Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Serpent Fanatics Squads

Managed to get these finished Thursday evening and Varnished Friday morning. So we now have some force for the Alpha Squad to vanquish gloriously. I managed to take some snaps before leaving Saturday and am writing this post whilst I am currently camping down in South Wales lol.

This sizeable chunk boosts my tally for the year so far upto 65 finished figures I was lagging quite badly up until the Beat cast for the 7TV day and these.

There are three sets here. Command and Support and two sets of riflemen. They all have separate heads. So the Riflemen have different facings.
 Squad leaders with red face masks, Medic in the rear and two RPG's

 Two sets of Riflemen fanatics with M16s. There is a set with AK47's which I haven't got but having read the comics may pick up some and do as Serpent Paratroopers. With some back packs added.
 All my Serpent forces so far. We can now get some games in as Pulp Citizen has done some Serpent Characters. You'll notice that Professor Beattie has sneaked in. I Painted him years ago for zombie gaming but he makes a perfect stand in for Dr Venom so joins the Serpent ranks.

 Squad A
 Squad B
Dr Venom

I am still having camera issues. I may end up having to source my own phone. My old camera is great for photos on holiday but pants for taking figures of photos I can't get the settings correct for it now.

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  1. There is a slight oriental feel to the sculpts which I Love. It makes them look more sinister. The Blue uniform helps pat cop part paramilitary.

    All round excellent as far as I can see.

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    1. Thanks Clint. A lot of stuff had that 80s Ninja craze feel to it.

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  2. A very cool set of villains that could be used in numerous games.

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    1. Cheers Bryan yes I intend to use them for 7TV as well so double uses.

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  3. Is it just me or does Dr Venom (that guy in the white lab coat) look like Pierce Brosnan?

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    1. lol yes perhaps a bit. I have no idea if he is based on anyone tbh. But a suitable re-purpose of a figure from my collection

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  4. Quite possibly my favourite post of yours yet, Simon. Corking blue, lots of lovely red contrast and a group shot to end all group shots!! Marvellous "G.I. Joe" stuff!!

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    1. Cheers Simon. I had to go for red RPG's I am not sure how many vehicles I shall be getting beside the single HISS tank I acquire but always remember the red missiles a lot of Cobra vehicles had

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  5. The regular Cobra troopers were some of my fav figures of all time when I was a lad. These are perfect representations mate, bloody well done!

    Looking forward to seeing pics of a game using these!

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    1. Yes indeed mine to they always looked so cool. I never could get hold of more than one. It was always 'You already have this one' at the checkout...

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  6. This unit looks so very much like toy troopers I had. You've certainly outdone yourself on these ones.
    Marvelous looking unit.

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    1. Thanks Wouter I hate painting large quantities of the same figure type but these weren't bad and must admit I am really pleased with the end results.

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  7. They look brilliant Simon, superb stuff. :)

    They will look ace on the gaming table. :)

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  8. Oh my goodness, how cool are they!

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    1. Thanks Michael. Need to get some characters done next :)

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  9. Impressive stuff Brum, I love the group shot!

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    1. Cheers dude. They do look great enmass.

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  10. Great work again, Simon! The eyes are very expressive and wonderfully done.

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    1. Thank you Dean. Yeah I am loving the 28mm scale again. The 35mm batman stuff is nice but the detail is far better on 28mm stuff

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  11. Great force of very sinister looking troops.

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  12. Cobras good, but they are no Red Shadows :-) great work on these Simon.

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    1. Cheers Carl lol. Red what? bloody wannabes! Though Dela Eden is on my list to make!

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  13. Interesting figures Simon. I may need to delve into this 7TV stuff, or at least peruse the rules. Sounds very Pulp Alley like.

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    1. Thanks Terry. These are related to 7TV per say though the 7TV rules are one of the sets I plan to use them with.

      It is very Pulpish. Its hard to describe as your sort of given the bones to flesh in your image is probably the best way to do it.

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