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"The Adder Is The Standard Light Ground Vehicle For The Muster."

"It typically has a crew of two and is capable of dealing with low level threats."

This resin and metal multi-part 15mm scale Orange Adder Combat Car is by “Alternative Armies” and can be purchased as Pack Code IAF035D from the company’s "The Ion Age" range. Approximately 45mm long, 35mm wide and about 25mm tall, the infantry support variant comes armed with "a 50mm Grenade Launcher in a turret mount", and is actually one of company's somewhat roughly-hewn older castings - which have since been replaced with an update model using their "improved production technique."

Ordinarily, I super-glue these sorts of vehicles directly onto a Large "Flames Of War" plastic rectangular base by "Battlefront Miniatures". However, as I wanted to ensure the bottom of the car was pigmented without the need for my brush-tip to perform some supernatural contortionist act, I first gave the underside a generous application of "Vallejo" Surface Primer Black, "Warlord Games" Pitch Black, "Vallejo" Dark Grey and "Citadel" Nuln Oil.

"The Myrka's in corridor seven."

Once this stage was completed and dry, I then permanently attached the Orange Adder to its stand, and slapped the entire vehicle in "Vallejo" Dark Grey, sploshed it with "Citadel" Nuln Oil" and lastly dry-brushed it using (more) "Vallejo" Dark Grey. I next 'picked out' all of its wheel trims, any visible/reachable undercarriage or axels, as well as its main weapon with a combination of "Vallejo" Gunmetal" and "Citadel" Nuln Oil". Before carefully applying some "Two Thin Coats" White Star and "Vallejo" Pale Grey to any lights I could see.

Alongside one of my last entries into the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge (AHPC), I have also finished and submitted a second Myrka by "Black Tree Design" into the event. Measuring an impressive 46mm in length, this reptilian creature can be bought as Code DW509 Myrka from the manufacturer's "Doctor Who" miniatures range, and first appeared in Johnny Byrne's January 1984 BBC Television story "Warriors Of The Deep".

"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - These four Uranian Guards are being painted from the feet up

Easily able to destroy any probes Sea Base Four sent out in the year 2084, the beast was super-glued onto a "Citadel" 75 x 42mm oval base, primed with two coats of "Vallejo" Heavy Green, and drenched in "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade. It was then dry-brushed using (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Green, in order to roughly highlight its "strange kelp-like growths", washed with plenty of "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green, and lastly treated to a second (and final) dry-brush of "Vallejo" Heavy Green.

With this month's plan to get a fair few of my "Rick Rhodes" range miniatures by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" completed already somewhat behind schedule, I have made a little progress on four Uranian Royal Guard. Sculpted by Ernst Veingart these marvellous models have clearly been inspired by the execution squad seen escorting the titular character to his supposed death in the classic 1980 film "Flash Gordon", and will hopefully be the start of a series of colourfully-costumed minions from that movie...

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