Tuesday, July 27, 2010

And what's a ship without it's intrepid crew...

The crew of the Stoned PotatoLeft to Right: Captain Vinz Glortho, Mrrgll, Revi, and Naskal T'bor

I haven't really come up with much of a backstory for this motley crew, but suffice it to say that Captain Glortho abandoned his pride and the Garn to find his fortune and managed to pick up a pistol of a woman (Revi), a primitive with strange powers and his voracious pet (Mrrgll), and a bodyguard in the form of some sort of galactic huntsman. Other than Revi (Adventurer 104) the rest of the intrepid crew comes courtesy of Khurasan Miniatures' expansive range.

Wow, another post... Behold the Stoned Potato!

After an unfortunately labeled Miniatures Page post discussing the Transformers Crossovers Twilight I finally went out and bought it. Of course, it then sat on my shelf for about a month before I got around to doing anything with it, but here is the final result: The Stoned Potato, a modified Kobold Engineering JU-1610 light freighter. Armament includes a turret mounted light laser that is controlled remotely by the copilot, and a fixed mount light railgun (which essentially means that the left side is completely undefended, but I blame the idiots who created the 2nd Clone Wars series for that). The rear cargo compartment is actually big enough to allow most smaller 15mm vehicles to enter(Flames of War Shermans for one), but even after Anakin's legs were removed lowering the ramp adequately was impossible.

To eliminate the pigment of the ugly blue plastic it was cast in I gave the Potato a heavy coat of Krylon Ultra-Flat Camouflage. The trim was painted up with Apple Barrel Burnt Umber, with some of the details picked out in Apple Barrel Pewter Gray and Citadel Boltgun Metal. The windshield was painted black. The whole assembly was given a liberal wash of Citadel Devlan Mud (love that stuff) after which I spun the gun turret to keep it from sticking.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Time for my monthly post... this time Space Mercenaries!

Left to Right: Mercenary Captain, Medic, Padre, Radio Operator

I picked up a pack of Retained Knight Command a number of months ago during one of 15mm.co.uk's semi-regular "pay for shipping and get a free pack of figs" and just finished painting them up yesterday. Initially they reminded me of Heresy-era Space Marines, with their Mortifactors color-scheme (black, bone, and a bit of light grey on the backpacks) they look more like Clone Troopers. They're really neat little figures, and I hope to get more to round out my force, such as a Guild Engineer with some robots and some heavy weapons troopers. I will probably be using the Star Marine or ISS lists from 5150 for these guys.