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Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2020, 11:53:19 PM »
this is probably not  much help but I imagine the answer is "Carefully" or any way they ask you too lol
Sorry I will get my coat ;D

LOL.  I was asking for that for sure.  That reminds me of the time I asked (on TMP, I think) how would you paint spots or stripes on a big cat.

Offline Inso

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2020, 08:42:09 AM »
I'd probably go with a mix of para-military, civilian and (if necessary) space suits (with or without armour, depending on setting). I'd also make sure there was at least one robot in the pirate band.

Offline TheMightyFlip

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2020, 08:58:23 AM »
I suppose it depends on your setting, if you have a gothic style, then go for 40Kish type stuff, if you have a StarWars style, go for Han Solo or Lando styles of clothing.

One thing for me about pirates would be to avoid a uniform look. To my mind they would be in whatever clothes they and equipment they could get their hands on, a mix of civilian and military gear.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2020, 02:59:13 AM »
I'd also make sure there was at least one robot in the pirate band.
A parrot-sized one?  :)

Offline War Monkey

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2020, 03:58:15 AM »
A set of space pirates would be nice to have, I do favor more the goth style myself.
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Offline Jagannath

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2020, 10:19:15 AM »
A set of space pirates would be nice to have, I do favor more the goth style myself.

If I won the lottery I'd love to commission Bob Murch (of pulp figures fame) to do a whole new range of Rogue Trader style pirates. A man can dream! There's some Ghost Archipelago bits in here to make space pirates

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Offline shadowbeast

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2020, 02:08:49 PM »
They should look like a bunch of rebels.

The only reason to make them look cohesive is if they belonged to a particularly high-class merc outfit or had emails of marque and reprisal.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2020, 02:49:50 PM »
You are right in that they would not be wanting to look like they are part of a club.

But call them a bunch of rebels?  LOL.  Why not political activists then?  :)

Smugglers? Yes.
Robbers? Yes.
Extortionists?  Yes.
Rebels?  No.

And they might not start out “wanting to” stand out like sore thumbs but, once they come across a choice trinket, or little battle trophy or piece of apparel they really won’t be able to help themselves, and will end up putting it on.  To flaunt their power and individuality a little, specially when going into town.  But very few people can really pull off wearing 1-carat diamond cuff links with skinny jeans and sneakers.  :)

But if they control a fixed territory and a chunk of the population, like a drug cartel does, I can see why their anti-government tactics might confuse them a little and make them think they are rebels of some kind.

Dan
PS.  That said, for some “a fancy hat” might be more than enough, specially if you’re looking to appear like a respectable member of the community:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV_BqOJYHbI

« Last Edit: May 30, 2020, 09:41:28 PM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2020, 01:15:33 PM »
If you look at this link, a little ways down you will see a rough and ragged looking group of converted Necromunda enforcers. Might be a good base for some better kited out pirates. https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2020/06/01/wargaming-week-01-06-2020/
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Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2020, 06:21:38 PM »
Hmm.  Very mercenary-ish in overall look.  They must know how to manage their income better than most traditional pirates/Vikings.  :)

Dan

Offline aliensurfer

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2020, 10:24:43 PM »
I think the new GW Orlock models would make good space pirates, the harpoon launcher model screams it

Offline forrester

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2020, 09:08:29 PM »
There's always THESE...


Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2020, 07:44:45 AM »
Who are they?

Online Storm Wolf

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2020, 07:49:12 AM »
Who are they?

Blakes 7 - Sci-fi show from the UK about freedom fighters escaping from a totalitarian controlling empire, very kitsch, very 70s.
Knowing my luck, I would throw the pin and still be holding the grenade - gulp!

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Re: How Would YOU Dress Up Space Pirates?
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2020, 06:56:45 PM »
Blakes 7
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLIv-DVrjhZJqb7hvTVgL_w

Like most TV shows the quality of the story lines vary greatly across the episodes but overall a fun show to watch while painting. 
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