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Author Topic: Anyone Painted 15mm VSF “Nemo” Divers?  (Read 388 times)

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Anyone Painted 15mm VSF “Nemo” Divers?
« on: February 06, 2021, 03:06:11 PM »
I just came across a batch of unpainted Rebel Minis 15mm Nemo divers, that need some color on them.

https://www.rebelminis.com/nehein.html

By the way, if anyone is looking for guys with helmets that have a bit more flair, with “crested” helmets almost a la War-Gods of the Deep (1965) or Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), these guys in “spacesuits” might do just fine:

https://www.alternative-armies.com/collections/15mm-laserburn-and-asgard-ranges/products/203-spacesuit
https://www.alternative-armies.com/collections/15mm-laserburn-and-asgard-ranges/products/205-spacesuit-armed-with-pistol
https://www.alternative-armies.com/collections/15mm-laserburn-and-asgard-ranges/products/206-spacesuit-armed-with-rifle





QUESTIONS
- Any suggestions on overall colors?  Basic industrial color schemes or uniform-like?
- How about the brass/bronze helmets and fittings ... should I go with a more matte and subdued metal shade? 
- What painted examples of VSF divers have you seen around?

Thanks

Dan
PS.  Here’s a little something I found, that you might enjoy:

https://www.oldbookillustrations.com/illustrations/underwater-landscape/
« Last Edit: February 06, 2021, 03:57:03 PM by Cacique Caribe »

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Re: Anyone Painted 15mm VSF “Nemo” Divers?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2021, 02:59:10 AM »
Dan,

Cool underwater illustration.
Dave
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www.WargamingMiniatures.com


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Re: Anyone Painted 15mm VSF “Nemo” Divers?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2021, 10:13:29 PM »
Dan, check out the divers from Mysterious Island. Giant shells for helmets and other styles for backpack (air reservoirs?)

Doug

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Re: Anyone Painted 15mm VSF “Nemo” Divers?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 08:16:00 PM »
Doug

Thanks.  I’ll have to look up those movie screenshots.

Dan
PS.  I’m sure you aren’t referring to the 1929 version, right?  :)
« Last Edit: February 10, 2021, 08:19:40 PM by Cacique Caribe »

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Re: Anyone Painted 15mm VSF “Nemo” Divers?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2021, 09:56:01 PM »
Hi Dan,

I have a whole squad from the Rebel Mini dibers painted. They’re great.
I thought I had posted it long, long ago in my 15mm VSF thread, but it seems I forgot. Will see, if I can find pictures of them.

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Re: Anyone Painted 15mm VSF “Nemo” Divers?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2021, 11:55:59 PM »
DivisMal

That would be fantastic.  Thanks so much!

Dan
PS.  I also have a batch of guys from All Quiet On the Martian Front (US heavy infantry, they’re called) that I plan to also use as divers:
https://www.nobleknight.com/P/2147556369/US-Heavy-Infantry-1st-Printing
« Last Edit: February 11, 2021, 10:24:00 PM by Cacique Caribe »

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Re: Anyone Painted 15mm VSF “Nemo” Divers?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2021, 09:55:57 AM »
Just following up to this.
(Finally able to sign back in.)

15mm Rebel Minis Divers. Just went for the khaki and bronze look.
and 15mm AQotMF US Heavy Infantry
and a couple of Alternative Armies 15mm

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Re: Anyone Painted 15mm VSF “Nemo” Divers?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 05:04:04 AM »
Deflatermouse

Excellent.  Thanks so much!

Dan
PS.  Have you seen these resin jellyfish?  I wonder if they’re any good for 15mm.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Jellyfish-Modeling-Resin-Mold-Ocean-Theme-Fillers-DIY-Filling-Materials/254679411336?hash=item3b4c136a88:g:u8wAAOSwVoFfLMi9

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Re: Anyone Painted 15mm VSF “Nemo” Divers?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2021, 08:41:27 AM »
Thank you for the link Dan.
I have similar to these.
I use them as an Alien species, similar to what you would find on Star Trek or Futurama.
I received them, each in it's own little test-tube. I've been trying to think what use I could put it to.

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Re: Anyone Painted 15mm VSF “Nemo” Divers?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2021, 03:13:42 AM »
Excellent! 

I don’t think mine are coming in test tubes.  At least I don’t see any mention of it in the listing.

If I do get tubes, I hope they are plastic, so I can cut them to man-height and use them for experiment scenarios or even some diving bell contraption.

Dan
« Last Edit: February 26, 2021, 03:15:43 AM by Cacique Caribe »

 

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