Thursday, 26 March 2015

Unreleased Rogue Trader period models





















30 comments:

  1. I love the bureaucrat (adeptus something or other I'm sure). Very reminiscent of one of the pics in rogue trader, if I'm not mistaken. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, he's an Adeptus Administratum. Steve Casey did a post about him on his blog: http://eldritchepistles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/adeptus-administratum-latest-unreleased.html

      I didn't quite manage to paint his robe black or grey like in the background text though!

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  2. Really cool! I especially like the last one who looks like an astronaut.

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  3. All nice pieces (in an old school goofy way of course). Love the robed guy and strangely I like the pixie helmeted judges. Great stuff!

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    1. Thanks. The Judges are an early version of Adeptus Arbites. It seemed like a fun idea to paint them in the 2000AD colour scheme.

      http://eldritchepistles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/unreleased-citadel-rogue-trader-era.html

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  4. I'm utterly jealous. Jealous of both your models and painting, but th elatter makes you diserve the former so it's all good !

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    1. Thanks very much. You shouldn't be jealous though - you are a much better painter than me!

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  5. I really admire your painting style - so clean, bright and dramatic. I wish I could emulate it - but somehow all of my minis turn out gnarly and pimply. Ah well, the hand has a mind of its own.

    In any case, it's a real service to the hobby that you bring all these lost minis to light. And you make them look so grand. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. The clean look is more to do with the varnish than the actual painting. I use Tamiya flat clear which seems to do a good job of toning everything down and seems to tie all the colours together.

      All the unreleased models definitely deserve painting!

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  6. Wonderful, so nice to see unreleased bits painted up rather then hoarded away from the light of day.

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    1. Hi Chico, yes it would be a shame if these unreleased models never got painted. They probably stand a better chance of surviving for posterity with a layer of paint on them as well.

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  7. Like Chico just said, it's wonderful seeing these used. And you did a fantastic job painting them, Marcus. Like the 2000AD Colour scheme, suits them rather well.

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  8. Lovely work as always, As others have said, its wonderful to see these old classics actually painted up by someone who can do the figures justice. Will you be showing these off at the Oldhammer Weekend at the Foundry this August?

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    1. Thanks very much! I'll certainly bring them along if anyone is interested in seeing the models in person.

      I was thinking about painting some Space Marines in matching colour schemes actually.

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  9. I'm very envious - wonderful painting on some wonderful unreleased figures! I particularly like the adeptus administratum figure :)

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice comment. The Administratum model definitely stands out from the others in sculpting style and it seems like the most unlikely one out of this group to never have been released.

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  10. Really excellent work Marcus! Great figures, great painting.

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    1. Many thanks for the kind words Steve!

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  11. Having seen your painting up close Marcus, I can state with certainty that the quality is more than down to simply your choice of varnish :)

    Those models are beautifully painted.. I covet them all, but the Administratum miniature is definitely the stand out for me. I do hope that you bring them to BOYL this year, I would love to see them.

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    1. Hi Paul, thanks very much for saying so. I will definitely bring them along for you to have a look at.

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    1. I still haven't figured out exactly what the figure in the middle of the group shot is supposed to be. My Dad remembers him being painted in lime green and blue at Citadel a very long time ago, so I guessed he might have been painted a bit like a 2000AD Judge then as well.

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  13. I think that's the first time I have been able to see the 2000AD-ness of these miniatures properly! I never really "got" the helmets before, somewhere between a Judge and a Nemisis Terminator. Splendid job on them.

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    1. Thanks. I actually just copied the choices of colours from Kevin Dallimore's Judge Dredd painting guide. Usually if I'm going to try to paint something in any new colour scheme I have a look through his website first for ideas!

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  14. Brilliant work; really nice!

    Warburton

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  16. Good old "Old world Jack", ala "Mr 8 Ball" :)

    You did a great job on him Marcus. I especially like how you managed to disguise his backpack boss with clever detailing.

    I'm curious to know if these guys will be on sale at some stage? I think there's quite a few of us old grognards that would be interested in getting hold of a few of them :)

    Cheers.

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  17. We cast some up for a recent Oldhammer event, and we have them up at the front of our Wargames Foundry Website for the time being. We also have hundreds of the old Citadel Men at Arms and suchlike that used to serve as human armies.

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