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Offline Asslessman

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The journey of a rogue trader... (new Venator leader !)
« on: April 20, 2015, 08:27:22 AM »
First time for me here but I've been advised by so many wonderful people to come that I had to start a thread of my own here at some point !

After following the "building armies based on army books for games I don't play" fashion, I've decided to get back to a more relaxed way of painting as painting is the part of th ehobby I spend the most time on (though I really do like playing).
With that in mind, i've started building little skirmish forces fro the Warhammer 40k universe, getting inspiration from all sources but mostly from the early material like Rogue trader or confrontation (missing link between laserburn and Necromunda).

I've found building small bands enables me to explore this vast setting without getting lost and it helps me a keep a good mojo painting wise as I can switch subjects every now and then.

The first warband I built with this in mind was the Sensei warband whose inspiration is heavily based on the Realm of Chaos books and on the Highlander Movies.



You can check each member's own story in the links below :

- Shorty the ratling
- Moulay Abd An-nour, scout
- Lucas Stern, Sensei and hero of the Starchild
- Poakey, the underhiver
- Mad Punk
- Redeemed chaos champion
« Last Edit: July 11, 2018, 07:06:37 PM by Asslessman »

Offline Earther

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Re: The journey of a rogue trader...
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 09:26:17 AM »
Welcome! And so good to see you and your Oldhammer toys here!  :D

Offline Gangleri

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Re: The journey of a rogue trader...
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 04:48:01 PM »
Looking very good!  I always loved that guy on the right.
Now what is this whole life of mortals but a sort of comedy, in which the various actors, disguised by various costumes and masks, walk on and play each one his part, until the manager waves them off the stage?

http://stokefield.blogspot.com/

http://wellrallyonceagain.blogspot.com/

Offline Asslessman

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Re: The journey of a rogue trader...
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2015, 03:17:26 PM »
Cheers guys,

Next on my catching up : Roger Ferrero's crew also known as "Space Roger and his Galactic farers"

I've decided to give them a real retro sci-fi vibe with some model selection and a bright and clean paintjob. I really have a sweat spot for this warband who unfortunately is only a ghost of what it once was as I managed to frost it just before leaving for a gaming week-end... models were "saved" with a layer of antishine varnish but they now look plain and tasteless...  :?



you can find more about them  (from left to right)

- Johny Savuka
- Brook the skeleton mechanic
- Michan Pherry, Roger Ferrero and Allael Pherry
- Irn Bounce, space dwarf
- Zan Kieff

Offline blacksoilbill

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Re: The journey of a rogue trader...
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2015, 04:06:20 PM »
Nice work - full of character, and a great paint job to bring that out. I think Roger and Irn are my favourites - great models.

Offline Centaur_Seducer

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Re: The journey of a rogue trader...
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2015, 04:21:34 PM »
Lovely Pj JB! You knew that already of course :D
You're project has really tickled my RT-fancy. Damn! I don't need another project where each mini costs an arm and a leg :/

Offline thebinmann

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Re: The journey of a rogue trader...
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2015, 05:08:22 PM »
Oh, lovely

They guy in the middle of the first photo looks just like you!

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Re: The journey of a rogue trader...
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2015, 06:01:55 PM »
Lovely! :-* :-* :-*

I recognise some of the minis. Is Brook the Skeleton an old RT model?


Offline Asslessman

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Re: The journey of a rogue trader...
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2015, 10:48:47 PM »
Cheers guys !

@ Blacksoilbill : Roger and Irn are the models that motivated me to do that theme in the first place so that may show ^^.

@Centaur : Always nice to hear ! You'd be surprised how cheap this warband was, I got lucky and got the skeleton for 99p (average cost is more around 10£) but the thers are not te hardest models to get nor the most expensive really.

@Thebinman : Well comparison stops here, if only I was immortal too (maybe then I could paint this ever growing leadpile...)

@Andym : I thing the Space Skeleton even predates the release of Rogue trader. It is an excellent model, full of charm and details and a wonder to paint really !

Offline warburton

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Re: The journey of a rogue trader...
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2015, 12:33:11 AM »
Excellent models and painting! I will follow your goings on with interest :) The warbands side of 40K is quite an interesting one.

Online OSHIROmodels

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Re: The journey of a rogue trader...
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2015, 07:21:22 AM »
Great stuff  :D

cheers

James

Offline Asslessman

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Re: The journey of a rogue trader...
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2015, 08:15:05 AM »
Ah, thanks again,

Something from last Orctober's event, a warband of old space orks with a combination of Citadel early Space orks, an Iron claw Robot controller and some Foundry snorklings. A real pleasure to paint these as I had managed to stay away from greenskins from most of my modelling life ! I think Painting a fistful of them every orctober will be a regular thing for me now.

You can see I didn't take any real original way with these but only opted for a skin colour I fancied (and repeated on all models) with a limited set of base colours to give a strong coherence to the group.



You can find the associated Blog post HERE for more pictures and backstory on these ;)

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Re: The journey of a rogue trader...
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2015, 08:21:33 AM »
More great stuff  :D

cheers

James

Offline thebinmann

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Re: The journey of a rogue trader...
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2015, 10:00:14 AM »
Very nice, perhaps the best yet!

Offline Doomsdave

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Re: The journey of a rogue trader...
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2015, 04:50:13 PM »
Beautiful models.  Scratches the nostalgia itch.
This is my boomstick!

 

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