Friday, 28 March 2014

Copplestone Scavengers Part 1

Been meaning to pick up these guys for a while. They are a wonderful ragtag looking bunch of fighters wearing scavenged tattered gear and armed with a wide mix of weapons and equipment. I picked two packs  out of the four sets from Copplestone Castings Future Wars line. From the Scavengers section the two packs I picked are the Scouts and Tankbusters. I plan on using them mainly for Across the Dead Earth as they have a generic look to them. Though some may find there way in to zombie gaming at some point. I may get the characters and the standard pack as well at somepoint as they have shotguns in those packs which will come in handy later on.

The tankbusters I picked up mainly for the guy with the flame thrower and the guy lobbing the molotov and armed with an smg. Though one of the rocket launcher guys will come in hand for Across the Dead Earth. I'll still paint them all up though. I may get an urge do an alien invasion or perhaps a terminator themed game they'd fit in that theme well as well.

First 3 guys finished have just been picked randomly from the ten miniatures of both packs. I felt a bit rusty with these guys and at first the colours I chose seemed a bit to bright so I changed/toned them down a bit so they'll seem different from the paint table Saturday pics. I'll be working on the other 7 figures over the next few weeks as I want to get my eye back into painting more regularly as it seems to have been less and less lately.

First two guys are from the Scouts pack with the guy armed with the flame thrower from the tankbusters. My only issue with these sets was the mould lines that went across the faces they where a pain to clean off. Never had that problem before with any Copplestone figs so not sure why it happened with these guys.











43 comments:

  1. Nice work! I have to dig out my box of Post Apoc figs and start painting soon.

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    1. Thanks. Please do I'd love to yours.

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  2. Great minis! I really like the flamethrower guy, he looks like he's carrying a fire extinguisher and might put someone out of fire to death!

    The mould line could be a result of old moulds.

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    1. Thanks mate. I wanted it to look more home made as well so thinking that most gas bottles tend to be red in colour went with that colour instead.

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  3. Well done on these I particularly like the kneeling guy. He's either the best thing you have painted recently or the best think you have photographed recently. Just my personal choice, but they are all good.

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    1. Thanks Clint tbh I think this kneeling down guy is one of the best out of the pack. Its just a nice pose the gun looks good as well. The outdoor photo's are far superiors to any indoor ones I've took so perhaps that's what it is

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  4. They look great; I do like that kneeling guy too. Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean he is one of my favourites from the scout pack.

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  5. I am so glad you have toned down the colour schemes. When I saw them on Saturday, I thought, Wow! they are BRIGHT! Thes are much more subdued and all the better for that.

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    1. Thanks yeah the basecolours are bright once washed it darkened them down nicely. I reduced the red and removed the dark green beanie hat so its all worked out far better.

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  6. They do look very nice. The flame thrower looks home made to me; I don't imagine he'll get many shots from that small bottle :-) .

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    1. No nor me! I wouldn't want to be the one pulling the trigger on it either.

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  7. Mold lines on the face is a right pain in the arse!, Why do these people still sell figures like that and expect gamers not to moan?? Grteat work though Simon!

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    1. Thanks Ray. I have to say its not the norm from Copplestone but was annoying none the less.

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  8. Great colour schemes on these guys Brummie though I'm suprised there are mold lines, figures I've had from Copplestone have largely been free of them.

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    1. Thanks Joe. I've bought loads of Copplestone figures various future wars packs and all of the KKBB range including duplicate packs and never seen them with mouldlines across the faces like on these. It was just the scouts tbh the tank hunters where fine. Weird but annoying.

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  9. Very nice work as always. :)

    I am joining with the crowd saying the kneeling guy is my favourite. And as for the overall colour scheme, very effective.

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    1. Thanks very much mate. The kneeling guy and there's another guy with similar rifle in the pack are my favourites out of the scout packs.

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  10. I used to have these buggers myself, lovely work Simon!

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  11. Mark has always done some brilliant sculpts- I remember the ninjas he sculpted for Dixon miniatures way back when I was quite friendly with Trevor. great painting Simon!

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    1. Thanks mate yeah I like a lot of his work. I wish he would flesh out some of the ranges here and there a bit.

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  12. They look amazing, mould lines are a pain, you should try removing them from 1/72 plastic, that's a real pain in the neck

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    1. Thanks mate, Yeah I imagine sharp knives and small bendy plastic things are a nightmare and a health hazard!

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  13. Great job on these Simon! Nice one.

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  14. These look good mate! As mentioned on FB. They work really well as they are more realistic. Not bulging biceps or monster guns.

    Colours look good as they are now. Again a job ell done

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  15. Nicely done, Simon. Good call on the more subdued colors.

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    1. Thanks mate, the original colour here and there stood out a bit to much.

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  16. They're pretty cool and good for Across the Dead Earth type games.

    The one guy kind of looks like he's about to put out a fire with his 2A10BC extinguisher.

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    1. Thank you lol so he does. Good job he has a pistol as back up.

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  17. Very nice work Simon. Like the colour scheme, hope they see action soon.

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    1. Thanks Bob. They will at some point.

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  18. Great paint job. Bags of character.

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  19. Hola
    Que buenas piezas si señor
    un saludo

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  20. Very cool Simon, I thin I like the kneeling one best of all

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