Tuesday, 5 January 2021

New year irresolutions

 Happy new year out there!

I hope everyone's doing good. I'm slowly going back to routine, and I managed to finish some more RT minis. They essentially are the same kind that the latest post, though more on the military looking side. Let's see what I got!

First one is the wounded guy:

'Tis but a scratch

Though being obviously Imperial Guard, I didn't want any of these minis to look specifically military or uniformed. The idea of these mercs or adventurers being old veterans keeping the fatigues seemed nice, so I worked with that. However, I consciously avoided camo patterns and opted for plain colours.

This pirate is the most distinctive from this batch, I think he belongs with the minis from the previous post better, but well, I painted him along with these. I made him more colourful, with the yellow pants and red suspenders. Maybe it's part of a torn out hazmat suit or whatever!

I tried a more defined lining technique, it was fun to do different things

The heavy stubber (or whatever that weapon is!) Guard was a mini I had been wanting to paint for years. It's of course a Vasquez kind of mini, I enjoyed her a lot.

Seeing the pic, I guess the uniform is kind of Galactica type. Oh, the subconscious

I went a little more wild on this one. I clearly avoided any kind of military uniform and painted the vest red. He has a camo net on the head, but I enforced the techno-barbarian appeal of the sculpt and painted it as a chainmail, like he was wearing some kind of aventail. Kind of crazy, but if I believe it strongly enough, it will work.

The most unconventional paintjob for this mini ever

Well, let's go back to a little more orthodox way of doing things. I had this Commissar and painted him as... well, a Commissar.

That's a surprise by now!

Here you have all of them:


Having painted the Commissar, it made me think of many things. First of all, that I could put these along the previous minis and make some kind of Dirty Dozen out of them, in a Col. Schaeffer's Last Chancers way of things. I think it could be fun.

The other thing I thought of is how much have Commissars changed through the years in terms of design. That made me recover this other Commissar I had in a box and repaint him:

Burn out colours as usual. I hate taking pics

 I'm not sure of when this mini was released. Maybe during 3rd Edition? I'm not a huge fan of the Hussar theme on Commissars, but I love this particular mini and the badass attitude. It's maybe one of my favourite Commissar minis of all times (Hmm, I had never thought of a favourite Commissar. Oh, now I have to give it a thought!)

See what I said about the evolution of Commissars:

These are totally different minis from totally different games, aren't they?

This will be all for today! 2021 has officially started!

I don't really have any new year resolutions or specific plans for painting anything. I know I want to do some things, sure (The Gargant, the mining village, RT minis... the list could go on and on), but I'm more keen on painting whatever I'm in the mood for at the time and just let myself go.

Hi, 2021, let's see what happens!

17 comments:

  1. They're all looking good. Oddly, the first thing I thought of when I saw the top model was Vasquez - it must be the red bandanna. Good work in getting the darker skin to work against the commissar's uniform: I tend to find light/dark contrasts between clothing and skin much easier. I hadn't noticed but you're right: commissars are definitely more hussars than cartoon secret police now. And their hats are growing bigger...

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    1. Thank you! Though I don't fancy the Space Hussar thing, I reckon they were trying to avoid falling into the Space Gestapo theme, which would have been most definitely worse. Ah, decisions!

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    1. Thank you! The same to you!! Happy 2021! :D

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  3. Happy New Year, Suber!
    I love your idea for a Dirty Dozen gang. Those old Rogue Trader minis cry out for that sort of treatment.
    And I really like the side-by-side comparisons of Commissars. What an evolution!

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    1. It's kind of an appealing idea! I obviously drew inspiration for my paintjob from your works, you really set my mind again into RT, so thanks!
      Happy new year and all the best!

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  4. Lovely dirty dozen figures and the trio of commisars is ace!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you! I'm quite in an oldschool mood. I've already started to work on the first of your minis, I hope I'll be bringing some results anytime soon :)

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  5. Thats a great comparison of the progression of theme of Commisars.
    Pretty revealing.

    I like the Dirty Dozen/Last Chancers motif on the IG guys. Good stuff.

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    1. I think I had been more or less aware of the evolution, but it's striking to see these three generations all along!
      Man, I do have to assemble that Dirty Dozen...

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  6. Gran trabajo, esas minis estuvieron años abandonadas y al fin tienen el reconocimiento que merecian. Muy buena la pintura y a ver mesa, son piratas/mercenarios/desertores... lo que se te ocurra.

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    1. ¡Gracias! No había tenido ocasión de decírtelo, pero son un verdadero placer para pintar. Me ha dado la vena y por fin me he puesto. ¡Gracias!

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  7. A good start to 2021. Personally I don't really have resolutions but more of a plan of what I think I want to do in the coming months. Sadly my plans never seem to pan out the way I want them to :)

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    1. Oh yes ... nearly forgot ... another belated wish to you and yours Suber ... Happy (and Safe) New Year!

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    2. Haha, thank you! Well, you know what they say, life is what happens to us while we are making other plans! I totally agree! So I'm just a leaf on the wind; watch how I soar :D
      Happy new year!!

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  8. Lovely Rogue Trader stuff, Suber! You did them justice with your paintjob!

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    1. Thank you! They had been languishing in the Box of Oblivion for ages, I'm happy that I finally got my RT mojo back online :D

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