I have managed to finish off a few random models this week, in a vain attempt to make way for new stuff, but there is still more to clear yet. This batch are for Rogue Stars and any other miscellaneous sci-fi games I get into. The first two are Aberrant Games models, both law keepers and so destined for a Space Cops crew, really nice models. A blast from the past is this old Imperial Psyker, I had a bit of trouble getting some old paint off of it, but after a quick paintjob, he will join the Star Cops crew. I thought these two Spartan Games models would make interesting armoured SWAT type models. As I was undecided what colour to go for, and they had been undercoatd in white, I opted for a Stormtrooper paint scheme, then again, that is just lazy. A spare Karman model got a repaint, not sure what for yet, but he came up quite nice. Finally, a Westwind armoured chap, originally for the Japanese Weird War II force, but using a Space Marine head, he is now a general hero type dude.
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These Aberrant Games miniatures are really nice SWAT style models. I wantd a very plain colour scheme so went for black with grey pouches and knee pads. There is a Shotgun and a Flamer in there with three Assault Rifles and an Engineer Specialist. Black is a hard colour to paint!
Ages ago, I did a quick bit of modelling on a plastic Avengers Quinjet, nothing fancy, I just added some wheels. This was mainly to be some scenery at a space port or something. I put off painting it for ages as I decided to wait until I got a new airbrush and use it as another test piece. The top was okay, in fact I was quite pleasd with the cammo effect I managed, but I did get some nasty splatter on the underneath. I also decided I did not like the blue very much. I can fix that…
With this big bad boy, I sprayed it all white and then did some areas black. Using an airbrush has way more control than an aerosol can, so it is possible to target small areas. I still need to practice more, but I feel like I am getting the hang of it slowly but surely.
This is the Transformers model that I bought for next to nothing on eBay. I have removed all the internal crap and glued plastic over all the openings I could see from the inside, of which there were lots. It actually did not take long and in the greater scheme of things, this was one of the quickest conversions I have done, it only took three episodes of Game Of Thrones (I’m watching series 2 again). Now for undercoating with my new compressor, in white this time…
The last of my Astoplis Kickstarter models is this chap who has been prompted to Captain of the Nagoya Transporter. It does look like he has vampire fangs in this picture but I think it is just the angle and flash…
For a tight games of Kill Team anf Rogue Stars, four towers makes for an interesting game. With the Kill Team obscured rule being nice and simple, a target is eitehr -1 to hit or not. This setup is three Pringle Towers and one self supporting Crosswalk Tower. I have also made a slightly higher ground tile for some variation. Just wait until you see what is next!
I bought this model at last years Salute I think, I can’t remember who makes it, but it works well as a Servitor model at a control console.
I am calling this chap the Reactor Engineer, another model with heavy protective gear and a large wrench and a mallet for when you REALLY need to tighten up that pesky nut…
To keep the old bucket of bolts flying, plenty of engineers are required. An apprentice engineer, an old timer and of course someone to yell at them.
This is my casually dressed Chief Engineer, in his blue jeans and leather jacket.
With his cyborg leg, this heavily tooled up engineer from Lead Adventure is another of the Astropolis Kickstarter models I wanted for the transporter.
Plenty of odds and ends for objectives and just general gubbins to scatter around a table. These Portable Power Cells (?) are from TT Combat, nice bits of resin. This large crate is “The Device” from Ainsty Castings. And finally, some Oil Drum type cointainers from TT Combat and various bits from CMON.
They took a while but I am pleased with them. Lots of detail but fortunately only a few models so I wanted to spend a bit of time on each one. These are the Elucidian Starstriders, a small band of Rogue Traders under the command of Elucia Vhane. Although she does not look that dangerous, Elucia Vhane packs a hefty close combat punch and is remarkably durable. Larsen van der Grauss has an area effect protective field, but in a game like Kill Team, the models get spread out quite quickly. Equipped with some Krugeresque claws, Sanistasia Minst is the team medic, quite a lot of points for a medic who has to be 1″ from an injured model to have an effect, but I will have to see how she fares. Any good Rogue Trader team needs an Assassin and Knosso Prond is it. For some heavy firepower the Voidsman Gunner can lay down some suppressing fire while the rest more forward, at least that is the plan. Voidmaster Nitsch and the hound, Aximillion. Nitsch has short range weapons but in the confines of densly pack