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Paint scheme: Rock Churn, Setting: Imperial Space
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When I was painting the Gaunt pirates for the Deadzone demo, I painted their spikey hide as if they are wearing a leather jacket. However, I wanted that leather to belong to some fierce creature.
I decided that the pirates have a pet from the species they used as the armour.
Choice of miniature
I searched my collection for a fitting miniature that would look the part. I've found the Rahdox for the Project: ELITE boardgame I got as a promo. Originally I've imagined a wolf-like creature, but this strange thing probably fits the sci-fi theme better. Although the Rahdox looks pretty stupid as a fierce monster, I thought it would be a juvenile one.
I've named the creature Rock Churn.
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I imagined the creature as having a reddish metallic skin, with white spikes protruding out of it.
Without using primer, I painted the whole miniature with a copper base colour.
Inspired by the colour scheme of the Rahdox artwork, and the similar Rainbow Dinosaur paint scheme from Papo (seen on the Running T-Rex), I've painted yellow dots on the copper base colour. I used these dots to create stripes on the creature. I've made similar dots on the pirates.
Then I followed with purple over the yellow dots, first on the creature, then on the pirates. I then painted the spikes white on the pirates, while I first added a very light green on the Rock Churn, then followed with white details.
The finished Rock Churn kid looks menacing enough among the pirate crew, so I'm happy with the result.
I intend to use Pentacolor Matte Varnish, then an Evolution matte spray varnish. Or probably just the spray varnish.
- basing the miniature on a transparent foil
- Wargames - Playing Deadzone Ed2 on the Makettfesztivál Miskolc 2017 (2017.02.18-19) - Warpath Gameplay narrative
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Base set price (Rahdox sc1 v1): ? EUR, price per mini: ? EUR
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How would you make an menacing creature out of a funny looking one? What do you think of this Rock Churn miniature? Tell us in the comments!