|"They form the backbone of the Labour Guilds spread across Antarean Space."|
These two 28mm metal Gang Fighters are manufactured by "Warlord Games" and come as part of the Boromites' Gang Fighter boxed set. Intricately detailed with all the extra-terrestrial's lumps, bumps and reflex armour, these armed alien miners are the final pair of miniatures needed in order for me to field a Gang Fighter Squad on the tabletop.
Initially undercoated with "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, the figures were washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil, and then had a layer of Chaos Black applied over all their weaponry and hip-flasks. These metallic areas were subsequently treated to a combination of Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil, whilst both "long-ranged" Mag Guns had their power lights 'picked out' with "Vallejo" Heavy Khaki and "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green.
|"Their toughened skin... means even the most basic of Boromite footsoldiers can prove to be a formidable opponent."|
The Boromites' numerous pouches were precisely painted using "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. Before finally, the models' yellow(ish) armour and all their "separate multi-functional nanite receptor nodes" were carefully coloured by heavily washing a layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre with some "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade.
This first of the two planned Gang Fighter Squads I aim to field as part of my Boromite Scouting Force costs 112 points in "Beyond The Gates Of Antares" on account of each member being given Plasma Grenades ("at 2 points per model"). The projectiles are actually "the most common grenade type used by the fighting forces of Antarean space", but "are fitted with powerful micro-suspensors that give them limited homing ability once close enough to a target."
|"The Tenth Planet" Cyberman WIPs - The silver giant has had his grey overalls painted grey|
In addition to finishing off my Boromites, I've also finally started work on the last of my remaining miniatures from the "Nightmares In Silver" Cybermen Collector's Set 1966-2013 by "Warlord Games". This particular model, sculpted to represent the silver giants as they were originally envisaged by costume designer Sandra Reid, is simply packed with time-consuming detail such as numerous tubes, wires and chest unit dials.
Fortunately, my painting of the artificially modified Mondasian could not have come at a better time, with "Warlord Games" teasing not only the release of a Cybus Cyberman all-metal set in the future, but also an "Attack Of The Cybermen" themed box as well.