Saturday, November 08, 2014

Don't Get Me Busted

Female Bounty Hunters
15 mm

Donna A, Donna C, Donna F, Donna R, and Donna S are a team of bounty hunters whose outfits are as "skintight" as their game!


As "teenage runaways" desperate to get out of the stagnant agricultural colony of Nova NorCal, they teamed up to buy a ship and some weapons and hung out their shingle as fugitive trackers and private security consultants.  Now they and their pet Speed Demon are "hungry for blood" and headed to wherever they can find some well-paying "party action".  More than one criminal has ended up "all messed up" and flying back to face a "police blitz" after underestimating their tracking and combat abilities...



Maintenance Droid
15mm


An essential item on any space station or ship, this intelligent droid can fix and maintain most systems.  Its repulsor system allows it to hover and access any part of the ship, as well as maneuver outside the hull using reaction jets.  Although all droids leave the factory with the same pleasantly neutral personality, it's widely believed that those working on older ships in poor shape tend to become "grumpy" over time.

An Ion Age miniature from the "Duxis drone and pilot" set.

13 comments:

  1. Ah, teenage bounty hunters outfitted in Nano-stretch one piece clothing. Cool. Nice paint job.

    And what spaceship is worth its weight in bounty without at least one talented and trustworthy droid.

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  2. They look absolutely lovely.
    Nice background story and colours for them, they make a great team.

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    1. Heh... I'll admit the fluff is a joke based on my favorite slightly cheesy all-female rock band; The Donnas, of course.

      I tried to avoid them looking too uniform since they're obviously sculpted differently, the colors seem to have worked for that.

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  3. Great miniatures and great painting!

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  4. I really dig the painting, but the "Cinnabon" bases just aren't doing it for me. Unless they happen to be from the planet Cinnabon, then sign me up. (Now that would be a planet I'd like to visit! And I'd like to know their secret to staying so thin on a planet of such tasty goodness!) Or is this a trick of the photography?

    Always an inspiration!

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    1. Cinnabon? Ooh harsh. I was going for "desert stone". I was also trying not to be too fancy since Jon wants these pics for his web site. (As it turns out I'll have to pry that radar dish thingy off the one base because obviously you can't show stuff in catalog images that aren't included in the set. Dumb mistake...)

      Glad you at least like the figures ;)

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    2. It's just the photo. BTW I meant to say that Cinnabon is a compliment in my circles. Now if I had said, Toaster Strudel bases, then those would have been fighting words! LOL! Sorry I was a bit harsh, my friend.

      I like the dish. Gives a reason for her squatting like that with her arm extended. Without it, it looks like she's doing the morning exercises. What will you put in its place? Perhaps a rock?

      Yeah, we all make mistakes. It's part of the hobby. :-)

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    3. According to Jon she's handling the "dog". I can't re-base them entirely... These figures are too delicate to be prying them out of a layer of epoxy. I honestly don't know they are even sculpted so finely. *waves hands* "Demon magic!"

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  5. Fantastic work they are a all beautifully done!

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  6. Lots of stuff to like here; color choices (the beastie, i.e.) the source lighting, the muted orange suit (orange tends to end up strikingly vibrant to me, but not yours), etc.

    Love the fact you used wire instead of some short of transparent plastic to make it fly. Hate those kind o base wich detracts to the mini so much. Clever palette on the droid tbh, a lot of contrast between it and its base.

    Just one thing; the pink thing... has its ribb cage sculpted or it was you that painted it on? Again, pink to magenta combo is ace. Period.

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    1. Good as always to get your feedback, javi. In answer to your question the pink creature does have ribs sculpted on, incredibly finely just like all the detail on these figures. I'm a little annoyed that I essentially used the same colors for him as for the Flayed featured a few posts back. But oh well these things happen. As for the orange, I took the hazard sign brilliance out of it by adding a little bit of light brown. It makes a big difference.

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  7. Beautiful painting in beautiful sci-fi miniatures, great stuff.

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