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damosan writes:

Though looking at the minis perhaps they should not. :)

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13 February 2008page first published

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DemosLaserCutDesigns Fezian of Cyborg Trucker's Wargaming Blog writes:

Here kitty… Aaaarrgghh! Get it off!!! Get it off!!!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian has sent me another blast from the past, a pair of Quickdeath felinoids.

He was able to get me an illustration of the critters before sending them to me, so I knew what I was getting into. While the drawing was only black-and-white, the RPG info on them gave me some preliminary ideas on how I would paint them.

I am a big fan of Star Frontiers and Gamma World, and think these monsters would work well in either. Growing up on 80's Saturday and afternoon cartoons helped influence how I view the science-fiction world. He-man and Thundarr the Barbarian left their indelible marks. Since I would be painting two large hunting cats, I turned to Lou Scheimer and the Masters of the Universe for color schemes. (If they would have been giant mutant Clydesdales, then it would have been Thundarr.) The one I'm painting like Battle Cat I see as a diurnal predator, and the other one - like Panthor - a nocturnal hunter.

Here is a list of the paints and sprays I used for these figures, in no particular order:

Sit kitty!…Good kitty!

When I got the package, I quickly tore it opened and headed to the workshop. One of the cat's tails was bent straight out, and the other, curled up. Since they were lead, I left them pretty much alone (not wanting to snap one off). I glued each to a Litko 25mm round, no-slot wood base.

Figures glued to their base

Then I ran a bead of greenstuff around the figure to fill the gap where it and the base met. When basing the figure ,it helps with smoothing the ground. In the end, it looks like is sitting on a small mound of earth but at least it is not a plateau!

Next, I added some random patches of sand glued on with Elmer's Wood Glue. (I've switched to Wood Glue from regular School Glue for the stronger hold.)


Then they were taken outside for a white primer coat.