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Space 2021 - A Star Saga

Space 2021 - A Star Saga

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4.5 - Space Monkeys! (Alpha Simians)

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I decided to give the Alpha Simians an update all of their own for no reason other than in contrast to the human sized miniatures, these were actually really well cast.  The details were clear and crisp and honestly the only difficulty I had painting them was that they were pre-assembled, attached to their bases and their pose made it very hard to paint parts of the legs.  I ended up painting them in two halves, top and bottom.  I cut them off their bases while I painted the bottom half but then reattached them for the top half before finally removing them a second time to remount them on their clear bases.

They have the same uniform as the other other rebs;  grey clothing, black/red armour plates with blue spot colours.  I also like the fact that they share the same red piping as the Shayo Silverback, like they’re his body guards.  To try and keep a theme going, I gave the the silver sections of the armour a wash using Space Wolves Grey contrast paint which has given them a slightly blue sheen.

Weirdly, despite not being a particularly big fan of The Planet of the Apes, I love these models

Alpha Simian ArtworkAlpha Simian Artwork
Alpha Simians painted by PaulAlpha Simians painted by Paul

Art Credits Rob Jenkins and Roberto Cirillo

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