On the Paint Table

I have made some progress on the Bad Moons.

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I was feeling a bit burnt out with the orks, so I decided to do some basing – something easy and requiring little thought to keep up momentum but without being too taxing. I basically just chose a bunch of figures I wanted to paint up, without them being connected to any particular project.

I love the scribe; one of my all time favourite 40K minis, even though it’s not from 2nd edition. There is a real dearth of civilian types in 40K, models and fluff, since the end of the Rogue Trader era and this figure goes some way to correcting that. I’m not sure who the sculptor is.

4th ed. Warhammer Empire soldier (I think from the War Wagon), Hasslefree not-Scooby, 40K 4th ed. Daemonhunters Inquisitorial Scribe
4th ed. Warhammer Empire soldier (I think from the War Wagon), Hasslefree not-Scooby, 40K 4th ed. Daemonhunters Inquisitorial Scribe

I converted Andreah (inspired by this conversion on the excellent Tales from the Maelstrom blog). She will be part of a Rogue Trader’s crew, or an Inquisitorial hench-woman or somesuch thing at some point. I chose to use a pistol from one of the old Striking Scorpions just because it is about half the size of the modern plastics, and this very slight miniature needed a smaller and more elegant weapon.

Hasslefree Miniatures, Andrea sculpted by Kev White (converted), pistol from 2nd edition 40K Striking Scorpion
Hasslefree Miniatures, Andrea sculpted by Kev White (converted), pistol from 2nd edition 40K Striking Scorpion

This conversion was inspired by Thomas David’s winning entry from Golden Daemon (France) 1998. She may be a preacher to accompany my eventual Sisters of Battle army, or a sanctioned psyker, or an Inquisitorial hanger-on; at this stage I don’t know, I just converted her for the joy of it. The hand holding the book is from a Rogue Trader Imperial Guard Commissar, whose remains will be converted into something else soon(ish).

Bretonnian Sorceress, 1997 sculpted by Brian Nelson (converted)
Bretonnian Sorceress, 1997 sculpted by Brian Nelson (converted)
Thomas DAVID, 1st place squad Golden Daemon 1998 (France)
Thomas DAVID, 1st place squad Golden Daemon 1998 (France) (Click for bigger pic)

The psyker will be named Lord Varlak, before his fall from grace, inspired by the excellent battle report from White Dwarf 187 (see here for an excellent review of the issue with many scanned photos). He will accompany any Imperial forces as ordered by his superiors. Likewise the assassin (a fantastic classic model; I’m not sure the later assassins, much as I like them, are superior to this fellow).

Rogue Trader Miniatures, Sanctioned Psyker and Assasin
Rogue Trader Miniatures, Sanctioned Psyker and Assasin

And some random animals, just because. The dogs will of course accompany any appropriate 40K or fantasy characters depending on the character’s mission, whilst the others are jungle-dwellers and background elements (there are 2 more, not pictured, Reaper iguanas, also).

Brigade Models Celtos hunting hound, Bombshell Miniatures Rottweiler
Brigade Models Celtos hunting hound, Bombshell Miniatures Rottweiler
Reaper Miniatures, Familiar Pack IV monkey and rabbit
Reaper Miniatures, Familiar Pack IV monkey and rabbit

This one is not so random. It is not a cat, but a Gyrinx (see here). It will accompany a psyker, probably Imperial or Eldar. It is an excellent model, and I wish I had ordered more than one in retrospect.

Bombshell Miniatures, cat
Bombshell Miniatures, cat

More to come soon!

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10 thoughts on “On the Paint Table

  1. Im looking forward to seeing how you paint the Gyrinx in particular, but all of the familiars really. I enjoy painting small models like that, almost as palette cleansers.

    I think that I ordered that cat when I made a sidekick order from Bombshell before Xmas. I must have a check.

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    • Thanks, Cheetor! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m thinking of going for the classic bright orange tabby-cat with a white muzzle. hopefully there will be some progress fairly soon… ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I look forward to seeing more cats from you as well, by the way!

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  2. Nice work! I really like the conversions and the oldschool way of basing your miniatures. I myself regret not having thought of those wonderful goblin green bases when I first started out with my Valhallans last year.

    Cheers
    Marco

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    • Thanks, Marco! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Mine will actually end up being a bit darker than the classic Goblin Green, but they will still be an homage to the classic style! I really like the green bases but I personally didn’t want my minis to look exactly like the studio versions, but I still wanted them to be recognisable as that style. And, the darker green blends in on more different game tables, I think.

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    • Thanks, Brent ๐Ÿ™‚

      The basing still has a few steps to go – but thanks for the vote of confidence ๐Ÿ˜‰

      There are some decent civilian types available from a few other manufacturers (em-4 and others), but it really is an odd omission from the official GW lines, in my view.

      Thanks, again!

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    • The sanctioned psykers are great models. Iโ€™ve got another one as well. There is also a third which I donโ€™t have (yetโ€ฆ. ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

      Let me know if you are interested in any of the animals as I have spares which Iโ€™m unlikely to ever use all of them (I at least have a spare rabbit, monkey, weasel, squirrel, Celtos hound, and possibly others too). Iโ€™d be happy to post a couple up to Sydney for you, as long as you promise to paint them! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Thanks for the comments.

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