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Author Topic: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.9 - The Boy)  (Read 17325 times)

Offline Ragsta

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.6 - Pig Iron System Troopers)
« Reply #90 on: October 19, 2023, 04:03:21 PM »
Those are lovely, I really enjoy Pig Iron too. I feel like their website pictures are a bit... hit and miss these re. the newer stuff.

Those heads are some of my favourites too, great work again mate.

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.6 - Pig Iron System Troopers)
« Reply #91 on: October 19, 2023, 04:13:40 PM »
Looking good! 👍
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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.6 - Pig Iron System Troopers)
« Reply #92 on: October 19, 2023, 05:12:00 PM »
Good work.  I like the grey

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.6 - Pig Iron System Troopers)
« Reply #93 on: October 20, 2023, 02:40:46 PM »
Great-looking troopers. I really like their no-nonsense look.

Offline hubbabubba

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.6 - Pig Iron System Troopers)
« Reply #94 on: October 21, 2023, 07:14:42 PM »
They're really cool.

One of those ranges that I've always meant to pick up and never quite got around to it.

Offline Raedwald

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.7 - Security Fences)
« Reply #95 on: November 12, 2023, 10:24:46 AM »
Thanks for the kind words all, it really is a great motivation.

@Ragsta - I know what you mean about the Pig Iron website. Still, really grateful that the range has been continued after Simon and Lisa Jackson moved on from it.  :)

The rest of the System Troopers are on their way, but in the meantime I finished some scratch built fences.

These started life when I spotted an odd metal rack thing in the scrap bin at work (still no idea what it was), but cut in half it looked just like security fence posts to my eye. The boys in the toolroom kindly chopped it up for a reward of biscuits, and I added some scrap mesh and bases, all scavenged from the same treasure trove scrap bins.  :D

Raedwaldsdottir helped me with the basic painting and weathering, and they were topped off with curled strips of car body mesh, ŕ la White Dwarf 144.

Cheers,
Raedwald
« Last Edit: November 12, 2023, 10:30:59 AM by Raedwald »

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.7 - Security Fences)
« Reply #96 on: November 12, 2023, 10:46:24 AM »
Biscuits as a reward always worked for me  lol

They look great and also look like the little baskets that poncy pubs serve chips in?
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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.7 - Security Fences)
« Reply #97 on: November 12, 2023, 10:49:29 AM »
Nice job - looks the part, especially with the signage


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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.7 - Security Fences)
« Reply #98 on: November 12, 2023, 02:51:18 PM »
Good work.

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.7 - Security Fences)
« Reply #99 on: November 12, 2023, 06:16:10 PM »
Looking good!

Offline Raedwald

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.7 - Security Fences)
« Reply #100 on: November 13, 2023, 07:17:18 AM »
Thanks all!

@OSHIROmodels - Yep, biscuits, that excellent workplace currency. See what you mean about the mesh  lol, in this case it’s used on the casing for a custom electronic product.

@AKULA - The little details, like the signage and static grass go a long way towards that suspension of disbelief.

Unfortunately I balanced it out by getting my measurements slightly wrong on the bases, leaving a little gap between each  :-[. Still I can live with it - advice to anyone else making linear terrain though: have a little overhang at the edges!

Cheers.

Offline Raedwald

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.7 - Pig Iron System Troopers squad complete)
« Reply #101 on: December 01, 2023, 03:45:56 PM »
 Hi all,

Finally finished the squad, with the energy weapons and last two troopers. These guys were crying out to be drybrushed, with all their angular features, but I foolishly opted for line highlighting on the armour; turning a 6 minute job into a 6 hour slog!  :D

Delighted to have them finished and added to the ranks though.

Hopefully I can get something else finished before year end now.

Cheers,
Raedwald

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.7 - Pig Iron System Troopers squad complete)
« Reply #102 on: December 01, 2023, 04:45:20 PM »
Oooh, those are great! Pig Iron’s figures are some of my favorites and your paint jobs on them are brilliant (in a subdued businesslike sort of way).

Offline DalyDR

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.7 - Pig Iron System Troopers squad complete)
« Reply #103 on: December 02, 2023, 12:19:37 AM »
Very nice!

I too went with individual edge highlights when painting my PI figures.  They have a LOT of edges on them . . .

Offline Raedwald

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Re: Raedwald’s Sci Fi Thread (p.7 - Pig Iron System Troopers squad complete)
« Reply #104 on: December 03, 2023, 10:46:17 AM »
@Pattus Magnus - Thanks! I do like to keep it subtle usually.

@DalyDR -
Very nice!

I too went with individual edge highlights when painting my PI figures.  They have a LOT of edges on them . . .
Thanks. You can say that again, I considered counting them on the final figure, but quickly abandoned it as I got going!

 

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