I’ve just finished painting the 15mm scale ARC Fleet troopers from Critical Mass Games that I bought at Salute. Having previously finished a prototype model and paint scheme (that has since been modified from the one in the last post: the raised armour sections are now painted Bestial Brown before being given a wash of Devlan Mud), I scaled up my production line to finish off the remaining 24 soldiers (and one gun emplacement):
I also have some aerial drones and a 15mm Grav Sled from Ground Zero Games that I’ve just undercoated. They’ll come in another post.
Like most of my paint jobs, I’ve optimised for speed: after being sprayed with white primer, I gave the entire model a coat of Citadel Rotting Flesh, with the armour plates painted in Camo Green, the weapon in Boltgun Metal, the visor in Brazen Brass, and the base in Horizon Paints brown (a line produced by Ral Partha and long since gone away). Then the entire model was given a wash of Devlan Mud (which I seem to use on just about everything nowadays). Then I finished up with some static grass on the base.
One down, 25 more (plus one artillery piece, a vehicle and some GZG drones) to go! I will post updates as I go.
A couple of friends and I went up to the Excel centre this weekend to attend Salute 2010. This is the second Salute show I’ve been to, and once again, I had a great time. The demonstration games were all amazing, and some of the display boards were simply incredible!
One of the stands I was most keen on visiting was that of Critical Mass Games, and I wasn’t disappointed. Their gorgeous 15mm SF miniatures were on display on their stand, and on their fantastic display board, entitled “The Battle of Kyushu Bay“.
There are more pictures on Dropship Horizon. Of course, I caved in and bought a bunch of ARC Fleet miniatures, the prototype of which I’ve already started working on:
At 40p each (plus a penny for the base!), they’re excellent value for money! You can buy them online here.