Thursday, December 26, 2013

Deadzone: Enforcer Missile Launcher Conversion

OK. Completed the conversion of the Enforcer Missile Launcher.

Overall I think he came out well. I am not an expert on Green Stuff, but I think I gave an effective shape and lines to create dimension.

Let me know what you think. Next up will be shows of the models with their prime base coats. I think they look really good and this figure looks much better with paint on it to hide the greenstuff and help blend the model together.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Deadzone: Enforcer Engineer Conversion

Been a few days, but I have still been playing with ideas and working on a couple conversions of my Enforcers. First up today will be my Enforcer Engineer.

Mantic's base Engineer is a kneeling pose and since I had 2 of these guys, I really wanted to individualize them. To do that I decided to convert the Engineer to a standing pose as that would be the most dramatic change from the original sculpt. Looking at my model options I chose to actually swap the standing/kneeling poses between an Engineer and a Missile Launcher Enforcer. Here are the results of my Engineering endeavor.

First we have from back and side shots. Overall I am very happy with his look. A little greenstuff at the waste to blend the pieces together and all was well. I did have to hot water the guy to alter the stance so he wasn't leaning sideways, but that may have been due to my angle of cut on the legs. In any case the stance looks good now.

One thing taking pictures of a model does for you though is show you all the bad flash you missed in cleaning. I guess I still have some to clean off this guy.

Here is a Engineering conference with the new stance and original pose. What do you all think they are discussing?

And Finally, a standing shot with the original Missile Launcher Enforcer for a height comparison. Overall I think I have the height pretty well nailed here considering I am not a professional converted or artist.

Looking forward to your comments and criticisms.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Deadzone: Enforcer Command Team

So I thought I would post up shots of my final command/specialist team. I think they turned out quite well. What do you all think.

Now I will need to get some primer and paint on these to show how they look in color. Still trying to decide the paint scheme, but I am leaning on the Iron Man theme but still interested in what others think would look good for these guys.

And one last unpainted parting shot. Man he looks mean!

Deadzone: Enforcer Missile Launcher and Sentries

Finishing up my first round of Deadzone figures bring us the Missile Launcher Enforcer and Sentry Guns. So there were interesting models. Up first is the Enforce Missile Launcher.

First a parts shot. Only four pieces for this gut and a base. Not so bad.

Wait a minute... Is that platform shoes on this model. Oh and the base disk doesn't even fit properly in the round bases... this will have to be fixed.. I really only have one thing to say to Mantic here. 'Really??'

OK a couple fully assembled shot. Looking good I do say.

Look at that body armour on these guys. I am impressed on the details. I only wish my camera was ultra clear for you all.

Oh. And no more platform shoes. I think it sits pretty nice.

Next up we have the Sentry Guns. Sorry I didn't take a parts show, but really there was only the base, body and a gun, so not really much to show.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Deadzone: Enforcer (Engineer and Captain)

Got a little more work done last night. Miniature modeling and stuff takes a lot of time away from video games I have discovered. My WoT game seems to be neglected now that I have the modelling stuff to play with.

Anyways, up for update is the Enforcer Engineer. Model is a bit odd in configuration as he is kneeling, but instead of the sniper design, the Engineer is is so many pieces.

Here he is completely assembled. I would like to again add my distaste for the base design. That going to need filled again. On the plus side, the details of the model are very good. I am excited to start painting these guys once I have determined the paint scheme. Any thoughts yet? Still mulling that Iron Man myself...

And here he is with the base 'filled' Maybe I will skip this going forward and look to just do the bases with some sort of gravel/grass combo to hide that hideousness.

Next we have the Enforcer Captain in Peacekeeper Armour.

Parts here look great with very little flash. Although that cape mold line is atrocious. Will have to file that out for sure.

Also the assault blade had a nice little bend to it. Nothing that a hot water bath can't fix though.

All done and assembled. And the blade is straight now. :)

Cape line is filed out and looks 'ok' hopefully paint will help it the rest of the way.

And finally a little greenstuff where the cape attaches to blend those lines and make it more seamless.

So how is everyone liking these updates. What do you think of the models? Have you also bought into the Deadzone kickstarter? I would love to hear form those also working on their own Deadzone projects.