Sunday, 29 October 2017

"The Origin Of The Boromites Goes Back To Ancient Times..."

"...When humans first began to mine and exploit the resources of Antarean space."
These five 28mm metal Gang Fighters are made by "Warlord Games" and can be purchased as the Boromite Gang Fighter boxed set. Arguably detailed to the point of frustration with all the alien miners' lumps, bumps and reflex armour, these armed extra-terrestrials are all the miniatures needed in order for me to field a second Gang Fighter Squad on the tabletop.

Originally primed with "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, the figures were shaded with "Citadel" Nuln Oil, and subsequently had a layer of Chaos Black applied over all their weaponry and hip-flasks. These metallic areas were then treated to a combination of Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil, whilst those carrying "long-ranged" Mag Guns had their weapons' power lights 'picked out' with "Vallejo" Heavy Khaki and "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green.
"Borom was not a planet but a star surrounded by a rocky asteroid belt..."
I painted all of the Boromites' numerous pouches using "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade, and then turned my attention to their yellow(ish) armour and "separate multi-functional nanite receptor nodes" with some "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre and "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade. The Gang Leader's Lectro Lash was created by applying a coat of "Vallejo" Heavy Khaki across the hand-weapon's orb and later washing it with some "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green.

These five miniatures make up the second of the two planned Gang Fighter Squads I will be fielding as part of my Boromite Scouting Force, and costs 112 points in "Beyond The Gates Of Antares" on account of each member being given Plasma Grenades ("at 2 points per model"). "Warlord Games" have recently updated their Boromite Army list to version 2.0. But fortunately, they've also kindly emailed me a free copy as a Portable Document Format (PDF) and having perused it the points haven't changed for the units I have assembled for my army, so it looks like I'm still on track for a 500 point force.
"Heroclix" Lackey WIPs - The 'converted' gunman needs some facial highlighting and his hat shaded
Having patiently persevered with my latest Boromite infantry unit, I've once again turned to my vast collection of pre-painted plastic "Wizkids" models to give me something far more straightforward to paint for a short while. This converted "Heroclix" Lackey still has a little work left on him to do, but should soon form part of the Riddler's ever-expanding crew for my "Mutants & Death Ray Guns" "Gotham" campaign.

24 comments:

  1. There certainly look a fearsome bunch Simon. Cracking work Sir.

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    1. Thanks Michael. I've still five more to go, but need a bit of a breather first :-)

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  2. Loads to admire in this post. Over detailed figures can be a pain but also a joy. Nice to see you have tackled these well. I like the grey skin alien but not stupidly so yet still alien.

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    1. Cheers Clint. I have a definite love-hate relationship with the Boromites, so I'm both glad these are finished and happy they as to how they've turned out.

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  3. Excellent work on our latest Boromite additions Blaxkleric - well done mate. :)

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    1. Thanks Leon. I'm pleased to have bagged another five Boromites - well over that half-way mark now...

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  4. I'll bet you're glad that you've finally finished this latest batch of Boromites, as you can now relax a bit.

    And I shall look forwatd to seeing your latest goon join the Riddler's forces, so he can give the Joker a well-deserved drubbing after his last outing.

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    1. Cheers Jez. I'm very glad the second Gang Fighters squad are done (for now at least). Just one more squad to go, and the Work Gang a bit different in looks too. Once based, I'm hoping the Riddler's second gunman will soon hit the rooftops of "Gotham" ;-)

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  5. I'm glad to see your forces getting larger.

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    1. Thanks Phil. Its a journey, but one with the end finally in sight!!

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  6. Your Perseverance is paying off Simon, really looking good all set out together and only 5 models to go must be a relief.
    Your new henchman is looking good to

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    1. Cheers Dave. Perseverance is a very good word for my time with the Boromites. Five to go, and the henchman is finished and in the flock too :-)

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  7. That's a cool looking group shot of your little Boromite force. I still don't like them but I do admire your paint work and perseverance in sticking with them.

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    1. Many thanks Bryan, especially as I know the Boromites aren't your particular cup of tea.

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  8. More Boromite goodness :-) !

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    1. Cheers Hugh, hopefully the next time I post about them, it'll be with the end very much in sight.

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  9. Your force is coming together nicely mate.

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    1. Thanks Simon. Not many more to go...

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  10. That is a cool looking Antares force you've got there Simon. I like the look of that Heroclix mini' too.

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    1. Cheers Roy. My Boromites are getting close to completion, just a handful more minis to go. I'm hoping to post a few of the "Heroclix" lackey's I've converted/painted over the next couple of weeks.

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  11. You have been busy with these Boromites and I now realy appreciate the amount of work that you have to put into them to get the detail.
    The goon looks good too btw.

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    1. Thanks very much indeed, Joe. I'm pleased you like the look of the Boromites - they do take a tremendous amount of time to finish. The goon should be posted soon - I have a couple completed :-)

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  12. The Boromites look good, but I'm afraid Gates of Antares just does not do it for me...each to is own I guess. I really like the Heroclix figure more. :-)

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    1. Cheers Mark. Tbh with hindsight I probably wouldn't do "Beyond The Gates Of Antares" myself, and certainly not have chosen the Boromites; I'd have probably concentrated on "Konflikt '47" and "Bolt Action" instead. Glad you like the "Heroclix" stuff though, as there's plenty of that to come :-)

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