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Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/03 03:04:09


Post by: Ironhands.com


Hey all,
This fall I'm starting up a Rogue Trader campaign using Fantasy Flight's 40K RPG system, and my alarmingly large backstock of terrain and miniatures. To capture the swashbuckling feel of Rogue Trader, some new models are in order.
The inevitable space battles are likely to be just a handful of ships (rather than entire fleets), so I knew I'd have room for something more impressive than just off-the-shelf BFG minis. So to show I'm serious about the campaign, I started work on this custom Cruiser!



The whole thing's about 12 inches long. I started by making a prow from scratch- it's hard to find that classic shape, and I have a table mounted sander that made it possible (though very, very dusty) to grind out my own. I cobbled together a basic frame out of wood pieces, and set to detailing.




All the Gun Batteries are made from various wire connectors and terminal blocks, as is the bridge (making a good looking bridge is tricky!). Combined with cut down pieces of Basilica Administratum pieces, the Gothic aesthetic came together surprisingly quickly. The statue in front of the bridge is from the Warhammer Fantasy Manor House terrain, as are the eagles on the deck. The 3 gun turrets are my favorite find- they're just cut down Wire Connectors taht have spring levers so they're reuseable. you can find 'em on ebay crazy cheap.




The Engines are made from Thread Spools wrapped with rubber tank tread from a toy, and capped off with nozzles that are just half a fish tank filter bio ball. The smaller engines are conduits from the Imex Power Plant kit. (Is it just me, or are all the IMEX / Platformer / Tehnolog kits getting really hard to find these days?). Also key to achieving the Battlefleet look are plenty of antennas.

With good sources of materials identified, I'm confident I can make even larger ships for our campaign (Cruiser, anyone?). But I hope to have this Frigate painted before then, in time for our players to start skulking about the Koronus Expanse


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/04 17:17:53


Post by: LooT


Oh wow, this is amazing. I look forward to seeing where this thread goes!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/04 17:45:27


Post by: ShieldBrother


That's beautiful. How big is it?


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/04 18:12:44


Post by: KernelTerror


Great to see you starting a blog, will definitely be following !


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/05 07:18:41


Post by: Radu Lykan


Nice, I love bfg but haven't gotten round to playing the rpg yet, have you worked out the ship build yet? Does she have a name?


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/06 04:27:45


Post by: Ironhands.com


Thanks, all! The ship's about 12 inches long. I'm realizing now it's closer to a light cruiser. Looking like Port and Starboard Macro Cannon Batteries, and Dorsal Sunsears for the turrets. There's no official spec for a hull like that, so I'll just have to devise my own... No name yet, but it's coming soon.

Final build shots: finished the Prow, and added more detail to the Stern and Bridge areas.







The big challenge now is picking a Color Scheme... Visual suggestions welcome!

-SP




Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/06 06:08:59


Post by: evildrcheese


Oh my god. That's amazing!

EDC


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/06 15:25:51


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


That is fantastic.

Your stuff is always inspiring.

Funny you bring up the imex kits. I was just shopping for them, pegasus hobbies site has the chemical kit but they say the power plant is likely gone for good.

Whats funny about asking is I needed the Chem plan because I was inspired by your site to build a dozen BFG transports out of It!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/07 04:07:30


Post by: Ironhands.com


Welp, got the ship primed. It's nice to see it in a unified color, everything lines up well.






I also settled on a color scheme, something like this fella:



Which of course, means I primed... in the WRONG COLOR -_-

So I may be re-priming the back of the ship black. Drybrushing is the fastest way to paint something anyway, right?

Next up: some crew conversions, or painted ship. Whichever grabs me by the throat first.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/07 05:58:28


Post by: evildrcheese


Ooo looking good. Can't wait to see it painted and the crew conversions you mentioned.

EDC


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/09 10:56:48


Post by: TerrainWalker


This is brilliant, love the use of random bits and can't wait to see it painted!



Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/10 19:52:51


Post by: Ironhands.com


Painted!

I can probably get more detail into the paint, but this is at least tabletop quality, and there's still MUCH to do for the campaign...
Oh and she has a name now, the Canterbury. Seems fitting, considering she's ancient and haunted.







Enough dawdling: all crews, to your stations!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/10 20:53:41


Post by: TerrainWalker


Looks awesome!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/11 11:45:19


Post by: Nevelon


That is incredible! All the little details. And you captured the aesthetic perfectly.

Just sticking with imperial ships for now, or are there xenos ships lurking in the void?


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/11 11:51:02


Post by: KernelTerror


Amazing, this is really giving me the itch to start building some chaos ships at this scale....


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/14 05:03:43


Post by: Ironhands.com


Thanks folks!

