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Offline Grumbledook

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Some larking around with Sci Fi (Some 15mm figures this time)
« on: January 17, 2017, 01:56:19 AM »
Here I go again attempting to do something other that 10mm fantasy!

I've been playing around with some of my plastic kits. These are a selection of 40k stuff, fantasy, medieval and Napoleonic and I've cobbled together a couple of figures for what I'm hoping will be a Science Fantasy type world where adventurers explore the wreckage of huge spaceships which crashed on the planet thousands of years ago. There's more wordy stuff on my blog if anyone fancies a gander. Also, I'm quite keen on the Science Fantasy concept since I hope it will motivate me to start getting more of my neglected collection painted.

First up is Janet:



Second is Travis 'Stonetape' Anderson:




Planning to get these chaps painted as well as an undead troll thing..... hey, surely it's sci fi if it's on a crashed spaceship!
« Last Edit: April 10, 2018, 09:19:14 AM by Grumbledook »

Offline Michka

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Re: Some larking around with Sci Fi
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 02:14:38 AM »
Janet looks great. Travis is pretty darn cool too. Science fantasy is all the rage around these parts lately. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Re: Some larking around with Sci Fi
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 04:39:42 AM »
Cool idea.
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Re: Some larking around with Sci Fi
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 04:48:24 AM »
Cool idea! I though of something similar as a project myself, after reading a Doctor Who novel were the spaceships were lost technology, so space battles were all sword and pistol boarding actions. Can't remember the name of the book right now, sorry.

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Re: Some larking around with Sci Fi
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 09:31:39 AM »
Cool idea! I though of something similar as a project myself, after reading a Doctor Who novel were the spaceships were lost technology, so space battles were all sword and pistol boarding actions. Can't remember the name of the book right now, sorry.

This one? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Resurrection_Casket

Nice mash-ups Grumbledook
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Re: Some larking around with Sci Fi
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2017, 10:01:02 AM »
Where did you get Janet's head?

It looks quite promising for a project I'm determined not to start until other things are out the way ;D

Thanks

Offline Grumbledook

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Re: Some larking around with Sci Fi
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017, 10:32:27 AM »
Cheers folks. I think I'm going to have to find a copy of that Dr. Who book! In fact, I've got a 7TV figure that looks a bit like the John Pertwee Doctor so I'll have to paint him up and use him as an some kind of heroic wizard or something. Nice model actually:

http://www.beastsofwar.com/scaler/scaler.php?src=http://www.beastsofwar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Hugo-Solomon-and-Pandora-King.jpg&w=250&q=75

Janet's head is one of the pulp scale female heads from Statuesque Miniatures, not cheap but they are very lovely (I think they were made on computer, but I'm not sure, I hope they were made by a human though):

http://www.statuesqueminiatures.co.uk/c/4544547/1/pulp-scale-accessories.html

My 4 year old got them for my birthday, as you can imagine she was quite surprised by her choice of gift. She was planning to give me a duck.

Janet's body is from a Perry Miniatures medieval mercenary, they seem to scale really well for female figures since they're nowhere near as bulky as some other ranges.

Hope the info is useful, that for looking!

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Re: Some larking around with Sci Fi
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2017, 10:44:55 AM »
It is, thanks.

I was actually looking through the Statuesque site at the weekend and managed to miss that one. I'll look a bit more closely next time :)

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Re: Some larking around with Sci Fi
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2017, 11:36:50 AM »
I like your conversions. More please when you have time!
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Re: Some larking around with Sci Fi
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2017, 10:47:48 PM »
Nice kitbashing! They look solid sci-fi to me :)

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Re: Some larking around with Sci Fi
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2017, 12:51:08 AM »
This one? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Resurrection_Casket

No, actually, it was a 5th Doctor book (I don't go in for that "New Who" BS).

I also have that 3rd Doctor, he's a beauty.

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Re: Some larking around with Sci Fi
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2017, 12:37:03 AM »
Thanks chaps. Ended up falling for the Gangs of Commorragh boxed game. Seems good, but I'm only in it for the toys! Of which there seem to be quite a few to diversify my piles of parts.

After a bit of messing about I blu-tacked together a new addition to my Science Fantasy setting:



Okay, I know he looks like a mashup between a cowboy and Frank-N-Furter but you get the idea. I hope. I'll be sculpting some raggeddy fabric onto those (surprisingly lithe) legs of his to make it a bit more balanced.

Thanks for looking.

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Re: Some larking around with Sci Fi
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2017, 06:32:17 AM »
Well now we know what Dr Frank-N-Furter would have looked like if played by Slim Pickens.
Looks great!

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Re: Some larking around with Sci Fi
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2017, 07:34:56 AM »
Well now we know what Dr Frank-N-Furter would have looked like if played by Slim Pickens.

Damnit, now I want to see that movie...  :D

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Re: Some larking around with Sci Fi
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2017, 09:16:24 PM »
Hah! Quite an image.

I recently bought a couple of Scale 75 paints, since I was getting a bit underwhelmed with my painting. Also, sometimes a change is liberating so I thought I'd post up a picture of a couple of 15mm figures painted as samples.

The one on the left uses the scale 75 paints and the one on the right a combination of GW and Vallejo. I know the colour schemes are different, but I only really wanted to get some new quite bright colours since I've been drowning in a sea of Browns and Greys for years now.



The chap on the left looks like he's wearing a ninja turtle costume  :? , but I'm planning to use these with This is Not a Test rules so maybe he's part of a kids t.v. themed gang.

Looking forward to getting some new paint onto the huge 28mm figures now!

Thanks for looking.

 

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