The Phrinx are Coming!


My friend Ma’k Morin recently discovered the Star Rovers line of figures from Archive.  See his article here.

Ma’k molded some of them for me, since they are no longer in production.  The guy who has all the Archive molds, doesn’t have these, so they may be lost.  Last weekend, Ma’k gave me two ten-man units, which I painted up this weekend.  Sadly there is just the one pose of armored Phrinx.  To me, they have almost a Stormtrooper look to them, so I decided to paint them in white.

I started by priming them in white and then giving them a black wash with Citadel Nuln Oil.  I then dry brushed them again with white.  These figures are definitely 1980s crispness, so the dry brushing didn’t turn out as nicely as I would have liked.  I then painted the weapons and backpacks, choosing to leave the various tubes white to match the armor.

The final result was okay.  I am reasonably happy with how they turned out, and they are ready for action in my next Combat Patrol™: Science Fiction game.

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2 thoughts on “The Phrinx are Coming!

  1. Nice job Buck! You’ll have to let me know how you assign them characteristics. I will say that they were a successful mold and that I had very few failures as compared with others I worked on. It’s quite rewarding to see your touch on them – you should add a picture of the back side as I thought the sculptor did a nice job. Anyone interested in this line should check out the Lost Mini Wiki on Archive’s Star Rover line – . Definitely 80’s retro and a few Star Wars concepts borrowed, but overall I found the line cool. As an example, I just got 2069 “Sand Devil with Axe” which looks a Tusken Raider. This came in original packaging, but it was pretty unimpressive (maybe Archive was not great at marketing?). Anyways, great work!

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