DAMN YOU ETSY
When I saw this trio I had to get them. I don't know what a Harmony Alliance Patrol is, why they're harmonious, what they're allied with or where they patrol, but for $7 I snapped them up.
There's some cool pop culture influences on these figures. The guy on the left is straight out of Doom, they all have a touch of Halo about them, and the middle one's skirt thing is a nod to Boba Fett.
I wanted to get away from the brighter colours I've been using on the aliens so I went for Incubi Darkness as a basecoat over black primer. Then it was just a case of adding Emerald Green and layering it on for the highlights, and then using the pure colour for the edges of the armour plates.
The red is my usual Khorne Red/Flat Red/ Vermilion recipe. For their visors I used Tinny Tin over a Mahogany Brown basecoat, glazed with some thinned Carroburg Crimson.
The only bits I'm disappointed with are the weapons. I couldn't think of a decent futuristic colour scheme so I just went with Plate Metal and Nuln Oil. Their integral bases are painted the same way.
The drone was a freebie because my order was delayed, and you can't argue with customer service like that. It's an awesome little sculpt and I just painted it up in the same colours as the patrol members. Then the question of basing arose. It comes with a basic flight stand but I don't like those, so I hunted around for something else I could use.
I found some more turrets at Dollar Tree the other day, only these are alien ones with missiles that have a biological look to them. I cut the end off one, glued it to a 25mm base and painted it with Ghost Grey and Off-White to (hopefully) make it look like smoke. I added some modelling paste to the bottom as if the smoke is spreading out, and then stuck the drone to the top. It sort of works, and it's a lot better than the usual transparent plastic pole.
There is scenery coming soon, honest!
What the?! You haven't heard of Harmony Alliance Patrol?!? HAP?! Why, they are only the coolest thing...that I've never actually heard of either, so um, yea... I can see why you would snatch those up, they are really nice and your paint scheme looks awesome! I'm guessing they are 32mm maybe? The smoke effect looks good to me as well! Cheers!ReplyDelete
Christ, Faust, for a second there I thought the Harmony Patrol Alliance was some massive thing in gaming that I'd never heard of LOL! Thanks for the compliments, and as far as scale goes they are slightly bigger than the usual 28mm but they still fit.Delete
Excellent work Matt, not seen or heard of these before, but have a lot of character, and nice freebie to.ReplyDelete
Just because there is a scenery challenge on, doesn't mean you can't paint other models if you want to ! LOL
Cheers, Dave, when I saw them I had to buy them, they look so cool and different. This year's SoS is the opposite of last year's; last year I did a ton of scenery with a couple of minis in between, this year I've mainly painted minis LOL!Delete
Another great Etsy find, Matt. They look super-good, and I really like the colour scheme you've gone with. Pretty sure they'd work for Stargrave if you're that way inclined.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Simon! They are great little sculpts and fit right into generic sci-fi.Delete
Very nice, Matt! :-) They do have a HALO vibe too them!ReplyDelete
Cheers, John! I've never even played Halo but I can definitely see that vibe!Delete
The colour scheme for the HAP gives them a no-nonsense look, which looks grea. Drone turned outlooking good too..ReplyDelete
Thanks, Joe, I really am happy with how they came out. The green and red work really well together.Delete
I love the drone and how you did the "air" effects beneath it. And as someone else mentioned above, they do remind me of Halo. O how I wish I could go back in time and play Halo for the first time again. It's like your first kiss: hard to forget, hard to replicate.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Matthew! I've never played Halo but I have the same feeling about Half-Life; oh to be 25 again and loading it on my Pentium 2 for the first time :-)Delete
'Damn you Etsy'? Damn you, Matt! I love these!! I don't know a thing of them, just that I need those minis!ReplyDelete
They're pretty cheap, Suber! LOL!Delete
Harmony Alliance Patrol sounds like some kind of offshoot to the Power Rangers to me. Though having said that, these don't look at all like the Power Rangers (which is a good thing!). The colors you chose match the sleek and futuristic armor really well. The drone is a cool sculpt as well and is the icing on the cake for this squad of space farers I would say :)ReplyDelete
LOL! Cheers, Jeff, and it sounds more like a Care Bears offshoot to me :-) Glad you like them!Delete
Lovely work on a really nice trio of figures there mate, the Harmony Alliance Patrol made me think they were connected to the "hairspray" they use to advertise back in the seventies (god I'm old!), perhaps that's why they are all wearing helmets....."Bad hair day!!"ReplyDelete
Thanks, Roger! And I remember that hairspray, I used to use it to spike my hair up LOL!Delete