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Offline Shannow

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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2010, 11:47:28 PM »
Yeah, after reading this thread I have invested in a box of the cyborgs and the thugs, if only to chop up! But at 6 it'd be worth it just to attach them to tiny rockets and send them to space....though not very conducive to a good game I suspect....
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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2010, 12:17:41 AM »
Apparently they also do a range of scenery and vehicles, does anyone know if this would be 54mm? If so, can I hear someone say Inquisitor-scale Sentinel?
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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2010, 12:24:28 AM »
nah, Robogear was the very short-lived attempt by Airfix to produce a cheap 28mm sci-fi wargame, it launched not long before the then struggling Airfix went into administration and were then bought by Hornby. Needless to say, Hornby have decided to drop the line.
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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2010, 01:44:48 PM »
Warning! Potentially NSFW!

So, second day, second model! This one was a tricky one, it's probably the heaviest model I've ever painted and the casting quality wasn't amazing - lots of filing had to be done to remove hideous mould lines, and there are still plenty of porous surfaces all over the girl's skin. Still, I got the whole set on the cheap, so can't complain!


As a point of interest, this set has lots of undulating textures, which makes them the perfect playground for testing out various washes and highlights. More to come soon!




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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2010, 07:26:32 PM »
Great work on the 'Insurgent' models there Rob. You certainly managed to make them look a lot better than I did (mine are currently soaking in paint stripper.)

I'm not keen on the latest model, but I can't fault the painting.

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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2010, 01:10:46 PM »
heh, should have made it an anti-grav platform :P
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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2010, 07:11:25 PM »
Update!

I got quite carried away today - I finished off the Sinbad-esque bodyguards that had been lying around for a while, I'm not overly happy with how the skin came out but the camera was very kind to them, so I'm leaving them as is :)




I also got my bits box out for the first time in a very long time and realised I had quite a lot of unbuilt models just dying to be made, so I ended up with these happy chappies. Pretty basic construction, I'm particularly pleased with how the front man came out, he's like a more advanced cultist ordering the more ugly ones around to do his bidding. Kinda like working in retail!



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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2010, 08:14:42 PM »
I love the GeneStealer cult.

And the Sinbad guys. They are awesome, and if you paint the Cults purple similar, they'd be really good mooks.

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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2010, 01:05:46 AM »
I like the little tail on the lead hybrid. Genestealer cults are a little favourite of mine.

The bodyguards are nice too. Good as general bodyguard-style NPCs, I would imagine.
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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2010, 01:47:56 AM »
Genestealer cult looks like some fun conversions.

I like how the generic sinbadian cultists came out, though I can't help but wonder if adding a bionic eye and a couple 40Kish details might have helped them blend in better.

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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #40 on: June 13, 2010, 07:45:56 PM »
Genestealer cult! Awesome. I always like to see other people with Genestealer cults.

I think that the hybrid with the Slick Devlan head would look better (more genestealer-y) if you removed the hair.

I like those bodyguard models.  The painting looks great (the faces in particular.) I agree with Adlan that they would make good brood brothers for your cult

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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2010, 06:18:51 PM »
Update!

I've put a lick of paint on the Cultists. They're not my best paint job, but I'm happy enough with them to let them be for the time being. I went with the classic purple/blue/red colours because that's what I associate most with genestealer cults. Not sure about the freehand on the main guy's loincloth, I may go round it with a darker colour to bring it out a bit more. I've got a fair few models still to get through, so we'll have to wait and see :)









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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2010, 07:06:02 PM »
They're not my best paint job

They look pretty bloody impressive to me.

I love the skin tones you have used (I think that the Slick head would have looked better bald though) and the blending effects.

That green flak armour looks great too. (Knarloc Green and Thraka green washed recesses?)

Awesome work all around.

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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2010, 10:17:05 PM »
I like them, particularly the way the blue robe blends with the slightly purplish skin.
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Re: RobSkib's mad NPC thread
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2010, 11:18:30 PM »
I really like those models. Normally i'm not a fan of Genestealer cults, but i like these ones, the part swapping has gone really well, and the skin tones look immense, the genestealer parts especially look really good.