Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Barb-B of the Wastelands!

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Would you believe yet another in-production and available figure? This time from Black Orc Games - Mini-Sculpt, 100-MS-0079 "Cherry 101 Cyborg Girl"

Mounted on a 25mm round plastic base.

Painting: Primed white, green blue for the skin. The visible eye was white with a dot of black. Cyborg bits and gun were German Grey, then Gunmetal, with lime green for the cyber-eye. The garb was vermilion, with yellow ocher then bronze for the trim. The hair was a mix of silver paint and purple ink. The base was covered with a slurry of ballast, sand, PVA glue and water before priming and painted with medium gray. The facing lozenge was green blue outlined with silver paint/purple ink mix. The entire figure was then dipped with a brew of polyurethane clear gloss varnish and Ebony. The base was flocked with patches of PVA glue and pink flock used for detailing the upholstery of model cars. Finally, the entire figure was sprayed with clear matte.

Review: Another selection from the Black Orc Games' Mini Sculpt line and, to be honest, I can't remember why it ended up in the collection. Impulse buy? Who knows. The gun arm was way too long and the physique, though saftig, was more "orc" than "human". The lack of any discernible neck did not help. Painting the wee beastie was easy enough, as all the details were defined, and it took the dip nicely. The only modification was the drilling out of holes on the ventilated barrel shroud, as they were a bit shallow. The figure does fill the role of a 'borged humanoid mutant with an awkwardly large gun - should such a thing be needed on your tabletop.

Suitable for Gamma World, Mutant Future, Metamorphosis Alpha, or any other Post Apocalyptic/Science Fiction game.

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  1. This is Ken from Blue Moose Arts, the guy who painted one of the samples for Black Orc. With all of the past "flak" this mini has taken I thought I would post a congratulations on painting her up and making her look good. You did a good job on a miniature that isn't the easiest to paint well. She has a reputation of being the ugliest miniature ever. :^)

  2. Thank you! *blush* I think keeping it simple helped: pick a few colors, block them neatly, then dip. :) It's not an irredeemable figure by any stretch, and I'm sure there's a few in the collection that date back to the AD1970's which are worse than this.