Trouble traditionally comes in threes, and this kind of trouble is the shortest, hairiest kind! Latest off the workbench is another trio of squat pirates (leaving just three more to try and finish before the end of the year).
Part of the reason that there's been such a gap between my last squat pirates and these is related to arms. The metal bodies were intended for use with the plastic squat arms, but unfortunately the plastic arms fit poorly, cover nice sculpted details and don't match aesthetically. As a result, I've spent a long time trying to work up the arm right solution for every squat pirate using bits donated from other models.
The pirate with the telescope and chunky rifle has borrowed his hands from a modern Citadel ratling with sleeves sculpted to blend into his coat.
The pirate with the big electro-gaff has a fantastic 3D printed cyber-parrot from the talented hands of Curis over at Ninjabread. The hand is a plastic squat hand and the rest of the arm was sculpted.
Like the other pirates, I believe these were sculpted by Colin Dixon. They have absolutely wonderful faces to paint - full of character.
|Pirate Rule #26 - baggy trousers must be made from striped material.|
|With his baseball cap on backwards, I figured this squat was a young one, so he got a youthful blonde beard!|
|The monocle lens looks much better in real life, honest!|
And the new trio again: