Whilst sorting through boxes of old miniatures I rediscovered my old Screamer Killer/Carnifex miniatures. I did paint up a couple in a pale colour scheme a few years ago, but thought they needed a little more colour.
Anyway, I opted for a bright, alien looking, red. After mounting them on 60mm bases, I undercoated them Mechanicus Standard Grey, base coated Mephiston Red, washed with Blood Angels Red contrast, highlighted with Evil Sunz Scarlet, lightly highlighted with Trollslayer Orange, and a final even lighter highlight with Yriel Yellow. Of course I left each stage to dry first before applying the next. Basing was with Martian Ironcrust, with a very light drybrush of Game Colours Scorpion Green. The tufts are a mix of Gamers Grass 6mm Alien Neon, Alien Pink, and Alien Turquoise.
Overall I am very happy with the the result. They are a little brighter than planned, but I think that added to the otherworldly alien feel. I wanted a look of something which didn't quite look like it belonged on a green and pleasant planet or urban cityscape.
I am actually in the middle of painting some Iron Claw Squat as well, some of which are in the photographs below. I will do an update on these a little later in the month.
(Squats for scale, and, it appears, for lunch as well!).
As mentioned, I have been painting some old Iron Claw Squats. I opted for a paint scheme based on the old 'Action Force Z Force' toys sold in the UK in the early/mid 1980s.
I also decide to rebase my Dominator miniatures to match the Squats, and added a Squat casualty to one of the bases.
In addition to the Rogue Trader miniatures, I am looking to start a goblin project. My plan is to revisit my both my Fantasy Tribe Great Goblins/Gnolls and Dwarf armies. The idea is to paint them and base them onto regiment sized bases, rather than individually, or on smaller bases of three or so. I like the visual effect and the modelling possibilities of having regiment sized bases of miniatures to game with, and I think that the Fantasy Tribe miniatures will suit this well. The miniature Company Satanic Panic has done something similar with their miniatures and some old Fantasy Tribe miniatures. But more on this idea at a later date.