In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

Friday, September 8, 2017

What Colour is Your Spacesuit?

RAFM ran a 40% off sale a month ago so I jumped on it and ordered the first figures for what I'm thinking of as my "Firefly meets some Dark Matter in the Expanse" project. They arrived the day after the Long Weekend, but up until today all my time has been taken up with overtime or cadet administration and bureaucracy.

I got two packs each of 7012 and 7022 who are in space suits. Plus one each of the crewmen, pirates, space vixens (!) and guerrillas to be colonists, plucky free roaming ship's crew, rebels, terrorists or gangsters. So there's a good mix of male and female unarmed, wielding knives, armed with pistols and a few with shotguns. Two packs of the planetary militia (pack #7023) will provide the local corporate security contractors. I also ordered one of these:

Spartan Grav APC

If I take the gun off it can be a nice ship's launch. Light grey with a broad red stripe around the aft end.

Looking at their 28mm SF stuff I noticed a nice drone to back up the Security guys.ASD MkII A2 (missile drone)
Although I guess it won't work in a vacuum. But the hallways in the colony will be big.

Two of RAFM's Imp APCs rounded out the order.


So now I"m pondering spacesuits. I'm thinking the space suited guys will be rebels/angry miners and security wonks rather than regular military. And because Major Matt Mason was a favourite toy as a child of the 70s, I'm thinking colours:

 Or maybe light grey with coloured insets/details.

One of the chaps on the CNC mills at work has been scrupulously saving for me the nifty plastic boxes that the cutting tools come in. I have big ones to make colonist buildings and smaller ones for containers in the planned warehouse.

Now to get cutting and painting!


  1. Callisto was my favourite with yellow string that fired out by the means of an air puffer.

  2. I have always been partial to the space 1999 look

    1. Yeah very bold colours.
      Just do some red with yellow helmets!

  3. I am very much looking forward to seeing how this project develops!