Thursday, September 24, 2015

Renegade Gonk Walker

I've always really rather liked Ian Miller's original artwork that he did for the old Rogue Trader rule book back in the late 80's. In particular I love his obscure looking walkers such as the one below.

To this end I thought I'd try my hand at creating something similar. I wanted a renegade looking variant on the old sentinel. The main body is actually a resin cast of the interior of a Kinder surprise egg toy container.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rogue Trader Retinue Command Squad

Continuing the theme of my Rogue Trader retinue, I thought I'd use the Mannan's blades command squad as a basis for a group of leaders.

These guys are beautifully detailed and they were a fairly easy conversion too. I had some spare parts left over from my Solar Auxilia detachment so I thought I'd use these.

I thought the bell ringer would look better with his bell held out in front of him, and I had a hammer left over from an old Empire Priest conversion.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Rogue Trader Retinue

The Nobilite families of Terra pride themselves in providing the man-power and hired muscle needed to protect any expeditionary force that their investors may use to accompany a Rogue Trader. As ancient organisations with centuries of pedigree, these organisations allow their operatives to deploy some of the family's most prised and precious weaponry, devices that have not been seen on any battlefield for hundreds, if not thousands of years.

These guys were based upon Forgeworld's excellent Mannan's Blades conversion kit. They work surprisingly well with Admech Skitarri spares, plus a few extra grizzlies thrown in for good measure.