21 Sep 2013

TAG SWATs


Hello,

I've painted my TAG SWATs to try and restart my Zombie project. Those are by far my favorite TAG modern models..those exact ones with gasmasks. It might surprise you that I had them for quite a while...probably around a year or so? Anyways, I've finally settled for grey-black scheme as there is nothing I find more boring than completely black miniatures. While they do look great, they also kinda look boring, as it's all one big blob of black.

Unfortunately my painting mojo was really on low level, but in the end, I think they've came out just fine.

The pack is SWATs with gasmask + sniper is a SWAT sniper freebie I've got as my order was large enough. They're mostly armed with MP5, but there is one shotgun. Oh, there is a guy with a pistol, too. Sniper has .50 cal, which isn't made to shoot people with (not that you can't, though!), so that's a bit exaggerated. I would be more happy with something less hurtful but visually more appealing :P.


Here is the basic set in "combat" poses:




 And a close up on one of them. Again, they're basically all the same - uniformed personnel after all.


They'll be useful as your zombie heroes, but probably also in my modern games, in 1991 police special forces assisted military units, so if I'd game grand scale WW3 invasion, they could be used as a "back up" to break the monotony of proper soldiers.

Talking of proper soldiers, my weapons are slowly progressing (I do at least something every day...cut and sand if nothing else), but I'm not taking any photos as...err...too lazy to go get the camera to be honest. I'll photo them in the end, unless I'll need a "filler post" to show some WIP again, as this is all I do hobby wise lately.

Thanks for looking,
Mathyoo

16 comments:

  1. Well, I like the sniper. Him using the .50 isn't a deterrent in my mind, but to each his own. Nice job on him. I also like the "Mind the Gap" on the display base. Didn't catch it at first.

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    1. Oh don't get me wrong, the miniature is still great. It's just purely aesthetic opinion :P.
      And thanks, the display base was built for one of the competitions on Board of the Living Lead, but it is too small to take any good photos on it :P

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  2. Everyones painting mojo fades and comes bouncing back after a while. Hang in there it will return when it has had a holiday.

    I agree if they had been all black they would have been "Boring" but grey works very well. I saw a documentary about Miami swat and they use green overalls so clearly black is not the only option. I probably would have settled on grey as well though as it does look good and totally in character.

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    1. Yeah, that's true. Second option was blue, but I'm not too much of a blue SWATs fan myself. I saw our SW using blueish grey occasionally, but I couldn't mix the right colours, so I just went with basic grey instead :)

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  3. They look good, and come up great.

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  4. They look great. Buddy I wouldn't worry about the calibre of the weapon your using unless your playing some sort of RPG.

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    1. Thanks! And nah, not bothered about "real" calibre at all, it's just how the sniper looks. It's a nice gun, but not my favorite :P

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  5. Some nice figs Mathyoo, good choice of colour imo.
    Also nice to see the diorama backdrop in use again!

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    1. Thanks!
      Yeah, if I'll remember to use it for my moderns, I surely will, hehe.

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  6. I like them, Mathyoo. The grey ans black colour combo works very well on them. I'm wondering what could have caused such a large blood splatter on the wall behind them and I reckon a zombie swallowed a live grenade!

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    1. Thanks! As for blood splatter, zombie's head exploded there, remember? :D :D

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  7. Good looking figures, nice work on them too. Best, Dean

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  8. Good addition to your forces of law and order.
    (I'm also curious to know what the mesh stuff is in the photos too)

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    1. Thanks! As for the mesh stuff it is how they sell that insulation foam here. It came out great here, but mostly, it is pretty annoying :D

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