Space Centaurs and Mk. III Robots

Buck

Mk. III Robots, Space Roomans, Space Centaurs, Phrinx, Space Ducks, and Dragon Spawn in front of the Phantom shuttle

Mk. III Robots, Space Roomans, Space Centaurs, Phrinx, Space Ducks, and Dragon Spawn in front of the Phantom shuttle

 I was supposed to go play a war-game with some board gamers from where I used to work on Saturday evening, but Saturday morning I picked up some sort of cold / flu / upper respiratory bug that knocked me out.  All day Saturday and Sunday I would do something for an hour and then take a nap.  I don’t get ill very frequently, but when I do, it really saps my energy.  So, between naps, I worked on two more sets of figures from my buddy Mark Morin (see the link to his blog at the top of this page).

Space Centaurs on my painting table

Space Centaurs on my painting table

Mk. III robots on my painting table

Mk. III robots on my painting table

This set included space centaurs and Mk. III robots, both from Star Rovers, I believe.  I started by priming them in dark gray and then dry brushing them white.  For the Mk. III robots, I decided to do something a little different.  I typically paint my robots in 1930′s metallic, but I decided to go with a more Star Wars look of painted robots.

Mk. III robots backing up some Space Roomans

Mk. III robots backing up some Space Roomans

I decided to paint the horse portion of the space centaurs in a variety of colors.  I set out to make them look like Indian paint ponies, but there wasn’t enough horse showing to provide enough opportunity for variation, and the all started to look too similar.  so some of the centaurs became black, brown, and white.   I decided on an orange space suit for the human part of the space centaur.

Two squads of space centaurs

Two squads of space centaurs

In Combat Patrol™, I plan to allow the space centaurs two movement cards, rather than one, just like cavalry in the Napoleonic supplement.

Closeup of a space centaurs

Closeup of a space centaurs

As I mentioned earlier, I went with a  basically white paint scheme with just a few details.

Mk. III robots are organized into two teams (led by corporals) and a squad leader (a sergeant).

I have quite a large collection of out-of-produciton figures molded by Ma’k.  I just have one set left to paint — some anthropomorphic space bugs.

The bottom half of a Really Useful Box full of figures cast by Ma'k

The bottom half of a Really Useful Box full of figures cast by Ma’k: space Roomans, space centaurs, and Mk. III robots

The top half of a Really Useful Box full of figures cast by Ma'k

The top half of a Really Useful Box full of figures cast by Ma’k: Dragon spawn, space ducks, and Phrinx

 

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2 thoughts on “Space Centaurs and Mk. III Robots

  1. Truly awesome collection and happy to see what you did with these. Inspired work – want to hear that they acquit themselves well on the table!

  2. bucksurdu says:

    Thanks, Ma’k. They were fun to paint. Next on the painting queue is the Ma’k I spheroid tank and those insect men. Then I think I’ll switch gears to US infantry in overcoats for WWII.

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