Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Return to Colony 87 Kickstarter

Yesterday evening, I launched a new Kickstarter project - a second wave of sci-fi civilians for my Colony 87 setting. I'll start this blog post by saying that I won't be peppering the blog with adverts for the Kickstarter - that would be very boring to read!

On the other hand, I'm very excited about the new set of figures - and it seems there are plenty of others out there too, as the Kickstarter has already smashed the funding goal.

The figures have been designed by concept artist Will Beck and sculpted by Michael Anderson (with a few additions by John Pickford). The painted examples are from the talented hands of Jean-Baptiste Garidel (aka Asslessman) from Leadplague.

If the figures look like something that would interest you, then please feel free to head over to the Kickstarter and find out more!

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Elfman and the Fishdog

I've painted two pretty much unrelated figures over the past week. The only thing they really have in common is that they're needed for future games: a new Eldar figure for my Inquisimunda campaign, and a companion model for my 'Space Riders' RPG character.

'What on earth is Space Riders?', I hear you ask. It's a Rogue Trader themed RPG I'm currently involved playing online with a group of gaming buddies. My character is Fim, a rather moribund Piscean Warrior. We'll be playing a physical game of RT in a few months time, and need to represent each character, plus a companion, on the table. Happily, I painted up one of Obscure Creator's fishmen about 18 months ago, so I just needed to source and paint a suitable companion.

I've had a swamp hound model from Four A Miniatures sitting in a box for ages, for just this very purpose. I gave him a very quick paint job using a neutral skin colour to contrast with the more brightly coloured Fim.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Theleb K'aarna of Pan Tang

Next off the painting table are two new additions to the Pan Tang warband I'm putting together for Frostgrave. The background to the warband is that they are set some decades prior to Elric meeting Theleb K'aarna. Theleb is apprenticed to his uncle, a powerful Sorcerer called Soorkan ul-K'aarna.
Having already painted up Soorkan, plus a selection of henchmen, I decided it was time to paint the apprentice - Theleb K'aarna himself. I simultaneously painted up another of the warband in the form of a Pan Tang warrior:
Theleb K'aarna with hired thug, Tarkesh.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Retro-styled Eldar Scout - Merne Darkbrow

With the ongoing development of my Eldar Void Pirates warband in my current Inquisimunda campaign, I needed a new recruit. I fancied making a character which had a bit of a Eldar Scout / Ranger vibe, but wanted the figure to tie in with some of the styling of the Rogue Trader Space Elves.
I delved around in my bits box and sourced a spare Space Elf and a gun-less Eldar scout from a previous conversion. I quickly mocked up the below concept:

Satisfied that the conversion would do the job, I set about the two figures with my saw, making sure to avoid damage to the slung helmet and laspistol hanging from the left shoulder. I replaced the shuriken weapon with a plastic Eldar lasgun, and added the scope from a modern plastic Dire Avenger. Then it was a case of covering the joins and repairing any damage with greenstuff.