Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Rogue Trader Bounty Hunter

As you may know by the news, given the current coronavirus situation, all the country is under lockdown. We all are set at home and general sanitary measures are being taken seriously. We may only leave home for work or groceries and anything else has been cancelled and banned by the Government.

No, I'm not starting a cyberpunk novel, that's actual news nowadays. Well, as much as the situation looks pretty serious, being locked at home should provide some more free time for all of us. At least that's what I thought! However, being locked at home with the two younglings all day long is pretty much time (and energy!!) demanding! And once they are finally in bed, I do have job issues to attend that cannot be postponed. Gasp.
 
Enough whining. I'm making the effort of painting, even if it's just ten minutes every two days. While I keep working on my large board (ten minutes every two months) I'll be bringing small standalone projects, which I hope will prove less time demanding. Part hobby, part mental health.
 
I finished this mini quite some time ago, but never posted about it.  It was a gift for a friend, part of a Secret Santa initiative from a group. I chose this one:

Imperial Guard 'Lasgun 3' of yore
I thought it could make a nice Rogue Trader inspired bounty hunter for his Necromunda games. So I painted the guy in the proper fashion.

As much RT as I could get
I had never tried facial paint, so it was a fun step to take, though more difficult than expected. You can easily ruin all the work of the face (and the whole mini) if it doesn't work. However, I think I may repeat (and hopefully improve) it in the future.
 
I think he could still serve in the Guard
The 'Necro' on the shoulderpad was, of course, mandatory
So were the checkers. Checkers Police came soon to check how many checkers I had done

So here you have him, Ivan Pontburne, bounty hunter. Constantly wandering through the Underhive and hiring his services to the highest bidder. Bodyguard, manhunter, hired muscle, you name it. You want a job done and the pay is fair, you got your man.

This will be all for today, but I'm working on some other small projects like this one, so I hope I can make these quarantine days (or should I say nights) more bearable. No idea of how long will it take, but it will be some 4-6 weeks at the very least for sure (how I'd love to be wrong!). I'll make my best to keep the blog alive and in good shape!





34 comments:

  1. Está muy bien la mini, y menos mal que la cuarentena nos ha pillado provistos de minis sin pintar.

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    1. ¡Jaja, cierto! Yo ya te digo que trabajo no me va a faltar :D

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  2. He looks great, I've got a very similar your model I'm hoping to knock out soon. Unfortunately (from this perspective at least) I have to work from home so I'm not getting anymore painting time than normal :(

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    1. Oh, I totally know what you mean. I have to physically attend my post some days and others I can work from home, so time is kind of a crazy issue these days -and will probably be for some weeks! I hope you manage to find some quality time.

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    1. Thank you! It's nice to bring these to active duty again :)

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  4. Great figure and thanks for continuing to inspire us.

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    1. Thank you! It's a pleasure to revisit these RT classics from time to time :)

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    1. Thank you! I could have taken a more 'modern' approach, with earthy colours and so, or this oldschool vibrant take. It's fun to see what suits better these models :)

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  6. Great stuff. I miss Mullets!

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  7. Very nice colour choices - I like the red and white, and the whole figure is enhanced with the various markings and icons. Great stuff!

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    1. Thank you! It's fun, these minis take this kind of bright scheme as well as your recent black patterns. They are quite more versatile than you could think, makes me want to make some experiments!

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    1. Thanks! I couldn't make it more RT! :D

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  9. A very classic look with all those slogans and checkers. Fantastic work!

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    1. Thanks! I went totally oldschool with this one. I think there's a number of possibilities with these minis, I may take some other different approaches with others of these ranges :)

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  10. Great work. Love those checkers, especially on the helmet!

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    1. Thank you! No checkers, no oldschool. It is the law!

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  11. Very well done, Suber! All the detail work is fabulous: the checks on the helmet and shoulder pads, the lettering, the face band . . . Fantastic!

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    1. Thanks! It's not easy to decide when it is too much, but I had a lot of fun with this one :D

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  12. This is a great figures. Always good to experiment beyond your comfort zone with stuff like the facepaint. At very worst you'd end up with a Leonardo Turtle cosplayer.

    Have you intentionally masculinised the figure? She was originally advertised in the days of Rogue Trader explicitly as a woman, named both "Female Trooper Vaskez" after the badass Aliens and "Female Tpr Rutherford" in the advertisments.

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    1. Haha, thank you! Leonardo FTW, haha!
      Mascul...? Oh, my! You mean... LOL! I have to confess I hadn't noticed! Well, it's quite androgynous! Then I unintentionally made the Vasquez joke of the movie :D
      (Embarrassment...)

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  13. Y esa maravilla tengo la fortuna de que podrá recorrer la Subcolmena con el resto de mi banda de Venator. Un auténtico regalazo, tanto por la mini, que es una preciosidad, como por el trabajo invertido en ella.

    Muchísimas gracias

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    1. Nada, por favor, yo la disfruté como un enano, pero hasta el otro día no me di cuenta de que no la había puesto en el blog :)

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  14. Very nice indeed. The face paint and the checks have come out very well!

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    1. Thank you! It all was as much RT as I could imagine!! :D

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  15. She looks excellent! Lovely and retro!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks! The mini itself has that kind of retro vibe. Makes me want to paint a full RT Imperial Guard Company!

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  16. Dios mío, era una mujer!

    Este post ha tomado un giro inesperado. Con la pintura facial ya lo puedes renombrar Sarge Bowie :D mola como ya comentan el tufillo clásico: slogans, patrones, pintura de guerra.

    Antes era todo exótico. Ahora se considera ridículo.

    I hope you'll manage to stay safe and 'sane' those days. The world has changed in ways we are yet to know.

    Ánimos compadre!

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    1. Jaja, qué chasco me he llevado :D
      Eso es, antes funcionaban unas cosas y ahora se ven como extravagancias, jaja.
      The same to you! Stay safe!!

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  17. For your first try at facial paint it looks fantastic!

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    1. Thank you! I have to seriously improve the technique, but it's only done one way: trying, trying and trying!

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