Monday, 31 August 2015

Another Space Mercenary

Back to brushes! Hooray! First piece I've finished is a gift. Generously handed to me by Rinahe, a mate from the Spanish forum La Armada, it is no less than one of GW's primitive early sci-fi releases, from the first batch of RT minis:

The grandpa of all RT mercenaries
Later on released again as one of the Space Mercenaries, this one happens to be quite a relic! In fact you can have a nice look at the primitive release at Goblin Lee's Miniatures Blog, last week he brought the whole pack to the light :)

I tried a flashy scheme, red and orange, with the helmet and backpack in grey. The helmet is fun, it only shows part of the face, and I thought it could be nice trying a little OSL effect, as if the helmet had some light inside, kind of BSG pilot helmets

Ha! You can try.
Well, indeed at least I tried...

Hey, Starbuck called, she wants her helmet back...
So please let me introduce Rickard Ehan, space mercenary. A tough guy you don't wanna mess up with, he is a free spirit crossing the galaxy from here to there, with no place he can call 'home' anymore. Dishonorably discharged from the 7th Dire Wolves of Andrusia, the rumours differ. Some people say that he barely escaped service in a Penal Legion, but others say that he indeed paid service until he was left for dead on the Khalamis battlefield at Bulgis III. What no one knows (or at least no one dares to say) is what Ehan did to be charged. But nowadays, his deeds talk by themselves.

Bulky tupperware you got there, man
 Hired as bodyguard by a number of rogue traders, he wanders through the galaxy, doing whatever he is required to do by his masters. This life of adventure has led him beyond the limits of the Astronomican to uncharted space, whre he has dealt with some ugly xenos; sometimes to trade with them as his rogue trader intended, sometimes to just shoot'em in the face when bussiness went south. In any case he has never received a complaint from any of his employers, who always try to keep him in their service. But Rickard Ehan needs to break routine and simply cannot attach to a single ship or crew for too long...

Some usual suspects
So this is the story for this guy, the most recent incorporation for my Besenval Port project, which by the way is quite in a stand by, but I'm currently working on it, I hope I can show progress anytime soon...

16 comments:

  1. Great painting. Hope you're going ok with baby!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, I'm trying to deal with the new lifestyle and the... ehhhm... extended schedules :D Everything is challenging, but that makes it all more interesting! Thanks, mate!

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    2. Extended schedules: that is the art of beautiful understatement!

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  2. Excellent little crew, this model is absolutely great and I'd really like to ge my hands on one at some point. The colour scheme is really bringing thebest of tha tmini.
    Well done old chap !

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    1. Thank you! The mini is simple yet nice, just the right amount of detail to make it interesting, makes a perfect space muscle for hire!

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  3. He looks bloody fantastic Suber. Great stuff.

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    1. Thanks! I think the bright scheme works fine on this one, it was enjoyable!

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  4. Nice work. It took me months after having children to pick up a mini again, let alone finish anything!

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    1. Haha, I know what you mean! I have lots of stuff half finished, so this was just a matter of adding details. I'm trying to make the best of any spare minute I have, so though I make little progress (and not step by step, but tumble by tumble) I'm trying to not lose contact with the brushes.
      Besides, I've discovered that sleep is overrated! :D

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  5. brilliant stuff.

    You have another follower!

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    1. Thank you! Welcome aboard! I provide Hobbit-level hospitality in this blog, so make yourself comfortable :D

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  6. Excellent work, he looks great.

    I like the OSL effect you have done, it gives the miniature some real depth.

    Also the choice of red/orange and grey works very well. Grey works well on weapons and equipment, and was used a lot on some of the very early Rogue Trader miniatures paint schemes.
    Nice base as well.

    ...and thank you for the blog mention too! :)

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    1. Thank you very much! I must admit your blog post was an inspiration, I was tempted to look for all the minis!! I have discarded the idea for now, but who knows... Thank you for your post! :)

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  7. Good try on the OSL Suber ... I for one wouldn't have had the guts to try it on such a small model. I love BSG by the way. I still remember watching the final episode of the old series with nearly all the kids in the neighborhood at a cousin's house. We were all busy playing hide and seek at night out at a park (it was safer back in the old days) but when the final episode arrive we were glued to the TV. ^_^

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    1. Haha, from time to time I enjoy hearing back the OST, the main theme was highly inspirational!

      BTW, Crooked Dice and Nexus Miniatures make some lovely not-BSG minis, you may want to have a look...
      http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product/mk-ii-argonauts-armed-1/

      https://www.facebook.com/nexus.miniatures

      Cheers!

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