Friday, August 5, 2011

[sefadu] Berserker finished!

THE close-combat specialist of a melee oriented faction, the Berserker looks exceptionally bad ass. I haven't seen the faction cards for the sefadu yet, but I'm really interested to see the stats on this guy!

He hasn't even got a gun, and even the Kemvar Assassin has a gun! He's just got two blades stuck to his forearms... that's a fairly strong commitment to carving face when everyone else on the battlefield has guns!

Onto the photos!

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

[sefadu] Sniper finished!

I think this is a uniquely designed and well-posed sniper model. All the sniper models from the MERCS range so far have been holding their prized LRK weapon, but not the sefadu sniper.
It's truly a testament to the close-combat melee style of the faction that even their sniper has slung off his primary weapon, to wield a dagger in a crouched combat stance.

Another dynamic and great looking sefadu model! I don't think my painting does the model justice, but hopefully Angel will bless us with his work soon.

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Keiwai Waza Teaser Photo!

Brian has shared this teaser photo of the upcoming Keiwai Waza faction on this forum post. He's also stated that:

Keizai Waza samples will be in the booth. The sixth MegaCon for MERCS, they will be available for purchase in two short weeks. Here is a quick preview shot of the group.

Keiwai Waza - click to enlarge!

Here's the Faction Artwork, to provide a comparison between the models and concepts. More fantastic work and collaboration from the MERCS team!

Can't wait!
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MERCS at GenCon 2011

So these photos are the closest I'll be getting to GenCon, with me living in Sydney - I'll update this post with any more photos that pop up. I think it's great that Brian shares things like this with the community via his Twitpic - have a great time guys!

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

MERCS Buttons available at GenCon

In this thread Brian announces that MERCS Faction Buttons will be available for purchase at GenCon this year. No news on whether or not it will be available for purchase online (which is the only feasible option for non-North American MERCS), but I'll update this post with any word.

Here are the designs from MERCS sculptor Tom Mason:






Keizai Waza

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[sefadu] Grenadier finished!

I really like the dynamic poses of the sefadu, and the first thing that comes to mind when I look at the Grenadier is "Run and Gun!"

Define Grenadier: A soldier armed with grenades or a grenade launcher.

When I first saw the model, I thought it would require pinning to the base, seeing as the contact point between the model and the base seemed minimal. It's actually a really solid connection though, and no pinning is required - which lead me to the realisation than none of the MERCS miniatures I've painted have required pinning. A small, but appreciated aspect of the model design.

Onto the photos!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

[sefadu] Gunner finished!

There was something lacking from my first attempt at the sefadu - the red was too dark, and I wasn't completely satisfied with using the yellow as an extreme highlight.

So I gave the red a few thin coats of Blood Red, highlighting up with each coat. I'm not sure if the photos show it clearly, but the yellow I used for the extreme highlights are still faintly visible, which I think does well to add to the overall blended highlighting.
Without the yellow though, the colour scheme was missing a bit of pop, so I painted the backpack fins yellow for good measure.

Here are some comparison shots of the red and yellow highlighting:

I'm happy with my sefadu colours now, and am ready to get to work on the rest of the squad!

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