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Teskal Flink
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They are still WIP. I will update pictures after few improvements like error corrections or highlights.

Paints I used for the grunts:

Brain:
- 72013 VGC Squid Pink
- Secret Washes Dark Sepia
- Highlights: Some got 72013 VGC Squid Pink

Face:
Mix of these colors:
- VGC 72035 Dead Flesh
- VMC 70969 Park Green
- VMC 70827 Lime Green

- VMC 72097 Pale Yellow (only Over the brows on the forehead)

- Secret Weapons Green Wash

Armor:
- VGC 72024 Turquoise
- Secret Weapon Blue Wash
- Highlights: Turquoise & VGC 72023 Electric Blue (still needed)

- VMC 70863 Gunmetal Grey
- VGC 72052 Silver
- VGC 72010 Blood Red


Boots & Gloves:

- VMC 70827 Lime Green
- Secret Weapons Green Wash
- Highlights: Lime Green
It still need some work, I hope to see some other painted example to help me make them better.

Commander Boots & Gloves:

- VGC 72005 Moon Yellow
(Still need to check how I proceed with them.)

Eyes:
- Black
- White
- Blood Red

Teeth:
- black
- white vertical stripes
- one black horizontal stripe
(I think painting it white and use a black fineliner could be easier.)

Guns:
- VGC 72022 Ultramarine Blue
- Secret Weapon Sapphire Wash

- VGC Heavy Red
- Highlight: VGC 72010 Blood Red

Freeze Ray icy parts and Daggers:
- VGC 72023 Electric Blue
- 09288 Reaper Master Series LED Blue
- White

Laserpointer (front of the top red part)
- white and 09288 Reaper Master Series LED Blue

Gas cylinders:
- VGC Heavy Red
- Secret Weapon Wash Ruby
- Ultramarine Blue
- Secret Weapon Sapphire Wash
- Highlight: Heavy Red and Blood Red


Martian Dredd's Armor:

- VGC 72022 Ultramarine Blue
- Secret Weapon Sapphire Wash

Martian Dredd's Gloves and Boots:
- VGC 70969 Park Green
- Secret Weapon Wash Algae

Judge Insignia:
- 72056 Glorious Gold

I made the secret weapon washes by myself.
Les' Wash Recipe


Martian Grunts:













Judge Martian:


 
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I also started to make an energy shield for the Supreme Regent Ambassador:

I used a partable, transparent plastic ball.
I used sandpaper to get the hole on the bottom.
I think the SRA will get later a 35-40mm base.
Eventually he will get also an extra house rule, because he will be more visible in the game through the energy shield an bigger base.

I plan to make lightnings around it to hide later the partable part.





Next picture is before I ruined sadly this globe complety. I tried to remove the paint to make smaller lightnings.
Next week I will get new clear balls and try it again. Eventually change the axis of the lightnings. I'm also thinking about making green and blue lightnings.




Next are one of the earlier pictures, I made.
I modified the martians with the big undercut.
Removed the arm which was glued on the martian.
Removed the undercut (left martian I did it already.
Glued it back with a 2-epoxy-glue.
Also in the picture the is the first test miniature I painted before I started painting everyone, which got aso removed the undercut.








 
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A group photo:



My first test on a human grunt:




After army painters strong tone quickshade:





 
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The Supreme Regent Ambassador and his hopefully future energy shield.

My biggest problem is that I do not know how to varnish it.

Any Sprays I tried and a matte varnish with brush clouds the plastic ball.

I tried a glossy varnish with a brush, but I see the brush strokes on it.

If someone has any ideas, please write.

I couldn't get me to make a step-by-step, but I got a tutorial with better pictures from here.

I used Vallejo paints: Magic Blue, Electric Blue, Blood Red and White

If I can solve the varnish issue, I will paint the same lightnings from the inside.



 
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Those look great
 
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thor0298 wrote:
Those look great

Thanks.


Ok, an electrical tea light candle is not bright enough to lighten up the mini in the globe. I made an hole in the base of the mini, put the LED through it, but it has not the effect I was hoping for. :-(

Eventually I can test today or tomorrow 'Future Floor Polish' and 'Humbrol clear gloss varnish' to protect the globe. (Ok, do not have Future polish, but something other helpful cleaner).

Here the Globe with lightnings also painted inside:


Today I will proceed with my human soldiers.
 
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When you paint figures like this, what kind of paints are you using?
Also, do you coat them in something else afterward or before?

I don't have a lot of board games yet, but when I get some with nifty miniatures, I'd sure like a crack at painting them if it isn't too much trouble.

edit: By the way, they look great!
 
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Polioliolio wrote:
When you paint figures like this, what kind of paints are you using?
Also, do you coat them in something else afterward or before?

I don't have a lot of board games yet, but when I get some with nifty miniatures, I'd sure like a crack at painting them if it isn't too much trouble.

edit: By the way, they look great!


I'm really sorry, I wasn't for a a long time in my thread.

I use normally vallejo game color and vallejo model color.
I have few reaper paints, but use mostly Vallejo.
I put a list of the paints I used for some of the minis in the postings.

I do not use any primer, only clean the mini's. First coat does not have much water in it!
I will in the end use glossy varnish and last matte varnish.




Few modifications I made.

First a handback for Beloss Bel. I thought she needed a place to hide her gun.

Made only out of thick paper.






I gave Agent Falco a bow string:







Troy get three bolt quivers.

Two for the hip and one directly connected to the crossbow.

They are made out of paper and the thinnest needles I could get.






Here the painted version:






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