Yeah, will definitely be making some Xenos ships, Eldar and Orks first. Might try some Stryxis, Rak'Gol or Necrons later, who knows.
Agreed, Chaos ships at this scale could be a lot of fun- I want to make them all corrupted and horrific looking, of course!
Also, eyeballed scale and it looks like I can repurpose a buncha Starcrashers ships for smaller raiders, hulks, freighters, etc. So yay for that.

As to miniatures, I have a healthy collection of painted models to draw on for the PCs, will post pics of those later (promise!)
For now, here's some Armsmen and a Deck Officer I threw together to fill out the ranks during boarding skirmishes, planetfall, mutinies, etc.

The armsmen are converted 'Stealer Hybrids from Deathwatch: Overkill. The heads are mostly from Wargames Factory British Line Infantry (now sold by Warlord games, I guess).



The deck officer is a Skiitari body, legs from the British line infantry, and a head from Wargames Factory Spanish Cavalry.


Paint pending- gotta get back to the shipyards before they overload the plasma reactors again...

-S





Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/14 05:40:08


Post by: insaniak


That ship is outstanding. Clever use of stuff.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/14 05:56:19


Post by: evildrcheese


Finished cruiser looks awesome. Crew are looking great too, those head look great with the 40k bodies and bits.

EDC


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/14 06:02:24


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Love that tri corner hat, really changes the model and fits in well with FFG's Rogue Trader art (RIP).



Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/18 20:15:51


Post by: Ironhands.com


Thanks again for the kind words folks!

Now that I know the first ship is a Light Cruiser, I'm making some properly scaled Frigates next. WIP on the first one:

I figured out, by cutting some rounded wooden Hand Rail stock at an angle, I can bust out a good prow shape right quick (no compound curves, but still looks good). Will make it a cinch to crank out a couple more ships at this size and style.


Also pleased with these engines: metal knobs with rubber tank tread wrap, and the back of the hull has some Power Plant kit bits on it. Because Plasma should look dangerous.



And some BONUS CONTENT:

I wanted to print a nice Warrant of Trade prop for our game, so I cobbled this together in Photoshop.


I know you want one, so here's a clean version. I used the Crusades font, or you could print your RT's name by hand if you're a badass.



-S


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/18 20:44:07


Post by: KernelTerror


Excellent second ship, that prow is a beauty !


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/18 22:58:39


Post by: Nevelon


How does it scale vs. the previous ship?

Also, if you are making light escorts, you can’t just make one. They only come in flotillas! How many sister-ships do you have planned? Need at least one more.



Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/19 03:56:56


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I was going to ask about those prows, cool idea, I never would have thought of it.

Started into get tempted... Something to try when I finish Space Fleet.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/19 05:54:43


Post by: evildrcheese


Second ship is looking awesome, you've got some mad skills and vision.

EDC


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/19 06:22:00


Post by: whigwam


Amazing work. Perhaps the most inspired use of a handrail I've ever seen, and I once saw a guy slide down a handrail.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/25 01:34:27


Post by: Ironhands.com


Thanks folks!

Here's that Frigate painted:





And a scale shot of the two ships (plus a freighter model I borrowed from my Starcrashers set). Techpriest mini to show the size of the models (not in scale, of course!)



I also got the game area ready for our campaign. I think it turned out nice, plus the black bg makes it easier to photo ship battles and terrain and such.




Here's the finished Warrant of Trade (converted an old address book I got at the thrift store, plus a painted template from Dreadfleet):




And finally, an (apologetically blurry) photo of the minis we've selected so far for our PCs. Still need to make an Arch-Militant...

L to R: Navigator, Voidmaster, Astropath, Fire Warrior, Rogue Trader, Senechal, Explorator, Missionary.

Wish us luck on our first voyage into the void!

-S








Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/25 10:06:21


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


If anyone's looking for me I'll be throwing out my bitz box and paints.

It ain't just that I'll never top this, I ain't even gonna come close.



Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/25 10:38:20


Post by: Stormwall


Love that light cruiser, frigate, and the space this will be played in.

Simply impressive.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/25 14:54:28


Post by: KernelTerror


Gorgeous ! I had not noticed that bay on the frigate, very nice detail !


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/26 07:49:31


Post by: Llamahead


Wonderful truly wonderful.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/26 08:05:30


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


What figure did you use for the Rogue Trader, he's just about perfect.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/27 10:08:57


Post by: DarkSoldier


It looks like Phinneus Shae, a Mercenaries warcaster from Warmachine.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/09/27 12:13:45


Post by: TheDraconicLord


I am in awe. This is some next level GM-ing. Not only am I absolutely blown away with the ship, the Writ prop is absolutely fantastic!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/08 01:24:58


Post by: Ironhands.com


Thanks again everyone, glad I could inspire!

