Saturday 2 August 2014

Ordo Malleus Daemonhunter

Hi Friends,
Todays classic Rogue Trader miniature is an Ordo Malleus Daemonhunter, I painted this miniature while working on the Forgeworld Solomon Lok which I can say I am not enjoying painting although the sculpting on this miniature is inferior to Solomon Lok, on Lok there is just too much detail, you need to be of Golden Demon standard to do it justice.

I love the ecclesiastical outfit and personal power armour he wears, adorned in runes and Imperial emblems, he is armed with a Daemon sword and a holstered PSI-cannon.  If you remember from the all fluff in the RoC SoD book I still laugh now remembering to even see an Ordo Malleus Daemonhunter meant you faced extermination only Adeptus Astartes were exempt as it was seen as a waste.

Ordo Malleus Daemonhunter - front
Ordo Malleus Daemonhunter - back - note the plastic Space Marine power pack

White Dwarf catalogue advert below, labelled slightly wrong as Inquisitors with force weapons, which if you look at the miniatures they are clearly carrying Daemon weapons.  Luckily I own all three :)

Ordo Malleus Inquisitors - White Dwarf 118

Ordo Malleus Inquisitor - White Dwarf 117

I also painted one of the many broken plastic Tyranids in my Advanced Space crusade box, just to see if I could restore the miniature to a decent standard, it might be the start of another project for the future.

Tyranid - front

Tyranid - side

Friday 1 August 2014

Summer Time Chaos

Hello Friends,
I am back from my family summer holiday, after catching up on what I have missed I read another wonderful post by Orlygg over at the foremost Oldhammer blog Realm of Chaos 80's I received a plug to my blog, it energised me to get my arse in gear and add another post, here are some of the latest miniatures I have painted for my Realm of Chaos Warband which I can say is now developing into an army, I have made loads of trades over in the Oldhammer Trading Facebook community and have a horde of new Chaos Beastmen and Thugs to prep and paint when I get the time.

A big thank you to the boys in the Oldhammer community Facebook group for pointing me to Picasa, it has improved the quality of my photos tenfold. 

I do remember owning and painting this miniature first time round but it sadly ended up on eBay many years ago, this Realm of Chaos Champion I traded from Orlygg over a year ago and the miniature finally got a lick of paint, it is up there with my favourite Khornate Champions and reminds me of Master Blaster from Mad Max III, with attributes of chaos armour, mark of Khorne, mechanical body with tracked leg, manikin, chain-fist (and probably other ones I haven't spotted) what's not to love about this miniature. I think this champion is great for any Warhammer and W40k Chaos army and makes a great servitor or indentured slave usable in any Dark Heresy campaign.

Realm of Chaos Khornate Champion - front
Realm of Chaos Khornate Champion - back
The original RoC Champions of Chaos advert in White Dwarf 107 where he features see 021912

Next up is a 'C' series C35 Chaos Warrior 'Fenris' I originally painted him for a D20 Slaine RPG campaign I was running and just spruced him up a little to add to my constantly growing Chaos Thug horde, he definitely made his name in the barbarian fighting pits of the chaos wastes, I just love all his scarification markings and piercings.

Fenris the Chaos Warrior - front
Fenris the Chaos Warrior - back

C35 Chaos Warriors

Now we have more of my Beastmen of Khorne or Khorngor, the original RoC painted miniatures never cease to fire my imagination as I eagerly attempt to reproduce the RoC feel with my own paints and style, here are the original adverts from White Dwarf 105, 107 and my painted versions.

Beastmen of Khorne 022018
Beastmen of Khorne 022021
Probably my all time favourite chaos beastman he really captures the feel of the beastmen on the front of the RoC StD book and many of the illustrations inside.
Beastmen of Khorne 022002

I am sure this Khornate beastman started life as the Bloodbowl Werewolf Star player.

Beastmen of Khorne 022019 - front
Beastmen of Khorne 022019 - side

As usual I like to break up the painting theme and do something slightly different so I painted a Bob Olley RoC Nurgle  Beastman, like Marmite you either love them or hate them.

Beastman of Nurgle

Now everyone knows and loves this CH4 chaos beastman 'Hesh', he pops up all sorts of places including scenario sets and illustrations (see below) I shall add him to the regiment of chaos undivided beastmen I am slowly building up.

