Tuesday 28 June 2016

The 'Maelstrom' Class Light Cargo Lugger

So, as I mentioned in my last post, there's an even bigger ship on the block, and here it is, the 'Maelstrom' Class Light Cargo Lugger. 

More photos after the cut...

Sunday 26 June 2016

Crashed 'Rover' Class Cargo Lugger update..

Just a minor progress update today, As I decided I'd get the airbrush and compressor out of storage and give 'em a go again, for about the first time in 8 years.

Paint was chosen for me, as it was about the only one of my Vallejo paints that hadn't run out/dried up. I've since re-ordered a bunch of Vallejo Model Air paints, but thought yellow was a good way to go anyway:

A few more photos after the cut...

Friday 17 June 2016

Port Imperiale update

So, regular readers will know that this blog was originally meant to be a progress log for my RT background planet, the titular Port Imperiale, but it's diverged a little from that brief over time, so for this post, I've gone back to the Port. Part of the background was that the entire planet was meant to be covered in crashed spacecraft, the remnants of the Pirates' victims that were forced to land before the ships were stripped of their cargo and anything saleable.

So, I've spent the last couple of weeks working on one of these crashed ships, and here you go, this is the first, and probably the largest one:

A squat salvager checks out his latest find

More after the cut...

Monday 6 June 2016

Hey, I won something!

Ol' Abdul, In the flesh...

So, one of the better 40k Facebook groups I'm a member of, The Emporium of Rogue Dreams, recently had a competition to create a model, background story and statline for Abdul Goldberg, a recurring Hero/Villain/Adversary from the Scenario Creator in the Rogue Trader Rulebook.

If you're a regular here, you'll see I did this a while ago, *here*, and I entered it into the competition. Due to a freak current in the Warp, the organisers of the competition managed to get the ever illustrious Rick Priestley himself to judge the entries, and I'm amazed to say, I won!

Here's what the rules maestro had to say:

"Abdul Goldberg in the flesh... and what a lot of it! I enjoyed reading of Abd-El's exploits throughout time (and various editions) of the 40K background. A good effort that man! It's also a really nice conversion from an interesting source - and the two bodyguards are nicely envisaged too. It certainly ticks all the Rogue Trader boxes - and some extra just to be sure. I also liked the fact that you don't give away what he looks like... the mystery remains... mysterious"

High praise indeed! Must admit, it was nice to win something modelling related, it's been a while. The 1988 Golden Demon Awards I think, and even then I only got the a runner up prize!

I think really, after winning for me, it's only fair that I get him into a game at some point. More news on that when I paint up a pirate warband for him!