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