Thursday, July 30, 2009
3:16 Meets Lego
The NPC crew of 3:16
Obviously 3:16 has been getting a lot of airplay here at Mik's Minis. We're on the verge of playing our campaign, and I'm excited about it!
Well, it's hard to get away from Legos in whatever I do, and this is no exception. The look and feel of 3:16 is over-the-top-carnage (carnage is in the title even), so I went for this style with the figs. Their MandelBrite armor needs to look tough, and menacing, and the trickiest part is capturing those ambiguous, domey helmets. I dove deep in the Lego bins and pulled out some Insectoids shoulder armor and helmets that work beautifully. The weapons were fun to make, and incorporate both new ideas and some borrowed ones.
There's still human beings inside the armor, so I had to capture individual personalities while at the same time keeping it militant and sci-fi. Somehow I lucked into using nothing but heads that have headset microphones, and were all different to boot. This was a blast tinkering around with, and I'll let the pics and captions speak for themselves. Enjoy!
Captain Baker and Major Hibernus Mortis
Trooper Lubbock, Sergeant Burns, and Trooper Falco
Tech Support Troopers Jenkins and Jackson
The guns of 3:16
Captain Baker and the bayonet-fixed Heavy MG
Sgt. Burns and his trusty Rocket Pod
Trooper Falco hefts the deadly E-Cannon
Major Mortis, cool and reserved with his PowerClaw and sidearm
Trooper Lubbock and his lucky Flame-Gun
Trooper Falco with the Flechette (needler) Gun
Sgt. Burns with the reliable, drum-fed Shotgun and combat knife
Captain baker inspects a trooper's Energy Rifle
Tech Support with standard issue Slug Rifles
Arms and armor inspection prior to planetfall
Dirtside and ready!
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