Monday, 20 April 2015

A few more civilians

A new batch of civilians, as I'm in need of a few ;)

The first one was quite an improvised thing. I found a metal 17th Century soldier in my box and begun to glue stuff on it. The most notorious addition is the bionic arm (from a Space Crusade Android).

Really, the mini below is a 17th Century soldier
So this way I ended up creating the character of Armengol Perelmut, bounty hunter:

Kinda Nick Fury in spaaace
Former 41st Septimanian Fusilier, he still keeps some of his old military gear, he even wears the regimental shoulderpad.

The backpack is from the Scions kit
 Cruel and implacable, he is however a man scarcely seen in the slums, always preferring high-profile targets and jobs. He is a bon vivant, enjoying his flamboyant attires and exquisite tastes. Anyway, if a job takes him to the dirt, he won't refuse and will show why his fees are so worth of the price.


The rest of the minis are from Hasslefree and have slight conversion works. The first one... well, when I got Not-Starbuck I couldn't but notice this mini was on their ranges. It's the same mini but wearing a coat. I thought it was lovely, finally a modern-like civilian bearing no weapons... damn, it was cool!

Vickee Sachaff, pilot for hire
Known for her dauntless pilot skills, many people think she's is just nuts, taking unnecessary risks with bold manoeuvres at high speed. But when it comes to avoid the authorities (or let them behind!) you know who you want to be your pilot. Any smuggler and fugitive in the subsector would kill to have Vickee on their crew.

The next mini involved a little more work. The original bears a gun. I thought of replacing it with a chainsword and then tried an experiment. To make her look even more menacing, she has some augments on her arms. That helps her with heavy loads or putting more strenght on the hits. It's just a staple and some greenstuff.

I have that t-shirt too!
 Ngara Tisendre is quite a valuable bodyguard. Specialized in the trading sector, usually offers her services for merchants who wander through dangerous areas to sell their products. Don't be fooled by her slenderness, her augmetics make her a dreadful opponent!

The last mini of this batch was something I honestly hadn't thought about. It was this post at Leadplague (awesome, inspiring blog! Thanks, JB!) that brought my attention to the kind of people you may find close to a port/spaceport/whatever. Once I made the choice of mini (medieval girl), the greenstuff work was obvious ;)

I mean the 80's leather jacket! :D
After 'Total Recall' this stuff is necessary. Ahem.
Molly Melons is quite a renowned character through all Besenval Port. Though she has quite an Arbites file, in the end she remains mostly unmolested. Last time she got arrested a public demonstration was organized and the local dockworkers went on strike. The incident was solved with only 56 casualties, but costed Judge Uhring his position.
The word is that Molly is an anti-Imperium activist, but nothing has been legally proved. Anyway, she's a good person to start with if you are new to the neighborhood and want information on who's who...

This is all for now! The local community keeps on growing...

13 comments:

  1. Awesome additions mate. The pilot is a great model and one I intend on picking up at some point. Love the conversion to the chainsword the pose suits it so well. Well Well who doesn't love a bit of resistance of mars :)

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    1. Thank you! I've tried to optimize the original minis with the less additions possible. For me the key is trying to give them some character or make the stuff they wear to tell whatever story may come to mind. Glad you like them!

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  2. Lovely lovely work here my friend !

    Molly's name, story and model are just wonderful, I was planning on using the chaos cheerleader to have a 3 boobed lady of teh night myslef but your version is far more elegant and characterful !

    Wonderful additions here Suber. Modelling and story telling combo at its best.

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    1. Wow, thank you! You must take the credit, it was you who put me on the track! ;)
      Your cheerleader is just great! I didn't want to delve into the girls'n'guns cliché, wasn't looking for that Sin City band of girls; though tempting, it's an idea too overexploited. That's why I just opted for this... Ehm... Tribute. Keepin' it simple! :D

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  3. Great stuff, had to laugh at Ms Melons. In all seriousness Mr. Perelmut is a fine conversion!

    Warburton

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    1. Haha, thank you! Some times, the sillier, the better :D
      The guy was just a conversion which grew on as I was adding the pieces, I didn't have a real concept in my mind to work with. It's a little bit odd mini, but I hope it works!

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  4. Wow, qué nivelazo! Rezuman carisma por todos sus poros...

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    1. ¡Gracias! Son todo cosas muy simplonas, pero creo que son los pequeños detalles los que hacen que esto funcione :)

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  5. Very creative Suber. I like the way you think. Results are always interesting.

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    1. Thanks! I believe in tiny details giving the minis their real life, the process itselt is as rewarding as any result you may end up with :)

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  6. Great additions Suber. Its important to me that even 40k civilians dont look too medieval, that they have at least one obviously sci-fi element, a bionic part, some sort of tricorder or similar, an extra breast etc.

    Good work :)

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    1. I try that approach, but it's sometimes challenging. I want a set of future looking civilians, not a whole freak show. I try not to overdo things with too many augmetics, mutations or stuff. Just an insinuation of exoskeleton here, a Molly Malone in spaaace there.... Getting the balance when you try this into Warhammer is sometimes tricky, but the important thing is to keep on trying!

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