Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Federal Reinforcements on the way - works-in-progress

I've been really busy with real world work -  a couple of big graphic design commissions that have taken up a lot of time - so the painting has suffered a little recently. I have managed to make some progress, so here's a quick update.

First of all, I've got my Khurasan Federal Army troops finished off...
These are among my favourite infantry figures on the market. There are some that I still need to get to complete the set - medics, female troopers and heavy weapon mounts etc.

I recently added some of Critical Mass Games Protolene as a non-human unit of the Federal Army and I wanted another few races. The new Meso-Nai from Khurasan fitted the bill perfectly. All I needed was to paint them in the same colour scheme as the Federals and they looked the part... well the one test paint that I've finished, and he's still to get the base finished...

I also picked up a really cheap, and pretty poor Transformer style plastic toy from Poundland (for a £1) that looked like it could have potential. I've pulled it apart, glued it back together minus some parts, and minimal bits and bobs and a fair amount of plasticard and it looks good so far. Some parts don't match up that well, especially the tracks, but I'm sure some added bud and debris should hide that.
I undercoated this in black before taking pics, so it's hard to see the detail. You can still see the horrendous bright yellow plastic it was molded in...
You can see from the Khurasan minis that this is quite a beast of a tank. I'll post more as these progress.

I also picked up some Space Demons from Khurasan. These have been on the want list for a long time and I could resist no more. The mini is actually a bit greener than in the pics. I went for green over the usual black/silver or blue, just to be different, but not sure if I'm happy. I've eleven of these painted and waiting for the bases to be finished. 

6 comments:

Mr. Harold said...

Looking great!

That tank looks really good, looking forward to the final version.

Gunrunner said...

Cracking painting, Colin! Nice minis with good colour scheme.

Kull said...

Colin, can I ask you about the tank's hull dimensions?

Btw I have identified it, it's a lo-cost copy of the Transformers 'Brawl'.

Spacejacker said...

All great stuff! I especially like the Meso Nasai mini... Looking forward to paining mine!

Maj. Diz Aster said...

Great work as always! Colin, I've been wanting to ask you, what shades of green do you use for your Federal Army?

Eli Arndt said...

I know I commented on TMP, but I really love how you worked the Meso- Nai into your force.

Really the differences in armor isn't all that noticeable and any of that can be written off to equipping a species based on its biological need and their role in the TO&E.