Friday, October 25, 2013

Wiped minds and big guns

Here's some of my favorite retinue figures.  Time for some gun servitors!  Back in the 4th edition days, these guys were like a cheap devastator squad with even more abilities.

When you accompanied them with sages and mystics, you had re-rolls, higher ballistic skill, and the ability to drop a plasma cannon template on a unit that deep struck too close. :-)  How I miss those days.

These figures started out as plastic Blood Bowl minis.  I sculpted heavy bolters and a plasma cannon out of sculpey, and attached it to the arm socket.  I added purity seals and a few other do-dads. 

It was pretty hilarious fooling around with the big sculpey guns, and making the servo arms with their saws!

After a particularly devastating blast against a unit of Noise Marines, the plasma servitor got himself a trophy helmet!

So he's mind wiped... he still earned it!

In this image, they are teamed up with my newest Coteaz conversion that I made for Adepticon 2012.

Seeing these makes me think of the good old days and the crazy campaigns that we used to do, like the quest for the Warp gate, and Defend the Factorum.

So, this leaves one last set, and that would be the Assassins.

The gang's all here

OK!  Group shots!

As satisfying as it is to see the individual images, the group photos are usually the most fun!

They can be much harder to compose, and get things in focus, but it truly represents the effort involved.

Army shots are a bit tougher, though... as much fun as those are!

Ever since I started painting, the theme has been squads, regiments, teams, etc.  I get a real kick out of making each figure match the previous one, so that it is all one cohesive group.

Next up, some Blood Angels...