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  • Writer's pictureBlaxkleric

"Millions Flocked To The Colony."

"The rich and the powerful, the ambitious and the desperate."

These two 28mm scale metal models of a pair of Security Troopers are sold by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” and can be bought either individually or as part of the Lincolnshire-based manufacturer's Security Troopers four-figure deal. Dedicated to protecting "our law-abiding citizens... within the spaceport’s zenfield" these 'Shellheads' are designed to be used with the company's other "Colony 87" sci-fi civilian miniatures "for any RPGs and tabletop wargames."

Both guards were originally undercoated using two coats of "Citadel" Abaddon Black, and thoroughly dry-brushed with "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal. Their metal knee-pads and automatic weapons were then 'picked out' with "Vallejo" Gunmetal, before all of these areas were drenched in "Citadel" Nuln Oil.

"Atomic Mass Games" WIPs - Spider-Man's base has now been finished

Each trooper's face plate was treated to a combination of "Vallejo" Dark Green and "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green, whilst their side-arms and breathing valves were given a layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna. The pistols and mask apparatus were subsequently pigmented using a little "Vallejo" Brass and shaded with Strong Tone Quickshade by "The Army Painter".

With my Security Troopers unit for Dave Stone's latest (Unity) Community Challenge three-quarters finished, I have continued to work on the Spider-Man figure found inside the Marvel Crisis Protocol Core Set by "Atomic Mass Games". The hard plastic model's base has taken a little longer than I anticipated as my plan for it to contain a simple-looking steel girder didn't look quite right, until after I decided to dirty it up and apply some additional weathering effects upon it.

"Frostgrave" WIPs - These three Giant Rats have had their flesh areas base-coated

Lastly, I've managed to make some small progress on three Giant Rats by "North Star Military Figures" for "Frostgrave" Second Edition. I've yet to shade the rodents' "Vallejo" Heavy Warmgrey limbs, ears and noses with some "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson, but have been somewhat inspired to get these finished having found a further trio of the black-furred pests in my embarrassingly large backlog of metal miniatures.

I also want to get these animals fully-painted so I can settle down to concentrate on the eight plastic dark-skinned natives I have now successfully assembled from the "Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago" plastic Tribals boxed set. These multi-part feathered warriors will completely the soldiers I finished for my initial Witch's warband, and hopefully let me search Felstad for its exotic treasures with a more thematic force...

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