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Offline Knight-Captain Tyr

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Into the Ash Wastes
« on: January 26, 2022, 11:28:39 AM »
For a while I've meant to try my hand at a far-future band of mercenaries or scavengers, taking inspiration from Dune, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Mad Max, Destiny and other examples of gritty sci-fi. So, last night, after discussing Necromunda with some friends, inspiration struck and I made a mercenary/outlaw type who looks like he's been spending too much time in the Ash Wastes of some far distant backwater planet. As ever with my projects, they tend to exist in a 'lore' space in my head slightly disconnected from GW/other established universes, so I wanted something which looked unique but could fit in recognisably in mainstream games.

I've also been inspired a lot by the artwork of Craig Mullins, whose concept art and sketches have been an influence since I was a kid. Here are some examples of what specifically motivated me to get kitbashing for this project:




And last night I sat down to throw together this chap. I tried to get a slight Mandalorian vibe to him - tooled out with a long rifle of unfamiliar design, a heavy pistol (slightly based off the Blade Runner 2049 pistol wielded by K), a lighter sidearm strapped to his thigh and a combat knife.

That shoulder-slung rifle took an hour to kitbash!

Everything here is from Anvil Industries with a single exception - see if you can spot it :)







" ... the seventh wave of Thrall stumbled and climbed over the slippery, piled dead and Mazzarin saw The Watcher with them and at last knew the number of his days."

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Offline Knight-Captain Tyr

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Re: Into the Ash Wastes
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2022, 11:48:29 AM »
Had some fun with the next of the Ash Wasters. A young sniper, using a bolt-action sniper rifle from days long passed. Playing around with barbed wire for basing interest - going to keep them fairly sparse befitting the Ash Wastes, but I'll find some tiny tufts of rad-resistant grass to decorate with.


Offline Ogrob

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Re: Into the Ash Wastes
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2022, 12:25:23 PM »
Good start. Happy to see where this goes.

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Into the Ash Wastes
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2022, 12:29:36 PM »
Very cool. The Ash Wastes does have a certain appeal  :)

Offline has.been

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Re: Into the Ash Wastes
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2022, 05:17:48 PM »
I like the Art Work inspiration, & look
forward to seeing your finished figures (& scenery?) :)

Offline manic _miner

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Re: Into the Ash Wastes
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2022, 05:49:54 PM »
 Very nice art work from an artist i had not heard of before.

 Good start to your project too.

Offline sir_shvantselot

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Re: Into the Ash Wastes
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2022, 10:14:32 PM »
Creative

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Re: Into the Ash Wastes
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2022, 11:22:59 PM »
Nice 8) Look forward to this :)
Ps I believe itís the cloak.
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Offline Ragsta

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Re: Into the Ash Wastes
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2022, 03:35:59 PM »

The extra piece looks to be one of the Battlefleet Gothic antennas youíve used under the barrel of that shotgun :)

Lovely work so far my man!

Offline Knight-Captain Tyr

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Re: Into the Ash Wastes
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2022, 03:14:04 PM »
Coming back to this with the first painted completion:






Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Into the Ash Wastes
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2022, 04:18:46 PM »
Great  8)

Offline has.been

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Re: Into the Ash Wastes
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2022, 06:15:55 PM »
Nice.

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Into the Ash Wastes
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2022, 06:38:12 AM »
Yet again loving your work mate!
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Offline Seal

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Re: Into the Ash Wastes
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2022, 04:36:19 AM »
That looks fantastic!

Offline iDreamofMinis

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Re: Into the Ash Wastes
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2022, 12:45:11 PM »
Great looking stuff!

 

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