Wednesday, 14 April 2021

T'Sulian Tribesfolk - Shaman and Warrior

I'm now actively working on a full group of my T'Sulian warriors with a view to the idea that they might work nicely as a Stargrave crew. With that in mind, I need more fighters, some specialists and a few characters.


The T'Sulian family group warily investigates an abandoned Imperial outpost.



This next pair will represent a Stargrave captain (probably a Mystic archetype) and basic soldier (likely a Trooper).


I forgot to take the usual detailed WIP photos, so here's a shot with a teaser of some more future figures:


You can see that I have taken a Tzeentch champion (with the staff) and replaced his head. I added plastic feathers and a pistol from the Kroot kit, plus a random set of containers which are on his back. I also sculpted a hood to the rear of the head, and a little bit of robe where I had removed the original third foot. The kneeling warrior is based on an Eldar ranger. I replaced the gun with a jezzail and infilled the robe (he was originally wearing an open coat. I also added a fur mantle around his shoulders. Whilst I was at it, I added some nicks and divots to the head carapaces to give them a little bit of individuality.




The paint scheme simply replicates what I've done previously. They ended up with slightly paler heads for some reason, but I don't mind that! The shaman also got a paler robe (possibly because he's higher ranking, or possibly because he's older and it's just faded in the sun!).



So that's five T'Sulians done. If you've been keeping up to speed on crew sizes for Stargrave, it's probably no secret that you should expect another five to come along in the not too distant future!


18 comments:

  1. Inventing a whole new race - mind blown!

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    1. Haha! I've always contended that the 41st millennium needed more aliens - I'd love to see more Sslyth, or a couple of loxatl models.

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  2. Very nice conversions, especially the sculpting on the trooper's robe. I'm wondering what they look like under those helmets now...

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    1. Who says they're helmets?! ;)

      Glad you like them Toby!

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  3. What are the heads made from? Not sure from the desciption.
    Thanks.

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    1. Sorry I didn't mention it - they're Sp├Čndle Drones from GW's Blackstone Fortress game.

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  4. Per usual mate, your sculpting and conversions are seamless. Loving these new additions very much.

    I always wished GW would give us more on the Hrud that were mentioned yonks ago.

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    1. Thanks Dai! I'm with you on the Hrud - I'd love to see that concept developed more.

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  5. I've seen a few people use the spindle drones as heads, but you were the first and no one else has come close in getting them to look just 'right'. They're such a complete and convincing character design with the right amount of mystery to really spark the imagination. Great work

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    1. Thanks very much for the feedback! I wasn't the first though - I'd seen the head used on a Necromunda bounty hunter and a chaos warrior before I did my first one! I'm really glad that you find the overall aesthetic convincing - exactly what I was hoping for!

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  6. Fantastic work Axiom. I really like the vibe you've created for this race. They really are taking a life of their own.

    And now I'm jealous that you already have a crew for Stargrave. I need to get some painting done.

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    1. Thanks Hobbs! It's only half a crew at this stage though - I've still got work to do ;)

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  7. I like that you've chosen that mini as the basis for your leader. His pose is spot on for the contemplative strategic planner, observing the group implementing his combat instructions.

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    1. I agree, it's a brilliant pose. I'm surprised we don't see it more in minis.

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  8. You are managing to create something totally new out of scratch. There's no way to describe how cool that is. Congrats!

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    1. Thanks Suber! I really do love doing something new - glad you like these guys!

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  9. Love the paint scheme and you creativity here is inspirational.

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    1. Thanks very much! I'm really pleased with how they turned out.

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