My progress on this matter (as on all the others...) is terribly slow. Anyway, I've managed to make some developments. Let me summarise. Long time ago, in a galax.. No. Ehm.
Long time ago I thought of a funny scenario for RT. A fugitive trying to escape within the underhive while Arbitrators were on the chase. The fugitive would be a nice character, as well as each member of the Arbites patrol. I may add a bounty hunter perhaps... and I would need some non-combatants to add some confusion to the chase scene. That was pretty much all!
You know the rest.
Today I have two 120x60 boards, enough buildings to call this a town by own merits and weird, ditinctive civilians to populate a small hive.
Of course... that is not enough!! :D
I'm finally committing to fulfil my original plan. Having a quiet mob of civilians, just for the sake of populating my urban area and add obstacles for the chase. Though I have some really fine models (and yet more Colony 87 to come, I'm simply in love with that range), I still needed some unexpensive way of getting to crowd my board.
I'm doing this by two different resources. The first batch I've begun with is this one. I got a number of cheap Wizards of the Coast Star Wars minis:
|Less than 1€ each.|
So I had to warhammer them. I've used all kind of dirty tricks, mostly GW bits. Let's go!
I turned this...
|Easiest conversion of all|
It's fun how just a head swap can change a mini. I think this one is gonna be a merchantman or something in that fashion.
|That's not a cantina oboe|
|More complex conversion|
It has an Empire head (with a greenstuff turban for more flavour), right arm from the Empire cannon crew and some other bits from the Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii box.
The next one was quite simple too:
I liked the vibe of this one. Looked like a pilot or something. I added a German Officer head from Bolt Action and replaced the gun with some Bretonnian stuff (the keyring of his ship!)
Next one had an interesting pose:
I totally reinterpreted the mini. I put him nothing on his hands. Not everybody goes on the street carrying stuff, I just wanted someone to represent that.
I can't remember the source of the head. Some TYW-like thing.
This one would make a nice protester, the pose was asking for it...
|Nothing speaks of revolution better than a good, old fashioned torch|
Head comes from Clearco Miniatures, nice stuff indeed.
Time for a lady:
A pity how underrepresented women are in the hobby. But that's a dicussion for another day...
They all are GW Skitarii bits. Best. Box. Ever.
This one was nice:
I loved the pose, but I really wasn't looking for another bravado fighter, but for civilians. I cut the poor guy and got two minis out of him.
The legs were way too dynamic, nevertheless, so in the end I came with this sort of Bailiff officer (or whatever)...
...and this worker with the rest of the Skitarii bits:
|And a huge GW Empire head|
More! Another simple conversion:
The head is from Maxmini. I should have worked on his hands (they are three fingered), but I hope no one will notice (damn, I just called your attention on it!)
With another of these heads I turned this...
|Still haven't decided what will be on the sign|
Finally, the last one. I firstly thought this could make another protester, maybe bearing a baseball bat against authority, or maybe a sign...
But I changed my mind. I had these arms from the same Empire cannon crew. He's holding a cannon ball, but I guess I'll change that to some fruit or stuff when painting and so he'll become a fruit vendor or a merchantman or something in that line:
This is all for now! Just the naked conversions, I'm afraid. I'll try to spill some paint on them as soon as possible, but for now I'm fairly content with what I have. I'm finally into my original project! Wee!