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Author Topic: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm  (Read 16973 times)

Offline Freddy

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Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« on: January 28, 2023, 11:40:45 AM »
Let's start a topic for my scifi models. It all began with my 40k Imperial Guard army, the great Scythia XIV, with mostly converted figures and vehicles. I just post some pics I found:
The biggest battle so far (8000pts)

Conscript squad of various sources:


Basic footsloggers, my sculpts:



Valkyrie:

Converted Deathstrike from a V2 set:

A good old Mordian officer, I use him as a tempestus officer:

Priest:

Heavy weapon teams I usually base individually, they just have 60mm movement trays:


This guy is a crusader, my sculpt:

Some classical stormtroopers:



Also newer ones:

These were converted from Afterlife models:

No pose like the missionary pose:


Taurox. I am not a real fan of this vehicle tbh.

Rein&Raus, who does not love Rammstein.

Medical personel

Psyker

Comissar

Some guardsmen and vehicles I converted from the genestealer range.




Offline Freddy

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Re: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2023, 11:56:21 AM »
Other models. They also became grey :)
Strong arm of the law on Necromunda:


Also some law abiding citizens.


And their pets:

Not just dogs, also some cats:

Doctor (Malifaux figure):

Servitor doctor:

A friendly cook- a man's gotta eat. Something :P


Two WM figures. A Narker:

And a Dome Runner:

3d printed figures. This one got two plasma pistols:

This one a bolt pistol:

An evil midget:

The Purity Seal (I feel your pain)

Cherub:

Servo skulls:

I just call this one Andrew Lloyd. He's got a Webber, you know.

The good old Confessor Kyrinov:

Some acolytes. This one is originally from Confrontation:



A gendarme, made from Bretonnians.

Some skitarii. Painting these is even worse than painting Napoleonic infantry.



Offline Freddy

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Re: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2023, 12:05:43 PM »
A Rouge Trader clan:

Plus some later additions:


Some vehicles:


Some Chaos vehicles:





A handful of Necrons. One of them fell from the balcony and survived a fall of 5 levels!

Stormtroopers of a different Empire:

Also rebels.


A sculpted pilot for later spaceship models:

And some droid fighters.


Finally my Borderlands project :) Kind of a crossover with Necromunda/40k.



Thats it for now, i will post the new ones here.

Offline has.been

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Re: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2023, 12:55:07 PM »
Not a fan of the rules, but can't help but be very impressed
with your collection of Sci-Fi figures & vehicles.

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2023, 04:59:20 PM »
Yes, that’s a pretty amazing body of work you have put together!

Offline swiftnick

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Re: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2023, 07:43:34 PM »
Some great stuff there!
Would love to see more of the battles

Offline Freddy

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Re: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2023, 12:32:53 PM »
Thanks, guys!
Here are some more battle pics, the first one from that big battle.




Also a skirmish game (I just call it 40k parsecs from home, basically 5parsecs but with 40k fight system)


That guy lost his morale and fled. Having no other way to do this on this terrain piece, he must have flushed himself on the toilet.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2023, 05:25:43 PM by Freddy »

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2023, 06:08:52 AM »
So you just use 40k states and rules for the guys in your 40k parsecs game? Or like say the necromunda rules?
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Offline Freddy

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Re: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2023, 06:22:29 PM »
So you just use 40k states and rules for the guys in your 40k parsecs game? Or like say the necromunda rules?
Basically yes. In my solo gaming I usually stick with one set for stats and basic combat system, for scifi its 40k. Most of my scifi collection is for 40k, or at least using 40k weapons (the second biggest is Necromunda, which can be 40k-ized pretty easily), and when I have, lets say, a perfectly wyswyg Plague Marine, it does not make any sense to run it as “Bulky A_hole Type3” instead of using its perfectly fine 40k stats and rules which I am already familiar with. They say a good solo system is easy to learn- nothing is easier to learn than something I already know :)

I like 40k very much- the world, the models, and yes, since they phased out the consolidate into CC in 5th ed, I never had any big issue with its basic rules neither. It has its flaws, I know, mostly because of codex creep (and the other manifestations of GeeDub greed). But these are really easy to balance out in solo gaming. (In versus gaming I do not have the luxury to choose game system, I play what the others play :) ) From then on it is an almost endless toybox, models and stats for everything from big stompy robots to cultist lowlifes. And bitz, lots of bitz.

So for stats and basic combat mechanics it is 40k, for activation and campaign it is 5Parsecs. It needs some cleaning on the edges, for example I made charge distance into 1d6” and because of the activation system, everyone is allowed one set of strike back in CC per turn instead of a dedicated CC phase. For the weapons I use the closest 40k counterpart, for the enemies I do not roll on the table but I made cards with all my eligible models (I have some Necro gangs, nids, some chaos, some necrons, now working on some Tau, so quite a card deck), and I just take one from that. Sometimes two for a mixed gang or when I get a character (for example Tau Ethereal), I look for the closest fitting unit card (Fire Warriors, drones or Kroot, whichever comes first). Things like tactics and whether something is an invasion threat, are usually pretty straightforward given the backstory of the faction.

...also some servitors finished recently.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2023, 07:05:23 PM by Freddy »

Offline Scarper

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Re: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2023, 11:38:46 PM »
This is an amazing and broad set of awesome scifi models - I like how you've brought everything together. Despite the overall grey theme, they've got a lot of character and interest! Thanks for sharing.

Offline Freddy

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Re: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2023, 11:14:06 AM »
This is an amazing and broad set of awesome scifi models - I like how you've brought everything together. Despite the overall grey theme, they've got a lot of character and interest! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you!
Thing is, factions have a colour code. For the Imperium, the armour color is Panzer Grey, the subfactions have different clothes colour: pike grey for soldiers and gangs (they just make the biggest part of my collection), red for AdMech, white for Ecclesiarchy and Inquisition, purple for Rogue Traders, and Administratum crew will be turqoise. For Chaos, the clothes colour is set (dark yellow), the armour colour is depending on the god served: Field Grey for Nurgle, blue for Tzeench, pink for Slaanesh, you can guess the one for Khorne, but I do not have any models serving him yet, my Chaos models have the Nurgle scheme.

Offline Freddy

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Re: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2023, 05:22:16 PM »
Administratum clerks, the two on the sides are my old sculpts (using Delaque heads), the one in the middle is a 3d printed figure from I do not remember where.


Offline Scarper

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Re: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2023, 08:44:47 PM »
Great new additions, some lovely sculpts. The Delaque heads are a good fit.

I particularly like the little votive box on the back of the smaller scroll-carrying guy on the right!
« Last Edit: February 18, 2023, 01:25:11 AM by Scarper »

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2023, 12:04:46 AM »
Those dudes look great!

Offline Freddy

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Re: Fifty shades of pike grey- scifi models in 28mm
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2023, 10:59:22 AM »
Thanks, guys! For the icons I made this little tutorial earlier, it is easy to paint (key is the order of colours) and looks really cool either on cultist type figures also on historical models.

Gothic icon:


Orthodox icon (might worth to paint the halo before the head):

 

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