Monday, 25 February 2013

JD11 - Rogue Trooper

Hello, I am bit busy over the coming weeks decorating the house and reclaiming my old hobby room but I have managed to sneak onto the PC and post another classic miniature, today we have Rogue Trooper the GI (Genetic Infantryman), a staple of 2000AD's 1980's comic, I just had to give him a lick of paint.

The original 2000AD licensed range can be seen here: 2000AD Miniatures



I did notice that GW painted several of the Rogue Trooper miniatures as plain old humans in flesh tones in various publications and you can see Major Magnum painted as a human in the picture from the Rogue Trader rulebook in my Old World Jack post.

Here is my interpretation of Rogue.


Some of you may remember the Rogue Trooper Boardgame made when GW were still cool, I played it back day but have completely forgot how it played and sadly this is one I do not own.

The Rogue game counters, nice sculpts.



I hope you enjoy
J

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Astropath Yerl - RT601 - Adventurers

Hi, my miniature for today is Astropath Yerl another miniature from RT601 Adventurers set, you can see this miniature depicted in one of the illustrations for the Imperial Bodyguard miniature, see post below.  If you look at some of the more modern citadel/gw scupts i.e Imperial Guard Regimental Advisors you will notice that the newer Astropaths haven't really strayed away from the original concept unlike nearly all the other W40K designs.

My painted version .



Hope you like
J

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Genestealer Magus

Hello friends of the blog, Today's miniature is a Genestealer Magus, see the Genestealer guide over on Collecting Citadel Minatures wiki, now I have got to admit White Dwarf magazines 114-116 sent me Genestealer mental, the illustrations, background and painted cult army were the coolest thing going at the time, I had to have them so I purchased loads of them, built a cult army added Cultist Imperial Guard, Chaos Beastmen and I even converted Genestealers holding Daemon weapons.  A few months ago I got ten Genestealer Hybrid miniatures out the loft stripped with Dettol not my usual method but I am not using Nitromors in my lovely new sink, prepped and had a go at painting them, here is the first one. I have loads finshed to show you soon but I am hoping to do a whole blog post on these guy's.


Here is one of my Hybrid/traitor guard conversions to wet your appetite.


I hope you like
J

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Imperial Pilot - RT601 - Adventurers

Another miniature from the RT601 - Adventurers collection (my favourite set), an Imperial Pilot and again the original advert can be seen here solegends, this chap reminds me of someone from Dune, maybe a House Atreides ornithopter pilot.


As you can as a theme is developing, I delved into my massive Rogue trader collection when we started playing Dark Heresy RPG a couple of years ago and found so many suitable miniatures, the words 'space opera' jump out at me when sift through my old RT miniatures.
Please bear with me i know the quality of the photos is limited but I shall be attempting to rectify this asap.

Female Warrior Gabs - RT601 - Adventurers - Adeptus Sororitas

Hi, Todays miniature from my Rogue trade collection is Female Warrior Gabs of the Adeptus Sororitas, a possible forerunner for the Sisters of Battle range.

You can see the original advert over here on Solegends RT 601 Adventurers.

Here is my painted miniature armed with a sword and Bolter and standard marine design power armour. What I love about this miniature which is not evident in the photo is that the female power armour has high heels, now the breast plate is understandable but high heels, it would be like posting a modern British female soldier out to Afganistan in high heeled assault boots. I still have to get round to painting up the other miniature Female Warrior Jayne.


Art from the Rogue Trader rulebook portraying a Adeptus Sororitas,  not too far away from the miniature but a bit more of a 'Nun with a Gun' don't you think?  I am not quite sure what the rams skull signifies on both the miniatures and the illustrations shoulder pad but I am hoping one of you will tell me. 

Enjoy
J

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Nurgle Chaos Champion

Something a bit different today, here is a Nurgle chaos champion I painted to be a cult leader, you know the sort of thing something for our Dark Heresy characters to hunt down in game, etc, etc.  A great miniature from the classic Realm of Chaos range, he represents a Nurgle chaos champion with the gift of technology, you needed to be lucky and roll 866-880 on a D1000 for technology on the attribute table while generating a champion to lead your warband (see Orlygg's blog for the attribute table and more, I strongly recommend his RoC site, hours of fun reading) which is funny as citadel made a ton of chaos champions with technology but the roll was so hard.

The citadel 'red' catalogue (1991 Catalogue - section 2) page for this miniature can be see here Champions of Nurgle interestingly it looks like 3 miniatures were made from this base 'dolly' this one 'pistol and sword, another with 'bell staff and sword and the last 'fly mutation and axe', I am a bit miffed as I sold the other two on eBay years ago and wish i hung onto them as the fly mutation is so cool.


Enjoy
J

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Old World Jack - RT7 - Mercenaries

Hi, Today's miniature from my collection is Old World Jack, one of the RT7 Mercenaries, great miniatures full of character, there was lots of art work based on these miniatures in the original Warhhamer 40,000 Rogure Trader Rulebook (1st Edition).

Here is my painted version, funny thing is that he doesn't seem to be wearing power armour but has the armour power pack, I think the designers originally envisaged the backpack to be some sort of jump/flight pack. At best I would say he was wearing carapace armour.

Old World Jack searching a 'derelict' space hulk for loot.


And here is a picture from the rulebook that I think you will agree is based on this miniature.


And here is a diorama from the rulebook with Him and other RT7 Mercenaries being ambushed.


Enjoy
J

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Adeptus Arbites

I have had a day off work today so I thought I would treat you to another miniature, I originally painted this miniature up as my Dark Heresy Arbitrator character but soon realised that an Arbitrator attached to an Inquisitorial warband wouldn't really go around in his service uniform on missions so I had to find another suitable miniature. (I will show you miniature conversion in a future post)

I am big fan of WAB (Warhammer Ancient Battles) and loved the classical look of this miniature with his crested helmet so painting him was pleasure and I have always loved the design of the Power Maul. You can see the original miniature here Citadel Miniatures Blue 1991 Catalog - Section 1
Note: I found this miniature in one of those massive loose miniatures for sale boxes at Wolverhampton Alumwell Wargame Show, his pistol arm was sawn off so I had to replace with a marine arm and a Laspistol but I don't think you can really tell.

*Update* Here is the miniature I converted for my Dark Heresy Arbitrator character, I used a Necromunda House Delaque with shotgun miniature and made simple head swap and added a Westwind miniatures Arthurian head this miniature is better suited to sneaking around the underhive not trying to draw attention to himself.


Enjoy
J

Imperial Bodyguard - Adeptus Custodes

Hey,  For today's post an Adeptus Custodes.

This first miniature was from the First Warhammer 40k releases March 87 flyer See flyer here he is listed as an Imperial Bodyguard.  This miniature reminds me of one of the 2000AD comic character Torquemada Terminiators he wears a similar antifaz steeple hood travelling the galaxy in search of Xenos. (very Ku Klux Klan like)


In the first edition rule book you can see a picture of him guarding the Emperor.  See below.



And Imperial Bodyguards with an Astropath here, I think the artist used the citadel miniature as reference for his drawing.


Imperial Bodyguard escorting what looks like a Tech Priest.



I hope you enjoy
J

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