Sunday, March 30, 2014

Das it mane: Sogarat: Herotodus

Das it mane.  Das it.
I finished the Sogarat from the new Morat starter box today.

Covered head to toe in power armour and toting a feuerbach he is a mean looking addition to the MAF!  His main job will be hunting down enemy armour.  His secondary role will be to provide AROs.  The feuerbach being double action and armour piercing, it will hopefully punish any figure foolish enough to walk into sight.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Zerat Hacker: Calonice

Swiping away an annoying insect
This has to be by least favourite miniature by far.

The sculpt is OK, but it was my rushed assembly that spoiled it.  Here and there are spots of araldyte and dried superglue that I could not scrape off with my hobby knife before painting.  It was not a very good start.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Zerat Special Mission Regiment: Antigone

Scout with sniper rifle
The Zerats are a scouting force.

In game terms, they are a useful addition to the Morat Aggression Force because they allow deployment into the middle of the board.  This makes them quite useful for objective snatching.

They aren't particularly dangerous models, but the -3 to hit modifier from Mimetism does make them difficult to winkle out of cover.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Empress Miniatures: Gunner with MAG58

Carrying a MAG58 variant
The gun has a cut down barrel.

I like the look of the camouflage on this guy better than the last shotgun toting miniature,

The main difference was that I painted all the base colours, the 'dashes' and then washed the whole thing in Athonian Camoshade.  I then did a few dashes in VMC Ivory to finish off the cam.  Then a light drybrush of VMC Buff finished it off.

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Oznat: Lysistrata

Looking down at something.
This is an Oznat and I have named her "Lysistrata".

She was an absolute pain to put together and tricky to paint.  I'm glad it is over and look forward to using her in a game.  More specifically, turning the 5 point Pretas into 5 point REGULAR order contributors.  Of course, when that happens, these cheap throw away units will become more protected than the pampered pooches of the rich and famous!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Modern Combat: Empress Miniatures: British Infantryman

Testing, testing...
I haven't always been into science fiction- I dabbled a bit in historical war gaming too.

I've had a sections worth of UK infantry I bought almost 2 years ago from Empress Miniatures and it's been sitting on my desk for ages.  My stumbling block was I never knew how to paint Multicam- a dastardly scheme that makes 28mm miniatures look like blobs.

And being distinctly unimpressed with my latest Infinity miniature foray, I thought I'd take a quick break and test paint one of these historicals.

Daturazi: Justinian

Dark, knife wielding space monkey.
My latest model to be completed.  This Daturazi is the second model in the blister of two old style Dats.

He actually looks more like a very malicious thug than a soldier.  Thematically, the Dats seem to me to be a cadre apart from the Morat army.  They harken back to the violent primordial soup that the Morats clawed their way out of- just meshed with comlogs carelessly tossed their way by the Ur Rationalists.  Now admittedly the rest of the Morat society hadn't advanced much further, but Dats definitely give off that primitive, warrior look.  

The fluff doesn't say a lot about the society of the Morats and how it sits under the umbrella of the Ur Rationalists.  From what I can tell, the Morats are fascistic, totalitarian, xenophobic (quite literally) and utterly committed to the virtue of might is right.  How such a society survives is a bit of a mystery- but we'll put that up to the artistic license of writers.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Daturazi: Caligula

Big guns for carrying big guns.
I've taken a break from painting the MAS building because I've run out of primer!!!

There was a rumour going around that the Daturazi models are going to be replaced, so I did a mad rush to the local gaming store to make sure I got a copy of the current Daturazis.  I'm a big believer in  uniformity and having different style Dats upsets my sense of order.