Friday, 24 July 2020

“I Have Super-Strength And Bullet-Proof Armour."

"You're a goon with a handgun. Do the math."
This 28mm scale resin model of the Blue Scarab is produced by "Kitbash Games", and was bought as part of my pledge from their highly successful "Supers Unlimited" Miniatures "Kickstarter" in August 2019. Designed as a "serum-enhanced super-hero"" for both the "Pulp City" and "Super Mission Force" rule-sets, I actually plan to use the single-piece casting as an American costumed crime-fighter known as Liberty Lady for an upcoming Weird War Two campaign utilising some homemade rules.

Having glued Danielle ‘Dani’ Garret onto a 28mm lipped base, I initially primed the former Empire City Police Officer with two coats of "Vallejo" Heavy Blue before covering her in "Citadel" Asurmen Blue. I then delicately dry-brushed the figure with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Blue, before putting down a preparatory layer of Heavy Sienna onto her boots, gloves, mask and belt.
"Fetch me the hydra's teeth. Quickly!"
This meant that these areas could then be easily hit with some "Vallejo" Gold without my needing to apply endless coats of the rather translucent acrylic metallic paint upon them. Later these areas were shaded using "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and delicately dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Gold. Any areas I inadvertently caught with my tip were 'touched up' with some additional "Vallejo" Heavy Blue" and "Citadel" Asurmen Blue.

For the Blue Scarab's face and hair I went slightly off-piste by making Garret a brunette instead of a blonde, as I thought it would help her golden mask stand out that bit more. I 'picked out' the super-hero's fave with some "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone and splashed it with a spot of "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade. Her hair was painted using some "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and a splash of Strong Tone Quickshade by "The Army Painter".
"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - The Skeleton Warriors have been primed and washed
Alongside finishing another of my "Supers Unlimited" finished, I have also managed to complete the third of my Skeleton Warriors by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio". As with my previous two Undead swordsmen their bleached bones were primed using a double-helping of "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand before being shaded with plenty of Strong Tone Quickshade by "The Army Painter", and subsequently dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand and, a somewhat lighter, dusting of White.

Their hand-weapons and bosses were treated to a combination of "Citadel" Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil. Whilst their wooden shields were pigmented in "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and then washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. As I wanted to make the skeletons look extra weathered,I applied a little "Mig Productions" Extreme Rust Wash over their metallic areas.

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    1. Thanks very much indeed, Simon. Much appreciated :-)

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  2. Great work on Blue Scarab Simon, and another fine looking Skele to add to the group, with good progress on several more

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    1. Cheers Dave. Three skellies down, so just nine more to go. LOL!!

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  3. She is a wonderful character Simon, lovely job. love that pose.

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    1. Thanks Michael. Definitely my fave sculpt from the "Supers Unlimited" range.

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  4. "I have super strength and bullet proof armour!, Oh and a pair of floatation devises installed incase I fall in the water". (sorry couldn't resist). But what a wonderful mini! I am totally in love with her! Beautiful colours and painting to Simon, total success in my books.

    Great work on that Skellie' too.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. LOL Roger!!! Blue Scarab was a joy to paint and I'm hoping to get her in a game really soon. The Skellies are nice to paint too, and I should manage to finish most of them before the month is out.

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    2. Yes, she certainly is sculpted to a... particular 1990s comic superheroine standard XD
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      it's a good sculpt. I like her aggressive pose, and the visible scale texture on her suit which is really neat.

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    3. Blue Scarab very much reminded me of "Golden Heroes" by "Games Workshop", Allison. Loved that rule-set as a kid.

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  5. Great job on Blue Scarab. Nice looking mini painted very well. The skeletons look really good too. Can't say much more than that!

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    1. Cheers Undercoat. My fave "Supers Unlimited" mini by far. The skellies make a nice break from all the detail of some of the other models I'm working on, so expect more finished Undead asap.

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  6. She looks bad arse mate! One of my fav's that you've completed of late for sure.

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  7. Scarab has turned out superb (as I suspected all along) and of course I'm a big fan of your skeleton production line too !

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    1. Cheers Joe. Very much appreciated. Hopefully she'll appear in a BatRep soon. I'm a quarter of the way through the skellies already - lovely minis to paint.

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