Sunday, October 18, 2020

40k Adventurers - Squat Miner - Engineer - Mole Mortars - Shorty

I'm about two months behind on my 40K Adventurers project, but still chipping away. Up for perusal is the Squat Miner and Engineer from the Adventurers range, along with a couple mole mortars they use for surveying, a ratling security guard ('Shorty', from the Mercenaries range) and a Squat crewman.

I had a hard time coming up with a color scheme for them, which was why it took me so long to get around to committing. I ended up using an old Rogue Trader illustration, along with the box art from the 1970's TV show 'Electric Company'.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Inquisitor Lord Kyria Draxus - Ordo Xenos

I've gotten a month behind on my two projects, the 40K Adventurers and the Inquisitor project. Not enough time in the days...

So, a month late- Inquisitor Lord Kyria Draxus of the Ordo Xenos. Games Workshop's second plastic Inquisitor, and one of the most radical looking to date- sporting a xenos creature and an Eldar shuriken catapult.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

4th Doctor Who - Harry Sullivan - Sarah Jane Smith

A few years ago I binged watched all the Doctor Who episodes on Netflix that were available. They had the modern stuff which I greatly enjoyed, but I have a soft spot for the 4th Doctor as that was who I occasionally watched as a kid. There were only a couple 4th Doctor episodes available before Netflix dropped them entirely.

Anyway, as of late I've been going though the Tom Baker episodes in order (via BluRay and DVD) and have gotten a bug to acquire some miniatures. I decided on the old school chunky look so they will fit better with my overall collection of stuff.

First up, the 4th Doctor and his initial companions Harry Sullivan and Sarah Jane Smith, all originally Harlequin Miniatures.

 Not the best likenesses as you can see but they are what they are!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Rogue Trader Ordo Malleus Inquisitors

I recently finished the third figure that came in the old Rogue Trader Ordo Malleus Inquisitors blister pack. I went with a Moebius inspiration again, since I did that with the other two. This guy has always been one of my favorite Inquisitor miniatures, and this is my second time painting him (the last time was around 1992).



Monday, July 27, 2020

40k Rogue Trader Adventurers - Female Warriors - Assassin

July's entry for the ongoing 40K Adventurers project is the Female Warriors 'Gabs' and 'Jayne', along with the Imperial Assassin.

I went with the color scheme as seen in the White Dwarf 99 advert. The checks aren't all that great as there was a little divot in the armor, but I decided to call it good. Interestingly, the base tab on these says 'Sister'. I didn't elect to paint the back view fishnets as seen in the Eldritch Epistles blog ;)

Even though I like the color scheme in the advert, I went with a conservative black bodysuit for the Imperial Assassin.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

40k Adventurers - Techs - Cyborgs

My June Adventurers entry is a group composed of the scientific and cyborg types.

Test-bed Slave, Talisman Scientist, Tech-Priest Zon, Converted Zon, Tech-Priest Schlan, Talisman Cyborg, and the Adventurers range Cyborg.

Schlan and servitors setting up a force field generator. 

I had an extra Tech-Priest Zon, and I felt the urge to convert him and paint him up like Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who has been getting a lot of media exposure. The encased bioform in the background is from Dragon's Rest, it's a 3D print with a tealight to produce the underglow.

Might as well show some other 'tech types' I painted a few weeks ago that I forgot to post.

"Dr. Diana" from Warzone/Mutant Chronicles.

Servitor from Wargames Exclusive and a 'Tech Wizard' from Brother Vinni.  

More or less on target for the year :)

Monday, June 29, 2020

Inquisitor Lord Hector Rex - 40k Forge World

My June Inquisition entry is Hector Rex and his retinue, produced by Forge World. I enjoyed painting the acolytes more than the Inquisitor himself.

I painted the icon bearer in blues, to suggest that he was formerly of the Order of the Ossuary. The Sword bearer is black to match his master, and the third guy seemed like an astropath, so he received the traditional green robe and white staff.

The building in the background is an Arbitratorum from Kromlech. Kromlech was running a discount package deal with free shipping on some of their hive city terrain so I picked it up to go with my non-ruined Imperial sector stuff. I'll be showing that group of terrain in a future post.