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Offline Pil

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Squat Smugglers *new members page 2* [PICS]
« on: June 02, 2012, 10:11:18 AM »
Hello everyone, I would like to share with you my band of squat smugglers for Inquisimunda: Ugly Pete's Discount Exotics



First off, here's the group shot, showing all nine members and the hired Free Trader (the human). All the models are GW except for the trader, which is from the old Metal Magic Spacelords range and now sold by EM4: http://em4miniatures.com/acatalog/Civilians.html

The squat models have a bit of a uniform on so I tried my best to distinguish the individuals with different colour schemes. I think this worked as the gang is very colourful and don't look too organised.


Ugly Pete is the leader of my gang, he got his name thanks to his impressive scars. He's equipped with a plasma gun and a hand cannon. All my squats wear flak armour.


Willow is my only heavy. He carries a multi-laser with a mono-sight (the model is actually a lascannon but it works well enough and it has a sight). His gun has made him deaf on his right ear and after a bad run-in with an Imperial Guard Kill Team he was left horribly scarred and with an intense hatred of the bastard that did this to him.


Davidoff is one tough squat with a cigar, a boltgun and the ability to shoot it at rapid speed.


Larry Ripper is a deadly warrior with his largun and keen eyesight, but a bit slow due to his leg wound. He is the only medic in the force though so an asset both on and off the battlefield.


Dead-eye Hank has mastered the shooting with a Tau Pulse rifle, a rather deadly weapon. The model is actually carrying a weird variety of lasgun but I painted it in exotic colours to distinguish it from the other weapons.


Mental Frank is a big Alice Cooper fan and carries a shuriken catapult. He loves to gun down Eldar who strangely enough don't appreciate the irony.


Norman Fisher is the latest addition to the gang and a bit of an oddball adventurer. He is tough as nails though and the only squat to be armed with two close combat weapons (a bolt pistol and a knife).


Bald Stu is one of the two juves in my gang and like true squats they grow slowly so they haven't reached ganger status yet. That said. Bald Stu (because he doesn't have a moustache) knows his way with the lasgun and is good in close combat as well.


Hairy Elvis is the other juve and a big fan of the King. He couldn't bear to part with his beard though, so he kept it. He carries an autogun and he doesn't go down easily.


Baltazar van Stubeldijken is my Free Trader hired gun who is a monster in close combat and likes to show off his wealth. He carries a gilded needle pistol and a stiletto as well as grenades. He's a master of fighting in space and earns me some extra income with his smuggling runs in between games.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2012, 05:58:55 PM by Pil »
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Re: Squat Smugglers [PICS]
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012, 10:40:42 AM »
Nice Pil, like your take on the Tau/District 9 exotic weapon colour scheme. All good mate.  :-*
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Re: Squat Smugglers [PICS]
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 12:10:49 PM »
Thanks, the colour scheme is 100% nicked from District 9 indeed but it works better than just a plain bright colour with no markings 8)

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Re: Squat Smugglers [PICS]
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012, 02:41:38 PM »
That's a VERY COOL Band of Vertically Challenged, Space Faring Psychopaths. You did a FINE job with some GREAT old minis. VERY WELL DONE!
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Re: Squat Smugglers [PICS]
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012, 11:16:47 PM »
They look great Pil. I am inspired to go through some of my Squat pirates and see what I can comeup with...although they won't be painted near as well. :D
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Re: Squat Smugglers [PICS]
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 11:21:04 PM »
Great work, Pil!
 :-*

You are mad, mate.
Alice Cooper!
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An amazing bit of freehand!
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(Nice to see them in colour... ;))

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Re: Squat Smugglers [PICS]
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2012, 11:31:13 PM »
Nice work, I love seeing new ideas applied to the old figures :)
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Re: Squat Smugglers [PICS]
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 01:20:56 PM »
Nicely done, but the Photos are a little bit to bright. Maybe you should switch off the flashlight the next time. So your good work is a little bit lost...
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Re: Squat Smugglers [PICS]
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 04:57:00 PM »
An ace gang. I have a soft spot for Squats.
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Re: Squat Smugglers [PICS]
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012, 05:23:19 PM »
Stupidly nice!  lol


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Re: Squat Smugglers [PICS]
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2012, 05:58:01 PM »
Fantastic. Love the Alice Cooper freehand  :o. Amazing. 

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Re: Squat Smugglers [PICS]
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2012, 08:16:38 PM »
Thanks all! I'm glad you like them!

Nicely done, but the Photos are a little bit to bright. Maybe you should switch off the flashlight the next time. So your good work is a little bit lost...

You are right, the have been overexposed. I noticed it when I uploaded the pictures to my computer but I didn't want to take the pictures all over again. It's not the flash though, but two 100W Halogen light bulbs which are a bit too bright for these pictures. I will have to pay a bit more attention next time to keep the lights a bit further away, so thanks for the help :)

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Re: Squat Smugglers [PICS]
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2012, 11:03:48 AM »
Very nice. Great paintjobs on some great oldschool models.

To be honest I am not a big fan of all the different colours but it seems to work fine for this gang.

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Re: Squat Smugglers [PICS]
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2012, 05:15:21 PM »
Absolutely great fun, what a bunch. Love that Alice Cooper face too.

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Re: Squat Smugglers [PICS]
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2012, 08:58:09 PM »
Thanks both!

To be honest I am not a big fan of all the different colours but it seems to work fine for this gang.

I can imagine, it does look a bit rag tag and I don't really have a unifying element in there. It works well enough for me though 8)

 

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