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Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 2:40 p.m. PST

New mercenary force from Rebel Minis… the Crimson Hegemony:


The leader has a helmet courtesy of a CMG Arc Fleet Recon trooper.


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More at the blog:

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(I make fun of others) Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 3:00 p.m. PST

Look like something that crawled out of my sweet and sour pork last week …. wink

Personal logo Brigadier Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 3:00 p.m. PST

Those look great.

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 3:06 p.m. PST

I used gloss varnish on the armor, and then matte varnish on everything else. I image that, much like a pirate flag, they use their armor to intimidate their victims/opposing forces.

They are both mercenaries and, if the need or opportunity arises, pirates.

Moqawama Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 3:11 p.m. PST

They sure stand out on the table!

:D

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Jan 2013 3:16 p.m. PST

They sure stand out on the table!

That's what my drably-attired (as in *camo spec*) troopers think as they sight down the length of their 13mm power guns/8mm VRF gauss SAWs/20mm gyrojets…evil grin

They are impressive looking (even if they do stand out ever so nicely in a gunsight).


Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express
metal-express.net

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 3:38 p.m. PST

The XB-431 Personal Projected Plasma Object/Energy Interdiction field is the latest in personal protection. Integrated into power armor in a back unity the XB-431 contains a suite of sensors that pick up, through high-speed quantum computing, any incoming energy or projectiles at near the speed of light. The XB-431 then projects a high intensity plasma field at the exact location, or locations, that will either deflect or stop the incoming danger.

The XB-431 will allow your troops on the battlefield to wear the latest in intimidating styles and will strengthen their resolve while demoralizing the enemy.

The newest XB-431 has been upgraded from the XB-430 and will now stop, with a 92% success rate, 13mm power guns, 8mm VRF gauss SAWs, and 20mm gyrojets.

(I make fun of others) Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 3:42 p.m. PST

MrHarold, give up, BlackWidowPilot's like that kid who keeps insisting he got YOU, so YOU should be laying down, because he's got the death beam of instant killy destruction (holds up imaginary weapon), that always makes him win, even though you clearly said "pyew pyew-pyew" first.

Just nod and smile and back slowly away. evil grin

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 3:46 p.m. PST

I'm just worried when he comes out with the 15mm power guns that fire multiple projectiles, I've heard those can go right through most power armor…

(I make fun of others) Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 3:47 p.m. PST

Just tell your troopers to take cover in this terrain:

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He'll never find them in there! grin

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 3:49 p.m. PST

That's why they call them crunchies and not crusties.

Ranger08 Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 3:51 p.m. PST

Shiny!!!

corporalpat Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 4:07 p.m. PST

Bloody awesome!

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Jan 2013 4:13 p.m. PST

MrHarold, give up, BlackWidowPilot's like that kid who keeps insisting he got YOU, so YOU should be laying down, because he's got the death beam of instant killy destruction (holds up imaginary weapon), that always makes him win, even though you clearly said "pyew pyew-pyew" first.


Naw, I just go by whatever's in the particular rule book we're using at the time, so the dice decide what kills what (and how well). But ya can't blame me for engaging in a little whimsy now and again, now can you, senor rubirosa?


Just nod and smile and back slowly away.


Best advice anyone's offered up all day… I am a legend in my own mind, after all…evil grin

I'm just worried when he comes out with the 15mm power guns that fire multiple projectiles, I've heard those can go right through most power armor…

SHHH! Not a word to Mr Harlod about the Gravitic weaponry and those Meson Bond Cutter loadouts for our pulse rifles, OK?!evil grin


Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express
metal-express.net

AWuuuu Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 5:21 p.m. PST

Normaly i hate gloss finish, but with this lively red you did great job.
They looks like from an episode of Farscape :>

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 5:41 p.m. PST

Those are really outstanding ! thumbs up The gloss really sets them off !

clkeagle Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 5:49 p.m. PST

That's what my drably-attired (as in *camo spec*) troopers think as they sight down the length of their 13mm power guns/8mm VRF gauss SAWs/20mm gyrojets…

They are impressive looking (even if they do stand out ever so nicely in a gunsight)

Heh, nice.

It's probably because I wear ABUs every day, but I can't bring myself to paint drab military colors on science fiction minis. Someday I'm going to hang a lampshade on bright colors in a space opera story.

A young private asked his sergeant why no military force they see wears camouflage like in the books and vids.

The answer was "son, this is the 29th century. Even the poorest scavenger pirates on the galactic fringes have multi-spectrum image intensifiers, thermal and sonic locators, and a dozen other things that can find you no matter what you're wearing. So unless you're going hunting for deer in the blackwoods of Marne, leave the camouflage in the history books where it belongs. Wear your system's colors with the respect they deserve! "

-Chris K.

Umpapa23 Jan 2013 7:20 p.m. PST

Would You be so kind and explain exactly how You have painted them?

Undercoat with black?

I strongly consider black and red (with green visors) colors for my bad-humans-empire.

