Monday 28 September 2015

Confrontation Bratt Ganger

 Up this time is the first Bratt ganger to join the leader I painted last week. Though not as crammed with detail as his leader, there is still plenty to paint on this one. This guy, along with the other Bratt ganger I possess (currently being painted now) are both limited editions and can be fairly difficult to get hold of.

 I decided not to go with a colour arrangement that exactly matched the leader and like Harlequin troups you can get away with the use of colour in different areas. There is undoubtedly a technical term for this but it's getting late and I can't really think straight.

 Rather unimaginably I have gone for the smiley badge which the only other two painted examples of this fig have both had.

 So two down, one to go. Then it'll be a case of trying to get hold of the remaining unreleased Bratt gangers.....

Don't hold your breath.

Thursday 17 September 2015

Confrontation Bratt Leader

 I've been waiting a long time to get this project started. Not having any of the required figs didn't exactly help either. Thanks to Steve Casey aka Bridgend Steve, I have acquired this wonderful unreleased Bratt Leader fig plus the limited edition gangers.

 First up is the leader who I've been after for ages.  What an impressive sculpt he is! A Jes Goodwin intricate detail fest that ranks up there with the Realm of Chaos Champions when it comes to difficulty level. I haven't painted a figure as testing as this one for quite some time. It took a lot of working out what colours to use on him. In the end I just made it up as I went along. I had pretty much every paint I generally use opened in front of me at one stage.

 It felt pretty rewarding once he was completed but it was a constant challenge and not for the faint hearted.

 Next up will be the gangers who I'm very much looking forward to starting.

Friday 11 September 2015

Rogue Trader Space Marine Vignette - Salvation

Star Reavers Exploration Force
Medusa V

Rogue Trader Space Marine Vignette

 Bringing up my half century of posts, this has been a project that I have had planned out for some time now; I just needed to get my ass in gear and start it. There isn't a great deal of conversion work on display here, just a collection of great figs that have been sculpted in appropriate positions for me to achieve what I aimed for.

 I have stuck with my Star Reavers marine chapter but have painted them in the chapter's exploration force colours (that's not because I was running out of Go Fasta Red; I merely wanted to give them a little more scope).

 The centrepiece of the vignette may look a little flimsy but seems pretty durable. I drilled a hole up the left leg of the marine up to the knee and inserted some brass rod that goes all the way through the terrain and into the base. A second brass rod was fitted into his left forearm and travels nearly the whole way through the back end of the jet bike. Two part epoxy resin has been used to make sure it's not going anywhere unless I drop it. I have also used the last two of my rhino crewmen (all have now been used for other purposes), one being rescued, the other wounded and left to his fate.

Some work in progress shots. I should have taken many more really.

 Originally a Limited Edition, this is my personal favourite Chaos Renegade. Its colour scheme has been partially based on an entry from the 1988 Golden Demon Awards.