This 28mm metal model is one of the two miniatures found within packet Future Freedom Fighters 2 by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” and concludes my mini-project of painting the ‘three main space liberator characters’ from the first episode of the British science fiction television series “Blake’s Seven”.
Having originally, and quite erroneously, undercoated the model with “Vallejo” Heavy Violet, I applied a wash of “Citadel” Nuln Oil to the high-heeled boots of ‘Jenna’ and then re-painted the rest of her outfit with “Vallejo” Heavy Red. Once dry I applied a heavy wash of the “Citadel” Shade Carroburg Crimson to her trousers and top. As I wanted to try and emulate the space smuggler’s outfit from the television episode entitled “Time Squad”, I simply painted her very well detailed belt and top’s collar pendant with a combination of Boltgun metal and Nuln Oil. I used the same method for her teleport bracelet. But as I wanted to give it a ‘brown tinny’ quality, I further washed it with Agrax Earthshade.
I picked out her collar with “Vallejo” Heavy Warmgrey before treating it to a coat of the “Citadel” Shade Druchii Violet. The miniature’s neckline, which is surrounded by multi-coloured petals, was painted using a plethora of “Vallejo” Game Extra Opaque paints such as Heavy Blue, Heavy Green and Heavy Red. All of these areas were then washed using appropriate “Citadel” Shades. I also used “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki to delicately ‘highlight’ the freedom Fighter’s eyelids and Heavy Red for her lips. Finally I went with the combination of Heavy Ochre, “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade and then a dry-brush of more “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre for the smuggler’s hair.
In addition to ‘Jenna Stannis’ I have also been painting the five Federated Security models I delightfully received as this year’s Secret Santa. These “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” miniatures have rather distracted me from the figures I had planned to paint this week. But having applied another black wash to them in order to tone down their charcoal highlights, they are now close to completion.
Indeed, I am have become so enamoured with this range of “sinister retro sci-fi stormtroopers” that I have acquired the company’s Federated Security Starter Set and have already begun painting up the Guard Commander with Balaclava.