Prowlers and Intruders

///Prowlers and Intruders

Sticking with the theme of the Scourge for now I’ve been getting on with the reinforcements. Prowlers packs are the smallest of the Scourge vehicles and are deployed slung underneath Intruder Beta light dropships to perform forward scouting and anti-armour ambush roles. As with the rest of the forces they were painted using layers of sepia, red and blue washes blended with bone and pale yellow drybrushing. The eye sensors were painted in a regal blue with highlighting and given two coats of  gloss varnish to make them stand out much in the same way you would for sensor lens glass or gemstones.

Each of the tiny Prowlers was fitted with a small 2mm x 1mm magnet in the top, as were the lift points on the Intruders (taking care to ensure all magnets were oriented properly across both dropships and all eight Prowlers!). This allows the Intruders to actually carry the Prowlers into battle when being deployed or exfiltrated and is in my view one of the nicest features of Dropzone Commander. Dave Lewis’ attention to detail is the design really is a great selling point and probably non more so than in the UCM and how amazingly the Bear APCs and tanks clip underneath the Condor Dropships. More on those at a later date when I pluck up the courage to actually paint them.

In the meantime however, the Prowlers and Intruder Beta have been my favourite Scourge unit to date, so I’m going to press on and add a commander to the force now along with some aircraft. I also finished putting together the second of the 4Ground HDF buildings as well, so will include that in the next update also.

Until then, have a great week.

Carl

By | 2017-02-08T18:13:30+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Dropzone Commander|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. redtrombone February 9, 2015 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    The colours show off incredibly well on these tiny Prowlers.

    • Carl Woodrow February 9, 2015 at 6:11 pm - Reply

      Thanks man, they are quite cute. But then again Dave does pack an insane amount of detail into the miniatures so they really respond well to this kind of technique.

  2. Iain (CyberShadow) February 10, 2015 at 10:21 am - Reply

    I am really liking the lighter palette on these, as it really lets the model detail shine way more than the ‘stock’ purple/silver. Very effective indeed.

    • Carl Woodrow February 13, 2015 at 12:26 am - Reply

      Thanks Iain. I’m currently working on the Desolator and to be fair it does seem to suit the smaller craft better. I may need to add a further element to the bigger flyers. Still undecided.

      • Iain (CyberShadow) February 13, 2015 at 1:53 am - Reply

        I think that it true of larger models in general, almost independently of the colour palette used. The eye needs something to be drawn to and while in smaller miniatures its the actual mini itself, and on 28mm figures its the face, at this scale there really needs to be a ‘feature’ or focal point in some of the bigger units.

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