Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Abdul Goldberg

Every Rogue Trader collection needs an Abdul Goldberg...


For some reason, this model has always been that smarmy character to me - the bare chest, furry pimp vest, and gold chains. I painted this model last year, but he never made it to the blog...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Inquisitor 54mm

While the Inquisitor game is slightly beyond the period I think of when ruminating on Rogue Trader, it's probably the closest GW came to replicating the feeling of the original for me. Players were encouraged to run the game with a GM as the default and build a narrative around their characters. Point costs were non-existent. You just made an Inquisitor, added a handful of misfits for his posse, and set out to kick in the teeth of those who would stand in the way of your goals.

While it was certainly possible to simply play the game in 28mm (and I have lots of stuff painted for that), I think I own almost everything GW produced in 54mm. I actually painted somewhere around 25 to 30 of them - four Inquisitors and their warbands, a Tech-Priest and pair of servitors, a five-man squad of PDF troopers, and half a dozen mutants. I probably have another ten or fifteen models unpainted including the Eldar Scout and hulking Space Marine.

Here were the two main protagonists in my campaign setting...

Tobin Grimm, a dangerous radical...


Johan Macharius, a self-righteous puritan...


At some point I'll see if I can't photograph the whole collection. I don't think I've ever posted them on the web before...

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy New Year

So here is the first Rogue Trader model of 2018...


NEVER been a fan of these style britches and I almost took clippers and file to them, but decided against it. I think I'm going to go back in and repaint the coat into a dark bomber jacket with a cream colored collar because sitting here looking at the pic I don't like it at all. I only need to paint seven more adventurers to finally finish this collection...

Psyker
Squat Engineer
Squat Miner
Test-bed Slave
Scum
Astropath Korm
Eldar Trader

I could paint these in a few days if I get myself motivated.

2017 was a dismal year for me as far as Oldhammer and Rogue Trader were concerned. I only painted around thirty models in these collections and over half of those were part of the Old World Army Challenge in November and December. I have around fifty models to go for that project so I should easily eclipse that total this year and I AM going to finish the adventurers range. Hopefully 2018 will be a better year of old school goodness...

Happy New Year!