|"Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range."|
These five 28mm metal models of Terminator Robots are manufactured by “Copplestone Castings” and can be bought as code FW15 from their Future Wars range. A robotic assassin and soldier, designed by the military supercomputer Skynet for infiltration and combat duty, these miniatures are clearly highly influenced by the 1984 film "The Terminator".
The figures were initially primed using "Citadel" Chaos Black and subsequently given a double layer of Ironbreaker. They were then heavily washed with Nuln Oil and dry-brushed with more Ironbreaker. As the models were predominantly metallic silver in colour I decided to try and break up this monotonous appearance by 'picking out' their automatic weapons with Chaos Black. These rifles were then highlighted with "Vallejo" Heavy Charocal, washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil and then finally, had an L.E.D. painted on them using a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson.
|"Come with me if you want to live."|
To be honest I had hoped these particular models would be a relatively pain-free twenty-five point submission for the Seventh Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. But I actually found their sculpts a little 'questionable' around their firearms, particularly underneath their arms where it wasn't very clear whether I was looking at part of the weapon, part of the arm/torso, or just a lump of metal where there should ordinarily be a gap. As a result I spent a good while repeatedly shading certain parts of these figures to try and give the illusion of shadow around their automatic rifles so as to mask these 'troublesome' areas.
The completion of my T-800's, does nonetheless mean that I can now concentrate on painting some additional foot-soldiers for my "Copplestone Castings" "Mad Max" mini-project. For now I actually plan to use the robots as the forgotten survivors of Skynet's Sydney Headquarters, which, having been reactivated by Rockatansky, act as his 'personal protectors' against the hordes of ravenous undead stalking the post-apocalyptic Australian Outback. However, I still hope to paint up some mortal delinquents with which to threaten the former Main Force Patrol officer with, so I have dug deep into my lead mountain and started basing a number of Scavengers, Wastelands Desperadoes, Bikers and Mercenaries, as well as some Grey Aliens and Sand (Snow) Yetis...
|The Silence WIPs - These aliens have had their flesh base-painted with "Vallejo" Heavy Warmgrey|
Lastly, I have been steadily making some more progress on my collection of "Doctor Who" miniatures by "Warlord Games", and as a result have finally finished painting all the base layers on my three Silents. These "genetically engineered 7 foot tall mouthless creatures" have proved a tad more time-consuming than I imagined on account of their cream-coloured shirt collars. But with these garments now finished, along with their pallid flesh, the "confessional priests of the Church of the Silence" are ready for some washes and final highlights.
|"AVENGERS VERSES X-MEN" - Spider-Man & The Human Torch battle Captain America & The Beast|