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"The Engineers Have A Multitude Of Different Names."


"Deciphered hieroglyphic tablets found in Tanaka 5 referred to them as Ossians."

These three 32mm scale Yurneyan Golem Exofist Mask figures are produced by "Papsikels Miniatures" and were downloaded as part of a free set of STL (Standard Triangle Language) files from their PAPSIPACK Welcome Models subscription set on "Patreon”. Produced using "Elegoo" Water Washable Resin on a Mars 3 Pro 3D Printer, I had initially planned to 'field' four of the figures. But one of the models' arms failed to print – probably due to my overloading the build plate.


The 55mm tall sculpts are recognisably inspired by Ridley Scott’s 2012 science fiction film “Prometheus” and were predominantly painted using “Duncan Rhodes' Two Thin Coats paint” range. They were all primed with a double helping of Gravestone Blue, shaded using Oblivion Black Wash and dry-brushed with (more) Gravestone Blue. This really helped bring out all the partly organic looking details of their survival suits.

"C27 Studio" WIPs - Conroy has been primed and dry-brushed

However, I thought the “Space Jockeys” looked a little bland so decided to pick out their stomachs, fingers and throats using a combination of Sir Coates Silver and Oblivion Black Wash. This somewhat tied into some of the pictures I have seen of the alien’s costumes for the movies, which appear to have a somewhat silvery/fleshy sheen to them. As a final step I applied Ivory Tusk to their heads, washed these areas with watered-down “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson, and dotted their eyes with Doom Death Black.


Alongside my latest submission to the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, I have been working on a Kevin Conroy tribute sculpt by "C27 Studio". The company ordinarily create 40mm scaled miniatures which are similar in size to those found in the "Marvel Crisis Protocol" super-hero game by "Atomic Mass Games". But this particular figure of the Dark Knight from "Batman: The Animated Television Series", has been crafted at the somewhat smaller scale of 35mm - hence it's been placed on a "Citadel" 40mm circular base.

"Battlefront Miniatures" WIPs - A Panzer IV now sporting a "Vallejo" German Grey colour scheme

In addition, I have been plugging away at the remaining models by "Battlefront Miniatures" which I need so as to complete my initial 50-point strong German D-Day Defence Force for "Flames Of War". Things had been going reasonably well, with my 7.5cm Anti-Tank guns even receiving some odd spots of camouflage over their "Vallejo" Dark Yellow undercoat/wash/dry-brush as a precursor for doing something similar to a quartet of similarly-primed Panzer IV tanks.


Unfortunately for some bizarre reason though, I inexplicably decided to veer away from doing small, self-isolated batches of coloration, and instead chose to use some "Vallejo" Luftwaffe Camo Green as a guide by snaking the odd line over the first of my armoured vehicles. Before I knew it this haphazard spider's web had got completely out of hand, and my attempt to rein it all in with "Vallejo" Heavy Brown just looked like messy splodges. As a result, and in view of having my first game pencilled in for late next week, I have subsequently decided to keep this particular tank formation nice and straightforward, by sticking with "Vallejo" German Grey and some trusty "Citadel" Nuln Oil shade...

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wsd50
Mar 11, 2023

Good call on adding the bit of metalwork to the engineer mate, does just break up the various parts of the body nicely.


That's a nice Batman figure, and a good start on that one too.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Mar 11, 2023
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Cheers Roger. Lots more of the Engineers to come now I've settled on their palette. Hopefully Batman will be finished soon too. Just need to finish off the last of my FoW and submit my final pieces to the AHPC. Then I can get some of the older figs I've stopped working on (e,g, Jaguar Spirits) completed too.

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Dai Dead
Dai Dead
Mar 09, 2023

Love the tall alien ladies! The added metalic colours help give them more depth.


German camo at any scale is a right mare to paint, so don't blame you for deciding instead to stick with plain grey.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Mar 10, 2023
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Thanks Dai. These are just the short versions by Papsikels Miniatures too. LOL!!


Super-pleased with how the grey German tanks are progressing. They've really rekindled my enthusiasm for the project. But I will try again with the next batch of Panzer IVs.

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undercoat2670
Mar 09, 2023

Those 3 Engineers look great. The colours you have chosen look fantastic, although pictures I have looked at online seem to vary, I think your choices look pretty spot on! Great models and great paint job.

That Batman sculpt looks very characterful and a great tribute.

I thought your camo scheme on the tank looked pretty good. However, the grey looks fantastic to be honest. Camouflage is so hard to paint though isn't it? I was grateful my American FoW tanks are just green!!!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Mar 09, 2023
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Cheers Undercoat. I did dither as to whether to make the 3 Engineers' suits metallic-looking with a Sir Coates Silver dry-brush. But in the end simply settled with some dedicated metal areas like the stomach, fingers, neck and a piece at the back. More to come though.


The Kevin Conroy mini is nice and a fitting tribute I think. C27 Studio are doing the Joker from the Animated Series this month, so I'm hoping it'll be of a similar scale - in which case it may well be the start of another project. LOL!!!


The camo looked c*%p imho, and the dark grey/blue grey dry-brushing looks much better - especially to the naked eye. I really don't know what I…

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
Mar 09, 2023

The engineer looks great Simon, and nice start on the Batman, oh the joys of camo, something I've done in the past but try to avoid these days, unless I have to ! LOL

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Mar 09, 2023
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Thanks Dave. The Yurneyan Golem Exofist Mask figures made nice test pieces for the rest of my (not) Engineers, so you can expect me to paint up a fair few more soon enough. LOL!!!


I think the Batman figure is excellent, though it badly suffers with pre-support acne at the rear of the sculpt. I've filed down a lot of it but its really noticeable on the stonework imho - none of which can be seen in the pics minds. LOL!!!


I really don't know what got into my head with the green lines. As I say it was going to be clumps of camo across the tank where "less is more". But then I did some sort of spider-web…

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