Rogue Trader: Squat Trike (Michael and Alan Perry, April 1989)

Rogue Trader: Squat Trike (Michael and Alan Perry, April 1989)

This model is one I’ve had for a very long time, and is one of the remaining vestiges of the Squat detatchment that was part of my first Imperial Army/Guard force, that I sold as a teen to get the cash to buy my first Amiga Computer. It’s not something I regret as such, as I got a lot of use and enjoyment out of that computer, as well as it having probably been an important part of what has gotten me to my current professional position, but you fucking bet I wish I could get hold of those models again today.

Rogue Trader: Squat Trike (Michael and Alan Perry, April 1989)

The paint here is actually a re-touch of my 2nd-edition-era re-tough of my original 1989-1990-ish Roghue Trader paintjob. I went over pretty much everything this time, making the tyres a dussty grey rather than the black shaded to blue that they originally were, redoing the padded flak armour from green and brown to the current brown, changing the boots, gloves and jacket to black leather, highlighting the helmet and bike parts a little more from the 2nd-edition Red I gave them, and then glazing with red to enrich the colour which had gotten a bit desaturated from the highlights. His lasgun got repainted from having bright red furniture to copper, still giving it a touch of colour but removing the gaudiness and the distraction that the red caused. Similarly, the shoulder studs went from bright yellow to silver.

Rogue Trader: Squat Trike (Michael and Alan Perry, April 1989)

There is a little bit of very old freehand on the model that I left untouched. A rune of sorts on his helmet, shoulder and headlamp. It might be similar ot Khorne if you look at it a certain way, but it ain’t Khorne! I’d like to get more of these, but they’re like gold-played hen’s teeth, sadly. I do at least have a tiny stash of original Squats on foot that I kept from that sale – which clearly I need to get off my arse and paint!

…and yeah, I only spotted that touch of paint on the bottom of his nose from repainting his beard after taking these photos – it’s been fixed now!

Drong the Hard (Colin Dixon, 1998), Imperial Dwarf Command Standard Bearer (Michael/Alan Perry, 1988)

Drong the Hard (Colin Dixon, 1998), Imperial Dwarf Command Standard Bearer (Michael/Alan Perry, 1988)

A pair of Dwarves from different eras today – a Dwarf General model from the late 90’s, repurposed as the named Character “Drong the Hard” in the 5th Edition Grudge of Drong campaign alongside a “proper” Oldhammer Imperial Dwarf from the late 80s’.

Drong the Hard (Colin Dixon, 1998), Imperial Dwarf Command Standard Bearer (Michael/Alan Perry, 1988)

Both Dwarves have been painted in the blue with yellow trim scheme that I’ve used for my Warhammer Dwarf Clan’s livery since the late 1980’s. They’ve been given more modern shields to help tie them in with Queen Helga, who was also featured in the Grudge of Drong campaign.

Drong the Hard (Colin Dixon, 1998), Imperial Dwarf Command Standard Bearer (Michael/Alan Perry, 1988)

Banner this time is simple paper, painted with PVA for durability, and, obviously, paint. The Hammer & Anvil device is copied from a series of shields found on older Dwarves (initially the Marauder line). The runes are taken from one of the many GW publications that features a phonetic translation from runes to sounds made via the Roman alphabet. I’ll leave it to anyone who is particularly interested to work it out.

Drong the Hard (Colin Dixon, 1998), Imperial Dwarf Command Standard Bearer (Michael/Alan Perry, 1988)

Both the runes and Hammer & Anvil device are freehand jobs, which is why they’re not as perfect as the devices on the Viking banners I completed recently. On a model this big, though – they work well enough for me!

Drong the Hard (Colin Dixon, 1998), Imperial Dwarf Command Standard Bearer (Michael/Alan Perry, 1988)

I haven’t actually read the Grudge of Drong scenario, and aren’t too bothered about it, so I decided to paint Drong as a bit of a world-weary but still dangerous Warrior-General. (or Warrior-King. Whatever he is). Either way, I wouldn’t want to be in the way of that hammer!

Drong the Hard (Colin Dixon, 1998), Imperial Dwarf Command Standard Bearer (Michael/Alan Perry, 1988), Queen Helga Longplaits

For the final pic, I decided to pose the two of them alongside Helga, as the two heroes obviously fit alongside one another, and the Standard is painted to be one of their supporting players.

Necromunda ’95! – Redemptionist Deacon and Cawdor Heavy Stubber. (Gary Morley 1996; Alan Perry, 1995.)

Necromunda '95, Cawdor Heavy with Heavy Stubber, Alan Perry, 1995. 0043/7, 0043/8. Redemptionist Deacon, Gary Morley 1996. 0053/7, 0053/8.

