Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Rogue Trader - Joff Zuckerman

Fans of the venerable and wacky 1st edition of 40K, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, may remember this fellow, from the relatively hard-to-get Chapter Approved: Book of the Astronomican. Despite his old-school sculpting style he's fairly new and available from Knightmare Miniatures.

Needless to say I went for a close match on color scheme, but it looks like I could have went a bit more yellow on the lower armor. 

The two 'pets' are from Blind Beggar Miniatures.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Necromunda Goliath Gang

Here's some recently painted Necromunda Goliaths, the 'Ourangs'. I've had the new Necro box set for a year now and just now got to it. Goliaths are my least favorite gang so I painted them first... also my friend started and finished his Escher before me :)

I decided to give them some giant ratskins using greenstuff. I still haven't decided on the backstory for that. Maybe the gang founder was aided by Ratskins for some reason and adopted their traditional costume as a sign of respect.

I ended up liking these guys quite a bit after I got done. My intention was to speed paint them pretty quick and go 'Blanchitsu' on them, so I used a lot of washes instead of direct painting. Still ended up pretty 'clean' though... I have trouble going gritty apparently.

I'm working on a 3D Zone Mortalis as well... not sure its worth the time!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Pious Vorne - Blackstone Fortress - Warhammer Quest 40K

I picked up the recently released Blackstone Fortress and in record time (for me anyway) and built everything within a couple days. The miniatures are going to take a while, they are detailed things.

I started with Pious Vorne since I was painting some Sisters of Battle anyway, and decided to go with light bone-colored armor and clothing, which I soot stained with lots of black washes since she's a pyromaniac and spends a lot of time walking through heretic ashes. 

Monday, January 7, 2019

Ambull (Rogue Trader 40K)

Avid followers of Games Workshop's releases likely know that they announced a new Ambull miniature on Saturday. Ironically that was less than 24 hours after I put the final spray varnish on this Rogue Trader era Ambull. I'm always a day late and dollar short :)

Truth told I'd have felt worse if I still had him laying around unpainted upon a new release, like my Rogue Trader Genestealer hybrids!


Second shot includes the Knightmare Games version that I painted a few months ago.

Here's some info on the old school Ambull:


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Space Santa

Up for perusal is a figure I painted a week ago and forgot to post. Citadel's 'Space Santa' from 1986. I had hoped to get him and some helper elves done for a Christmas Rogue Trader game, but alas it was not to be...

 Oddly, I just watched Ladyhawke (1985) so it's been an 80s sort of day.

Happy New Year everyone!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Sephea, Executrix Champion - Arena of Blood

Here's my last painted miniature of 2018, Raging Heroes' 'Sephea'. As has been the tradition for the last couple years, I try to get everything I have primed finished up by the 1st. I painted quite a lot of terrain and miniatures over the last month to meet my self-imposed deadline. I'll be posted more stuff soonish as time permits.

Honestly I wasn't super excited to paint this one since I don't like the resin Raging Heroes uses, it doesn't accept primer easily and I've tried quite a few brands, washed the resin, let it 'de-gas' for weeks, etc. etc. She was originally just a test mini for priming.

Anyway about a quarter of the way in I really began to like where she was headed and I really like how it turned out. Not sure what I'll use her for, but I based her to match my Wyches for the Arena of Blood. She may come out when a Wych avoids combat for two rounds or something.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Arena of Blood Dark Eldar (Drukhari) Wyches

I wanted a second set of Drukhari *cough Dark Eldar cough* Wyches for my Arena of Blood game, so that people can play as teams, or have some options if two people want the same type of gladiator.

These Wyches are from the Cult of Strife and are opposite sex from the previous set. Pretty much straight out of the box other than the Hydra Gauntlet Wych, who has an old 3rd edition torso, and a custom falchion sword since that's not an option anymore. The razorsnare might be from the Scourge kit.

The Beastmaster is a conversion that pays homage to the old 3rd edition Beastmaster look.

The head is a wacky one from 3rd edition- believe it or not, I shaved about 1/8 inch of hair off the end! He's got a greenstuff cape and fur stole as well.

The weird beast is a metal figure, I think it was from Mega Miniatures. I can't find any details on it. Looks like the sort of thing Dark Eldar would put in an arena battle.

My favorite of the bunch might be this Hellion. I used a 3rd edition head and torso, and matched the color scheme of the illustration on the counter for the Arena of Blood game included in White Dwarf.

I also knocked out a 'new version' Beastmaster on the skyboard. I may make a Razorwing Flock for the arena someday.