Monday, 20 June 2011

The mutants are coming!

Well for a while now I've been converting figures like mad with milliput, and (sort of) honing my sculpting skills. Coupled with my current Necromunda/40K slant at present, I have been creating muties. The old Rogue Trader rulebook had some real beauties of mutations so I have been trying to create some of these with my limited sculpting skills. I also wrote up a few dozen mutations for use in both games and I think some that I came up with were the nuts. Some were impossible (or very nearly) to convert but most mutations affected the appearance of said freaks so were fairly easy to do. So far I have the following in various states of constuction:
Birds Feet
Prehensile Tail
Hideous Appearance
Massive Arm.
There are quite a few other ideas that I'm working on so I would expect  to see more of them come into being, so to speak. I already have a winged mutant and a Horse headed mutant. The main gaming purpose is for a chaos incursion campaign that I've started with Boy. Plus I'm working on an all mutant gang for Necromunda, so between the two I will get plenty of chances to playtest the rules. I'll post some pics up shortly.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Some more paint.

Well I've finally gotten round to photographing some recently (and some not so recently) painted figures.

Dobbin McBludgeon

Here is my first offering, a Goliath horse-headed mutant. I loved making this one and will be a stalwart in my mutant army. All I did really was removed his angry Goliath head and give him an equine equivalent. I have about a dozen other mutant conversions on the go which I'll post when the mood takes me. For now I'll name him Dobbin McBludgeon.


My second figure is my Redeptionist Leader for Necromunda. It was originally intended to be entered into a painting competition over on Eastern Fringe Forums about 2 years ago, but then I always seem to drift in and out of enthusiasm for figures. Still it came out nice so I'm pretty pleased with it. I think I'll name him Phaelps in honour of the incredibly mental pastor in the Westboro Baptist Church and his equally offensive flock.


Next is my beastman conversion. It is a Black Tree Design crossbow armed beastman that I removed part of his right arm and replaced it with an Orlock plastic autogun and some milliput to tidy it all up.I painted a white scar down his face but it looks a bit like a chalk mark. oh well back to the drawing board.

Ay Psighker

Here's an old imperial sanctioned psyker that i particularly like. He has a variety of roles in 40K games Imperial Psyker, Genestealer Magus, Chaos Magos, or even Tefal-headed mutant with a gun and backscratcher type implement.

Boss Gitbag

Although I have never painted enough Orks to form an army I have a few painted up as they are just fantastically fun to paint. Here is Boss Gitbag a Blood Axe warboss with a currently very small warband that I hope to expand soon(ish).

Doc Badchop

Lastly Doc Badchop is an Ork Painboy that came out not too bad and I loved painting. the trousers were a bit of a mistake but i then decided that they looked a bit tye-dyed and so I left them.

Well thats all I'm putting up today. I have some Pit Slaves very nearly complete so hopefully I'll get them up soon. Apologies for my crap names especially the ones actually painted on the bases, that was a phase that I went through, that I seem to be well over now. Also sorry for the rather arbitrary nature of the capitalisation on the names of fictional things from the warhammer universe.