Robots, a Juve & Other By-Standers

When I’m not writing, I’m painting – unless I’m doing Floozy things, can’t tell you what those are because then everyone would want to be a Floozy.  Anyway, I finished another batch of figures as I inch my way toward meeting my goal of painting 520 figures this year.

Agent 117a – Docking Level 12

First up is a pair of robots from ZombieSmith’s wonderful A7D12 Random Aliens Passing Through range of figures.  The name of this figure is Agent 117a and it’s a clunky pulp style robot.

Originally I had just ordered one of these, but Joshua threw a couple more into my order.  The third one is sitting in my bits or parts box.  There is some assembly required, the legs, torso and arms are all separate.

House Escher Juve

Yes, your honor, guilty as charged, I once played games with unpainted miniatures – but all of the cool Games Workshop gamers do it – sorry, no excuse, it won’t happen again.

Way back in the previous century, the Floozy played Necromunda. a gang warfare game set in the Warhammer 40K universe.  And not all of my figures were painted, most were only partially painted, so a few years ago, I stripped them and set about repainting them.  I have the Goliaths and Orlocs from the starter box and I collected the all female House Escher gang.

Juves are the youngest gang members – 12 to 15 years old.  This one has a huge pistol.  I mean Bernie Sander’s “hooge” pistol.

Sadly, the old metal Games Workshop Necromunda figures are out of production.  There are new plastic figures that really look great, but they are expensive and some of them you can only get by purchasing the new Necromunda board game.

Street Thug Elvis

This next figure is from Wargames Foundry’s Street Violence range, the Street Thugs pack. To illustrate how times have changed, the figure on Foundry’s website is painted with a wooden bat.  Wooden bats are somewhat rare these days and a street thug would more likely be carrying an aluminum bat.  So, I painted Elvis’ bat as a metal one.Heroclix

Recently I watched a video by Vee, the Crafting Muse, where she is preparing to run a convention game that is set in the 1920s and she needs a lot of NPCs.  In this video she showed how to repurpose Heroclix figures.  I heard of other gamers doing the same, so I looked into it and you can get a lot of the common figures very cheap.  The thing is, the factory paint job is not that great so they need some work – some need a lot of work.  On the plus side, you can treat the factory paint job as the base coat on a lot of the figures saving time in painting them.  Here is an angry business man and a butler.

It took less than 30 minutes to repaint these figures.  Here’s a comparison photo with another businessman I still need to paint.


Last year I started rebasing all of my science fiction miniatures on clear bases.  Whenever I paint a batch of sci-fi figures, I rebase some figures.  With this batch, I rebased one zombie from Zombiecide.

If you read the post before this one, Star Punk Dreams – Part 3, then you’re familiar with the background terrain used in the photos.  If you didn’t read that post, the terrain is paper terrain called IKUBE from TopoSolitario.

Well, I’d love to stay and chat, but I’ve got writing to do, many more figures to paint and lots of Floozy things to do.  As always, your comments are appreciated.