Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Boy and His [Critter]

Plodding right along with my 15mm sci-fi spree are these two fellows. The eyeball-worm critter was part of the Dropship Horizon prize pack I got over the holidays. It's funny, he was my least favorite of the Critical Mass Mercs, but the first I painted up. Since then he's totally grown on me. The second fig is from another excellent line by Rebel Minis. This Earth Force Marine was thrown in as a freebie when I placed my Sahadeen order a while back.

I take no shame in painting the marine as a Halo trooper, let's face it, it's a good look! Besides, he painted up fast; a base green with a lighter green highlight, a gold faceplate with a wash, and a tan rifle also with a wash, voila. Using this technique you would be able to crank out a lot of these in no time. The figure itself has plenty of detail though, (pouches, knee pads, backpack, boots, etc.) you could lavish as much attention as you wanted too.


  1. I think all of the figures from that Mercs set are cool, but that eye-stalk thing is too weird for me not to like. Also thanks for the tip about Rebel Minis, I hadn't heard of them before but I really like their stuff.

  2. @Papa JJ: Yeah, he's a funky little critter, with a lot of character indeed. Definitely check out Rebel Minis, they've got a lot of great looking figs in a variety of genres.

  3. Cool deal here. I like the scifi LOMO look you have here.


  4. My camera's not Russian, but it is old. Maybe that has something to do with it?