Today the title is as accurate as obscure, I guess.
A pic might be of use?
|Not really? Well, maybe I'll have to tell you the whole story then. Once upon a time...
Last summer mighty Curis from Ninjabread managed to produce these beauties:
|Follow this link to the post
These are Bombots, as described on the Rogue Trader Manual:
Cute and cool, aren't they? The thing is that Curis said that he had to cast a few sets, so he most likely had a few spare copies. Some other fellow Bloggers had already shown more initiative than me, and in fact got some of them. I can recall Axiom from Magpie and Old Lead and Jason Fulford from Rogue Heresy, but if I'm missing anyone just let me know!
Well, long story short, Curis is quite a nice, generous bloke, some emails were written, a parcel was sent, fucking Brexit delayed it and involved some harmful extra payments and finally it all takes us to the first pic on this post. So let's move on!
|Recklessly painted in grey
|"Ex-ter-minate". Ehm, no, sorry, those were those other guys
Grey and black, so a true classic Imperial Guard pattern. I thought they needed a touch of colour, and of course they needed checkers...
|It's not Rogue Trader without checkers!
|The bar codes on the back are decals from some Imperial Guard box
This is how they look next to stardard 28mm minis:
|The commander is supervising the Bombots with the assistance of the Enginseer
Now I have to confess a thing. Curis was kind enough to offer me more than a set, so he could get rid of all his remnant bits (Oh please, where do I have to sign).
|So I've painted a second set, for a pal who was also interested in these
Bad news is that I'm afraid I took the last copies :(
They've been extremely nice to paint. I love when someone takes the time and effort to get those old RT illustrations and turn them into real minis. I bet there's a market niche for that!