Thursday, January 29, 2015

Heartbreaker Hobbies Starship Marines

I had these six Starship Marines lying around for a couple of years. They used to be Heartbreaker Hobbies, but are now sold at Black Tree Designs. Too bad they currently only have six poses available, but let's face it, I probably won't need more anyway.

I actually got started on these in a kind of random way. They had been standing prepped and basecoated for more than a year, but I could never decide for a colour scheme for them. So standing there collecting dust I found them while looking for something completely different and I decided to give them some paint.

 Ready to explore the Deathworlds.

I remember how I originally wanted to paint them green, but since I painted so much green lately I ended up giving the first one a white/red scheme. It ended up looking pretty good and so I wanted to paint them all this way, but I wanted to keep one in different colours, so he could be a leader of sorts. In the end I gave them three different paintjobs in pair of twos.

This will work well for skirmish settings, having them prance about in pairs as guards or explore barren wastes in their powered armour.

A bit different angle.

Scaleshot with Ork and Terminator.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Shark Teeth Marines And Field Police

I have been in the process of painting a Blood Angels assault marine squad and now I finally have half a squad ready, which means they will be able to make it into a game (potentially).

I want my Space Marines to be psychos, so I painted shark mouths on the assault marines. I think it is a great way to make them look really agressive and it will make them stand out on the battle-field.

"OK boys, let's ravage this town!"

I also wanted to do some Field Police for some time, but in the end I decided to make just a single marine instead of a complete squad of them. So I found a model I really liked and painted him in the colours of the Field Police. 

This guy will either make it into a veteran squad at some point or solely be used for skirmish. For now he can try to arrest the Blood Angels.

"Throw down your weapons and surrender, you are under arrest!"

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Urban Construct Civilians For Rogue Trader

I have begun building a small settlement of my own, mostly meant for sci-fi games, but most of the buildings will work for modern, near future or post apocalypse settings too. Naturally the town must be inhabited by someone else than Space Marines, Orks, Saurians and other conflict oriented miniatures, so I begun collecting and painting some civilians to fill out the streets.

First up is a set of sci-fi civilians from Urban Construct.

The complete set ready to go about their daily buisness.

I think the models are quite good. Not the best I have seen, but they are simple and will work well in the settlement I am building. They also scale up with Rogue Trader and most other miniatures I use. Still I took some scale shots:

L-R: Black Hat, U.C., Spacelords, U.C., Rogue Trader.

L-R: Foundry, U.C., Reaper, U.C., Rogue Trader.

Besides the Urban Construct miniatures I also painted a few other miniatures. These are not strictly civilians, but will do well for sci-fi or post apocalypse:

EM4 Miniature and converted Citadel Thug.

Chaos in the streets.

And up the wall for a group shot.

I will be posting more about my settlement soon. For now it includes a few houses, some cars and general bits and bobs. Hopefully it will end up being terrain enough for a full table. At least i am half way there when I combine the current settlement with my wasteland terrain.