Friday, January 23, 2015

Heirophant Bio Titan: Rippin it on Pandora

When I was contacted for this comission I was given a guide of red-yellow-green on the armor and blue-gray on the  fleshy areas.  How exactly was left to me as well as nearly everything else.  The basic mental image he gave was a nid that adapted to pandora and so was very colorful as the other creatures in Avatar.

After thinking on it, and his willingness to indulge my disdain for space marines, I decided to have some sacrificial marines for this big guy.  But he didn't like me impaling a few of them on the face tusks, so thinking more on it I realized, this is pandora....  "it will chew you up and spit you out"  and for the most part a squad of marines shouldn't even be a speed bump for a Heirophant.   And so I realized I wanted several of the marines to get gored by the Titan,  several more dissolving from splash of its corrosive cannons, or the ambient plume around the Heirophant, a few more getting very friendly with the local flora, and one who.. tripped    Ooops.

And to make it disassemble, the tail separates midway up with a magnet and two brass rods to guide and stabilize the body.     

Saturday, January 10, 2015

SharkMountedLasers: Retro Houses

And after a loong time on the backburner, Finally finished these nice little MDF retro sci-fi houses.
SharkMountedLasers offers an ever growing selection of these nice little sci-fi buildings among other terrain and airbrush supplies. 

Nerf Magnus: Sci-Fi Sidearm

Finished a long backburner project of a nerf gun painted with a quasi warped hex camo or a kryptek style camo, more for style than camo effectiveness.  Now, point me at some reavers.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Spider Bot closing for the kill

And the last of the minis I managed to finish a few days ago.

An Antenocitis Spider Bot.
When I first saw this guy I admit I didnt like the design.  I thought its legs and body were too lacking in detail, too simple.  Then the more I thought about it I realized it was perfect it just needed the right explanation.   My old Wraithlord was my first major experiment in making a mini look like it has glass/crystalline armor.  This was the perfect canvas for a second round.

The spider hunter/killer is a war machine under the guise of a security droid designed initially for point defense security at major corporate headquarters.  Agile and heavily armed and armored, this security drone can handle all but the most dedicated corporate threats your company is likely to encounter.  armored with monolithic cobalt doped aluminum oxide glass/crystal composite, or "glassy sapphire" over plates, these plates can shrug off military grade weapons.  The belly or substructures are the primary points of weakness.  Its primary armaments include a 10mm gatline cannon that can auto-select slug type based on the target.  The focused energy weapon is Q-switched pulse mazer weapon capable of flash boiling organics, or frying mid level shielded electronic computers and cybernetics.  The weapons can be targeted directly and are more susceptible to damage than the hull.    However, since the main hull is highly survivable, even suffering the loss of its primary weapons, it sports an ultrasonic resonant retractable crystalline scythe in each of its forelegs.  Each blade is capable of cutting through inch thick steel armor in a single swipe. They also allow it to scale buildings, assuming the skin of the building is strong enough to take the weight of the spider as its blades are cutting into it.

The primary saving grace to anyone facing this machine of death is its power consumption is so demanding it can only engage in active combat for a few minutes untethered.  Unfortunately, any corporation using such a sentry will have multiple rapid charge stations situated about the premises in hull-down defensive areas.   Only a well placed grenade or pre-planted charge stands a chance of interrupting the charge cycle.

Enforcer Mech on station

A puppetswar enforcer Mech.  I had quite a variety of mix and match weapons to put on this guy but in the end I thought as an "enforcer" a set of hands and electron flux cannons were the way to go for crowd suppression and riot control.   The electron flux cannons are also very effective in slug fests with other mechs or cyborgs without risking enormous collateral damage.  The big corporations don't take kindly to handling lawsuits that could easily have been avoided.

I decided to airbrush this guy fairly simply as he had so much armor detail the other ideas in my head would have disappeared among the armor plates.

Going for Speed.

The Antenocetis Hawker Evora hover car.  A nice simple angular design makes painting and estimating reflection/refraction angles very easy. Great for the coporate getaway after a hostile takeover.  Watch out for those speed traps, I hear they have mechs backing them...

Fairy "comissioned" architect

In an effort to do things with the kids that I dont find completely mind numbing... I decided to encourage the girls to make fairly houses.  I had been looking at these onion savers for years wanting to do this, and now the kids are old enough to safely help with a hot glue gun and dremmel.

Just buy a saver and some on sale plastic flowers from a craft store.  Then have the kids draw some doors and windows, then help them dremmel out the doors and windows.  Put on a respirator in a ventelated area away from kids use a camp lighter to round the dremmeled edges to prevent cuts.  Then get the hot glue gun and sit around having the girls decide where to put flowers and leaves!

They wont last long but it was about 5 dollars per house and more importantly taught the girls to do things with tools.

Now the next time we play "DND lite" the fairies have somewhere to hide from the minotaur or dragons.   Or the elven police have a home to perform a no-knock raid on to break those illegal fairy mushroom rings, I mean drug rings....

"Terminator" T106 Corporate Enforcer

Sorry, I have no clue who makes this little 28mm guy, (future wars, urban war, something like that... Feel free to comment if you know who deserves credit for this nice little drone)  Anyway I wanted him to have a cyber-punk feel to him like the old syndicate game so here is my little T106 corporate enforcer.  Made to mow down those pesky cyborgs, meddlesome police, and facilitate the odd hostile takeover of rival corporations.Or go nuts when the rogue AI takes over everything with a microchip...

More to come as I just finished a small batch of sci-fi as a little break from the titan painting.