Drew has been busy closing in on all the master sculpts, aka "greens" for my upcoming Kickstarter. Here are some of the heroes of the adventure party.
Biljo Buckets was a janitor on an Imperial Heavy Cruiser. As a Halfling he could dodge most everyone (and his job) on the ship, often ducking into small places or travelling through air ducts. Most of this exploration also involved petty theft, mostly in the form of food from the galley. During one of these adventures Biljo fell into a sanitation reclamator, almost killing him- but as he scrambled out he saw something shiny on a ground a ring- a famed Jockero ring. This particular ring was not outfitted as a weapon, but instead creates a chameleon like field around the wearer, rendering Biljo almost invisible.
One day Biljo saw servitors loading supplies and food onto an attached Rogue Trader ship- he snuck on, and fell asleep, only to wake up with an angry looking dwarf standing above him. After some parlaying, Biljo has signed on to Thorgrim’s company as the official burglar and scout.
Although all scrappers are veterans fighters when needs be, the Cutters are the toughest of the lot. Named from the tools they use to dismantle hulks or tearing through bulkheads to get the goods, Cutters are quite adept at taking on raiding orks, rampaging tyranids or rogue security robots. Concept
Art for an upcoming Adventure Kickstarter from Skull & Crown miniatures.
The edges of the galaxy are a deadly place. Part of Thorngrim’s company of Space Scrappers is made up of stalwart veteran soldiers called blasters and clearers, who protect the company while treasure hunting, plus collecting on bounties the Rogue Trader might have procured.
Armored with dwarven forged power armor akin to the best Mark X marine suits and armed with a variety of shooty weapons that appeal to the individual, they are a force to be reckoned with.
“Thorngrim and Company, at your Service.”
Jorvik Thorngrim is a high-caliber Rogue Trader and leader of an elite company of “Scrappers” - a hearty mix of dwarf miners and warriors - who specialize in exploring space hulks and asteroids for untold treasures and alien technologies. Because of his status within the Adeptera and the nature of his work on the fringes of the galaxy, he is accompanied by an Astrogater called G4NDF to help explore and map the unknown.
The real reason Thorgrim became a Rogue Trader is his search for the fabled hearthcore of his clan, taken by a Void Demon that destroyed his belter colony home world. He may appear to be an adventurer, but at heart he just wants to reestablish a new home for his people. In order to succeed, Thorngrim must first find the hearthstone.
Concept art for my upcoming Space Scrappers Kickstarter.
Thorgrim and Company: Space Scrappers-
So, starting a new project. I've always loved the old space dwarves from GW, in particular the original guy they did in full armor, with what looks to be a pepper box multi laser type gun. So, with the help of Drew Williams in the role of the sculptor, and Aaron Howdle as the dashing young concept artist, I'm building up a set of minis, based on a particular adventure party of which I am also very fond.
I've been working on the castle backdrop "flat" for one of the add-ons, while Drew has sculpting the miniatures. I want to share with you the process of what goes into making something like this.
I've imported the manuscript images for reference. You can see the White box layout on the right.
|Hound commander mounted on hare|
|The Jousting! Who to root for?|
|two of the 10 hounds for the Kickstar's core set.|
|Empress V and her robo Corgi|
|the lady from every angle! Yay Woodens!|
|Captain Schilling, formerly of the Rapa-nui Regulars, rescues the Empress|
|V.O.G.'s or Venusian Otherworldly Gentlemen lead the robots|
|from prototype to hero model|
|Testing the size of the stand against the Tie Fighters|
|Corellian Ship yards|
|bases were made to not interfere with the ships|
|finished asteroid on the track. sorry I don't have any closeups of asteroids|
|Ready for painting|
|Done and awaiting peeling Ironing the tape down really helped|
|Detail of the Boss fight area|
|Track with a race in progress|
|Starting line up.|
|Tie fighter squadron fires at a player|