Wednesday, 12 July 2017

"They Are A Roving People..."

"...With their own distinctive ways and their own aims and values..."
These two 28mm metal Boromite models are manufactured by "Warlord Games" and form part of the race's five model strong Gang Fighter boxed set. Armed with mag pistol and reflex armour, the Gang Leader is also carrying a Lectro Lash. Whilst the Ganger is depicted carrying a mag gun along with his reflex armour. These soldiers are part of my slowly progressing Scouting Force for "Beyond The Gates Of Antares" and, 'in-game' have been additionally armed with plasma grenades ("at 2pts per model").

Initially primed with two coats of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, the figures were washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil, and then had their weaponry 'layered' with some Chaos Black. The brutish-looking extra-terrestrials' armour was slowly painted using "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre, and subsequently shaded with some watered-down "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade.
"...that mark them out from other panhuman morphs."
As each miniature's waist girdle is simply packed full of detail and equipment, I decided to 'pick out' the mining aliens' pouches with a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Brown and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade, and shaded their "Citadel" Ironbreaker mag weapons with Nuln Oil. Finally, I applied "Vallejo" Heavy Khaki and later "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green to the Gang Leader's Lectro Lash, and his armour's wiring with "Vallejo" Heavy Blue and "Citadel" Drakenhof Nightshade.

In addition to these two figures, I have also painted a Boromite Spotter Drone to compliment my 500-point strong force's Overseer Squad. The Tactical Infantry Command Unit's blister actually comes with one of the buddy drones in it, but unfortunately for some reason mine contained one belonging to the Algoryn by mistake. Rather generously however, "Warlord Games" have since sent me a three-model metal sprue as a replacement.
Boromite Overseer Squad
Unsurprisingly, I used exactly the same palette on my Spotter Drone as I have used for my soldiers. Costing just 10 points, the device "can relay information from their sensors directly into their unit's combat shard" and "share information with other spotter drones". On the battlefield this means one of its primary uses will be to allow me to "re-roll one miss each time" a unit shoots "so long as at least one spotter drone has line of sight to the target."

By way of a distraction from all the Boromites' intricate detail, I have managed to spend some hobby-time assembling one of the two airlocks uncovered by an earthquake in the "Dungeons & Dragons" module "Expedition To Barrier Peaks". In essence I have drilled away a portion of an old resin rock formation by either “Terrain Warehouse UK” or “Total System Scenic”, and fitted to it one of my recently acquired airlocks sold by "Second City Games".
"Expedition To Barrier Peaks" WIPs - The uncovered air lock has been primed, layered and washed
Admittedly, on its own the scenic piece looks as if the entranceway probably leads no-where. But once painted and on an appropriately decorated tabletop, it should hopefully appear to lead to a service lift which will then convey its occupants down to the submerged spaceship's officials, officers and technicians quarters...

28 comments:

  1. Very nice work on your latest Boromite addition BK. :)

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    1. Cheers Leon. Good to get some more Boromites done after so long!!

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  2. Splendid work Simon and I do like your airlock.

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    1. Thanks Michael. Hopefully the airlock will really come together once I dry-brush out some of the rust and apply some flock.

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  3. Nice work on those Boromites.

    Take heart, if it was me painting those 19 models, I'd still not be finished come three years time ... flutter, flutter goes the butterfly wings

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    1. Cheers Roy. The Boromite tally marker is slowly rising, my friend ;-)

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  4. Great job on the Boromites Simon, your perseverance is paying off and look great as a unit. The doorway looks great and the rock adds a level to the backdrop

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    1. Thanks Dave. Perseverance is definitely the word of the day with these Boromites!! Hopefully the airlock will be finished soon, although someone keeps sending me additional resin scenery which keeps distracting me ;-)

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    2. The swine, tell me who is and I'll hunt him down for you ! ; )
      LOL

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    3. Good man. Their website can be found here: http://wargamesterrainworkshop.co.uk/ LOL :-)

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    4. Consider them dealt with ! ROFL

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  5. Some good looking toys there mate, the airlock particularly :-)

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    1. Cheers Andy. Playing with my toys is something I'm not doing much of currently... I need to change that!!

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    2. Definitely, what's the point otherwise?

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  6. I`m proud of your tenacity with those Boromites, you`ve stuck at them, despite some pretty mixed reactions from us... your admiring public. I can see the detail nvolved in these little guys, and I can see how they must drive you mental having to repeat over and over again... over a hundred times, and STILL a ways to go no doubt. But you did, you stuck to it, and for that alone you should get a medal. Many would have given up long ago. And you know what, they`re looking good!

    The airlock looks pretty amazing, and is even more reason why I`m looking forward to seeing this lot all action at the Barrier Peaks. Rock on, and keep up the dogged spirit of progress.

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    1. Cheers Steve. To be honest I was pleasantly surprised by how good I thought the Boromite Overseer Squad looked on the table when I took its picture for this posting. Very encouraging to my mind. I've a second airlock for "Expedition To Barrier Peaks" which just needs a little work and then I'll have a happy pair to re-enact that particular scene in the module.

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  7. solid results here Simon. Sound and steady progress too.

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    1. Thanks Hils. Sound and steady is certainly the only way I'm going to get through these Boromites.

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  8. Nice work, love that doorway.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Cheers Roger. The air lock is coming along well... imho.

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  9. Great stuff you are really pushing though those Boromites now :)

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    1. Thanks Chico. I'm almost halfway there now. I'm hoping that once I get a game in of "BtGoA" it'll help really invigorate my enthusiasm for this project.

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  10. More very nice looking Boromites! En masse, they are really going to offer an effective image I think.

    That airlock piece is an interesting idea. Maybe it's a transdimensional doorway that leads into a wormhole so doesn't need plausible standing space behind? :)

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    1. Cheers Dai. The photo of the Boromite Overseer Squad has certainly helped encourage me to keep going with them. I'm hoping the air-lock will be a real eye-pleaser on the tabletop once finished.

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