Saturday, March 28, 2020

Loo Roll HazMat Team


I'm still undecided if this post is in very poor taste or ingeniously apropos... No matter, I'll put my head down, brass it out and hope for the best. I present to you a quartet of  special forces operators in badly clashing hazmat gear. 


To my way of thinking, in a perfect world, these would be the guys we'd call in to 'have a chat' with the loo roll hoarders and those tw@ts who refuse to take 20 seconds to wash their hands.

Some may think those backpack canisters hold oxygen, but I think they are just clever toilet paper holders...


These are Ebob sculpts offered through Hasslefree Miniatures. Great minis to paint, with lots of foldy relief and neat details to have fun with. I thought I'd save time using yellow contrast paint, but it all just ended up with me layering them similar to my normal method. This being said, I still enjoy the funky colours you can achieve with these paints, depending on how you mix them and on how you prepare the surface (i.e. use of various shades of grays and whites as an underlay to skew the colour saturation).


I was originally planning to put them on clear bases like my other modern skirmish stuff, but I thought that I had run out of stocks, so I muddled along without them. As it turns out I had scads of them in another drawer (facepalm), but being lazy I just dashed ahead as is. Sigh. I think they look okay.

Thanks for dropping in for a peek!


Curt

7 comments:

  1. There are just brilliant! I have this set lurking somewhere and if I do ever get round to them I shall be copying your examples exactly!

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    1. Please don't, as then I'll be shamed into repainting mine. ;) Thanks very much Michael.

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  2. Excellent stuff.
    When stuck for Loo Roll, I recommend using the pasges from the Black Powder ruleset. :)

    I mean, what the hell else are they good for?

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    1. Ahh, a seasoned rules critic. :) While we have had many good games using Black Powder/Pike & Shotte, there are a few specific rules that could be used in lieu of loo roll.

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  3. I'd have bought them for along time :D

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  4. Those look great dude. The yellow sets off the models perfectly!

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