Thursday, 17 March 2016

From TamsinP - 15mm Crusties Infantry (64 Points)

Quickly following on from the Crusties "Nokia" armoured force and the shrimp-riders, here are some regular infantry to accompany them.

I painted these up in two batches of 16, just to make things a little easier on the old brain - it was still a bit painful doing the fiddly details on the rifles, but not as bad as repeating it 32 times!

When I was picking out stones/rocks with green I spotted something a little peculiar on one of the bases.

It was obviously an artifact from the basing gunk I used (a mix of fine pumice gel and large grain medium). Looks a bit like the face mask from a helmet, doesn't it? I decided to make it a feature on that base, so painted it blue. then washed and lightly drybrushed it.

There are still a few more Crusties to come over the next couple of days.

It's great to see you continuing your riff with 'Strike Force Nokia', Tamsin. You've painted these ugly little dudes very well. Again, I like the orange elements on their shrimp forks, er, beam rifles. Actually, I think the blue bit found on one of their trippy bases might be a 'Coral' Antipersonnel Mine. :)
Nice work Tamsin!


  1. More great looking ummm, what ever these things are. I think the blue bit is smurf poop personally.

  2. These are quite nice little figures Tamsin. The colours on the weapons really pop and goes well with that blue bit on the base. A happy little accident.

  3. Crust-tastic. An awesome Crusty horde for the expanding forces of Crusty Land. Cheers and keep them coming.

  4. Thank you for showing these I have been intrigued by them. If my evil plans work out (they never have) I can see myself getting a few packs at SELWG now. I really do appreciate you doing these.

  5. They look a little like they've got super-soakers... Surely a Nokian force would be indestructible?

  6. Very nice, cool looking bases

  7. Smashing figures and great paintwork on such a small scale.

  8. They really remind me of Emperor Chronos from the Dino-Riders series. Very nice!

  9. More stunning Sci-Fi stuff! The rifles somewhat remind me of those super soaker water guns I used to play with as a kid.

  10. @ Curt - thanks! But I'd advise laying off the seafood comments - they're liable to take offence ;)

    @ Peter D - smurf poop? Either that's one giant smurf or these Crusties are incredibly tiny :)

    @ Anne - cheers, m'dear! When I saw that bit I was astonished :)

    @ Brendon - thanks! :)

    @ Fran - cheers! :)

    @ Clint - thanks! At SELWG? Now, that's advance planning ;)

    @ Adam - cheers! :)

    @ Barks - I'm guessing that might be what the film props were based on :)

    @ Martin C - thanks! :)

    @ Jamie - cheers! :)

    @ Ray - thanks old chap! :)

    @ Sander - cheers! I've never seen that series :)

    @ Moiterei - thanks! It looks like you and Barks have been communicating telepathically ;)

  11. I really like these crusties, Tamsin! Are these the cargo from your fleet of last year!? ;)

    1. They could be the ground assault contingent carried by the one Crusties battleship I posted last year :)