lefttop righttop
leftborder rightborder
leftborder
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
April 26, 2017, 05:49:47 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Recent
[Today at 05:47:36 PM]

[Today at 05:47:01 PM]

[Today at 05:45:19 PM]

[Today at 05:40:01 PM]

[Today at 05:36:31 PM]

[Today at 05:33:48 PM]

[Today at 05:31:47 PM]

[Today at 05:27:58 PM]

by nils
[Today at 05:20:46 PM]

[Today at 05:11:09 PM]
Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
Author Topic: GZG 15mm Stargrunt Crusties / District 9 Aliens painted up (mecha added 4/23)  (Read 967 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Hobby Services
mad scientist



Offline Offline

Posts: 942


« on: April 10, 2017, 11:49:11 PM »

Latest project, platoon-sized group of GZG's excellent not-Prawn models.



Plenty of figure variety in this range, including a nice leader and sniper, and a medic repurposed from the civilian pack.



Your basic infantry squad, with an integral heavy weapon trooper and their signature arc guns.





Tripod mounted weapon teams with attached observers / assistants.



And a small unit of horsebug xeno-cavalry, because if human colonial guard units get mounted troops, so do the xenos.

« Last Edit: April 23, 2017, 11:15:49 PM by Hobby Services » Logged
Mako
scientist




Offline Offline

Posts: 259


« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 10:02:59 AM »

Beautiful work and minis.

Thanks for sharing your photos.
Logged
zrunelord
bookworm




Offline Offline

Location: Malta . EU
Posts: 64


WWW
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 12:01:17 PM »

Nice work my friend.
Love how the orangy colour of the mounts goes with the green of the other minis.
Makes me want to watch the movie again.
Will you be doing their mecha also?

Keep it up.
Z
Logged

Ultravanillasmurf
mad scientist



Offline Offline

Posts: 598


WWW
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 01:55:18 PM »

Nice.

Not sure if I had seen them painted up before.
Logged

Ockman
bookworm



Offline Offline

Posts: 59


« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2017, 02:18:17 PM »

Very nice! This is why I love 15mm!
Logged
The_Beast
Supporting Adventurer
galactic brain
*


As my grandchildren see me...

Offline Offline

Age: 65
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4330


« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 02:20:43 PM »

I think all I've ever seen them in is a variation of grey; these are THRILLING!

The mouth details really pop!

Doug
Logged
Hobby Services
mad scientist



Offline Offline

Posts: 942


« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2017, 11:13:00 PM »

Nice.

Not sure if I had seen them painted up before.

I had some of the cav up a while ago on ebay, probably saw them there.  Took me till now to do more and some infantry.

The mecha and power armor guys are on the workbench.
Logged
jamesmanto
mad scientist




Offline Offline

Posts: 767


« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 11:18:32 PM »

Very nice!
Logged

Hobby Services
mad scientist



Offline Offline

Posts: 942


« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2017, 07:59:45 PM »

Finished a platoon of the power armor - and the infantry/cavalry mixed force sold well, so there'll be more to come.  Onward to the support mecha!



Biggish models, cast in two parts.



The backpacks with the jump jet, air tanks/power cells(?), and manipulator/sensor arms are separate piece.



They're entirely optional, so if you wanted to leave them off and have a slimmer, more durable and easier-to-paint model you could do so.



Total of five poses so far, three with the basic arc guns and two different heavy weapon specialists.



All in all, a great set of figs and less obviously drawn from District 9 as inspiration, which makes them more useful as more generic aliens in power armor in other settings.  They could even scale-jump pretty well for anything from 6mm armored giants/robots to 28mm "little green men" xenos.

Logged
commissarmoody
galactic brain




Offline Offline

Age: 33
Location: Las Vegas NV
Posts: 6064


WWW
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2017, 08:25:23 AM »

They all do paint up well. If I had a lick of sense, I'd switch to 15mm sci-fi.
Logged

"Peace" is that brief, glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.

- Anonymous
Hobby Services
mad scientist



Offline Offline

Posts: 942


« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2017, 05:39:06 PM »

15mm scifi has certainly become a vastly better supported subgenre over the last ten years or so, and the range of models available continues to grow pretty steadily.

New batch painted, this time a quartet of the Prawn light mecha/combat robots and a tech/repair crew to go with them.



The techs are from the civilian pack, but I think they fit the roles pretty well.  Kind of like the idea of Daddy Tech bringing his kid to work.



The mechs are very versatile models and come with a wide mix of arms, including enough extras to do some with two guns or even an unarmed variant if you wanted a civilian "power loader" design with two open hands.



They're also excellent candidates for scale-jumping to 25/28mm, where they'd be great slightly bigger-than-man-sized combots.

Logged
vodkafan
mad scientist



Offline Offline

Posts: 601


« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2017, 10:00:29 PM »

They look great! Well painted and based too
Logged
Ultravanillasmurf
mad scientist



Offline Offline

Posts: 598


WWW
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2017, 10:39:29 AM »

Very well done.

I will have a look at them at the GZG stand at Salute.
Logged
Hobby Services
mad scientist



Offline Offline

Posts: 942


« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2017, 07:59:25 PM »

Thanks, pretty happy with them.  Selling well too, which always helps.

Next lot, a grab bag of figs designed to be used as a bunch of alien ranchers with livestock.



My head canon says the little scuttle bugs (seen below with a couple of herdsmen carrying shock-prod staves) grow up into the breeding-phase horsebugs used by the cavalry, hence the similar color schemes.



The rancher is a minor conversion with a hat added from a human GZG colonist.



It doesn't fit his alien noggin well but he's very proud of it. 



The arc rifle's for shooting varmints, not human colonists whose hats you then steal.  Of course.



The "jeep" flyer is from Alternative Armies.  A nice little model, very very Old School.



The crew are from GZG's Crusty civilian pack.



Clearly a licensed Master Pilot and his young apprentice, carrying some tools for field repairs in case of a breakdown in the Outback.



Logged
commissarmoody
galactic brain




Offline Offline

Age: 33
Location: Las Vegas NV
Posts: 6064


WWW
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 10:06:25 AM »

 Love
Love it!
Logged
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
 
Jump to:  

rightborder
leftborder
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Waltz design by IchBin
Impressum

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
leftbottomborder   rightbottomborder