Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Black Mesa Survivor

Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance
15 mm

"So Gordon, nice day huh?"
"..."

So I finally decided to tackle these two figures, Khurasan's "Dave Rimmer and Desiree Kim", pretty decent proxies for the protagonist of Half-Life 2 and his surprisingly resilient NPC sidekick.  It's a bit intimidating.  They're some of the most amazing miniature sculpts I've ever seen, in ANY scale let alone 15 mm!  The incredible paint job (edit: by Jen Haley, so yeah) posted on Khurasan's website doesn't help... O_O

Anyway, I hope my results are even half as good... I did try to make a cool base for them, matching the game's post-invasion wasteland atmosphere.  This was done mostly with Instant Mold: taking a texture impression of a rough stone and dabbing the IM against the putty base until it looked irregular enough.  The half-buried drum and tires were duplicated from some bitz using IM, and pressed into the base material.  It doesn't perfectly match my headcrabs, but it's close enough and looks good IMO.


9 comments:

  1. The figures are very nice: the Khurasan paint job is, my guess, SpaceJacker's. Sure looks like his inimitable painting style. I'm looking forward to what you do here.

    The base is really very nice, Sir. And the use of IM is a very helpful instructional.

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    1. Not mine, but thanks for the compliment Jay! ;)

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  2. ? 15mm really ? unbelievable... and the two in one base; sure I didn't se that coming. Hope to see that fella painted in orange quite soon ;)

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  3. Looking forward to your treatment of these, I'd go for getting close to the game depiction over the online PJ. I have full confidence in yor ability to surpass it!

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    1. Oh I'll definitely try for fidelity to the games... Khurasan has to maintain "plausible deniability", I don't ;)

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  4. Look forward to see you do this iconic pair

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  5. Nice use of Instant Mold Allison, and a really interesting base. Looking forward to the painting result.

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    1. Thanks. I fear this stuff is going to make me LAZY...

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  6. That IS a good looking base. Can't wait to see them painted.

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