Our next game is already almost upon us, and I haven't even posted pics from the last one yet.
Wait, what's this doing here?

Our heroes, aboard the Epsion Octarius (Mechanicus Freighter), narrowly escape being rammed by the Red Corsair, a deadly pirate Raider.

Both ships were borrowed from my Starcrashers collection, but the Raider has gotten a major overhaul, especially the front end. More shots:



Finally reaching their destination, the ancient light cruiser Canterbury, they manage to dock...


... and venture inside. Nobody home- except some auto-defense programmed servitors!


Fortunately, the Explorator managed to shut them down and get the ship working (after getting lost in endless corridors of the Tenebro-Maze).

Oh yeah, new crew models for our FEMALE Seneschal, my completed Arch-Militant conversion, and a better Navigator model (the prior Navigator met an unfortunate end).


Next game promises some serious space battle action (now that I've streamlined the rules to my personal liking). Especially if I can get the Canterbury Bridge Set finished in time...


-S


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/08 09:38:34


Post by: KernelTerror


Excellent, glad to be be able to follow the campaign from here !
And nice work on the bridge, important place indeed !


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/10 05:57:25


Post by: Ironhands.com


Thanks, glad to have more followers! Makes it all worthwhile...

Got the Bridge set painted:



The two round consoles on the lower deck have Tea Lights under 'em so they light up- one flickers, the other color cycles.

And in answer to the RT model question, Dark Soldier is correct- a Phinneus Shae figure from Warmachine. The Cygnar and Mercenaries have some great casters / solos that fit right in, so expect to see more at some point. Up next, another Frigate, a dangerously large Xenos ship in the works, and hopefully some painted armsmen so we can have proper boarding actions!

Travel safely, void brethren...

-S


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/10 07:08:05


Post by: evildrcheese


Sweet. The bridge looks amazing.

Also I'm loving the Red Corsair vessel, some great use of bits.

EDC


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/10 07:28:35


Post by: Stormwall


That bridge, those models, and I grudgingly admit the corsairs all look great!

(Ewh Corsairs. Purge the heretics. :p)


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/15 22:16:18


Post by: Ironhands.com


Thanks again folks!

Couple more ships in the works. Another Frigate (nearly done, paint pics coming soon!).

Gonna try a totally different color scheme for this one, much lighter. It just feels like an older, faster, lighter ship than the Huntress (the previous frigate).



And coming later, the first Xenos ship is in the works... turned out huge, so it's gonna be an Aurora class Eldar Cruiser. We'll see if I can fill out all that space with more shapes and details...


=IH=


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/16 03:47:58


Post by: Nevelon


Now you’ve done it. If those filthy Xenos have a cruiser class ship, you need to make an imperial one to match it. You should probably one-up those pointy eared freaks and build a battlecruiser, just to ensure void superiority.

For the Emperor!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/16 04:34:33


Post by: toasteroven


Man, this is amazing.

Heck of such as subscribed.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/16 08:13:41


Post by: Llamahead


That is awesome you've got sleek Eldar lines down pat.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/16 08:30:22


Post by: Stormwall


That is just awesome.



Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/16 08:30:29


Post by: Bottle


Oh man, this blog is one of the coolest things I have ever scene on here. SUBBED!!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/16 11:55:29


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Better and better and better and better


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/22 23:15:36


Post by: Ironhands.com


Thanks again folks, keeps me motivated!

Second Frigate painted:



And finally got those Armsmen done, since we need to crew up the Canterbury.


=I=


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/23 05:28:13


Post by: Stormwall


Wicked good!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/23 06:07:14


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


If anyone wants me I'll just be in the corner looking at my scratch builds and crying.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/23 16:04:18


Post by: Freytag93


This is an absolutely wonderful blog! Subscribed x 10!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/10/26 18:17:30


Post by: vim_the_good


Wow. These ships are inspired. Loving the use of the electrical connector's.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/11/01 12:10:29


Post by: TerrainWalker


absolutely beautiful. Love the colour scheme on the frigate. well done x50!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/11/03 16:23:41


Post by: Alex Kolodotschko


Awesome stuff subbed.
I'll have some more questions when I get to a computer!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/11/03 21:39:48


Post by: MadSculptor


Stunning ships! Subscribed


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/11/13 20:42:18


Post by: Ironhands.com


Hey,

Been wandering the Tenebro-Maze for a bit, but I'm back! No, I was not lost, it's just very dark and twisty down there in the mid decks...

Here's a couple shots of Footfall, the last (semi) civilized stop before the great expanse! Try not to get shivved while getting your supplies, folks.



And the Mechanicus crew have been laboring over a new project. Not to be outdone by the PC's ship, I started a Cruiser:



Takes a lot of detail to sell the scale. Gotta paint it, of course... Primed shots coming soon so you can see it all tie together.

