Sunday, 16 December 2018

Back To The Post-Apocalyptic Future

I couldn't stay away from conversions for long. I've spent a while painting old fantasy models, and it made a change to make something new for the science-fiction setting.

First up, an old robot from a game (or maybe a company) called Cryomek. I pinned his arms and bent the body somewhat, but otherwise he's as per "usual".

HX421 lumbers across the wasteland, hungry for battle - which is ironic, given that he doesn't have a stomach. His primary objective is to build himself a midriff out of washing-machine parts.

 Next is a more complex model. I bought some damaged Catachan soldiers on ebay recently. I ought to have a Catachan army, what with Straken and all, but the models are very old and the arms, in particular, are rather cartoony. Anyway, one Catachan I've always liked is a sergeant with a bolter. I ended up with about a third of this model - the head, arm and body - to which I added legs from a genestealer hybrid and an arm from a space marine to work as a prosthetic.

There was half a knife strapped to this chap's back, so with the help of some green stuff and wire, I turned it into some electronic gubbins to power his arm.

And now for paint...

Dirk Bunsen is a tough guy for hire, currently in the pay of Inquisitor Scaramanga. Dirk's usual practice of shooting first and asking questions later hasn't gone down well with the inquisition, who like to ask questions to people who aren't dead yet.

Finally, I dug out an ancient Blood Bowl miniature that I've probably had for 25 years. It got a new paint job. I noticed that not many skulls had been involved this week, so I attempted to remedy this by writing "SKUHL" on the chainsaw blade. One of all you chainsaw fans out there.

Sefton Throbb is mad as hell and not going to take it anymore, which is handy given that he has a very large chainsaw. Equipped with armour and a Nike T-shirt, he has taken to the streets to just do it - whatever "it" is.

So, by the time of the next update, I will have self-published my first book and it will probably be Christmas. In which case, have a great Christmas and buy many copies on Kindle!


SpacecowSmith said...

Great work on the Talos unit! They're some of my favourite robot miniatures and you've really done it justice!

The conversion work on the Inquisitorial henchman is also cracking!

Mr Papafakis said...

The first guy is from Kryomek. The whole range is still available from Scotia Grendel if your interested.

I love the conversion on the Catachan dude. Can't beat a cigar for intimidating your enemy on the pretend tabletop.

Great paint job on the BB chainsaw warrior either.

Merry xmas and I hope your book does well.

Cheers mate :)

Toby said...

Thanks! It was nice to be hacking models up again!

Toby said...

Thanks - I was wondering where he was from. I vaguely remember them making some Gigery aliens.

I don't think I've got the most out of a model unless I've chopped it about in some way! I've got a plan for the Catachan legs, too...

Thanks! I'm hoping that the book goes well. Happy Christmas!

Skully said...

Great conversion work and paintjobs, Toby! That catachan Sergeant turned out superb!

Toby said...

Thanks - it's nice to be cutting models up again!