I picked up two packs of the Corp Officers Heavy Rangers Squad for $4 from Asmodee’s 2016 Black Friday Sale. I played it safe with the first pack, only switching out the heads, but I want some variety in the alien race I’m creating with them so I swapped out the default equipment. I decided to go with a sword and shield. For comparison, you can see my first take on this miniature model.
The shield is a Tau Battlesuit bit and the sword is a Grey Knights bit. I got both from Hoard ‘O Bits, a site that’s a great source of conversion bits. I have no intention of using Games Workshop miniatures, too expensive for me, but I continued to be impressed by the quality of their bits.
I applied a metallic wash that I put together over the armor to give it a different feel.
I’m waiting for a can of spray on matte finish to arrive in the mail, then I plan to go over this one as well. This was the last miniature that I did in 2016 and the 38th miniature that I painted overall. It will be interesting to look back on it a year from now and see how much I’ve learned.