Today’s pair of models also hail from the original release of Necromunda back in ’95. This time we have the same model as posted in my last update – the Cawdor Heavy Stubber model alongside someone from the Cawdor’s spiritual brethren – the Redemptionists. (or The Cult of the Redemption). Odd that the Redemptionists (essentially like Cawdor, but a lot more extreme – and probably more well-financed then New-Cawdor). The Redemptionists were sculpted by Gary Morley – and quite a good job he did on them if I don’t say so.

Necromunda '95, Cawdor Heavy with Heavy Stubber, Alan Perry, 1995. 0043/7, 0043/8. Redemptionist Deacon, Gary Morley 1996. 0053/7, 0053/8.

Like the previous pair, these models were worked on due to Marouda’s picking out of a stylistically similar model, which then motivated me to work on a whole little clutch of semi-related models at once. This pair was actually “finished” a long time ago. The Redemptionist Deacon actually had a place as a “heavy” in my original campaigns in the 90’s (I’m pretty sure), but had a couple of bits that were way too garish on him that had to be toned down and repainted. I also added the tattoos on his left arm, some stylised flames around his deltoids as well as “Ignis” across his bicep and tricep. The heavy was yet another white guy, and given that I have three of this model I decided to repaint his flesh to a darker tone, and then covered his right sleeve with islander-esque designs. They’re not super distinct, and are really there to give the impression of a heavily tattooed sleeve in the way that looking at someone with a sleeve from a few metres away gives an impression of a “sleeve” rather than the individual designs that it’s composed of.

Necromunda '95, Cawdor Heavy with Heavy Stubber, Alan Perry, 1995. 0043/7, 0043/8. Redemptionist Deacon, Gary Morley 1996. 0053/7, 0053/8.

The flames and most of the other kit didn’t need reworking (aside from the flamer tanks and pouches on Deakin Batista’s belt), and once again we have a touch of camo that will (eventually) be key in the future squad-ability of the Cawdor models. As these two were really more touch-ups than painting models, I’ll call them “finished” in April, but refrain from adding them in for Ann’s painting challenge.

I took a few days off posting on the weekend. Now I need to get stuff up pretty much daily for the remainder of the month. Help me, Davekay!

 

Necromunda ’95! – Cawdor Leader 2 and Heavy Stubber. (Alan Perry, 1995)

Necromunda '95, Cawdor Leader with Boltgun and Powersword, 72909/21, Cawdor Heavy with Heavy Stubber, 0043/7, 0043/8. Alan Perry, 1995

Today we have a pair of models from the original release of Necromunda, back in ’95. A pair of models that hail from House Cawdor. The Leader model is the alternative model to the one that came in the boxed gang, armed with a Power Sword and Bolt Gun, he’s pretty unrealistically armed for a game of Necromunda. We always “close enough’ed” models like this, so if in a game he had a sword (or even a chainsword) and any kind of “normal” gun (lasgun, autogun) we’d have considered it fine. We really only got nitpicky about “proper” special weapons like Grenade Launchers, Flamers, Plasma, etc as opposed to a bolter.

Necromunda '95, Cawdor Leader with Boltgun and Powersword, 72909/21, Cawdor Heavy with Heavy Stubber, 0043/7, 0043/8. Alan Perry, 1995

His offsider is the boxed set model, with just a couple of slight tweaks (it’s harder to tweak metals!) The pouches on his backpack have been replaced with a canteen and a lasgun and the pouch on his right arm has been completely removed, leaving just an armband behind. Small changes as I have another of this model, finished long ago. I’ll take pics of my older “original” Cawdor in an update shortly.

Necromunda '95, Cawdor Leader with Boltgun and Powersword, 72909/21, Cawdor Heavy with Heavy Stubber, 0043/7, 0043/8. Alan Perry, 1995

Both models have been based with “dirt” bases rather than industrial ones. This is how I based all of my original Necromunda models, and instead of rebasing these (they were part-painted for over a decade) I’ve decided to leave my Cawdor with dirt bases as it fits the updated fluff of them being one of the poorer clans, and also allows them to fit in more readily as Imperial Guard/PDF/Imperial or Chaos Cultists in games of Warhammer 40k. Hence the little touch of camo underneath their culty-flame tabards and black Grendel-hoods.

