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Sargonarhes24 Dec 2019 5:19 p.m. PST


Norrins27 Dec 2019 11:13 a.m. PST

Aren't those the old Fasa figures released for their rpg?

Gear Pilot29 Dec 2019 1:57 p.m. PST

They are the same poses that are in the unpainted box set that I have. Never thought I could do them justice so I haven't tried yet. I'm finally working on the pile of FASA starships right now.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2020 3:23 p.m. PST

Very nice.

Thanks for sharing your pics.

I admit to just being an "average", and/or sub-par painter.

Perhaps that's why there is so much unpainted lead in this hobby. People are hoping to one day improve their skills to make them worthy of painting nicely sculpted and cast figs.

Legion 402 Jan 2020 3:31 p.m. PST

Nice paint job & figures … but that was not my favorite ST uniform.

Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jan 2020 10:54 a.m. PST

I dunno… that one guy has elf ears!

farnox07 Jan 2020 8:41 a.m. PST

Looks like Kirk is bucking for a promotion.

Roderick Robertson Fezian09 Jan 2020 10:15 a.m. PST

Spock is so an elf, Kirk says so:
Kirk: ""What makes you think you're a man. You're an overgrown jackrabbit. An elf with a hyperactive thyroid" – This Side Of Paradise

Zephyr110 Jan 2020 10:04 p.m. PST

"(And how in the world did Kirk get a mouthful of brown wash at the last minute? Gotta clean that up!)"

Or put a chocolate-covered donut in his hand… ;-)

Sgt Slag13 Jan 2020 8:59 a.m. PST

Bill, I figure I have around 20-25 years, at most, to live. I began my mini's gaming hobby around 1992. I paid to have my mini's professionally painted, for the first two years, then I began painting myself. I am an army painter, and I will not apologize for it.

My goal is to paint every miniature in my collection, and game with them, more than once, before I die. I am making great progress towards reaching my goal.

I have a friend who play 15mm fanatasy. His mini's are painted to a surprisingly high standard. I only realized this when I picked one up, and held it two inches away from my eye. At tabletop viewing distances, it was all invisible. It struck me that all of that effort, time, and likely money (I don't believe he painted these figures himself), was mostly wasted, with none of the players being aware of the details the figures possessed!

My goal is for every miniature in my collection to be finished, and played with, to avoid my family throwing out unpainted miniatures, likely still on the sprue, untouched, into the garbage. My sons might save a few mini's, for their use, but the super-majority will go into the trash, and finally, into the incinerator of the city we live in.

I'm a realist, and I enjoy the game, more than I enjoy the painting. I love to field my toys in fictional battle. I love to see other people enjoy my games, with my mini's! That, to me, is the true joy of miniature gaming. I want to share my joy with others, as many times as I can, before I die. As I said, I am a realist. I know my chances, my longevity (I hope), and I know what I want to achieve before I die.

I suspect you are of similar age to me (mid-50's). Figure out what you enjoy the most, and work at that. You do not have more than 3-4 decades left to live, so make them as fun, enjoyable, and as exciting, as you can! Cheers!

JimSelzer16 Jan 2020 4:27 a.m. PST

at least you are painting which is more than I can say for myself

kmfrye25 Jan 2020 1:55 p.m. PST

The film uniforms have an odd, off-colour red, because they were recycled from the Motion Picture for budgetary considerations. IIRC, the costume designer re-dyed them "debased" red, because that's what the fabric yielded.

Might I suggest, for future reference, you start with a red-brown base coat and then red-it-up.

In the end, you're right – they'll take a simulated disruptor shot just as well as any.

Keith F.

Baconfat29 Jan 2020 7:23 p.m. PST

They're obviously Christmas figures….I don't understand the January release.

Korvessa22 Feb 2020 9:35 a.m. PST

That many red shirts? There is going to be a slaughter

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