Monday, 9 November 2015

Old stuff see the light

Sometimes you get the chance to know some real nice people over the net. May it be on the forums, or maybe other fellow bloggers, this hobby world is really full of great guys, or at least I've been lucky enough to find such people!
But from time to time you even get to know some exceptional people. Guys on such good vibes who make this painting/gaming/whatever world a pleasant experience. On such a basis you can fully tell this tiny soldiers stuff totally makes sense, it's all about good karma.
Most definitely one of these people is Cheetor from Sho3box. Not only he's an incredibly creative (and talented!) artist, he's also a generous gentleman! We have exchanged some stuff in the past, but the latest thing I got from him was this set:

The Previously Unreleased Rogue Trader minis, available since last BOYL 15 event
Wowzers. Man, this is great. Thank you very much for the gift. I cannot but say I was moved by this gesture. Unfortunately it's not been until now that I've been able to get my brushes on them. You may have seen some of them painted on the net, but let me bring my own particular version. First of all, the Administratum clerk:

The clerk who spends too much time alone with himself
I went classic on this one. Black robes as the fluff dictates, with some touches of white: mainly the checkers, but I toyed with the two stripes on his chest as a rank insignia within the Adeptus Administratum. I also painted the Administratum emblem on the cloak (getting that tiny "a" inside was a pain in the ass, believe me).

For the rest... well, long story short, I just decided them to be local law enforcers for my Besenval setting. So they would be the local bailiffs. In order not to mess them with my Arbites, I painted them brown and white:

Officer Conehead
Ouch. Only now in the pics I realize I haven't highlighted the eye glasses
A mix between the sheriff and a Cylon
I'm an astronauuut
The mandatory group pic:

There! The guy who misarchived the file run over there! Go get him!
They are sweet minis, they totally catch the essence of the old days; if you ever get the chance to get them, don't let it go, they are pure love! Thanks again, Cheetor, I'll try them to get on a game as soon as I can!

28 comments:

  1. It's there an emoticon for jealously?

    They are tasty aren't they!

    Cheers Suber.

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    1. Haha :D They are nice minis, they sum up all the stuff from an era. Maybe some sculpting decisions could have been taken on another direction, but anyway they are really cool. Glad you like them!

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  2. ¡Unas miniaturas fantásticas Suber!

    Un saludo.

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    1. ¡Gracias! Son una pequeña reliquia viviente, jeje, ha sido divertido ponerme con ellas.

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  3. Nice set Suber. I've not got round to painting the armed guys, but your bone and brown combination has given me food for thought - it looks very effective indeed.

    Great freehand on the scribe :)

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    1. Well, thanks, glad you find it interesting! I'm really looking forward to seeing yours!

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  4. Top stuff as always Suber! I've got row sets of these from BOYL15 that I really need to get around to painting!!

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    1. Thank you! Believe me, you're gonna enjoy them! Go put your brushes on those guys!

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  5. Fabulous work they look great. Indeed there are some fabulous folk on the web!

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    1. Indeed there are some truly excellent people out there and I can consider myself lucky to have found some of them! This hobby world is a little bit brighter thanks to gestures like this :)

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  6. Oh wow, they are absolutely wonderful. Cracking sculpts and a gorgeous paint job.

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    1. Thank you! They look totally RT, it was a real pleasure painting them, it's like a blast to the past, but nowadays! :D

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  7. What goes around comes around Suber, you have helped me to source a few mideks over the years after all :)

    Im delighted to see that you got those guys painted so quickly, great work.

    The not-Arbites colour scheme is particularly nice.

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    1. Thank you again!! Painting these has been a real pleasure, and I owe it to you! Having such a nice community is what makes this hobby so enjoyable. It's not about the minis, it's about the people you share all this with! Thanks, mate!

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  8. Oooooh... que "boditos"!
    Tienes muy buena mano con el blanco. Gran trabajo!

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    1. ¡Gracias! Las minis son muy chulas, verdaderamente recogen toda la esencia de la época RT, se disfrutan mucho, en serio.

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  9. Others have said it before but those colour schemes are just brilliant ! I'm going to have to steal... I mean get inpired by them at some point, they're too good to ignore dude !

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    1. Haha, thanks! I don't know what made me choose the colours, I just wanted them to look totally different from the Arbites, so I tried this approach, I'm glad to hear it works!

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  10. Hola! Que buenas esas minis! A ver si me hago con ellas también!
    Oye aprovecho para preguntarte si has recibido ya los Space Raiders , es que en Facebook no se con que nombre estas :P
    Saludos!!

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    1. ¡Gracias! Te van a molar, son muy chulas. Todavía no me han llegado tus minis :( ya he visto que habéis mandado todas, ando pendiente del correo. ¡Es que no estoy en FB! Gracias, tío, ¡un saludo!

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  11. I compltetly agree about Cheetor, he is truly one of the world's outstanding people.
    Fantastic paint job on the local leo's. I can never get white right, yours looks awesome.

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    1. He is! He is indeed, can't but say that :)
      Thank you, there's no mystery on that, just bone highlighted with white in two-three different tones; that gives a warm quality white that works fine with reds and browns. Doing the same with grey/white is the winner when combining with blue and maybe green, depending of what you are trying to get. Hope it helps!

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  12. You really brought those minis to life. I love the colour schemes -- and the gold helmet is such a great touch. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! I must confess I first tried a NMM on that helmet, as I didn't think I was able to get the gold work fine. But the results were so disastrous that I finally switched again to the golden metal idea. Maybe the yellow/brown undercoat worked as a nice primer, I'll have to make some more experiments!

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  13. I agree Suber, these minis are sweet. Lovely painting too. :)

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    1. Thanks! I think the minis are not only the sculpt work; that can work better or worse, can be rough or delicate, whatever. It's something else, it's what these minis transmit, these are really depicting the sculpting style of a whole era. The coneheads have that Moebius-like quality mixed with the obvious Dredd looking, they are really appealing. The clerk is the direct interpretation of an old illustration coming from the Rogue Trader rulebook back in '87... So you see, these are really appealing to me!

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  14. Nice work! Cylon sheriff is my favourite sculpt, but you've done a fine job on all of them.

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    1. Thanks! They all are quite enjoyable, each one their own way. I really need to put them all in a game!

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