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Germany

Thanks for the feedback! Yes, should remove a little bit of the torso below the chestplate. Took the midriff from a (almost) truescale mini, maybe that's why it is off.

This is what I used for proportions:


and the unpainted WIP:
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

It's the sort of thing I'd never notice on a table top but when we get close ups it jumps out. It might also be because the waist is so thin it looks more snake like.

 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Germany

Yes, I often see mistakes on my pics I'd never have recognized at the model itself. Cut her up and redid the abdomen with GS, which is now slightly shorter and the waist is wider, too. Not sure if it's significantly better.



   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt



Much better!

Not that the first version was bad per se, but this is a clear improvement!

 
   
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Germany

Happy to hear. Thanks for the CC. Much appreciated!
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






I missed the first version's debut, but v2 is looking quite good. Much respect for going back and doing such a rework on a finished mini.
   
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Germany

Thanks. Didn't take that long and I like it better. Always willing to improve things, at least those I can.
   
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Rough Rider with Boomstick






As with your other work I'm really impressed. They look stunning. Also thanks for the tutorial on the bases. I also really like the variatipns of skintones, which gives the whole gang a really nice diversity.

Which colors so you use for your darker skin tones?

~2800 build and painted 
   
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Germany

Thank you, Pyroalchi. Was loosely inspired by the mixed teams in Predator as well as Aliens and Predators (2010) and wanted to try out some variety in skin tones.

The darkest skin tone is a base of medium brown (some old Woodland Brown Battlefront 383 to be exact). Then a dark brown wash (homemade from 1 Euro brown acrylic bought at KIK, watered down, added a tiny drop of black (also KIK or Tedi) and a tiny drop of dish washer). The shadows are the dark brown from KIK with some added black for the deepest shadows. The highlights are the 383 with added Sand color (craft store, Vallejo 70.876 Brown Sand looks the same) for the brighter highlights.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work as always Max Moray.

Cheers,

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Just scrolled through from the beginning, nice work on those gals, painting skin is always a double-edged blade, but you did it well and with cool variations on skin tones.
   
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Germany

Thank you, CB and Viterbi.

Talking about blades... At this point the team seems quite limited with regard to melee capabilities, so this week’s addition carries a knife. Think she’s the Sarge of the bunch.



   
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Phenomenal work here. Great stuff. I would say they make me want to re-watch Predator but I always want that anyway!
   
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Nicely done. I would be interested in seeing how the team looks all together at this point.
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Germany

Some new bases. Have to rebase a few older minis to fit the style of the girls.



CTMNine wrote:Phenomenal work here. Great stuff. I would say they make me want to re-watch Predator but I always want that anyway!


Thanks! Always worth a rewatch... They don't make movies like this anymore

youwashock wrote:Nicely done. I would be interested in seeing how the team looks all together at this point.


Thanks! They certainly look like they are serious about breaching that door.

   
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Germany

One minigun per squad has been demonstrated to be somewhat insufficient. So, here’s another one. Also: freckles.



   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Mmmm, red hair and freckles and thighs that can crush a man's pelvis.

 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Germany

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Mmmm, red hair and freckles and thighs that can crush a man's pelvis.


Should I add that to the description?

Finally based some Aliens (Prodos AvP 1. edition) and spoiled them with some gloss.





Think they could be fine opponents and scale up well with the gang. I just love the xenomorph design, the old design that is.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Nice aliens, although seeing them walk on two legs fells weird (although I haven't seen the movies in a long time, do they walk?).
And nice group shot that could turn into a fight any second.
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Germany

Thanks Viterbi!

Those are drones. They are apparently the most widespread type of xenomorph alien and are inspired by the xenomorph in the original Alien movie from 1979, which indeed walked on two legs. They were called Alien Infants iirc in the AvP game where I got the minis from.

https://i.stack.imgur.com/0quzX.jpg

Got tons of xenomorph minis and most likely will add more here including quadrupedal ones.
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Germany

More CC proficiency = double katana! Bet she’ll be a great addition to the team... if she survives this…





   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Love the new additions, watermelon-crushing thighs and all.
   
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Germany

Much appreciated, youwashock!



Just composed this pic for the faceyourart bandwagon on Instagram and compared them to some of my older minis. On the one hand not much progress in painting quality if any at all to be honest, probably would have to invest much more time to get better (video tutorials, maybe ask some local people who paint to a much higher standard, more painting time in general). On the other hand I am happy with them (with the physical models more than with the pics) and that's probably more important.
   
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Stubborn Hammerer






Awesome work as usual!
What is the scale on these gals?

Character reads well, fits perfectly into the theme, absolutely badass!


The one with huge knife is my favorite!


 
   
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Germany

Thanks, Mothsniper! She's my favorite too so far.

I'd call them '32 mm slightly heroic'. They are the same scale as GW's Sisters of Battle and Escher Gangers as well as Prodos AvP Ed. 1 (not 2, which was smaller for humans), Mongoose's Starshiptroopers and most of Infinity (the latter being a little bit more truescale). They are on 32mm bases, but most would fit on 25mm, too.

Chose this scale, because that's probably what I have the most heads, guns and other bits for. As well as possible opponents such as Xenomorphs, Arachnids, Predators, GW stuff and such.
   
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 Max Moray wrote:
Thanks, Mothsniper! She's my favorite too so far.

I'd call them '32 mm slightly heroic'. They are the same scale as GW's Sisters of Battle and Escher Gangers as well as Prodos AvP Ed. 1 (not 2, which was smaller for humans), Mongoose's Starshiptroopers and most of Infinity (the latter being a little bit more truescale). They are on 32mm bases, but most would fit on 25mm, too.

Chose this scale, because that's probably what I have the most heads, guns and other bits for. As well as possible opponents such as Xenomorphs, Arachnids, Predators, GW stuff and such.



32 mm, so they are primaris marines girls.
You talked about painting quality staying same. I was thinking same for my work, but I actually like it that way.
I kinda do not want to lvl up my painting because I like the speed that I am working at now.


 
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






The squad looks terrific- well done as usual! Very much like the collage of faces, 1) it shows the really broad rang that you are capable of and 2) gives me something to emulate, faces being my current (and has been in the number 1 slot for some time) area of attempt for improvement.

I think this lot are very high standard!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Germany

Mothsniper wrote:

32 mm, so they are primaris marines girls.
You talked about painting quality staying same. I was thinking same for my work, but I actually like it that way.
I kinda do not want to lvl up my painting because I like the speed that I am working at now.


Yeah, they are towering over guard, but are smaller than primaris. You got a point with working speed... I wouldn't mind being a better painter, but if I need much more time, I would get even less minis done and I love building new minis, seeing how they come together. Within the time I currently would need to get a proper onehundred mini tabletop army modelled and and painted, the rules would have changed at least twice (or the game cancelled). Maybe I'll choose some limited point of focus such as skin or guns to try getting better in the future. Something that does not slow me down much, but still improves.

Meer_Cat wrote:The squad looks terrific- well done as usual! Very much like the collage of faces, 1) it shows the really broad rang that you are capable of and 2) gives me something to emulate, faces being my current (and has been in the number 1 slot for some time) area of attempt for improvement.

I think this lot are very high standard!


Thanks for your kind words, Meer_Cat. Faces are my favorite painting area. I am always excited on how they develop and how two identical face sculpts can look completely different once painted (I don't do this intentional, it's more like Kinder surprise for me). Have fun with your improvement and if you need a good reference for female faces try johnny_ks_wong. Amazing detail.
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

More excellent conversions Max.

Cheers,

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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The head shots are cool. I think Freckles is my favorite. Maybe Sarge.
   
 
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