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Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (Update: Zombiesmith To’ok)
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2022, 08:20:57 AM »
Very nice work!

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2022, 10:18:50 AM »
This may be the first time I have seen those anywhere other than the Zombiesmith website. I like you painting and conversions a lot - they make a great mid-tech alien squad!
I managed to miss them even on the Zombiesmith website lol

Nice looking figures, just a shame I've stopped ordering from abroad due to p&p etc. I do have a load of their aliens, bought in the before-times, and they were fun to paint

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2022, 11:27:29 AM »
These are well cool. 
I managed to miss them even on the Zombiesmith website lol

Nice looking figures, just a shame I've stopped ordering from abroad due to p&p etc. I do have a load of their aliens, bought in the before-times, and they were fun to paint
Looks like the page is still there and they can be ordered but there is no link in their menu. 
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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (Update: Zombiesmith To’ok)
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2022, 05:50:39 PM »
Thanks for the kind words chaps.

You’re absolutely right; even when you know exactly what you’re looking for it’s a challenge to find these guys on the website.

I’d quite like to get hold of the big fella and there was a good ‘hero’ model carrying a casualty that doesn’t seem to be available now… but I’m also apprehensive about ordering from abroad now, due to postage issues and ever-worsening exchange rates.

Below are a some extra photos that I messed up trying to upload last night:
- My attempt at jet thrusts for the figures that are ‘jumping’
- More angles of the machine gunners

Cheers,
Raedwald

Offline Raedwald

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (Update p.2: To’ok Standard Bearer)
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2022, 07:14:46 PM »
Hi all,

I’ve put the finishing touches to the power armoured (Knight) standard bearer, photo below.

He’s accompanied by a spare sentry figure I used as a colour scheme tester for the Fencibles.

A thousand nerd points [non-redeemable, non-exchangable] to anyone who recognises the writing on the banner, can translate it, AND can identify the sci-fi reference.

Thanks for looking,
Raedwald

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (Update p.2: To’ok Standard Bearer)
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2022, 10:48:04 PM »
Those miniatures are fantastic ,love your painting too :-*
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Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (Update p.2: To’ok Standard Bearer)
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2022, 12:31:28 AM »
They really are beautifully painted! I have no idea about the reference on the flag - the face looks like Alf to me, but w can’t translate the banner (unless it says “alf”).

I clearly need to polish up my nerd trivia…

Offline bandit86

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (Update p.2: To’ok Standard Bearer)
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2022, 03:31:26 AM »
The To oks were a great concept from Zombiesmith that went nowhere which was to bad they looked nice , I only painted up one of them http://bandit86.blogspot.com/search/label/To%27ok
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Offline Raedwald

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (Update p.2: To’ok Standard Bearer)
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2022, 07:53:28 PM »
@Blackwolf - Thanks! I really like the character of these miniatures.

@Pattus Magnus - Thank you, yes, you’re right, that’s an unfortunate similarity to Alf. I had a cat when I was young so, perhaps controversially, I never liked Alf  lol
So, it’s not ‘Alf’ I’m afraid. As a clue: the logo is meant to be porcine (although the word is not ‘pig’).

I’ve just finished a To’ok militiaman, so will try to take a piccie to post along with the answer next week, if no one’s got it before then.

@bandit86 - Totally agree. Also… that’s the Hero mini I was on about before, very nice!

Offline Raedwald

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (update p.2: To’ok Militia)
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2022, 08:44:35 PM »
Hi all,

Some photos of the To’ok militiaman I just finished, dressed in green.

While I was failing to take a decent picture, I thought I should include an equally poor one of the figure a did a couple of years ago, dressed in red, since I’m in To’ok mode currently.

For anyone curious about the previously posted banner, the characters are taken from the Star Wars ‘Aurebesh’ alphabet and spell out “Wub”, in reference to the Philip K. Dick short story “Beyond lies the Wub”, which stars a pig-like alien creature.

Cheers,
Raedwald
« Last Edit: July 15, 2022, 06:30:46 AM by Raedwald »

Offline Raedwald

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (update p.2: Scatch-built shanties)
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2022, 05:31:14 AM »
Hi all,

A bit more terrain this time: finished off some scratch-built shanties.

Their core is some plastic packaging of the desired size, with some dried baby wipes dipped in diluted PVA for curtain doors, and then various corrugated paper and textured plastic packaging stuck all over them.

I hope to make a load more of these at some point, but that’s some way down the queue at the moment.

Cheers,
Raedwald

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (update p.2: Scatch-built shanties)
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2022, 06:00:32 AM »
Those look excellent excellent! I like the variety of textures on each piece - totally gives that “cobbled together” look.

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (update p.2: Scatch-built shanties)
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2022, 12:41:11 PM »
Those shanties are great: a nice mix of colours and materials.

Offline Raedwald

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (update p.2: Scatch-built shanties)
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2022, 07:57:24 PM »
Thanks for the kind words guys. I was more satisfied with some of the colours (yellows and whites) than others (still not sure on the blue), but its all a good learning experience.

Cheers!

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (update p.2: Scatch-built shanties)
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2022, 08:15:21 PM »
Those shanties look great!
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