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"You've Drawn Your New Weapon From The Armoury, I See."

"Good. Stay alert."

This 28mm model of a FedSec Heavy Trooper was previously produced by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” and is from their out-of-production Federated Security Starter Set. However, these days both the miniature, and several other 'dead-ringers' from the BBC science fiction television series “Blake’s Seven”, are available from "Beast in the Broch".


The figure was originally treated to a double layer of "Citadel" Abaddon Black and thoroughly dry-brushed with “Vallejo” Heavy Charcoal so as to highlight the sculpt's detail. I then picked out his belt buckle, key chains, knee-pads and shoulder-pads with "Vallejo" Silver, and his formidably-sized two-handed firearm with Gunmetal. All of these areas were later washed with two generous helpings of "Citadel" Nuln Oil.

"All prisoners are being held in the main detention block."

I painted the model's helmet trim with a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki and “Citadel” Biel-Tan Green. In the past I've used "Citadel" Thrakka Green as my shade of choice, but as that product has long been shelved by "Games Workshop", I made do with its modern-day alterative. To finish the Heavy Trooper I applied some "Vallejo" Heavy Red to both his visor and weapon's button, and subsequently washed these areas with "Citadel" Nuln Oil and Carroburg Crimson respectively.


Alongside this particular miniature I have also completed a FedSec Trooper and two FedSec Commanders by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio". However, rather than 'fit' the pair of officers with balaclava-wearing heads, I simply pinned a couple of normal gas-mask heads to their bodies. All three of the figures were primarily pigmented in precisely the same palette as their more 'bulky' black-suited colleague.

"Privateer Press" WIPs - These three Paladin Enforcers have been dry-brushed "Vallejo" Gunmetal

Sticking with Science Fiction, I have managed to move a little further forward on all five of the Paladins I plan to field as part of my Iron Star Alliance force for "Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika" by "Privateer Press". I was planning on putting these new 35mm scale models on hold until after I had finished assembling their terribly top-heavy Firebrand Warjack, but in the end I simply couldn't resist applying a brush-tip to them for at least a little while more.


Admittedly, all I have accomplished is finishing off the dry-brushes and shading for their bases, as well as given each Paladin a rough 'highlight' of "Vallejo" Gunmetal on their armour. Yet this little progress did encourage me to persevere with repeatedly reassembling, re-pinning, and regluing my Warjack to the point where it is now as solid a construct as I can achieve, and is ready for priming...

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
17 déc. 2020

Cheers Undercoat. Straightforward stuff on the FedSec Troopers. Looking forward to seeing the Paladins finished myself - as that'll be another project finished LOL!!!

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undercoat2670
17 déc. 2020

I like those Federation troopers. Great stuff! Those green head bands are a great colour. I really like those Warcaster Paladins! Lovely sculpts. Can't wait to see them fully painted.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
14 déc. 2020

Thanks Roger, much appreciated. The FedSec Heavy Weapon is a cracking sculpt, and should hit the tabletop soon. Three more FedSec Troopers currently in the painting queue too. Now I've finished assembling the "Warcaster" Warjack, I'm hoping to make some gradual progress on at least one of the Paladins during the run up to Christmas.


Many thanks for the card btw, very much appreciated :-)

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wsd50
14 déc. 2020

Smashing work on the Fed troopers as always Simon, I do love how you do the headbands on these (even if these are a little darker than your last batch), They really suit your "shiney" style somehow. I love that heavy weapon.


Good progress on the Paladins too.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
14 déc. 2020

Cheers Joe. The FedSec head swaps are easily done, just pinned into place, and there's already a hole in the torso to help guide the drill too. Tbh, recording my colour schemes is the main point to this blog/website, so I can shelve a project for years and then return to it without worrying about which paints I used. The only problem is whether the colours still exist or that there's a suitable replacement.


I think the Paladins look excellent, so I'm looking forward to finding the time to give them some attention and get at least a test model finished before the year is out.

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