Monday, 1 August 2016

PHR Infantry - Immortals and Sirens

Where the infantry for my Dropzone Commander Post Human Republic (PHR) army is concerned I wanted to do something a little different from the norm. 

As anybody who reads this blog will know, I am a big believer that getting the bases for miniatures right is most of the battle in getting the presentation of miniatures correct. I spent some time just soaking up some of the concept art for the cities on the Grid in Tron and then attempted to approximate them. The effects on the bases aren't as good as I was hoping due to the heavy handed hex grid but on the whole I do believe that the bases add to the overall aesthetic of the artistry of the army.

I had to buy clear bases from Litko, then got some hex stencils from Anarchy Models and finally cut my own stencils for the surface designs... this all gave a super shiny base with a 3D effect on the designs.

Each of the miniatures was cut off of its original base, drilled and pinned with guitar string to the drilled bases once all parts were painted, with the super glue frosting being cleaned up as a final step.

So, the first miniatures that I attempted were my Immortals, the bog standard infantry of the PHR task forces. Because of their heavily armoured torso's the standard Tron light suits weren't so easy to model with so I had to look across the concept art libraries and find some examples of heavily armoured troops and use them as an approximation.

These are the two pieces of art that I used as my inspiration

... and these are what I managed to come up with:

The next infantry that made my hit list were the PHR Sirens. The double hard bad ass chicks with guns!

Anybody who has watched Tron: Legacy will no doubt remember the grid 'Sirens' who shepherd Sam Flynn into the Games and one of which is party to a double cross (Gem)

These are the concept and art pieces I used as inspiration:

I loved the outfit these Sirens wear and as the PHR Sirens are all pretty tight Latex and Leather clad I was thinking that they were begging for a good Tron Light Suit and so that is what I attempted... and here they are:

Overall I have to say that I'm quite proud of these Sirens. They were a real pain in the ass to slice, drill and pin because their feet are so small but with a lot of fiddling I managed it and came out of it with a paint design that I think accentuates the femininity of the Sirens and still leaves them looking kick ass!

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