Thursday, 15 February 2018
From DavidB - Scifi troopers and cultists (166 points)
Been a long week as Flu has determined this will be my only day off. 12 hour shifts have taken a toll on my painting time, but I do have a swath of minis finished since I somehow focused on a few or just finally completed em by accident!
The blur above is my wife's almost 10 month old St Bernard. Roger and my faithful companion Nova made daily chores today a touch difficult...I just let them have the bed and chose to make it later.
I have a mixture of Games Workshop models making two squads of Nurgle aligned cultists. I wanted to get them done with the Patton PDF tank, but I spent a bit of time on them as they will also be encounter forces in Inquisimunda. I just couldn't let them go with simple paint as each one will probably evolve into a detailed NPC providing they survive!
multiple shades of green and grey kept them from looking too similar.
A modified Goliath(I do have an unpainted Goliath gang that may get painted soon as a Khorne Cult squad), a venerable scavy from Confrontation (Necromunda 0.5 or the prequel), and a conversion from many parts. I like the mutie conversion as with the zombie legs he looks like he has missed leg day for some time!
view from the back, The big mutie has brought a snack!
A close combat squad of cultists also in allegiance to Nurgle. The have several old conversions from the 6th edition Invasion of Cadia.( when Abbadon didn't wreck Cadia)
The conversions are all plastic and use various parts from Chaos, marine, guard, zombie, kroot, and ork sprues. in 40k they'll just be cultists with pistols or cultists with rifles. In Inquisimundia, this fellow will be a close combat brute!
Another mutie missed leg day, with the ork torso his human head looks more like a pinhead! he got the horned helm to help boost his confidence. ;)
I usually make an objective marker or two for any force I build. This one is a shrine to Nurgle. It'll be a nice objective to cleanse in Inquisimundia too!
I rusted up the totem shrine after I completed painting and highlighting everything. I used Typus corrosion to add grime and leaks from the barrels. Blood for the blood god and Nurgle rot varnishes was added in strategic areas for that "ick" factor. and some chaos graffiti was added.
This is a group of six Scifi troopers made from my bitbox. Games workshop, dreamforge games, mantic games, wargames factory and other bits were used. I wanted a multi-species squad for generic scifi skirmish. I'll use 5150 Star Army or Alien Suns for rulesets.
They were kept in neutral colors so the optics and electronics really pop on them as does the alien heads.
this was a freebie from Adepticon and I never found the vendor that put it in the swag bags. I decided it would be a purple alien and I'd paint him(or her) as an Alien Legion trooper.
I'm still looking for more and would like to someday have an Alien Legion fire team. This one will be a lone merc for the time being.
These are Assault marines from RAFM. I bought them new from a hobby shop in Grand Rapids Michigan last century and only removed them from the package this last fall. This is another batch I'd like more of, but they are pretty hard to find now.
So, 22 cultists with a shrine
and 10 generic scifi troopers...
165 points considering the totem as a 28mm figure.
My local station was on the fritz due to weather, so I went through all my Foo fighter albums today.
Brilliant stuff! Once again the eclectic mix of troopers and parts from different producers meld really well together. From one serial converter to another, I do like looking at the conversions and seeing where the bits are from and you've used some beauties here (that rib rack is a great piece!)
The totem is also a really good idea too as having something on the table that isn't just a blank disc with a number on it is really good to help with the immersion into the game.
166pts for this little haul, with the one tacked on for all the converting.