Monday 26 June 2023

WarFactory Ventolin Pirates Squad 2

Hot on the heels of the first set of Ventolin Pirates by WarFactory are yet more Ventolin Pirates! A further six sculpts, comprising 3 troopers, 1 missile launcher, 1 sergeant and 1 leader. As a reminder, the STLs are being made available as part of a fundraiser for Ukraine. Check out the details over at: WarFactory.

Well-equipped pirates enter the canyon.

Monday 19 June 2023

WarFactory Ventolin Pirates

The classic Rogue Trader adventurers range is full of iconic miniatures. Most are individual characters, but there are a couple that are crying out for some companions. The Ventolin Pirate is a great example, and Aidan Boustred over at WarFactory has digitally sculpted some fantastic homage figures - the STLs are being made available as part of a fundraiser for Ukraine. Check out the details over at: WarFactory

5-man squad of Ventolin Pirates.

Thursday 15 June 2023

Clan Masters - Bespoke Helmar Leaders

Generally I'm 'not bad' at completing miniatures projects - I manage to paint up game-ready gangs and skirmish forces in a timely manner. However, I am also regularly guilty of over-ambition. I might make a gang of 10 figures, but acquire the material to make 10 more which sit unfinished long after I've completed a campaign with the first 10. This pair of figures is a pretty extreme example - when I was originally planning my Helmawr gang at the end of 2019, I decided I wanted some unique character figures. So I commissioned John Pickford to sculpt me a leader and a champion. He created me a pair of wonderful characters  in early 2020. And I only got round to painting them a few weeks ago. Better late than never I guess?!

Monday 5 June 2023

Recruits for the Spider - Helmawr Gangers

In December 2019 it wasn't my intention to abandon my Confrontation / Necromunda Helmawr gang halfway through. But global events took over, and the Necromunda campaign my group were planning didn't happen. The other week I was looking for a filler project, and that box of unpainted Helmawr figures caught my eye. I wanted some quick and easy wins, so decided to paint up a couple of figures ready to go, rather than work on the planned conversions. And what is more satisfying than painting a pair of unreleased figures to round out a set?