Sunday, July 10, 2011
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These are way out of production (late AD1980's?) and may have been produced by Lance & Laser. Have to go by memory as the original packaging has long since disappeared. They are 25mm and were sold as a set.
Mounted on a 25mm round plastic bases.
Painting: There were all primed white.
Duck: Feathers were black and the bill was deep yellow. Eyes were white with a black dot. Boots were red leather and gloves were black. Pants were US field drab. Belt was belt leather with an ocher yellow then bronze buckle. Shirt and hat were green grey. Pistol was German grey then gunmetal. The rifle was also German grey then gunmetal, with burnt umber for the stock and lime green for the lenses of the scope.
Rhino: Neutral grey for the skin. Eyes were white with a black dot. Boots were red leather and gloves were black. Pants were US field drab. Ammo belts were yellow ocher then bronze, German grey then gunmetal and silver. The rifle was German grey then gunmetal, with burnt umber for the stock.
Chimp: Black was used for the fur, gloves and "boots". Flesh was used for the face. Eyes were white with a black dot. Jumpsuit was US field drab. The belt was belt leather and the buckle was yellow ocher then bronze. The fragmentation grenade was brown violet. The submachine gun was German grey then gunmetal.
All: The base was flat earth. The facing lozenge was green grey and outlined with black. The entire figure was then dipped with a mix of polyurethane clear gloss varnish and Ebony. The base was flocked with patches of PVA glue, then blended turf and static grass. Finally, the entire figure was sprayed with clear matte.
Review: A little less cartoony than the Team Frog offerings with a nice mix of roles: chimp commando, rhino assistant machine gunner and duck sniper. Sculpts are clearly detailed on the bodies but a less so on the weapons. The rhino's ammo belts could have just as easily done in belt leather for bandoleers. Quite good, but, again, out of print. Shame.
Suitable for Gamma World, Mutant Future, Metamorphosis Alpha, or any other Post Apocalyptic/Science Fiction game.
A bit behind schedule as we lost power on Monday. I leave you with a sneak peak of another playtest of SUNDER THE STARS which should be up later this week.
See more of my painting here: http://ravenfeast.deviantart.com/gallery/