Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A mighty rumble was heard. . .

I have finished the next 25 K'kree warriors.  Here they are resplendent in their blue helmets, ready to remove all carnivores from their path.
The whole 2nd group of 25 looking for trouble.

Close up 

Coming at ya.

Running away.
The main problem I had painting these fine young vegans, was with the priming.  At first glance they looked fine, but as I started to look more closely almost every one had what I would call the silver butt syndrome.  I am not nor do I pretend to be a xenobiologist but I will warn anyone using a spray primer to be on the lookout for signs of this time consuming ailment. While not fatal or even debilitating it did add to my painting time.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Here is the first 25 K'kree all painted, dry-brushed, a little black washed guns and flocked.

I used a spray dull coat lacquer, no shine and a better protection than an acrylic dull coat.  
Here is how I plan on setting up the units,
3 units of 25 regular K'kree soldiers,
1 unit of 15 as the command group,
and last 10 "insane" K'kree in battle dress.
I still need to build the APC to transport this fine herd into battle. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The K'kree are coming.

First Blog.  I am an avid Traveller player/referee.  I own most of the different versions of Traveller, not Traveller 5 just yet.  We recently ended a 20+ year campaign after the party decided they had enough credits to finally retire.  It was somewhere in the excess of 40 million credits.  But that is a tale for another time.

  Over the past few decades I have managed to build up 100 K'kree figures, and I have decided to paint them.  I am not an expert painter.  These are the first pictures of my in progress pictures.  The scheme I will be using for the 100 is simple.  Per published Traveller books the K'kree have a mostly black fur.  So first I painted them flat black.  Then I used a dark flesh on their jackets with a regular flesh dry brushed to bring out the detail.  

The first group of 25 K'kree with flak jackets painted.

The same group with helmets and guns painted
    For the helmets I used a flat red.  I will be using a dark blue to give the black bodies some subtle highlighting.  I will post more pictures as more painting gets done.