Necromunda '95, Cawdor Leader with Boltgun and Powersword, 72909/21, Cawdor Heavy with Heavy Stubber, 0043/7, 0043/8. Alan Perry, 1995

This pair of models would obviously both count as Neglected Models, and so they definitely fit into Ann’s April “Paint the Crap You Already Own!” challenge being run this month. For those people who got hit by my deleted post yesterday – sorry, I’ve been pretty busy with the whole work at home thing and so I missed week 4 of the Osprey freebies entirely, so had to delete it quickly. Ooops!

Savage Orc Shaman (1995, Alan Perry) (Awesome August + Alex’ Tale-of-AoS-Gamers Challenge)

Savage Orc Shaman, 1995, Alan Perry, Bonesplitterz, Savage Orruks

Today’s model harkens back to my first model of this year as well as an earlier challenge of 2019 that’s kinda fallen by the way. This Savage Orc Shaman (Bonesplitter Orruk Shaman?) is a model I started quite awhile ago (as always) and is now finally complete, and as a slightly fancy model, I’m ok with calling it an Awesome August submission. Another of the 1995 models aculpted by Alan perry, this is one of the range of models that took the Orky template refined by Kev Adams and kept it going strong until Brian Nelson came along a little later and cranked their savagery up to 11.

Savage Orc Shaman, 1995, Alan Perry, Bonesplitterz, Savage Orruks

I’m pretty happy with him, really. It took a long time to get done, but wasn’t one of those pain in the arse-type models. If anything, it took a long time to finish because I didn’t want to screw any part of it up. I guess, it’s also quite busy with various bits of Orky bling, so the body paint also had the potential problem of messing the figure up by making it unrecognisable, so I went somewat minimal in the end. I’d think Shamen would be caked in the stuff, if we’re being more realistic, but when has Warhammer ever been about fussing over not being realistic enough?

That’s about it, really. Look forward to me hopefully getting a few more of the actual Boyz from this range painted, maybe for Squad-friendly September, if I can manage it…

Necromunda ’95! – My first pair of Delaque Gangers completed. (Alan Perry, 1995)

Necromunda 1995, Delaque Gangers, Alan Perry

Yes, really. You guys know that a huge proportion of my collection is from the 1990’s, and I’m only now getting around to painting/completing a lot of it. What can I say? I’ve been slack until the past few years. It has meant a ton of Neglected Models to work through, though – hence why that particular challenge crops up so frequently. Anywho, these models are from the original Delaque range. I don’t think I ever got the boxed gang set, rather I picked up either a blister or two of the loose gangers or got these in a secondhand sale/trade from the others in the necro group back in the day. I do have the entire Heresy Miniatures set of Not-Delaque, though. So one day I’ll add to the painted numbers. These were both painted to be part of the Grendel gang that I ran (more on that in a future post), though neither of them were ever actually completed until this last month, more than a decade on.

Necromunda 1995, Delaque Gangers, Alan Perry

The fellow on the left has what some reader may recognise as the flag of Cameroon on his back, with the Grendel-eye pattern overlaid. This is because I started painting this guy while watching Cameroon play in the 1998 World Cup, and liking their team and flag, so decided to incorporate it into the model. So… 20 years almost to the month for this one from start to finish. As a July 2019 model, he’s also got a little Contast Paint on him as well. I went over the mid and light-browns of his torso leathers and his shotgun’s wooden furniture with one of the contrast paints to see what would happen. It looks alright, and shows that they can be used similarly to washes over colours, with a slightly more subtle shading effect than the usual Agrax/Strong Tone.

That’s it for today!

WAAAAGH! Pt.19: Gretchin Grot Loaders/Splatta Kannon crew (Alan Perry, 1994?) (Neglected Model June ’19)

Gretchin Splatta Kannon crew, Alan Perry

Another pair of half-painted Grots got completed last month! This pair come from the Splatta Kannon model, which I have around here somewhere, and if I ever do find it, I’ll endeavour to get that completed as well. This pair were sculpted by Alan Perry, who did quite a good facsimile of Kev Adams’ style with these two.

Gretchin Splatta Kannon crew, Alan Perry

Their rear views are pretty unexciting, and the photo shows the cloth that they’re wearing overly-contrasted (no Contrast Paint on these two, though!) The rationale for their clothing being so plain is because I want them to fit in with the overall “desert scavenger” look that the rest of the force has, though I also feel that the Orks would have taken all of the camoflague cloth for their own clothing, leaving the grots with the plainer stuff…

Ork Kannons, Mantic BattleZones Bunker

For now, both artillery pieces will have to make do with a pair of crew – like they used to have – rather then the five(?) each that they have now. Here’s a shot of them, sans artillery bases on the Mantic BattleZones Bunker I finished a little while ago.

Ork Kannons

And to finish – the glamour shot of both crew-so-far with their Kannons, finished in May!