I finished up this squad of Reaper NOVA corp troopers Saturday for the Star Guard mercenary army I am working on. I think these guys turned out a bit better than the IMEF troopers. I was more careful with my drybrushing. The army is really going together pretty quickly. I have another squad of these almost done and the tree tanks so if I keep up this pace I will probably have a pretty nice force in a week or two.
I finished up the first Star Guard squad yesterday. They are IMEF troopers from Reaper. They are pretty rough paint jobs but I'm satisfied with how they turned out. I was going for something quick and simple and they painted up very quickly. I think they will look fine on the table.
I've started a new mercenary force for our Solar Empire setting called "The Star Guard". The troopers are all from Reaper. The medium troopers are Nova Corp figures and the heavy troopers are IMEF figures. The sniper is also an IMEF fig. All of these figures are from the "Bones" plastic line of figures so this is a pretty cheap force. For tanks I have one Secret Weapons 6x6 light tank that was actually kind of expensive but the heavy tanks are $3.00 toy tanks I picked up at Dollar General.
Well way back in July 2012 we started on this project for our Solar Empire setting. Pleasant Valley is a small village near Station 42 on Titania. It has taken us quite a while to finish up for some reason. Partly because there were many more buildings involved but also because we haven't felt a pressing need to finish it. We have always planned to have a battle or two centered around the town but never got around to it. Because we are trying to finish up this campaign we decided we really needed to finish this set as soon as we could. Hopefully we will have it done by the end of the month.
As you can see most of the building are basically done and painted. Of course that tall silo still needs a paint job and some of the walls we are using also need to be finished up.
Of course we also plan to do some more detail pieces and add some more junk pile scatter terrain and signage but it is almost at the playable. stage.