Tuesday, 23 May 2023

The Rolling Messiah (Colony 87 by Crooked Dice)

When I handed over the reins of Colony 87 to Crooked Dice a few years back, I didn't know what to expect in terms of the future range. Happily Karl has thrown a load of hard work and magic at the range, and grown it beyond my imagination. The Rolling Messiah from the Market Folk set is a brilliant example of what I always hoped the range would be - characterful sci-fi civilians that simply don't exist elsewhere.

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Genius Intellect and a Powerful Psychic Mind - The Professor

I had planned to paint this figure up as one of my Five Parsecs crew, but I got halfway through before running out of time. Since then he'd been stuck part-painted on a shelf, waiting patiently for me to finish him off. Happily, I had a few hours yesterday evening, so it's another figure in the 'done' pile. He's the sort of figure that really appeals to me with his non-combatant / Professor X look.

Friday, 12 May 2023

Psyker Killers, Qu'est-ce Que C'est?

The only downside to the Marauder Confrontation figures is that there aren't enough of them. Four Ash Waste Nomads. Four Venators. Four Psykers. Four figures isn't enough to make a gang of anything (except possibly a rubbish gang that needs to rethink its recruitment policy!).

So on the heels of my four Marauder psykers and my converted leader, I wanted to add some more big-headed lads with mind powers.

Venators corner a notorious group of psykers on their witch hunt.

Thursday, 27 April 2023

Dress a Willy - A New Radneck

A few weeks ago Galapalus Silvestris (@thestilltower on Instagram) posted some pics of his brilliant Willy sculpt with the invitation to #dressawilly:

Friday, 21 April 2023

Stargrave Campaign: The Unreal Engine

You'll have read about the creation of my Stargrave crew over the last 6 weeks or so, and it was really great to meet up with a bunch of great friends last weekend to play our Stargrave campaign: Unreal Engine. We were hosted by Underworld Gaming in Dublin, and 10 of us (including: Mr Saturday, Asslessman, Alex from Leadballoony, cheetor, Curis and others) travelled variously from the UK, France, Finland and of course Ireland to play on some great tables, each set up for a specific Stargrave scenario or custom scenario.

Some of the crews that took part

Tuesday, 18 April 2023

Paying for a Life of Crime - Captive Space Bandit

Every so often you see a fun model that you instantly think of a use for. As soon as I saw the Antediluvian Miniatures captive fugitive, I knew it would be perfect as a game objective. Not to mention all of those scenic pics that need a prisoner or two!

Wednesday, 12 April 2023

Hunting for Loot & Bounty - A Stargrave Pathfinder

The final member of my Cold Trader's Stargrave crew is a Pathfinder. I'm a big fan of ranger-types in any warband - there's something about the kind of character that wears a long coat or cloak and carries a bow or long rifle that really appeals to me. I'm not sure how effective a Pathfinder will be in Stargrave, but I couldn't resist including the archetype.