I'm bookending my hobby output quite nicely by finishing off the year with the last 3 squat pirates from the crew that I started in January. I'm really pleased to have got this iconic set of 10 squat pirate sculpts painted with a couple of additions (a squat adventurer, the dwarf pirate and of course the big ugly ogryn). I do have some transport planned for the crew, but for now they'll just have to put their boots on the ground!
The last 3 additions are a nice selection. There's a Time Bandit-esque squat in retro pilot gear, a classicly styled crewman with headscarf and eye-patch, and the frankly maxed out fella with the braided beard, hook and horned hat.
|The pilot's arms come from an Old School Miniatures space dwarf, whilst the flamer is built from Uscarl parts.|
|The hook-handed squat got a North Star pistol, with most of the arm sculpted over a piece of bent wire.|
In terms of painting, I went for more variations on the predominantly purple and green theme.
|I wish I'd stripped off the old undercoat on this guy as the beard seemed to lack definition. I ended up trying to paint on the texture.|
|It doesn't really show up too well, but he's sporting a gold tooth second from left!|
|This guy went from being my least favourite squat pirate (too boring), to one of my favourites. I'm pretty happy with how the goggle lenses turned out.|
All in all this has been a thoroughly enjoyable extended project on a pretty obscure set of figures. I'm really pleased to have painted them all up and ready to use.
|I told you that Gydran vehicle would be a good scale for squats!|