Ch4 Chaos Beastman 'Hesh'
CH4 Chaos Beastman - White Dwarf 95

Hesh gets shived by some brute

My Realm of Chaos Khorngor ranked

My Realm of Chaos Khorngor warband

Sunday 8 June 2014

Imperial Assassin - RT601 - Adventurers

 The latest Rogue Trader Adventurers miniature to roll off my painting desk the Imperial Assassin.  This female assassin is the epitome of what Imperial Assassins should be like, light weight, small, synthskin, armed with Jokaero digital weapons and poisonous shurikens, just enough to get the job done and looking sexy while doing it, she would make a perfect 'Meh'Lindi from the Inquisition War TrilogyNone of the nonsense off later years when Imperial Assassins Eversor, CallidusVindicare and Culexus were one man armies in Warhammer 40K 2nd edition. There was also two more Rogue Trader assassins made slightly later, a male assassin which awaits a lick of paint in my ToDo box and another female assassin which I do not own yet.

Imperial Assassin - front

Imperial Assassin - back

Imperial Assassin and friends from the future w40k 2nd edition

Rogue Trader Assassins and Jokaero digital weapons

RT601 - Adventurers project progress so far

The united colours of Rogue Trader..whoops the Imperial Bodyguard managed to sneak into this photo

Anyone who is a fan of Rogue Trader miniatures will surely know of the classic citadel Judge Dredd range these miniatures were great for use in Rogue Trader games, get over to Chicos blog and learn more about these goodies.

Here some of my Judge Dredd miniatures I found out to inspire him, more to come when I actually find them....

Mega City Judges


I hope you like :)

Punk - RT601 - Adventurers

Here is my latest Rogue Trader Adventurer to receive a paint job, the Punk.

The Punk's miniature tag reads 'Space Punk' but I think he looks more like a feral warrior to me as he is dressed in furs and festooned with rat skulls, feathers and arm torcs, he would not be out of place in my Necromunda Rat Skin gang and could easily be a henchman to the excellent unreleased Feral Shaman posted on Steve's blog or my Feral Hero. He also carries an Eldar Las-pistol which he must have captured in a battle with the local Eldar pirates and sports the obligatory 1980's citadel designers favourite a mohican hair style, just like my Mad Punk he is another miniature obviously influenced by Mad Max and going by my unofficial mohican count in the Rogue Trader rulebook I think the designers and artists saw this as the official hair style of the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Punk - front

Punk - back

Feral warrior of the 41st millenium

Punk from White Dwarf 99

Feral Warrior sporting mohican from the Rogue Trader rulebook

Everyone's favourite mohican wearing Punk from Mad Max 2

The complete Rogue Trader Adventurers range from White Dwarf 99.

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Navigator - RT601 - Adventurers

Hey friends, well I finally did it, I finished the Rogue Trader Adventurers Navigator which I started painting about a year ago.  I was tempted to drill a hole in his forehead and insert a ball of green stuff for his third eye but I thought such vandalism to a classic miniature would be heresy, here is my interpretation of him dressed in his Imperial navy uniform and armed with a laspistol. I gave his flesh a base of classic citadel Rotting Flesh paint to give the feel that he spends all his time in the void and gets no sunlight. I think he makes a perfect addition to any Imperial Inquisitors retinue, he reminds me of the navigator Vitali Googol in Ian Watson's Inquisition War Trilogy and as I have painted up the miniature I think resembles Draco he will make a perfect Vitali or maybe Azul Petrov another navigator character from the Harlequin novel (part 2).   

In the Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader rulebook (1st Edition) and accompanying supplements many of the miniatures from the early RT ranges appeared in black and white illustrations, I had a brief look but could not find him, if you see this miniature illustrated anywhere please let me know.

You can read more Warhammer 40K fluff about Navigators here and here.

You can find him on the original White Dwarf advert over at Solegends RT 601 Adventurers.

Navigator - front

Navigator - back

I recommend you also visit Sho3box's great blog for his fantastic painted version of this miniature and lots of other Rogue Trader goodness. 

I also thought I would share some other miniatures from my collection, these characters I painted for use in the Dark Heresy RPG, some of these are more modern but I needed NPCs so had to sell out.

An Imperial Witch Hunter and his Retinue
Lex Mechanic Sage, Sister Hospitaller Chirurgeon, Scribe
Servo Skulls, Witch Hunter, Cherubim

Titan Crew - Princeps Seniores, Space Santa, Talisman Timescape Scientist (the titan crewman was painted in the late 80's hence the different style)
RT601 - Pirate (Sensei), Commissar (Pirate Captain), Sanctioned Psyker (Sensei and Commissar were painted in the late 80's hence the different style)
Necromunda Bounty Hunter

What's next I hear you ask, here is what is currently on the painting table

Chaos Champion of Khorne, Chaos Beastman 'Hesh', Imperial Assassin and Punk

Hope you enjoyed :)