Firstly it’s the Revenants, you may have seen them before… These are the first mantic miniatures I ever painted. A great set with many options on the sprue. I decided to go with a green theme to match with the shields. The metallic green armour represents the fact they wear magic arms and armour, which continues in death .
Every Kings of War game I play using undead, I include this unit. I learned they have much staying power due to their high defence, though lack the killing ability of other undead units. It would be nice to increase them to horde strength.
Next up are the Skeleton Phalanx. I kept the same shield design as the Revenants , because the skeletons served the same order in life as they do in death. Again built using Mantic plastic skeletons. A great set with many options.
Next are the zombies. I went for a non-naturalistic look here, and took time to experiment with The Army Painter strong tone wash. While they don’t quite fit the theme of the skeletons, they are great models and fulfil a role in the army.
While preparing to run a few games of Deadzone I noticed a similarity of the GCPS faction with the Imperial Guard. With that in mind I decided to use that excuse to paint up a few oldhammer Rogue Trader Imperial Guard.
The tall chap with the shot gun is a conversion using more modern pieces. As is the sergeant who has a modern chainsword. A quick and fun side project with added benefits and expansion potential.
I have been adding to the Oldhammer Space Marines. Nothing speaks to the nature of the Imperium more than a Chaplain. The model is a conversion from a number of different ranges. To honour his origins, I decided to add a mohawk to the skull helmet.
I took part in a recent Oldhammer Challenge on twitter, and used it as an excuse to make an assault squad. A the time of Rouge Traders release there were no plastic chainswords. Right now period plasma pistols are difficult to come by. So I made the decision to use modern weapons, but kept the period bolt pistol arms – of which there are many. The Jump Packs are from Max Mini. They are much larger than the metal ones from the time, though still in line with many illustrations from 1987-1992.
The model I actually entered was a homage to an original Rogue Trader metal model “Brother Romero”. He is in the middle at the back.
Jump Packs from Max Mini
Mohwak from Warlord Games
Painted using Deco Art Acrylics and The Army Painter.