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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Seymour Block (DPM HO Scale Building Kit)

I picked up a HO scale model building while at Hobby Lobby by a company called Design Preservation Models (DPM). This is the first time I have ever tried this, but it looked like it would be fun and I could get my 2 girls involved (9 and 7 yrs old). It really is a neat kit and came out pretty well; the girls liked doing the dry brushing of the bricks and adding some of the larger details. It cost about $17 USD and came with plastic for windows, but I may leave those off. I will probably pick up some other HO scale stuff.
The minis shown above are some GZG Sci Fi civilians and look in scale with the picture displayed on the model (the building has really long windows).
Below is a picture of the building with a matchbox size delivery van I picked up years ago when I worked in Toyko, I think they look pretty good together.
Below are some more pictures of Khurasan Minis 15mm Garn, I used GW Graveyard Earth for the skin. I am working on a command squad that I hope to have finished next week.

I would like to pick up some 15mm police figures (maybe Rebel Minis) and some more modern US forces (maybe Peter Pig Marines or QRF US) to add to the mix.
What I am Working On...
1. GZG Civilians (7 of 8 CMP)
2. Khurasan Garn Command (0 of 2 CMP)
3. Rebelminis Civilians (8 of 21 CMP)
4. Khurasan Space Demon King
Let me know if you have any other suggestions for buildings or your take on painting some of the miniatures that I've shown.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Khurasan Miniatures: SF Aliens

The pictures I've seen at TMP looked pretty nice, so I bought:
  • 5 packs (all different) of Space Demons
  • 3 packs (2 different) of Garn (space lizardmen)
  • 1 pack of Vampires
The Space Demons had some pretty cool poses and were very nice sculpts. The only problem was that some had some heavy/thick metal by the elbow joint but this removed easily with a file. Other than that most did not require much clean up.

Shown above are an infiltrator (foreground) and assault warrior (background) with a queen behind a Rebelmini special trooper.

I will try to get some more pictures up soon as I've finished 3 of the 5 packs I purchased.

As cool as these guys were, the Garn are my favs. These guys just look brutal and I am really happy with how my color scheme worked out:

  1. GW Dessert Yellow
  2. GW Devlan Wash
  3. GW Dessert Yellow highlight
  4. GW Rotting Yellow highlight (used sparingly on eye ridge and raised scales near the spine)
I finished one pack this weekend, some pictures below:

Really pleased with this purchase, link to their site:
What I am Working On...
  • GZG Space Civilians (4 of 8 cmp)
  • Khurasan Garn (0 of 5)
  • Rebelminis Civilians ( 8 of 21 cmp)
I am always interested in hearing (and seeing) pictures of how others paint their minis, so let me know if you've done any of the above and what you did.