Posted on 30/04/2014 by sho3box
Helga – now with orange trim
After some agonising about realism(?) and return on painting time spent I decided to give Helga a little more attention this evening. After taking on board some of the feedback that I got on the original Helga paint job, I decided to add orange trim to the four wings (fins? Aerofoils?) and to a handful of small details on the little turret and the hull roof.
I think that this improves the look of the model without making it excessively toylike, although I think that the photography might be slightly worse this time around. Many thanks to all of you who gave helpful feedback 🙂
More feedback on the finished job is definitely welcome of course, but I dont think that I will be returning to Helga with a paintbrush again one way or another.
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Posted on 26/04/2014 by sho3box
“She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid.”
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Posted on 24/04/2014 by sho3box
Posted on 22/04/2014 by sho3box
Notorious G.I.T. and posse (note the slugga).
I finished painting Notorious G.I.T. (centre) and another cool looking gretchin-of-the-line (far right) the other day.
The duo barely warrant their own post to themselves really, although I do really like that plastic gretchin kit (its simple to assemble cool little characterful models that are great fun to paint) and I do try to record everything hobby related here.
Seeing as the G.I.T. (“Gitty”/”Giddy” to his friends) has a magnetised triumvirate of firearms, I figured that I might display that feature if nothing else.
Slugga swapped for implausibly huge shotgun…
Originally the box of plastic gretchin was intended to be suitable for use as Rebel Grots in GorkaMorka games. As such I wanted to make one of the models stand out as the boss, so I made sure that he wore some huge jewellery and wore a baseball cap.
Gold Left Front Tooth
I then magnetised the little guys right fist and a corresponding slugga, shoota and kannon.
…and finally an old 1980s (maybe early 90s) plastic shoota/bolter for some retro chic.
I have since bought many more gretchin models, more than enough to cover a differently armed mob leader in games, but its sort of fun having the silly magnetised guy anyway.
The G.I.T. has yet to see any action, but I am sure that when he does he will leave an impression.
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Posted on 14/04/2014 by sho3box
We’re leaving together,
But still it’s farewell…
And maybe well come back,
To Earth, who can tell?
I guess there is no one to blame,
Were leaving ground…
Will things ever be-ee the same again?
=][=nquisitor –The Ragna Rock – Act 3
“The Final Countdown”
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Posted on 12/04/2014 by sho3box
This cool looking alien tracker is the newest addition to my fledgling Tau Auxiliary force. Its an as yet unreleased model from CP Models sculpted by PF.
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Posted on 09/04/2014 by sho3box
The Ragna Rock – Act 2 – “Welcome to the Jungle”
Yeah, even as pulp titles go, its a bit literal…
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