In preparation for Colin and my latest playtest game (I am just working on the AAR now, it will be up here on the weekend!), I needed to complete a set of the Empress Miniatures DEVGRU.
The miniatures I chose are the DEVGRU from the Empress Miniatures Website:
Having just watched Zero Dark Thirty a couple of weeks ago (I know, finally!), I had a pretty clear picture in my mind for how I wanted them to look. Like this in fact:
So with that as inspiration, this is my take on them. I wanted to get a washed out look for their uniforms, it seemed to me to be the only way to really paint the desert multicam!
All up, the DEVGRU from Empress are some absolutely cracking figures- some of the best that I have ever got from Empress actually. The proportions on them just "feel" right and the detail is superb. The Quad-eye NVG is a little annoying to fit, but with a little Green Stuff and superglue it was a simple enough job. Oh and patience. Patience is good when doing slightly fiddly things! For me, the NVG makes them look like futuristic space aliens, and I just love that aspect about it! Naturally had to go with green lenses on it as well. I am debating whether I make the lenses even more neon, but I am worried they might get a bit "cartoony". So for now, dark-ish green. I have added some tufts to the bases too, just to finish them off.
The AAR will be up at the weekend, of the SEALs in action hunting a bomb maker....