlord before it got merged into 2000AD :)

    @ Nick - cheers! :)

    @ Stuart L - thanks! I don't believe there has ever been, or could be, a Stix civil war. the nearest would be when one turned out to be good and non-violent and became a priest so they expelled him ;)

    @ Sander - cheers! Yes, spare time created by 18-24 hour cure times. :)

    @ Jamie M - thanks! :)

    @ Christopher S - cheers! :)

    @ Paul SS - cheers! :)

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  7. Great work Tamsin! I love the colours of the coats...just perfect.

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