Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Rogue Trader: Dutchy of Kalitzfornia Part 2


So here we are with our third Rogue Trader inspired update showcasing two more conversions. We have on our left, the Kalitzfornian sniper and to the right there is a renegade techpriest.

Both are quite big conversions on some more Wargames Foundry miniatures. 

So the techpriest was made from a Foundry peasant kind of nobleman guy. I used a multitude of parts, from a Mantic Games power fist, some chains (mechandrites) from Brettonian peasants, bits and bobs from Warlord Games Germans, GW chaos cultist and finally, a spring from my fencing epee... which most likely shouldn't have been removed... but... y'know... ;D

He was a bit of a menace to do... but he'll do as some sort of non high-level member of the Adeptus Mechanicus, or the Kalitzfornian copy-cat version of that most esteemed institution.

The sniper was an easier conversion, but still not easy. You see, this model was originally a halberdiers-man. So amongst everything else I had to kind of remove his halberd and switch it for a GW Kroot rifle minus stupid spiky bits. The original thought for this model was that he was going to be a heavy weapons specialist, but seeing that the Dutchy of Kalitzfornia is rather broke, he ended up with a lame anti-tank rifle and not much else. I am happier with him as a sniper, although I am still keeping to my original idea of him not having anything better to use other than an anti-tank rifle. So he is an anti-tank sniper guy...? Anyways, we can at least be sure that if he manages to hit something with his big baby, they are going to be pulp.

The ammo on his chest is at least as long as my forearm. High velocity forearms clad in metal impacting onto your chest cant be pleasant!

I gave him a satchel from some WG (hehehehe, I just noticed that WG (Warlord Games) is backwards GW... maybe these companies set out with the direct goal of confusing us!). Anyway, from a WG (haha, cant stop laughing) German paratrooper.

And of course the classic shield thingy shoulder pad (impeccable English if I may add).

That's all for now. More updates are incoming!


Sunday, 12 February 2017

Rogue Trader: Dutchy of Kalitzfornia Part 1


So here we are again with some more Rogue Trader inspired miniatures. The chap on the right as awesome source fun to do. He was based on a Foundry peasant. I swapped out his bucket with a barrel, and swapped his head for the storks head from the plastic Brettonian banner (something I've always wanted to do). I call this this new race Stawks. Very creative and imaginative, I know.

The chap on the right is a scout for my personal faction that I'm building, the Dutchy of Kalitzfornia, a small but slowly growing nation situated on the sparsely populated planet of Phobia.

He is going to be part of a unit of soldiers/peacekeeper (kind of jacks of all trades). I have plans to add other specialists, like perhaps a sniper, to pair with him to make a recon team.

The model itself is an old metal crossbowmen from a company that I cannot remember the name of. I  put a space marine combat knife in his one hand and a GW chaos cultist auto pistol in the other. His backpack is a WW2 Warlord games German assortment. Lastly, I used one of those funny small shields that came on the Brettonian Knights sprue as a shoulder pad, a theme that I would like to continue with the rest of this unit.

The Stawk is probably going to be used in some auxiliary position, maintaining vehicles and other such things. I used a whole range of different parts from a old WW2 20mm barrel, a Brettonian man-at-arms glove to an old Dark Eldar pistol.

As I've said before these were a lot of fun to do, and I plan to keep at it for as long as I am motivated!


Monday, 6 February 2017

Rogue Trader: Rebel Scum Part 1


So for today something a little different. I am an utter hobby butterfly but thankfully I believe I am narrowing down my range of interests! So at the moment, after a lot of LoTR enthused madness, I have sunk back into the lowly depths of the far future. I have decided to convert/build/paint up warbands for my games in the 40k universe. However, as I am a sucker for old-school stuff in general, I have decided to run with a semi Rogue Trader theme.

So far I haven't used a single Rogue Trader model, and I have converted every model I have done. However, I shall feed you my progress in bite sized chunks, so here goes!

Here we have Bruce the Beastman (very imaginative, but we will get to that later(on the left)), and Lord Alskandr de Chemy (on the right).

Bruce's original name was Broo'Sqye which was too much for ordinary folks to pronounce so De Chemy renamed him Bruce for short.

De Chemy, or by his full title: Alskandr de Chemy, Lord Inquisitor of the Rogue Association of Freetraders of the East Fringe Trading Alliance, the Collector of Depts.

The model for De Chemy is a complete mash up of different parts, from Skaven, High Elf, Dark Eldar and tons of Greenstuff!

Bruce is a bit of a simpler conversion, with parts from Dark Eldar, Chaos Cultists and Kroot.

They were immensely fun to put together and by the time I am writing this there are plenty more done and even more on the way! I shall try get some regular posts happening!