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Offline Genghis

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Re: Genghis' Inq28 [Grox and Vent Dragons added 29 Nov 20]
« Reply #165 on: November 29, 2020, 11:08:36 AM »
Wow, It's been a good old while since I last finished any sci-fi figures, real life most definitely got in the way.  However, I'm back in the game now, so here are some critters I've just finished.  They're from Krakon Games, each species a single sculpt that I managed to bend a bit with hot water to add some variety.  The Vent Dragons came with little wings, but I decided the return for the faff of attaching and painting them wasn't worth it, and they looked great without them - in fact, they way I envisage these little beasties as predators that inhabit dark vents and crawl spaces, the wings would actually be a hindrance.  I've also decided that my Vent Dragons are fully grown and 'see' by some sort of innate psychic awareness.

A Grox trader hawking his wares.


Some Vent Dragons running amok; cleaning servitor 0427RS86XX has no idea of it's impending demise


While I was taking the photos with my new backdrop (not quite finished - I need to add some posters) I had a play with some of my lockdown figures, here are the Vigilance Committee defending their corner of the hab block from a chaos cult.
2021 - Figures Acquired: 15  Figures Painted: 1
2020 - Figures Acquired: 63  Figures Painted: 92
2019 - Figures Acquired: 85  Figures Painted: 50

Offline Earther

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Re: Genghis' Inq28 [Grox and Vent Dragons added 29 Nov 20]
« Reply #166 on: November 30, 2020, 12:48:41 PM »
Lovely, gribbly additions and a fantastic backdrop.  :o

Splendid stuff!  :-*

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Re: Genghis' Inq28 [Grox and Vent Dragons added 29 Nov 20]
« Reply #167 on: November 30, 2020, 04:34:50 PM »
Lovely, gribbly additions and a fantastic backdrop.  :o

Splendid stuff!  :-*

I have to agree, it all looks great!
 :-*

Good idea with the wing removal, I think I shall steal that as I have not touched my Vent Dragons yet.
 :)


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Re: Genghis' Inq28 [Grox and Vent Dragons added 29 Nov 20]
« Reply #168 on: November 30, 2020, 04:37:34 PM »
Very cool  :)

Offline Genghis

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Re: Genghis' Inq28 [Grox and Vent Dragons added 29 Nov 20]
« Reply #169 on: December 02, 2020, 07:43:19 PM »
Thank-you

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Re: Genghis' Inq28 [Grox and Vent Dragons added 29 Nov 20]
« Reply #170 on: December 05, 2020, 04:47:58 PM »
Lovely stuff. Very inspiring  :-*
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Re: Genghis' Inq28 [Grox and Vent Dragons added 29 Nov 20]
« Reply #171 on: December 05, 2020, 05:27:09 PM »
The vent dragons look good, I like the wingless look. Mine are in the queue still- probably will show up next year.

I really like the backdrop too, nice and big so you can zoom out.
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Offline Genghis

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Re: Genghis' Inq28 [Grox and Vent Dragons added 29 Nov 20]
« Reply #172 on: December 08, 2020, 09:21:31 PM »
I really like the backdrop too, nice and big so you can zoom out.

Thanks.  It's based on a 12" square terrain tile, I wanted it large enough to allow photos from multiple angles for a bit of variety in the backdrop.  Once I've added the posters I'll do a post showing the whole thing, and maybe a couple of WiP shots.

Offline Genghis

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Re: Genghis' Inq28 [Santa and Elves added 19 Dec 20]
« Reply #173 on: December 19, 2020, 01:46:37 PM »
That's probably the last figures I'll get finished this year, finishing with something seasonally appropriate in the form of Anvil's Bad Santa and elves.  Next up, a bunch more Blackstone Fortress stuff.


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Re: Genghis' Inq28 [Santa and Elves added 19 Dec 20]
« Reply #174 on: December 19, 2020, 01:55:26 PM »
Wow, now that’s true heresy  :-* Time to send the inquisition after Santa...

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Re: Genghis' Inq28 [Santa and Elves added 19 Dec 20]
« Reply #175 on: December 20, 2020, 02:27:11 PM »
 lol

Quality!
 8) 8)


Offline Genghis

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Re: Genghis' Inq28 [Santa and Elves added 19 Dec 20]
« Reply #176 on: December 21, 2020, 10:04:05 AM »
Thank-you.

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Re: Genghis' Inq28 [Ogryn added 21 Jan 21]
« Reply #177 on: January 21, 2021, 06:42:19 PM »
My first figure of the year: Iapetus the ogryn.  He is one of Mortian’s Heavy Ogres, with a bit of re-profiling to his helmet, shoulder pads and thigh guards to better match the lines of the Cadians I used for the rest of the PDF goons.  I also added a couple of winged skulls (carefully sliced away from spare Cadian weapons) to his shield and body armour to match the goons.





In figuring out how Iapetus came to be serving in the PDF, I accidentally ended up naming and developing a backstory for the PDF officer, thereby slightly undoing my intent that they all be nameless, faceless goons.

Horatio Wodehouse-Walpole the third is the 6th son of a middling-senior noble house.  Nobel families don’t let their children join the meat grinder that is the Imperial Guard, but a low-risk, largely ceremonial, role in the PDF has a certain cachet.  Consequently, highborn sons and daughters too junior to take over the family business or go into politics (and temperamentally unsuited to the Ecclesiarchy) often have commissions purchased for them in the PDF.  The general understanding is that such officers are largely kept away from any real work and occupy the profusion of ceremonial roles established for them.  Capt Walpole, however, has shown a surprising aptitude for the more regular PDF officer roles and it is a source of minor societal scandal that he gets his hands dirty doing actual soldiering.  Nonetheless, he’s really thrown himself into it and enjoys the opportunities for oppressing the populace protecting the populace from malcontents and ne'er do wells.

Whilst he enjoys getting out on the streets with his men, Horatio doesn’t shy away from flaunting his wealth.  As such, he pays for his own bodyguard*; drawn from the Wodehouse-Walpole’s stable of ogryn staff** Iapetus is not technically on the PDF’s books, but the Wodehouse-Walpoles are powerful enough that no one’s going to say anything.  Initial attempts to arm Iapetus with a 0.5 bore sawn-off shotgun resulted in him invariably forgetting to fire and just using it as a club (often going off in the process with sometimes “hilarious” results).  Giving up on firearms, Horatio tried giving Iapetus a variety of heavy sabres and maces, but he would keep ‘losing’ them on patrol and reverting to an old spade he used to use a garden labourer on the family estates.  Despite the old spade lacking suitable military bearing, sometimes it’s just not worth trying to take away an Ogryn’s favourite toy.  Besides, with Ogryn strength behind the swing, the spade is about as an effective a melee weapon as one could wish for.

(Iapetus wears appropriate PPE so he remains Covid secure, even at punching distance from someone outside his household bubble.)

* Well, his family pay.
** Indentured servants.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2021, 06:57:59 PM by Genghis »

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Re: Genghis' Inq28 [Ogryn added 21 Jan 21]
« Reply #178 on: January 22, 2021, 10:44:56 AM »
He's a hefty boy! Looks good.

 

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