Saturday, 10 January 2015
From SimonM - "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" - Federated Security Guard Commander and Squad (25 Points)
This Federated Security Guard Commander with Balaclava is by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" and is from their excellent Federated Security Starter Set. Like the rest of their models in this (video-like) boxed set he's a ‘dead-ringer’ for the despicable black jump-suit wearing minions of the Terran Federation from the BBC science fiction television series “Blake’s Seven”. The figure was initially given a double undercoat of “Citadel” Abaddon Black before being rather roughly dry-brushed with “Vallejo” Heavy Charcoal. In my opinion this is an excellent paint to use when highlighting black, though I do find it still needs a few washes of “Citadel” Shade Nuln Oil just to tone down its contrast a little. Once dry I picked out his belt buckle and key chains with Mithril Silver and his Federation carbine rifle with Boltgun Metal. All of these areas were then washed with more Nuln oil.
In addition to my commander I also painted up four more Security Guards. Originally I had swapped two of the models' heads with those from a Balaclava head sprue "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" also sell, as I'd hope to create a couple of non-commissioned officers. But I found the heads to be slightly too large for my liking and as a result they seemed to actually make the miniatures marginally taller than those wearing the helmets; something which irked me to the point where I swapped the heads back.
A previous posting of mine explains how I painted the Security Guards, which can be found here: http://thepaintingchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/from-simonm-crooked-dice-game-design.html
Great work Simon! They look to be a suitably nefarious and oily crowd to be sure, and a great addition to your existing Federated Security force. I really like the leader with his evil, evil moustache. As they say, 'Guns don't kill people. People with moustache kill people...'
So, Simon, how many points do you have logged for our 'Pulp Duel' right now? I have a sense I need to step on the gas a bit... ;)
Posted by Blaxkleric at 2:49 pm