And so we come to my last entry for Mo’vember this year, and once again I’ve gone with “Space Dwarves” (usually a fairly safe bet when it comes to a search for facial hair*). Now these figures come from the box of goodies I received from my mate Simon a few weeks back, and as such I’m afraid the information I have on them is virtually non-existent, they might be “Nexus” miniature (they might not) perhaps Simon will enlighten me in the comments? Anyway at some point Simon had started these (see picture) so I started by snapping them of their plastic “Slotta” (spit, spit!!) bases and they were then re-mounted onto two pence pieces, then after a spray over with some matt black I set about painting them.
We’ll start with the figure so obviously based on “Judge Dredd” the popular hero of the “2000AD” comic book, though his badge appears to read “CHIGO” (I think), I don’t know if this means anything significant (perhaps someone out there knows?). Anyway after his rifle was dry-brushed in chainmail I dry-brushed the rest of him in bronze then again in shining gold. I then did the surround of his visor in dark red highlighted with bright red, before painting the rest of his coverall/uniform first in navy blue and then with highlights of royal blue. His gloves, boots and belt were then undercoated in shamrock before I mixed more shamrock with some olive green and stone green and highlight these areas with the resultant mix. The stock on his rifle was then undercoated in chocolate brown before being dry-brushed in Eurasian flesh, and talking of Flesh his “chin” was done in the European variety before more of the same was lightened with a little pale flesh and the highlights were applied, in fact all of the of the Dwarves had their skin painted in this fashion. A couple of dots of copper were added to the shells fixed to his rifle and that was him done.
Next up we have the first of the two more “Punky” style dwarves, after the chainmail dry-brush I added some bits of his armour in copper highlighted with bronze. Then for the visible areas of his under suit I went for German field grey that I highlighted with deep bronze green. His belt and pouches I did in chocolate brown with leather brown highlights, and the odd detail like his goggles and lights were dotted in with light green, highlighted with some luminous green. Lastly on him I painted his Mohawk haircut and beard in pink burgundy with Polish crimson highlights.
The other “Punk” dwarf was painted in much the same manner as his “pink haired brother”, though in his case I went the opposite way round with the bronze and copper, doing the base and highlights in this order on him. His under suit and gloves were then base coated in dark red, with pink burgundy highlights on the suit, and bright red on the gloves. He has what looks like a traditional wooden barrel (well half of one anyway) on his back, I guess as the tank for his re-breather unit? So this and the “pump” grip on his gun were painted chocolate brown, as was his belt and pouches, then the former were dry-brushed in Eurasian flesh and the latter in leather brown. Pretty much everything else was the same as “Ol’pink beard” above except that I added a couple of “pipes” in porcelain blue and his hair and beard were done in ECW buff, with sand highlights.
Lastly we have this…thing, I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be a goat or what, despite the horns for some strange reason I thought it looked a bit like a Badger (It’s probably just me though), but that’s what I’m going with, so the “War Badger” was first given a bit of a dry-brush over its metal “muzzle” guard along with the back of his cybernetic eye, with some chainmail, next his “pelt” war dry-brushed in dark grey, then again in mid grey. The leather straps around his face along with his horns were next, chocolate brown being the colour of choice here, highlighted with leather brown on the straps and coffee followed by cream used in cross stripes on the horns. More cream was then used to add his face, leaving two strips of black running from his nose to the top of his head. His legs that I’d left black I highlighted with a little dark grey darkened even more with a touch of black, and his “cybernetic” eye I added with a dot of light green, highlighted with a dot of luminous green.
I followed all this by giving them a coat of Strong tone Quickshade, then their bases were painted chocolate brown and this was then followed by a dry-brushing of khaki and coffee. Then I picked out areas on the bases in scenic green that were then coated in PVA glue and sprinkled with some Javis “summer mix” hairy flock, once the glue had dried it was just a case of giving them a coat of matt varnish and they were done.
UPDATE From Simon (or he who knows, you know!)…. Judge Chico (not Chigo). As memory serves they were actually designed by fellow wargamer Chico (Danks?) and cast/sold by “Oakbound Miniatures” as Judge Chico’s Evil Space Dorfs. The badger is actually the Judge’s trusty cyber-goat, LOL!!! And the other two figures troopers Khan ‘n Fodder (the later being the one whose beard you’ve painted purple). Thanks Mate, now we know 😁
As regular readers will be aware I tend to go a little “dark” over December as I take the month off to recharge my painting “batteries” before the onslaught of the New Year 😱. But this year I have one more “Advent Challenge” post to do before I hang up my brushes for the holiday season, so till next time…
- I say usually, but not always as I proved last time!