Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Badab War: Mantis Warriors Apothecary

A quick update on the Badab War. I finished painting the Apothecary for the Mantis Warriors HQ. He is converted from the Apothecary parts from the HQ box set with a Mk VI chest conversion, MK VI legs, and the MK VI beaikie helmet in keeping with my "updated old school" theme. Next up is the company standard bearer.

Rynn's World: Pedro Cantor Painted.

Taking a little break from the Mantis Warriors Badab project, I decided to paint up the model I had built to represent Pedro Cantor for my small Crimson Fists force. I never really liked the Games Workshop 5th Edition version of the model and I wanted him to be more true to the spirit of the original Rogue Trader rulebook, so I converted my own.

Here he is finally painted ready to lead the Crimson Fists in the fight against Snagrod's Waagh and retake Rynn's World back from the greenskins.

One thing I didn't expect was how difficult it is to get good pics of that dark blue armor...

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Badab War: Fire Hawks Sergeant

Just a quick photo update on the Badab War project. This time a sergeant of the Fire Hawks chapter. I'm alternating between the Mantis Warriors and this chapter as opposing forces. I'll add more as I finish them.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Badab War: Mantis Warriors Captain

It's been a while but the Badab War project is back in the pipeline. First up is the Captain of the Mantis Warriors 3rd company. Captain Corvin. I have his HQ unit put together but they need to be painted. I really put a lot into the building and painting of this guy. I really want to take my time and pull out all the stops on this project. The Mantis Warriors were the first chapter I built a complete force for back in the Rogue Trader days and have always been a favorite of mine. Now that I've got new beakie parts to make old models in new form I want to make the Badab War a major project this year. Several friends are working on their own armies and we plan on not only doing a Badab War campaign, but including fleet battles using Battlefleet Gothic and boarding actions using Space Hulk. My Mantis Warriors will be one of two forces I'll be working on for this. The other will be the Fire Hawks chapter. My friend Rob is working on the Lamenters and my friend Derek (who painted the amazing Deathwatch models shown here) will be doing Sons of Medusa. I'm trying to convince another friend to do the the Astral Claws.

More to come. In the meantime, here is Captain Corvin.