IntroductionNot so long ago (here), I unveiled my undercoated "daredevil sisters". These are 28mm models from Crooked Dice and it should be obvious to anyone who cares that these are closely based on the Angels from the old Captain Scarlet TV series. In that show, they were mostly the pilots for the Spectrum organisation's fleet of air vehicles, especially for the Interceptor fighter aircraft. Spectrum's field agents (such as the eponymous Captain Scarlet) were the people who were more directly involved in confrontations with the bad guys Occasionally the Angels had to play this role as well...
In the TV show, there were 5 Angels. However I ended up with 6 models (due to forgetting that I had bought a pack of 3 models and later buying another, duplicate pack). Since I didn't want to leave any model unpainted, I had to come up with a 6th Angel in my world. Aficionados of Captain Scarlet will be able to tell immediately which is the non-canon Angel, of course - but I've tried to keep my 6th Angel in character with the rest. Mind you, I did consider briefly using that model as an evil counterpart, in much the same way as Captain Black is an enemy of the Spectrum agents!
Painting white uniforms is hard. In my view, it's all about the colour of the shading; this can change the character of the model completely! My research into the Angels suggested that in many of the pictures their uniforms had a slight cream tint to them. That might just have been a trick of the light, but I took that idea and went with it. I've used a couple of shades of tan when painting the undercuts and seams, but the upper parts are still pure white. Please let me know what you think...
Without further ado, here are my 6 Spectrum Angels:
All Together Now...
Finally, a group shot. This shows quite clearly that I painted the bases in 3 different styles (2 models in each style). I think that the concrete bases (the last 2 models on the right) are a bit dark, but otherwise the bases are quite straightforward.
Great stuff C6. Not sure if I've got these somewhere myself as I've never liked the pose of the one stepping on the stone. But its clear from how you've assembled the others that there are still plenty of conversion possibilities for the others, and very good they look too :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks! The basic poses are not so easy to modify but there's plenty of conversion potential with different heads and hands!Delete
They look great Hugh. I think with photos this close up its spoils the image you get of them looking at them in the hand with the normal eye. I perhaps would of took the white a bit closer to the edges and had less shadows.ReplyDelete
I can't find a reason to get these yet or the TLS which is a shame as there all great minis.
I think you're right, Simon. These look better (to me, anyway!) from a little further away. The close up from the camera makes all the imperfections only too obvious!Delete
I grew up watching Captain Scarlet so I'm a big fan of these ace pilots. I really like how you've painted them and I do like Serenity - the odd one out. She fits in so well.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Bryan. Now I just need to think of a way to use them in a game or two...Delete
Have never watched Captain scarlet but nice work any way :)ReplyDelete
Never watched Captain Scarlet! From that I deduce that you are either younger than me or not British. Or a girl. Mind you, that doesn't really narrow it down much, does it :-) ?Delete
Thanks :-) .
Lovely job C6. I'm big fan of this show and the girls look great dude.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Bob. I think I could make a really good diorama if I just had an Interceptor or two. Hmm - perhaps a scenario could be built around Mysteron agents attacking Cloudbase?Delete
The tan undertones looks the part and better than a harsher, straightforward white, not sure about the mix of base types though.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Joe. I thought that grey-based shadows would look too harsh and monotone. I still don't know if I've done the right thing with the bases - I suppose I was thinking that most scenarios wouldn't use more than a couple of these models at any one time?Delete
I really like them. They are figures I should just get to paint even though I have no real idea what I would use them for.ReplyDelete
Thanks! That's what I did - I bought these models (twice!) just because I liked them. I still don't know how I'll use them...Delete
Spectrum is Green.ReplyDelete
I have the DVD box set (not yet watched though) and grew up watching these sitting under the dining table on a Saturday morning. One has to wonder if they will ever do another Captain Scarlet film...... it has not stopped them re-doing Thunderbirds and Dr Who!!( Even if we all know it will not improve it!)
S.I.G.! Supposedly, Captain Scarlet was my favourite when I was young, though I don't personally remember the details. Still, we've picked up enough videos and DVDs from charity shops over the years to give the show another go.Delete
There *was* another series a few years ago - an animated show called "New Captain Scarlet". Fairly forgettable, if I remember right ?!