Tuesday, 30 May 2017

“But Through Our Sacred Leaders. The Terminators. We Were Saved.”

"The alien was cast out and Mighty Terra rose again."
Inspired by the fanatical warriors of Terra as drawn by Kevin O’Neill in the “2000 A.D.” comic book series “Nemesis The Warlock”, this multi-part 28mm hard plastic ‘Terminator’ has been built using parts taken from the Frostgrave Cultists boxed set by “North Star Military Figures” and the Nottingham-based company’s Cultist Sci-Fi Accessory Pack. This model is the third such member of Tomas de Torquemada’s “quasi-religious order” I have painted in recent weeks, and completes the human Purity Squad I want to accompany the Grand Master in some games of “Mutants And Death Ray Guns”.

The miniature was initially primed with “Citadel” Chaos Black and dry-brushed with “Vallejo” Heavy Charcoal in order to help me see all of the figure’s detailed leatherwork, armour and straps. I next painted the Terminator's boots and belt with Heavy Sienna’, and later washed them with “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade.
"And it was decreed that all aliens must be exterminated..."
So as to bring some colour to the Termight warrior, as opposed to their predominantly all-black palette as shown on the cover illustration of Issue 230 of “2000 A.D.”, I used some “Vallejo” Heavy Red to ‘pick out’ the model’s undergarment and sleeves, and subsequently washed these areas with a healthy dose of “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson. In addition, I painted the fervent alien-hater’s body armour and maniacal plated face mask with a coat of “Vallejo” Gold and shaded it with “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade.

With all the Terminator’s clothing finished, I turned my attention to his formidable-looking heavy machine gun and treated the entire firearm to a coat of “Vallejo” Gunmetal Grey. The weapon was then washed with “Citadel” Nuln Oil, lightly dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Gunmetal Grey, and finally had its ammo belt covered in “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade so as to give the bullets a ‘coppery-feel’.
Gang Fighter WIPs - The Boromite has had his armour, pouches and equipment painted
Lastly, I tackled the model’s rather poorly sculpted hands by painting them “Vallejo” Heavy Skintone, and subsequently washing them with “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade”. Unfortunately, the casting of the warrior’s fingers was rather indistinct in places, so I used some extra “Vallejo” Heavy Skintone to ‘draw’ some onto the hands where I could.

Despite this distraction, I have still managed to dedicate plenty of hobby-time towards my ongoing ‘battle’ with a scouting force of “Warlord Games” Boromites. Currently, I’m still working my way through the first five (of ten) Gang Fighters I wish to field for “Beyond The Gates Of Antares”. But having returned to simply painting them up in ones and twos, as opposed to batch painting a load of them, I feel as if I’m finally seeing a little light at the end of the tunnel; at least as far as this first tactical infantry unit is concerned…

24 comments:

  1. That's an impressive look group you have assembled Simon, bravo Sir.

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    1. Cheers Michael. It's taken a little longer to finish them than I anticipated.

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  2. Progress my be slow but at least it is progress. Keep up the good work, Simon.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. At least with the Terminators finished, I can finally look to Nemesis himself now.

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    1. Cheers Gordon. Thanks for recommending "Games Lore" too, my "Dungeon Crawl Classics" order has already arrived :-)

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  4. The warriors of Termite are looking great Simon, and it's good to see progress on the Boromites

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    1. Thanks Dave. Its Nemesis the Warlock next, and some more Boromites...

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  5. Nice little group shot Simon, love the look of those terminators, Slow progress on the Boromites is still progress, I could say you bought them and now your stuck between a rock and a hard place, but that would be petty.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Very kind of you to say, Roger. I know some like their group shots.

      "now your stuck between a rock and a hard place, but that would be petty." - Do you need a hand getting your coat ;-)

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    2. Well if you read my comments on Bryans last post, you'd know I need more than just my coat.....

      Cheers Roger.

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    3. Yes... it wasn't just Bryan's mind which was boggling at some of your comments/admissions :-)

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  6. Love the Terminator group shot. They look great together.

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    1. Thanks Mark. Glad you like 'em :-)

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  7. Very nice work on this Terminator and the rest of the group Simon. :)

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    1. Cheers Leon. They've taken a bit of time. But I got there in the end.

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  8. Your Terminator idea is really working isn't it? Your human Purity Squad + Grand Master idea is.. erm... masterly.

    been thinking, you might like to check out the following blog. I get TONS of inspiration from it. Take time and have a good nose anbout there, its full of gaming idea gems, and you should dig through its various threads... the whole thing is basically old school d&d.

    http://tabletopdiversions.blogspot.ie/

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    1. Many thanks Steve. I'm certainly happy with how Torquemada's forces have turned out, and hope to get them in a BatRep soon :-)

      Great link, though I note he hasn't posted since late(ish) last year. Still a great blog though, and I like some of his dungeon generation ideas :-)

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  9. I spotted that too. I think he had/has the gaming blues and is taking an extended hiatus, for a while.

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    1. Yes... there's a lot of that about currently. Fingers crossed for a swift return :-)

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  10. Torquemada and the boys look everso good together!

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    1. Thanks Dai. Nemesis the Warlock is up next, and then I've a second version of Torquemada to squeeze in before that particular mini-project is finished :-)

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