Thursday, 16 July 2020

A Friendly Robot and a Big Green Chap

A couple more things from the huge pile of unpainted things.

First up, we've got a Privateer Press trollblood model. The trollbloods are very much Privateer Press' invention (they're basically heroic orc-type creatures), and tend to have either a Scottish or an early 20th century soldier-type look. I quite like the models, although they're inevitably rather cartoony (I've got a whole load of them somewhere...).

This particular model is a mercenary called Bull. While he's not exactly right, he reminds me a bit of Suruk the Slayer from Space Captain Smith. I painted his skin in the same way I did my orks and goblins: Russian Uniform washed with Dark Angels Green (or whatever it's called at the moment) and highlighted up with pink flesh. I'm rather pleased with him.

The other model is based on an old Ramshackle Games tracked lower body that I've had lying on my desk for about a year. I gave it a head made out of half of a smoke grenade launcher and some plasticard. I wondered about making it into Wall-E, but I couldn't get the arms to work (or stick to the rest of the model), so I just gave him big antennae made from the handles of a storm bolter instead. I expect he's a friendly robot, who rolls around helping out.

And that's it for the moment. Except for the sea monster.


axiom said...

I'm a big fan of hulking brutes in a sci-fi setting, and the Trollblood fills that niche nicely, in the same way that a scaley does in a Necromundan scavvy gang. He'd be the perfect muscle to add to a space pirate or mercenary crew. Your not Wall-E is very cute too!

Toby said...

Yes, he's definitely that sort of guy! I've got another trollblood with a rocket launcher, who's very 40k in style. I can see why they wouldn't be to everyone's tastes, but I really like the models. Thanks about not-Wall-E - he was one of those spur of the moment conversions, really just to get the bits off my desk!