“You Are Terminated.”
These four identically-posed 28mm scale metal Killbots are produced by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio", and can be bought individually as Killbot B, or as part of the four-figure deal - SKU: DEAL 347. Clearly evocative of a Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 from the "Terminator" science fiction franchise, I was originally planning on using them as long-serving (near future) robots designed by the American Military to support the government's troopers in the "Corporate Wars". But have since realised that their height (due to them being slotta-base sculpts) won’t really fit in with the old, slightly taller standing “East Riding Miniatures” range.
Each single-cast model was undercoated with a double-helping of "Vallejo" Heavy Grey before being shaded in "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green. I then applied a dry-brush of "Vallejo" Gunmetal to the quartet, making sure to ‘catch’ their armour plating, limbs and head, so as to suggest some significant weathering had taken place on those areas. I further distressed the Killbots by drowning them in "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and randomly dabbing at their joints with a little "Mig Productions" Extreme Rust Wash.
All of these techniques were later blended together with a dry-brush of (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Grey. Furthermore the robots' firearms were given a combination of "Citadel" Abaddon Black, "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal, and "Citadel" Nuln Oil. I also dotted their eyes with a little "Scalecolor" Speed Metal, dabbed these areas with "Citadel" Contrast colour Flesh Tearers Red, and applied a single Allied Star decal to one shoulder-pad on each model.
In addition to completing my current collection of Killbots I have finished three more 40mm Zygons sculpted by Nikola Stankovic and 3D printed by "Encounter Terrain". These figures are based upon Steven Moffat's ‘Nu-Who’ incarnation of the shape-changing aliens from his November 2013 "Doctor Who" anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor", and were painted up to mimic this more 'pink' palette.
Each model was primed with two coats of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone and shaded in "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson. They were then heavily dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone, before being washed with plenty of watered down "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson. Finally, I applied a second, much lighter dry-brush of "Vallejo” Heavy Skintone over the trio, and 'picked out' their tiny eyes and teeth with a little White.
Finally, I have made some significant in-roads on another 28mm plastic Space Marine by "Games Workshop". This multi-part figure wearing MK III power armour was assembled from pieces taken from the now OOP (Out Of Production) Burning Of Prospero boxed game, and is one of ten figures I plan to field as my first Sons of Horus Tactical Squad for the Horus Heresy…