|"...And their armour is one with them."|
This trio of 15mm metal miniatures come from the "The Ion Age" Code AIAF001 The Nox and are part of the first order I ever made with the Girvan-based manufacturer in March 2014. These "best of the ordinary legionaries" found within the Shia Khan Empire are designed to be used with the company’s “Patrol Angis” rule-set, but as with their Prydian Army models I have based them together in order to form an infantry unit for a set of home-made rules.
All three figures were undercoated with two layers of “Vallejo” Heavy Red, heavily washed with “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson and later dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Red in order to try and bring out all the wonderful tiny details of their "Segmentum powered armour". I was rather tempted to then leave the "elite troops" well enough alone, but soon afterwards plumbed for their 'official' colour scheme courtesy of some "Vallejo" Black being used to 'pick out all of their ribbed piping and backpacks.
|US Lunar Force Rocket Sled WIP - The model has had six more occupants permanently fixed in place|
The rectangular medium-sized “Battlefront Miniatures” plastic stand actually consists of two copies of Pose Four (Nox Discens [private] with Flora Grenade Gun) and a single Pose Two (Nox Discens [private] with Janus Blast Gun). However, I painted both of the different types of firearm in the same way using a combination of "Citadel" Ironbreaker and a splash of Nuln Oil.
Sticking with 15mm miniatures, only this time those produced by "Ground Zero Games", I have finally managed to assemble and attach six seated US Marine Corps Extra-Planetary Expeditionary Force Luna figures into the rear of my US Lunar Force Rocket Sled. These "seated troops" come as part of the "Moongrunt" US Lunar Marines Starter Force, and although I had contemplated painting them separately before super-gluing them on board the transport, I have since decided to do it now.
|"Lord Of The Rings" WIPs - Two primed Ringwraiths and the Mouth of Sauron|
With so much currently going on upon my painting table I had completely forgotten about this year's fast approaching annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, especially as I was planning on allocating my hobby time from December to focusing upon the backlog of partially-painted models I have acquired over the past few years. I may well still do so, but as this is the Ninth year of Curt Campbell's event, and resultantly has a definite "Fellowship Of The Ring" feel to it, I thought I would also apply myself to tackling a 500 point "Lord Of The Rings" flavoured challenge during the AHPC as well.
Fearing for my sanity, and scrambling about my collection of metal and plastic miniatures, I have subsequently started work both prepping and priming the first of my entrants; two "Games Workshop" Ringwraiths and the Mouth of Sauron (on foot). As on average I'll need to complete eight 28mm scaled figures per week so as to reach my ultimate goal, I plan to prioritise such predominantly straight-forward subjects for the challenge, as well as hopefully pick up a fair few bonus points during its series of fortnightly thematic Bonus Rounds...