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“I’m A Knockout!”

"Dorothea bounced them before they got themselves a death sentence."

This 28mm scale resin model of Kayo the Bouncer is produced by "Kitbash Games", and was purchased from their highly successful "Supers Unlimited" Miniatures "Kickstarter" in August 2019. Described as being "six-four without heels and broad shouldered", as well as "abnormally strong and resistant to harm", I actually plan to use the figure as a Soviet super-hero known as Mother Russia for an upcoming Weird War Two campaign utilising some homemade rules.


Having super-glued Dorothea Locke onto a 28mm lipped base, I primed the occasional bar-tender at The Junction with a double coat of "Vallejo" Heavy Red before shading her in "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson. I then applied some "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna to the experimental subject's leather boots and gloves, and shaded them with some Strong Tone Quickshade by "The Army Painter".

A lone X-Commando dares to enter the mysterious City of the Great Apes

I also spread some "Citadel" Doombull Brown over Kayo's hair, and in an effort to contrast it to the colour of her gloves and boots, washed it with a fair amount of "Citadel" Nuln Oil before delicately dry-brushing the well-defined area with (more) "Citadel" Doombull Brown. Lastly, I gave Locke a 1/285 Soviet Star (consisting of a red emblem with a white outline) transfer by "Decal Details" to tie her in with both my own backstory of her being a Russian military powerhouse, and her Socialist Republic team-mate, Stalingrad.


With the latest of my "Supers Unlimited" miniatures completed, I have 'snuck in' the time to re-paint one of the X-Commando models by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" I actually finished back in November 2019. At the time I recall rather rushing the female red beret by simply 'picking out' her hip-holster in "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal, and then drowning the predominantly black uniformed soldier in "Citadel" Nuln Oil.

"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - The Karakulak has been primed, shaded and dry-brushed

This palette invariably caused the empty leather pistol pouch and its accompanying leg straps to disappear amidst the rest of the Department X agent's attire. Recently however, I have been working on the remaining three figures from this blister, and having applied a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and "Citadel" Nuln Oil to their leather-work, thought I'd take the time to do something similar to their comrade-in-arms.


Sticking with "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" I've additionally started to 'get to grips' with the last few of the company's Alien Pets. Bought from their "Colony 87" sci-fi range, I thought I'd make some inroads on my wolf-like Karakulak first, and go with a somewhat subtle purplish-white colour scheme...

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joehcc
joehcc
Mar 08, 2021

A superhero that doesn;t seen to have any superpowers other than a wallop ! - I like it !

The Karakuac figure is a very interesting sculpt #, looking mre cute than scary, atm, but I'm sure you'll fix that.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Mar 08, 2021
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Thanks Joe. Yep, there's nothing complicated about Kayo the Bouncer from what I can see, Don't forget the Karakulak is an alien pet, so its probably meant to be a bit cute otherwise the merchant wouldn't sell many, LOL!!!

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undercoat2670
Feb 26, 2021

I really like it when you paint something a little different with your own twist. I know this isn't your first Soviet themed superhero, but it never gets old in my opinion. Really nice. Your ice cat thing looks good too. You are getting quite a menagerie!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Feb 26, 2021
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Thanks Undercoat. I have a couple more Soviet-themed super-heroes in mind for my "Supers Unlimited" collection, as it'd be nice to create a potential group in the future for an all-hero battle or two, rather than just have 'ordinary' weird war forces duking it out with just the odd hero per side.


I love the "Crooked Dice" Alien Pets, so expect plenty more to appear over the next few weeks. Indeed, I've already finished three and am just waiting on their flock to dry, LOL!!!

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
Feb 22, 2021

Great work on Mother Russia Simon, remember the version in Kick-Ass 2 very funny and deadly ! LOL

Good you've got all your commando's the same now , and nice progress on the alien

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Feb 22, 2021
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Wow!!! Just watched that on YouTube. Definitely a super-villain, LOL!!!

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wsd50
Feb 22, 2021

Nice work on "Kayo" you really are in your "comfort zone" when it comes to "Supers", so another cracking job here.


The leather work on the X commando does indeed look better picked out in brown as apposed to black/grey.


And more "Pokemon" sorry "Alien pets" 😉 liking him so far too.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Feb 22, 2021
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Thanks very much, Roger. I've a fair few more "Supers Unlimited" planned, as I've ordered some more from their successful second Kickstarter, and am definitely in the mood for doing some Weird War Two battles on my tabletop currently.


Definitely think the brown leather work looks better than the old black/grey on the X-Commando. Just gives the figure that bit more interest I think. It was nice getting a pic of a 28mm figure alongside my recently painted Great Apes too, just to show the gorilla's scale.


Many more Alien Pets to come. I've already finished the Karakulak along with a couple of others, and am currently working on a fourth (and final) figure from that range.

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