Friday, May 25, 2012

1/72 Sci Fi Fantasy Figures Found, and Star Wars to Boot

I had always thought there were only two sets of 1/72 figures designed for science fiction.  Imagine my surprise when I found that Micro Machines Star Wars figures were 1/72 scale figures.  I went from a world where there were only 24 sci fi figures to one with over a hundred.  They are all based on major sci fi movies as well:  Star Wars, Aliens, Starship Troopers, etc.  The figures are pre-paints as well.  The only shame is they are mostly not in production anymore. 

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 I tried out a 30 second figure improvement by hitting two of the figures with Games Workshop Black and Brown Washes.  The third figure from the left got the Black Wash and the fifth from the left got the Brown Wash.

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I then spent about three minutes on each figure to add some paint highlights of orange, grey, and white.  The end results of three and a half minutes of painting speak for themselves.  Figure one is the Black Wash, figure three is the Brown Wash, and figures two and four are untouched pre-painted figures.

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I have about 50 figures ready for the paint table, I just need to find time base them and then it is time for Star Wars fun on the game table.

As usual, Friar Tuck (an Airfix Robin Hood set figure) and Conan (a Caesar Miniatures Adventures set figure) make their appearance for scale, as well as the Scale Picture (a scale picture).

Questions and comments are always welcome. Tell me in the comments which figure you like the best:  black wash, brown wash, or pre-painted.  Thanks for reading...

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  1. Nice work.

    I think the black wash came out better.

  2. Big payoff for a few minutes work. For some reason I like the more understated brown wash. Especially if you don't highlight. Also liked your email about using mythic with THW over on the Mythic group. Any chance of a AAR on the blog?

    1. Thanks for the comments. I do want to publish an AAR, but I keep forgetting to bring my camera. I will transfer the camera and some extra batteries to my game stuff so I can do an AAR.

  3. I have a ton of the micromachine figures, and I'd lump most of them at closer to 1/76. Still, I don't have much problem with using them alongside 1/72 figures. The Vader and Chewie micromachine figures are really short for 1/72 though.

  4. I´d never considered those before...nice paintjob


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