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Author Topic: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - scratchbuilt corridor tiles (16 May)  (Read 8939 times)

Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Security (18 Jan)
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2022, 08:33:19 PM »
That is very true. Not had miniatures this experimentable since Games Workshop sold 24 minis for £12!

Got some non-descript humans to serve as security guards, military and / or hired uniforms. Nice and flexible in use.


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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Security (18 Jan)
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2022, 09:45:36 PM »
Nice security team some great paint work! Yup, Different skin tones help with duplicate figures. I checked out your blog some really awesome artwork!
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Security (18 Jan)
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2022, 05:18:18 AM »
Excellent work!  They look awesome.

Dan

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Security (18 Jan)
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2022, 04:24:51 PM »
The figures are great. On an unrelated note, I like that you have painted the edge of the base. I did this for my 20mm modern combat figures so I could tell the factions apart easily (particularly since everyone being in camo means that they can't just have faction color clothing). I keep thinking that I may do that one day for my 15mm sci-fi, but at least there I can easily do a faction clothing color or even matching bases on the whole.

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Security (18 Jan)
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2022, 11:47:37 AM »
Thanks all!

I checked out your blog some really awesome artwork!
Thank you - a misspent humanities degree sketching lecturers...

On an unrelated note, I like that you have painted the edge of the base. I did this for my 20mm modern combat figures so I could tell the factions apart easily (particularly since everyone being in camo means that they can't just have faction color clothing). I keep thinking that I may do that one day for my 15mm sci-fi, but at least there I can easily do a faction clothing color or even matching bases on the whole.

I'm very tempted to just keep them like this. I never enjoyed doing bases for 28mm - often seemed to double my already-slow time per mini - and always feel a nagging irritation when they don't match the gaming table. I was an eager adopter of the clear base, but I don't think 15mm figures are quite so easy to de-base and restick.

This black-with-blue-rim approach at least averts the OCD issue by embracing the abstract nature of minis and telling my subconscious, "Look, the base is only there to keep the figure upright, not to represent where they're standing". In the same way I've no problem with glowing rings around computer characters whenever they're selected, I can accept these.

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Little Purple Alien (21 Jan)
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2022, 02:59:11 PM »
A quick test subject to see how well acrylic inks would work without any matte medium or flow aid. Nice and vibrant over a white-upon-black drybrush and highlight.



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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Little Purple Alien (21 Jan)
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2022, 06:01:55 PM »
That little guy turned out great! Nice job.

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Little Purple Alien (21 Jan)
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2022, 11:16:00 PM »
I like it!

Dan

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Little Purple Alien (21 Jan)
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2022, 08:23:29 PM »
I think of painting the ring around the base pretty much like that glowing highlight ring around a selected character. It is just there to help me ID the characters. That said, I like basing, but only really care that the faction or group basing matches. It doesn't matter if it doesn't match the table or terrain to me. The base is a representation of where the faction or character comes from, not where they are, in my mind.

Like the purple guy. 

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Little Purple Alien (21 Jan)
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2022, 03:18:00 AM »
What CookandrewB said, I don't add details like rock, grasses or any such stuff, I generally paint my bases a light grey for most of the situations played out are mostly in colonies, spaceports or on ships. What few games you play out in the field usually won't matter because whatever alien planet your team may land on is not going to match the colored base you have. Highlighted rings painted make it easier to depict who the leaders and followers are, or those that have special weapons or abilities.

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Serpentfolk (26 Jan)
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2022, 10:15:27 AM »
I don't suppose anyone knows which line the purple fellow comes from? He came as part of an ebay job lot, and I've not been able to find the original source. I've identified most of the others, and they all seem to come from UK-based companies.

These gun-toting reptiles from Critical Mass/Ral Partha were part of the bundle. Pretty much entirely contrast paint and acrylic ink over a drybrush. With hindsight, the skin/scaly area needed a further highlight beforehand. I can logic away the apparent texture as alien hide, but it's not an effect I'm particularly keen on.


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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Little Purple Alien (21 Jan)
« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2022, 04:03:31 PM »
I disagree. The snakey dudes turned out well. The blending is smooth and I can see all the details I would expect to see. The dark skin makes the yellow belly color pop more.

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Serpentfolk (26 Jan)
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2022, 06:31:37 PM »

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Serpentfolk (26 Jan)
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2022, 01:44:40 AM »
Those snake guys remind me of the old 1973 film “Ssssssss”:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070622/

Dan

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Re: 15mm Generic Sci Fi - Serpentfolk (26 Jan)
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2022, 03:31:03 AM »
I agree those snake guys look really great!

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Those snake guys remind me of the old 1973 film “Ssssssss”:

Dan, the last time I saw that move was at the Drive-ins.  lol

 

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