Thursday, 29 May 2014

Moisture Vaporators

Today the latest models of our E-class Moisture Vaporators.
These were made with pencaps, bottlecaps, toothpastecaps and other pieces of broken toys and bits of plastic. At least a decade of collecting waste!

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Space Pirates

Here are a bunch of miniatures that I repainted already a couple of times. I've had them since the late 1980's I think. Rogue Trader a gogo.
At the time I cut off the undefined chainsword of the center figure (an inquisitor, according to the old catalogues) to be replaced only recently with a pistol. On the right is Rutger with his white hair. I believe all are Bob Naismith sculpts.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Eldar Drop Troops

A bunch of old eldar hawks, converted to be a more tough looking urban combat team.
I ditched the wings and replaced them by beads, and I cut off the barrels of the guns to make them look like pulse rifles. White death-heads on grey urban camo. 

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Dervishes from the Outer Rim

So what have Baluchi Sufi Dervishes got to do with a powered armour suit. Good question. I'm not very sure myself yet. But imagine an Afghani dervish cult colonising a desert planet on the outskirts of human-space. Think Fremen, with a wink to Tusken Raiders.

They'd be muslims of course, but with their own particular interpretation. In the far future, with high tech equipment available but vowed to use only traditional weaponry. And Force Fields. From their hill fortresses they control their territory. But they do have suits of powered armour, vehicles, thopters or aeronefs and planetary defense lasers. But no A.I.'s, no androids. Androids are an insult, blasphemy, a parody of creation.
In times of war they could ally with scavvy desert nomads, native humanoid rodents, mutants and mercenaries.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Space Rats

Here are the space-rats. Conversions as decribed a few months ago last year. Press-moulds of the old plastic skaven heads on 2nd Ed. plastic Gretchin.
They turned out quite well. While painting them I decided the next batch will be all with reddish tunics to echo the Jawas. Originally these were described as 'rodents' in the Star Wars concept sketches and script.
One or two eventually will have a palestinian scarf.

Original Star Wars concept sketch:

Friday, 2 May 2014

Took Powered Armour

A squad of Took (or To'ok) by Zombiesmith, the guys who do the Quar.
I really like this range.

I'm settling for now with the term 'Rogue Trader Redux' do describe what I'm doing: old style platoons and squads using available miniatures that match that special feel. :P 
So not related really to any particular game or company in the end.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Alien Mercenaries

Ever since they were released, I wanted these Camel Corps figs by Eureka to use as alien mercenaries. 

I used them basically as they are, cutting only a part of the barrel of the guns to have a more modern/SF look about them.

Mobile Infantry

Here are the Mobile Infantry, badass marines in powered armour. 

Figs by Black Hat from the Cobalt range by Bob Naismith, who at the time sculpted many of the original Rogue Trader miniatures.