Here are some pictures I saved for inspiration while researching paint schemes for the Raumsknechts. I painted one in the particolour style of the fifth picture as a test, but it didn’t look good and was too time consuming, so I settled on an empire style red and yellow scheme for the squad. Later I want to paint each of their armour with a unique heraldic scheme representing their noble family, to reintroduce some variety into the painting, as well as adding chipped paint effects to their brightly painted armour.
WIP for Emmerich’s Guard, a Planetary Defense Force unit, dubbed Raumscknechts by Facebook. They’re the elite bodyguard of the Planetary Governor, mostly the second sons of highly respected noble families.
Looking at the 3×3 photos here, top to bottom, left to right the characters are: Wolfgang Grunberg, Comms; Henry LaFrenz, Leader; Sebastian Werdin, Medic; Niko Beckermann; Leo Hildebrand; Hugo Kepler; Adelhelm Latzke; Johann Wentzel; Bernger Grasshoff, Heavy.
Governor Emmerich is not really meant to be a combatant, he’s statted as just a special weapon guardsman. He likes to hunt and has a very fancy rifle, but otherwise is out of his depth in any sort of combat situation.
WIP photos of my 1984 C30 Amazon warband for #BOYL2018.
I love the Amazons of 2nd edition, and when I heard they were doing Rigg’s Shrine for BOYL this year it was the perfect excuse to go out and buy them all.
This faction is such a wonderful melange of varied 80s influences – There’s Mysterious Cities of Gold and von Daniken’s ancient astronauts, 70s feminism, punk rock, and native imagery.
They’re a rule-breaking faction, bringing boltguns to a swordfight, and bringing some gonzo to the pathetic aesthetic of early WFB.
I’ve started painting Eureka’s Undisciplined warband, a wonderful Hieronymous Bosch themed line of mutants. I picture them as a group of damned souls trying to escape from Hell, and want to put them up against religious themed opponents – I’ve picked up some of the more angelic Stormcasts for that purpose.
Britains Space 54mm figures from 1983. I want to use these for a game of Mutants & Death Ray Guns.
They come with various flying saucers and spaceships; I’d like to play a game of Star Eagles with those, but given that the ships are on the same 54mm scale as the figures, and Star Eagles is designed for 6mm, I might not have a table (or a room) big enough.
TMNT by Fancagne Didier. Using these as replacements for the figures in TMNT: Shadows of the Past.
Boris Woloszyn’s Masters of the Universe. Thinking of statting these up for a tiny demo game of Blades & Heroes.
A few chaos and old world figures ready for painting. The three on the left were among the first figures I ever owned.
Assembled and undershaded the Bizaza Guard from Katsina Miniatures for my 2nd Edition project.
Undershaded Whale Troll (Punga Miniatures) and Elephant Man (Francagne Didier). I got these because they’re such great figures; maybe I’ll use them to add variety to a warband of oldhammer beastmen?