Sunday, 13 August 2017

I see a bizare alternative dimension (with my third eye)...

Been having a slow period Oldhammer wise but have finally finished a model I started working on at the same time as my Redshirts in the previous post.

That was the navigator from the Adventurers range. He will also be joining Cap'n Smyrk's crew, if the eponymous captain is going to go gallivanting across the Imperium just barely avoiding the authorities he's going to need some "safe" way of navigating the warp...

The back story is that he is a renegade from his house who has signed on with Smyrk and his vagabonds in order to make some cash and receive protection from his relatives.

So I present Jean-Louis Petard l'Trois (still going with laboured the Star Trek refs here...).

Took me a while to decide on a scheme for his fancy clothes, and finally settled on mix of Picard's uniform (he is bald...) and Trois' more variable costumes.

I needed to incorporate the hazard stripes that are the common marker for Smyrk's crew but didn't really want to have them directly present given his more flamboyant style so I tried to use his flouncy sleeves.

Don't know what I'll do next but till then...

Cap'n Smyrk

Saturday, 17 June 2017

And now for something fantastically different...

Just finished off a couple of minis this morning, a bit different from my normal fare, being neither 40k related nor produced by Citadel.

It's not often I do fantasy figures these days and these two don't have any particular story or project that they are connected to I just painted them on a whim.

The first is by Reaper from their Pathfinder RPG tie in range, I originally bought her to use as Regis d'Sarck but she was so much taller than any of the old Rogue Trader minis that I was using that she didn't really fit so she was replaced with the Black Scorpion Governor's daughter I finally used.

She sat undercoated for quite sometime whilst I decided what to do with her.

To go with her I have a Hasslefree dwarf "Kain", who I bought at Salute last year along with the barmaid and strumpet I painted a while back. He wasn't bought for any particular reason other than I liked the mini.
I pulled him out recently and decided to paint him and it seemed to be a good opportunity to paint the Reaper mini as well.

Still working on the Rogue Trader Navigator that I started sometime back.

Till next time...

Cap'n Smyrk

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Me and this... erm... (understength) Squad...

Following up on my previous post here's the guardsmen I was painting fully painted and varnished.

A couple of close up views of the sergeant:

And the whole lot including the two I'd already painted.

Currently painting a RT Navigator who will also be joining the eponymous Rogue Trader's crew.

Till next time,

Cap'n Smyrk

Monday, 17 April 2017

You and what army?

So I'll admit that I've been in a bit of low point when it comes to hobbying so far this year and have thus had nothing to post for the last few months.

But I have recently started to get back into painting up some of my small lead pile, they're not quite finished yet but since I haven't posted anything in a while I thought I'd show off where I've got to with them.

The current selection are five more Rogue Trader Imperial Army/Guardsmen in my Star Trek Red Shirt inspired scheme to join the two I've already got painted as part of Cap'n Smyrk's crew.

Just three more and I'll have a whole squad! Which doesn't sound like much by most people's standards but for me is quite an achievement.

They still need Smyrk's crew hazard strips and a coat of varnish but everything else is about done.

Anyway will post some more photos when their done, currently also working on the Rogue Trader Navigator who will also be joining Smyrk's crew (needs someone to navigate his way through the warp).

Till next time...

Cap'n Smyrk

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Christmas Prezzie...

Hopefully everyone is enjoying the festive season and as an early Christmas present I got some painted models to show off, aren't I generous...

Admittedly these are the Colony 87 civilians that I showed WIP weeks ago and that I finally got around to photographing...

Anyway enjoy...

First up, the xenobotoanist

the mechanic...

and the junker...

Quick group shot:

And the whole collection including the ones I already painted.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Till next time...

Cap'n Smyrk

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Came in from the Cold...

So after a very productive time last month various outside commitments and a very stubborn cold have somewhat curtailed my hobby time this month.

But I have finished the first of my 'Champions of Law' which I mentioned earlier, the other one is still awaiting his shield but has recovered from his run in with the green wash.

Anyway here is Ukko, Priest of Law.

He is a 'Nordic Warrior Priest' from the old Clerics range, although he looks more medieval Russian than Nordic to me...

Also in the works are the second half of Axiom's Colony 87 range of sci-fi civilians to go with the ones I've already painted.

Still WIP at the moment but hopefully will get them finished off soon.

Till next time

Cap'n Smyrk

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Happy Orktober...

So for the last couple of years I have looked on at the Orctober painting challenges held by Erny on the Oldhammer forum wanting to take part but forgetting it about until part way through October and always being in the middle painting of something else.

Well the same thing basically happened again this year, but I sucked it up and managed to squeeze in a little something alongside my current painting projects.

I knew that I would only have the time to paint one mini so scoured my small collection of Orks (all Rogue Trader) looking for a suitable victim volunteer.

In the end I plumped for the original Rogue Trader Ork (well original named Ork anyway...) Thrugg Bullneck himself from the Battle at the Farm from the Rogue Trader rulebook.

I painted him in my now preferred 'grimy' Rogue Trader Ork style compared the quite colourful Ork Clan style of my first space ork.

I imagine that his furs probably came off a fur squig or some other exotic alien beastie and so painted them a lurid green...

Here he is with my other painted orks, showing off my change in style since the guy on the right, I will have to tone down the yellow on his helmet and darken up his skin to match the others at some point.

Still working on my Champions of Law, one of the them is done but the other one had an unfortunate run in with a green wash and needed some repainting and still needs finishing off (and his shield...).

Till next time.

Cap'n Smyrk