Sunday, 11 January 2015

Base Commander Escon Reporting, Sir."

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 one of 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 the commander I have also painted up four more Security Guards. A previous posting of mine explains how I painted the Security Guards, which can be found here: http://fantorical.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/unit-three-move-in.html
I still have to finish painting quite of few more of these retro space liberators by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio", as well as some 'seductive' opposition. However whilst basing these three miniatures I realised that my 'Oleg Gan' had not been properly cast and was missing most of his right foot, so I've sculpted him a new one using green-stuff.

12 comments:

  1. Very nice work on these Blax :)

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    1. Thanks very much Tamsin. Simple to paint tbh but fun and they good as a group. Hopefully I'll do her 'ladyship' justice - another attempt at painting white coming up ;-)

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  2. Good work, Simon. I do like the group shot you included showing all ten of the Federated Security personnel.
    It is unusual to receive a miscast from Crooked Dice but you've done a good repair job on him. Once he's painted no one would ever know.

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    1. Cheers Bryan. Glad you like them, and nice to have a reasonably sized group already. I would have normally asked for another figure but as I bought him when he first came out (2012 according to the model's tab) I didn't really think it fair - should've checked sooner. But as you say I think the foot has come out rather well so no matter :-)

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  3. Another wonderful addition to the ranks of the evil Federation.

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  4. Great stuff mate, love the face on the commender :)

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    1. Cheers Chico. I did think the eyes look a little large and odd in the piccies but to the naked eye he looks good. imho.

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  5. Nice work dude! Lovely group shot, looking forward to the others being painted.

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    1. Thanks Bob. Slowly going through the minions with a 'character' model to make things a bit more interesting :-)

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  6. That's a nice commander figure. Made me laugh that you bought a figure in 2012 and only just got round to looking at it :) I'm glad it's not just me!!

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    1. Cheers CW. Definitely not just you. Indeed that's a pretty swift turnaround for me :-)

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