Friday, May 13, 2011

Guardian Cultist Color Test

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Starting a new faction for my Post Apocalyptic troops: esper cultists who guard holy, high-tech sites, waiting patiently for the return of The Ancient Ones who will make everything right and usher in a new golden age. Had some Pawns of Dis - ZB15 figures from SuperFigs, so they might as well get painted. But in what colors?

The exposed flesh was Light Flesh. The sandals, sash and hood were German Camo Black Brown. The robes were Black Red. The entire base was Medium Gray. The eyes were completely Black and the devotional markings were Gore Red. The entire figure was dipped with Ebony Minwax polyurethane varnish cut with clear polyurethane varnish. The flocking was a few spots of static grass and a few spots of blended turf. A coat of clear matte varnish was sprayed to seal the figure.

The test run on the color scheme did what was asked of it: dark, brooding, malevolent and not quite human.

The sculpt isn't bad, and, to be honest, it's a guy in a hooded robe. Not a whole lot to work with, though the estimable Mr. Murch at Pulp Figures does a bang up job with his line. My only complaints with this offering from SuperFigs were that their legs are painfully far apart, as if surfing, and the bases of the figures had to be cut away to fit on the 1" disks. If a 25mm ~ 32mm human infantry figure cannot fit comfortably within a 25mm/1" round base, then there's something seriously wrong with the design. By no means a deal-killer, but keep in mind that there may be a bit of work ahead. Suitable for damn near any game where you need blokes in hooded robes, including Gamma World, Mutant Future, Metamorphosis Alpha, or any other Post Apocalyptic/Science Fiction game.

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