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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ivanka Kurganova and Charlie

Ivanka Kurganova in the role of Commissar/Political Officer of the Red Caps,  The Red Caps are the elite Inquisition Storm Troop element of the Heresy Suppression Force. (HSF) 



This model does have a lot of red on it which is broken up a bit by the dark oiled canvas/leather cape.  I'm thinking officer capes would be leather while troopers and NCOs would have coats/capes in oiled canvas.

The base is from the excellent Trench Works series from Secret Weapon Miniatures.  It gives a good range of visual locations being equally at home in an urban assault, a siege setting, or even indoor combat!  The HSF being tasked with suppressing cults and internal disturbances will spend a lot of time indoors in the SWAT role.
These Raging Heroes cloaks are just awesome with the script being clean edged and in high relief.  Sharp lettering is usually a bit of a pain to do but these make it as easy as can reasonably be expected.

Some of the other details are a bit soft and nebulously defined which makes painting them a bit more challenging in some ways but always worth the effort.  It also makes the miniatures easy to modify in the fine details.

Charlie is Admiral Olga Kurganova's bulldog  and will be added to her base.  All of these Kurganova women have wide stances which is tends to make them look like Superheroes when viewed as a group so I'm hoping that the addition of the dog to the Admiral's (not pictured) base will break up that dynamic just a bit.  I do like the heroic stances for the officers and character personalities as its very 'comic book cover' in feel.

Check out the Raging Heroes TGG Kickstarter   to see a full range of complete Armies in three factions based on this figure series..

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