Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Colony 87 - Interstellar trader

A recent Kickstarter campaign saw the production of six lovely sci-fi civilians.  I decided to paint up one of them, as I just got them last week and was quite excited to see some of them painted.  I thought I would add a little bit of my own background to the interpretation of the character.  I give you:

Pash Grolin

Whether you need ammunition or medication, stimpacks or recaff, if there is anyone in the galaxy who can get it for you, Pash is your man.  A merchant without equal, he is loyal only to money.  If you can offer him enough, there is very little he cannot accomplish.  He is characterized by his trademark white suit which, despite his willingness to go anywhere to make a deal, always seems to remain clean.  Mostly.  He always carries his most popular items on his person, never one to pass up a quick buck.  He also takes his respirator constantly, ever since the incident with the airlock on the star cruiser "Nemesis".  So whatever you seek, feel free to ask Pash.  Just be quick about it, or he will find another buyer!

Another great figure to paint, the details came out quite nicely.  I had a fun time making the base... a simple construct using some plasticard, wire, sand, drywall tape, and a plastic sprue.  A couple closeups of the base:

One day I hope to use Pash in some sort of narrative game.  I might even get pictures of him!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The struggles of gods and mortals...

Another little side project to satisfy my distractions.  A few months back, I picked up a copy of Osprey's "Of Gods and Mortals" ruleset.  It is a nice read, and I decided to make up a small force for a couple pantheons.

The first pantheon I am working on is ancient Egypt.  It is a small force, consisting of about 20 figures, here is the armylist:

Sedja (counts as a Giant Crocodile)
Great Mummy
Generic Hero

Mummies x 4
Egyptian Elite troops x 5
Sherdan Guard x 4

For my first entry:

Horus, the patron deity of ancient Egypt, calls forth his most loyal servants.  The false gods of far away nations gather their forces, intent on despoiling the fertile kingdom.  To defend the Nile delta, he summons first his loyal servants from their long rest in the underworld.  Their mortal remains are withered and decayed, but their spirits are strong and their loyalty unwavering!

The first entry for this army is a unit of 4 mummies (skeletal guards from Dark Fable miniatures) and a Great Mummy (Northstar miniatures).

I have been waiting for an excuse to paint some of the Dark Fable figures I got a while back from their indiegogo campaign.  They were really fun to paint, especially the verdigris on the bronze.

Next up will be the Egyptian Elite troops.