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:
|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!