Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The future awaits!

Well, well well, what a palava that was. Next year I'm camping somewhere remote for the holidays, I tell thee true. Below is your soundtrack for this post.





Take a look at my new acquisitions, these are going to occupy me for the rest of the month while I try and muster up some enthusiasm for my Chaos army.

A variety of sci-fi gangers, hackers, mnemonic couriers and ne'er-do-wells.


Mostly from EM4.


This one is a not-Snake from Studio Miniatures.


A not-Max from Studio Miniatures.


Interesting to compare the Studio sculpt to the EM4 'Road Warrior'.


My personal favourite of the whole bunch, a barking mad post-apoc type with 'stunbrella'.


My self-imposed month-long internet ban is over and the Black Hole is back in business with scheduling as normal (sporadic and unpredictable but enthusiastic).

Welcome and thank you to my newest followers!

Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

  1. Good old EM4. Those Future Wars figures are classics.

    Are these figures planned for use in a 40k environment? In particular the savages are well suited to Hive World/Space Pirate/Interstellar techno savage duties as well as Mad Max post-apoc settings. I have mine earmarked for all of the above plus Cursed Earth and Gorkamorka Digga duties.

    The Stunbrella figure is a personal favourite. I went for a stripy, boating blazer look when I painted mine.

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    1. Absolutely, EM4 are fantastic. Chico and I almost cleaned them out in December and I'm waiting for them to restock a handful of sculpts.

      they are all for use in the Rogue Trader version of the 40K universe, I am running a club campaign this year called 'Promethium Run' which involves a promethium rush after new, huge, gas deposits are discovered. About seven planets are on the 'promethium run' so there will be plenty of variety but Rogue Trader's Judge Dredd vibe will be incorporated heavily.

      I like the sound of your colour scheme for the stunbrella fella, has he appeared on your blog at all?

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    2. I try not to respond to other peoples photos of miniatures with "I have those too" responses, but... I have nearly all of those figures in the queue. I was working on my "mnemonic courier" (Spacelords "Civilian, carrying documents" Im assuming) and "Civilian, Trader with cape" yesterday for use as some planetary governor retinue types in fact. Loads of fun to be had painting those.

      "Promethium Run" also sounds like good fun. I assume that you will be on pict remembrancer duties and hope that I will see some lovely batreps around here at a later date. Oh, and if you write any of the scenarios as player briefs and the like then I would love a peek at those some time too. If it isnt too much trouble :)

      My take on the Stunbrella chap is on the blog from a few years ago. Its not my best paint or photo job, plus it needs a more matt finish (I was experimenting with an inferior product at the time) but its more than adequate all the same. A fantastic and evocative figure.
      http://sho3box.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/sir-reginald-beef-wellington-o-b-e/

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    3. I know what you mean but your response is appreciated! Yes, that's the one I mean to use as a mnemonic courier, I also have a more conventional courier with a briefcase. I badly want that trader with cape, he was out of stock leading up to Christmas so he wasn't included in this batch.

      Promethium Run will get quite a bit of coverage, it's going to be something of a labour of love I suspect. I am planning to write and share quite a bit of material for it too.

      Thanks for the link, I love your paint job on stunbrella! I'm definitely sold on the stripes and the bold colours, I just have to work out what my take on it is going to be...

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  2. Welcome back, that should keep you busy for a while

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    1. Cheers Andrew! Plenty there to be sure, for me anyway. Probably an evenings work for you judging by your output in Curt's painting challenge though! Well done for hitting 1000 first, I'm rooting for Team Loki.

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  3. Very promising Paul ! I guess we're all on those at the moment and I find this late Rogue trader vibe in the air most refreshing...
    The appetizer looks very tasty, no doubt the main course will be a delight !

    Cheers

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    1. There is a Rogue Trader bandwagon at the moment and I'm well and truly on board! Hope you like the feast!

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  4. Hmm, there are some real beautys over there! I can' t wait to see them painted! Come on, to the brushes!!
    Nice to have you back here :)

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    1. Many thanks Suber, I'm pleased to be back. I'm getting the brushes out today so I will hopefully have some progress to report soon.

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  5. Arhh a load of fun bits to paint there, still working though the EM4 Scavengers & Copperstone Casting ones atm. Got fed up of waiting for EM4 to restock so i picked up my missing ones of ebay for £2 each but free postage.

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    1. Yes indeed, I've always liked Copplestone sculpts and I was mighty pleased to get my hands on this lot.

      I used ebay for Road Warrior and Gentleman Scavenger/stunbrella but still can't find Trader w. cape or Sashimono/Autopistol unfortunately. :(

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    3. Forlorn Hope Games, should have them in stock http://www.forlornhopegames.co.uk/em-4-miniatures/category/43-future-skirmish if that helps :)

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    4. Thanks for the heads up about Forlorn Hope Games, I hadn't come across them before. They don't stock the two I need though unfortunately! I hate being denied lead!

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