Thursday, 17 April 2014

Giving myself lots to do! Part one

So, Salute has come and gone for another year and it's time to look forward to the next big get together BOYL14 or Oldhammer day, depending which way you're inclined. I missed last years inaugural event (I would have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for the meddling kids! To paraphrase scooby-doo villains) but I'm already booked in with the better half for this year. The news that Foundry are moving is actually quite exciting, although some people are less than enthused, as the new site seems to be perfect for a weekend get together. It's also easier for me to get to, being closer to the A1 and also avoids the scariness of parking in the dodgy streets round their current HQ.  Of course nothing has been confirmed about the venue but I'm sure we'll find out soon enough.

But on to the important stuff. The games. So far I've organised pretty much my whole days gaming for Saturday which means I can spend Sunday nursing a hangover and admiring other people's pretty miniatures and joining in games where I don't have think too much.

So what have I got planned? Well Cheetor over at the sho3box blog  and I have been man flirting exchanging ideas about a Rogue Trader game that takes it's inspiration from the semi-mythical tales of Abdul Goldberg. Essentially we are going to have two mobs of interstellar rogues fighting over some prized loot while other silly stuff goes on around about them. I don't want to give too much away but the consequences from this little interstellar tussle may pop-up elsewhere during the weekend. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

This obviously means that some mini's are going to need painting.
First of all I'm going to need a crew of piratey ruffians. I don't need to buy any mini's (can you hear my paypal accounting sighing in relief?) as I've got quite a few already primed and ready to go. In fact I have 8 scurvy crew from this venerable citadel range which in my opinion doesn't get enough love from the cognoscenti.

In addition I've got a couple of figs to use for champions. Spit gun Suzy from the citadel Judge Dredd range is a slightly alien look sci-fi figure that looks likes she'll happily boss some space scum around.

The other figure is from the Lead Adventure miniatures range and I'm only using him cos I think he's a brilliantly characterful little figure and fits the Rogue Trader aesthetic nicely. Frankenstein's monster with a Heavy Stubber talking up with a space pirate crew? Why the hell not.

This motley crew need a captain. Now I could use the space pirate that I built in January but I want to make a new fig. He'll be a conversion of non-citadel figure, I won't give too much away just now but I'll probably get round to starting him this weekend so stay tuned.

In addition to this I'm going to need a couple of servitors to do the heavy lifting. I've got a couple of the more modern ones painted but I really want to get my Bob Olley ones painted as they are such flabby figs and I've finally got my hands on a pair.

We also need some transport but I've already got my Arvus Lighter painted

I might at some graphitti ala Elysium. 

Maybe not as full on as this but some references to humans smelling of grox dung and the coming if a giant pudding might be fitting!
That gives me a total of 15 figures, including one conversion, to paint for our game. Not too taxing. Anyway I've realised that this post has rambled on for a bit so I'll call it a day there and do part two tomorrow. 


  1. I'm really looking forward to seeing your crew come together, looks like it's going to be choc full of character :)

    I really need to get myself an Arvus Lighter, such a lovely shuttle model.

    1. Be aware that it is typical Forgeworld kit in that it needs a bloody good scrub to get rid of all the release agent (hence why this one has sat ignored for a couple if years in frustration after an initial undercoat), needs heating and re shaping in places and still doesn't fit together very well!

  2. Eraser Von Stein is brilliant, I hadnt seen that LAF model before, he is perfect. I never spotted it before now but "Ratnik", the guy who sculpts the majority of the LAF stuff has a little bit of the Bob Olley style about his work.

    Im exhausted after all this flirting, so it will be a few weeks before I can get stuck into my end of the piratey bargain (I have a couple of other things to finish first). The models that I am picking come from more varied sources than yours, but they should have a pretty retro RT vibe all the same.

    I have a couple of servitors painted that can be drafted in if necessary, in case you want to concentrate on getting the pirates done before the extras/scenario objective types (poor photos here but the PJ is decent enough in real life)

    1. No rush, I'm just laying out my plans as it's more likely that I'll get them done on time!
      First job is Wulf and the Gronk!

  3. "I don't want to give too much away but the consequences from this little interstellar tussle may pop-up elsewhere during the weekend. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink."

    I bet they will, I bet they will ! (nudge nudge, wink wink)

    I LIke Fran Eraser a lot, he could do a nice couple with Loritta...

    We have a lot of models to paint in common and I have to say the graffiti would really fit the RT aesthetic the way I see it.

    Nice projects ahead mate.

  4. Very keen to see these fellas come together! I love little warbands in this vein, with a unique mix of lovely figures.

  5. Might I suggest the GW sartosa pirate captain to start a conversion. I am working on one now and I think it will work great with the old pirates that I have.
    Which white dwarf is the pirate pic from, I can not remember and I need some old school reference when I paint them.
    Love the blog, wish I could par-take in all the oldhammer funs. Fans are all spread out over here in the USA and makes it difficulty to plan any events. Maybe Blue will finally work something up.

    1. Stuff of legends says its WD 103. I have had a look at the pirate figure but he's a bit expensive just to hack to bits, I prefer not to make my wallet cry if I can help it! I hope you guys over the pond get something organised.


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