Sci-fi and Raptors

April 11, 2010 at 4:00 am Leave a comment

So this week I got a couple of hours of painting in and here’s what I came up with.  I started a sci-fi project that I’ll be painting up a couple different groups for, plus I got the test velociraptor done for pulp lost world gaming.  The raptor came from Reaper Miniatures and it isn’t supposed to be a realistic representation of a raptor (at least, I hope not…) so I’m not sold on the colors yet, but whatever.

Here is the first faction I’m painting up for sci-fi skirmish.  They are in urban camo.  The ones on the left were painted up from a grey uniform color and the ones on the right came from a brown.  The difference is pretty apparent in the pictures but in real life it’s much less noticeable.   I like the grey better, so all future paintjobs for the urban camo will be grey.  These troopers are from EM4 Miniatures, in particular the metal future skirmish line.

Here are two snipers to add to the squad.  All the figures still need some touchup work, which is going to require me to pick a color to paint the boots and gloves.  I’m liking the black look for now, so I might just highlight it and call it done.

Here’s the raptor.  I’ve got another 7 to paint, but this was a quick drybrush and highlight job, so the whole thing took less than an hour.  I’m not sure about the grey for the scales/plates along the back.  It looks like it needs some color, but I don’t know which one.

Raptors find ratmen much easier prey than rifle armed snipers!


Entry filed under: For Me, Pulp, Sci Fi.

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