Sunday, September 14, 2014

"Is this gonna be another bug hunt.....sir?"


I finally finished my Khurasan Space Demons.  Whew!  They took forever.  Not because they are difficult to paint, but rather because I've had a busy summer and there are 48(!) of them.  I think they painted up pretty well.  Very simple scheme - black undercoat, dark blue dry brush, red highlights on tongues, black ink wash.  My plan was for them to look decent from a meter away on the tabletop.  The goal was to make a cohesive looking mob, so I didn't focus closely on any individuals.  Once the bases were finished I coated them with matte finish.  Then I went back over the models and brushed on a clear high gloss finish, only on the aliens themselves.  It is supposed to make them look slimy.  I think it turned out ok.
In process on the paint table.  I think I was doing black ink washes at this point.
Left is washed, right is not washed.
Close up of finished models without gloss coat.
Bases are unfinished here.
Close up of finished models with gloss coat.
Note bases are flocked/textured here.
Comparison of finished model with gloss (left) and finished model with matte coat only (right).
I like the gloss.

Bugs overrunning a small desert colony.

The Hive Queen goads her minions into the assault.
That's it for now.  Until next time, carry on!


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    1. Thank you! Now, if I could only find time to play....

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  2. 48! Damn, the marines will need extra ammo supply soon.

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    1. Ha! It might come down to knife work.

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  3. Nuke 'em from space. It's the only way!

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  4. They llok great swarming over the base structures.

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  5. *Only* 48 of them :-) ? Hmm - I suppose you could recycle the casualties to produce a much bigger horde!

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    1. That's the idea. I'm planning to play a bug hunt scenario soon using my Earth Force Marines.

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  6. They mostly come at night... mostly :)

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    1. That movie has some of the best lines in film. : )

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  7. Awesome job dude. 48! Wow I struggled to do 12 the same lol.

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