Personal logo Rebel Minis Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 7:34 p.m. PST

I agree, those look Great! I need to look at that gloss style for some of mine…

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 7:40 p.m. PST

Would You be so kind and explain exactly how You have painted them?

Undercoat with black?

I strongly consider black and red (with green visors) colors for my bad-humans-empire.

No Problem umpapa!

Real easy… prime with black undercoat. I then used a GW foundation red that I liked… painted everything except the sleeves and the gun and the head. Then I took black and touched up the sleeves and gun. I then picked a random color for the alien head, and then I painted a blob of warpaint in the same red on the head.

I then used Armypainted Strong Tone (matched Devlan Mud) all over the miniature, not watered down.

I then went over with the base coat again, and a slightly lighter color for the highlight. I then painted gloss varnish over the armor, and matte varnish (thin!) over the sleeves, gun, and head.

SpaceJacker Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 8:33 p.m. PST

Great JOb Mr. Harold! These are my favorite PF sculpts.. Nice and chunky!

Kyn ell Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 9:11 p.m. PST

Nice stuff as ever Mr H! I'll try that gloss/matt technique myself!

AVAMANGO23 Jan 2013 9:59 p.m. PST

I actually like this very sinister looking gloss red 'sweet n sour' mercs, its nice to see someone thinking outside of the proverbial box for a change.

Lion in the Stars23 Jan 2013 10:05 p.m. PST

That's the 101st Mu Shu Infantry, right? evil grin

Wonder how that armor would stand up to a 2cm powergun bolt?

John Bear Ross Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 11:23 p.m. PST

I like 'em. Mercs and pirates need to stand out from drab regulars and planetary militia with uniforms the same color as the local mud.

Good job.

Best,
JBR

wminsing Inactive Member24 Jan 2013 7:10 a.m. PST

This actually reminds me of a series I read a few years ago; Orphan's War or Orphan's Brigade or something. Anyway, the main opposing alien force saw in infra-red, saw the human armor was coated in stuff that help disperse their heat signature and was also colored red to blend in with the background, from the alien point of view. So the humans were all highly visible to each other, but the aliens only saw vague shapes moving, and had a hard time seeing the humans at all when they weren't moving.

Anyway, just a roundabout way of saying that what counts as camouflage totally depends on who you're fighting and where…. ;)

-Will

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jan 2013 7:35 a.m. PST

Anyway, just a roundabout way of saying that what counts as camouflage totally depends on who you're fighting and where…. ;)

I like it! Makes sense to me…

That book sounds interesting, i'll have to look it up.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2013 9:02 a.m. PST

It is a great book, actually a series if I remember correctly.
And the point on what is camo and where is a very good one.

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian24 Jan 2013 12:27 p.m. PST

Camo? Yup, where ya are counts; Gordon R. Dickson's TACTICS OF MISTAKE had a civil war raging on a colonized world where the local flora's predominant color was *blue," and the camo spec was colored accordingly IIRC…

Many a time I've wandered through the local Michael's artificial plant aisle over the years debating whether or not to buy up a whole bunch of really brightly colored fake flowers, etc. Just to paint up two no less colorfully camouflaged op-fors and stage a convention game that would be, erm, hard to miss in more ways than one…evil grin

Ain't sci-fi grand?!evil grin


Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express
metal-express.net

Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member24 Jan 2013 1:49 p.m. PST

If you fight xenos that use echolocation or motion sensitivity as their primary targetting sense, there may not be any point in visual camo at all, and for safety's sake bright, easily seen colors might actually be a good way to avoid blue-on-blue fire incidents. OTOH, blaring loud noises might scramble their aim some even if it eliminates the chance of surprise, so it's a good excuse to crank your favorite soundtrack up on the extrerior loudspeakers. :)

Umpapa27 Jan 2013 6:52 a.m. PST

Wondering how such AP wash would work on GZG UNSC LI…

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2013 8:16 a.m. PST

I know these are the 'wrong scale' for this board but many years ago I did these in 28mm (and as they are beutiful Denizen sculpts, they are at least small 28mm (ie 25mm…)

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That is Tamiya coloured acrylic laquers over bare metal for the red with an edge dry brush in (probably) gold (jeez it's almost two decades ago now so I'm having trouble remembering…)

The visors are the green laquer, again over bare metal. Weapons and so forth primed and painted in the usual way with the webbing finished in a flourescent orange/red, as I recall.

Well it seemed a good idea at the time: it gave me the metalic armour effect I wanted and it was sure fast!

John T

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jan 2013 8:27 a.m. PST

Those are really nice John. I have some UNSC I have to paint up, and I might do something very similar.

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2013 8:58 a.m. PST

As you can see from my shots the figures are a bit old (and have some 'fluff' on them!) but I think that – if a metalic shiney look is what you're after – then, given that most figures are cast in nice shiney metal, it seems a shame not to use it :)

I look forward to seeing your work Mr H!

John T

Personal logo Rebel Minis Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Feb 2013 6:22 a.m. PST

I got my red in today so I'll start playing around with my color scheme. I need a realy bright green.. anyone tried Vallejo Livery Green?

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