Sunday, January 8, 2017

'Armour' from RodF: Beauty and the Beast

In the near future we will see infantry in power armor.  For the Armor round I chose to paint up a Lizard Squadron from Corvus Belli's Infinity line.  In addition, I also painted the Lizard Pilot.



The battle armor was named "Dorthy" by my wife.  After giving it a gray primer and a quick wash of black to bring out the details, I started with the base red paint.  For some reason I started with the feet.  My wife walked up and said, "Ruby slippers! It's Dorthy!"  And the name stuck because every time I saw her she'd ask how Dorthy is coming along?  Oh well... it's not the name I would have chosen, but I present to you.  Dorthy.





Those tubes were supposed to attach to the back, but I was already frustrated with all the fiddly bits during the assembly and just decided I'm make them part of the base.  I used some plastic to make the bin and tossed in the containers and the extra ammo belt.  The rest of the base is made of plastic-card and a copper wire.

Here's the pilot.  If we've learned anything from years of Japanese Animation, is that a women in skimpy armor is very deadly in a suit of power armor.  I'm hoping she'll wreck some havoc in my next game on Infinity.  I certainly need something to counter my horrid die rolls!





These are both 28mm.

Hope you enjoy!

24 comments:

  1. "I don't think we're in Kansas"

    Nice work Rod :)

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  2. You have done an amazing job on these models. Great basing idea too.

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    1. Thank you. Wish I could have done a better job on the pilot, but ran out of time.

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  3. Nice work Rod, I do like the Infinity line of figures (I have more than I'll admit in my leadpile) and you've done a cracking job on these.

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    1. Thank you Jamie. I do love their models. Assembling them is a whole different story. I sometimes think if their motto is "If you are not crying, you are not assembling it correctly."

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  4. The best thing I have seen in this bonus round so far!

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  5. Superbly done! I can really imagine these two standing somewhere in a run down workshop waiting for repairs to be finished.

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  6. Oh my isn't she the lady of the ball? Grand entrance to this bonus round Rod!

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  7. Cool minis! If she clicks her heels does she go back home? Where's the little dog?

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    1. Thanks Peter. I believe Toto has been replaced with a genetically engineered green lizard. :)

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  8. I love these two. Very characterful and an excellent example of their genre. I like the ammo feeds to the weapon arms.

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    1. Thank you Curt. I know in the future, ammo probably wouldn't be brass, but I thought it added a nice contrast to the other colors.

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