But some of it required significant work. The medic below, for instance, had no face.
I won't say that these are particularly elegant jobs, but they painted up okay. I'd consider the miniatures rescued. Project successful.
In addition to this, I also finally got my living ancestor and a couple of Olley armored space dwarves done. These aren't rescues. Not a thing wrong with them. In fact, everything about them is pretty much just right. :)
These are some of the later "not Squats" sci-fi dwarves Bob Olley sculpted for David Gravens of Fantastic Miniatures, but . . . Olley is Olley. They look pretty flash alongside the old Egginators.
And since there were extra arms you can even mix and match with the classics. You get different weapons options, new models, the whole ball of wax. Good deal! Darn crying shame Gravens seems to have closed up shop. But you can find them every now and then on the bay if you keep your eyes open.
Anyway, that's about all for this update. Thank you for joining me, and have fun painting and gaming!
Beautiful minis and impressive close ups, love the motorcycle...ReplyDelete
Thank you. I usually feel like the pictures really aren't quite right, so it's very nice to hear when someone likes them. Glad you like the motorbike. It's a fun old model. At one time Citadel had a bunch of neat characterful old motorbikes. :)Delete
1st picture: Walker breaks the flat plane of the wall and throws us into to the depths of the impending dramatic scene, leaving only its shadow on the wall as it plods along on a mysterious mission of...... Brilliant photo, Mr. Wordsmith.ReplyDelete
You know, I've tried to recreate that photo with better light and a sky drop behind it, but so far I've not been able to quite make it work and that first quicky with waterpipes and closet doors all hanging out remains my favorite of the set. I do like around the corner shots and dramatic deep shots where the focus falls off.Delete
Nice work there! Going to start painting my commander soon. He´ll be wielding a plasma pistol and a power sword. A bit jealous about the bikes - it would be great to have a full squad equipped with those.ReplyDelete
I'm beginning to feel like they need a bit of touchup. They're pretty quick paints, and there's nothing like a closeup photo to show you all the rough spots. But somehow, the first squad seems a little better to me. Maybe I went back over and picked the camo out with a wash or something. Might try that on these fellows.Delete
As to the bike, I wish I had more of them, but I really only have the one for the medic. My first and only Black Shadow so far in all the years I've been collecting these things. I have a bunch of Bullock jet cycles and one later eagle nosed jetbike. And a couple of flying couches. But I never really bought many bikes until recently. I'm beginning to realize they can be kind of useful. And pretty.
Some lovely old hammery goodness there, I love the old squat eggies so great to hear they are getting some love. Interested to see where you go with all the new toys!.ReplyDelete
There's hints at an answer in the previous post, actually. And a couple of posts down the line. They are presently arrayed across a lovely green field from a variety of Imperial units a friend brought to the table in a grand exercise. (Which is to say I'm mutzing about with the Rogue Trader rules a bit and decided to use two similarish armies. Though . . . in the end my friend really did not bring enough stuff. Ah well. He'll learn.) ;-) We should finish it up tomorrow night, so maybe I'll get it posted later in the week. (Easily the most ambitious RT game I've set up in a while. And when you add in rustiness and rules tweaking and somewhat careful photography it got slow.)Delete
Lovely works. Some real treasures there, nicely done :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Suber! It was fun. Now I just need to process the pictures of the battle that they all dressed up for and write up the report.Delete