Next up, finishing the Eldar Cruiser, and possibly some Eldar Ruins terrain!

=I=


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/11/13 23:21:54


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Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/11/14 00:05:05


Post by: Stormwall


That is superb, you keep one upping yourself.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/11/14 05:59:25


Post by: amazingturtles


Spaaaaaaceships!

Now i have to learn how to be better at scratchbuilding, you are inspiring me a lot.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/11/14 06:26:32


Post by: evildrcheese


That board looks amazing. Wonderful work on the ship too..

EDC


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/11/14 10:39:45


Post by: KernelTerror


Another truly majestic ship. Where did you find the roof parts ?


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/11/14 15:44:12


Post by: squall018


This is really great stuff. Keep up the good work!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/11/25 05:41:22


Post by: Ironhands.com


Thanks again, everyone!

Got the cruiser painted.
The gothic-looking dorsal piece is an Armorcast Chapel Wall piece. I have a cache of them from way back, finally putting them to use...






Also, a quick shot from our last game, the Explorator had to patch up some Plasma leaks in the Canterbury's engine room during a particularly rough warp.


Up next, some Eldar ruins.
Until then, safe travels...

=I=



Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/11/25 05:52:48


Post by: Captain Brown


Ironhands.com,

Fantastic stuff.

Cheers,

CB


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/11/25 07:05:28


Post by: evildrcheese


The painted ship looks amazing. Top work.

EDC


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/12/05 23:31:52


Post by: TerrainWalker


Gorgeous ivory color - going to scan old posts for the recipe in case you shared it already. if not would you mind? Great looking model!!!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/12/06 00:39:03


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Looks fantastic! Really nicely done, and I love the whole Rogue Trader idea as a bit of a foil to the 'only war' feel of 40k...


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/12/09 04:58:32


Post by: Ironhands.com


Thanks folks!

TerrainWalker: Yes, the Ivory color.

First I spray with grey primer to subdue the colors of the materials- otherwise they tend to bleed through the white primer I put on next. If you spray mostly from the top with white, you even get a bit of free shading.

Then I mix up a light brown acrylic craft paint, with just a bit of water, and using a small house painting brush, I jam paint into all the crevices.

Then with paper towels, I dab off the excess paint from all the raised areas, leaving the model mostly white but tinted with just a hint of brown. You can get a similar result to a wash, but acrylic washes tend to bead up if you don't use a surface breaker (like dish soap). Ink washes dry too glossy for my liking.

I love enamel washes, as the paint thinner has lower surface tension, but they take forever to try, and the thinner EATS AWAY at your primer the whole time, where the acrylics do nothing to the primer, so you can be pretty rough with the application and damping.

Next I use a dark brown enamel wash, but just in the crevices I want to emphasize (between sections, in panel lines, etc). I also paint anything I want to be dark metallic with a dark brown enamel coat (like the engines). Then, I use a bronze enamel (you can mix steel and brass) to drybrush the dark brown metal parts.

Just a few detail colors can be applied to finish the model, like the gold, white, and red details I added. I use flat enamels, as they coat well, and have just a bit more gloss than acrylics, which can get chalky when dry.

Hope that helps! I'll try to take some progress shots next time I paint a ship this way. I actually used a similar technique to paint some Kroot (pics coming soon). The "jam-and-wipe" method is great for getting color onto something quickly, which is what I need when preparing lots of models for a campaign in progress



Ynneadwraith: YES, exactly why we ended up with Rogue Trader. I considered Dark Heresy and Deathwatch (even picked up books for 'em), and have run many many campaigns in the 40K setting before (Imperial Agents, Space Marines, Necromunda, even Chaos). But Rogue Trader is wonderfully liberating, by being set _against_ a galaxy of war instead of being about it. Plus, you get to be almost villainous, what with raiding alien worlds and making your own rules. We're having a grand time, with loads more adventures ahead. I think this one's a winner.

=I=


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/12/09 12:57:18


Post by: TerrainWalker


Wonderful, thanks!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/12/10 18:45:54


Post by: Ironhands.com


Greetings fellow travelers,

In the rush to get stuff done for our last game, I forgot to take WIP photos, and did a bit of a rush job on the paint, but here's the Eldar terrain I managed to bash out in a couple days.


Next, some hastily painted Kroot Mercenaries for the rival Rogue Trader Charlabelle Armelan...


Finally, a shot of all the scratch built ships so far, to give a sense of scale.


May the Emperor's blessing be upon you this Holiday season...

=I=


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/12/30 12:21:01


Post by: Turaxa


These are amazing, proper old-school scratchbuilding. The last picture shows the ships' sizes relative to each other, but just how big are they? From some of the bits that I recognise, the big white one could easily be a foot long.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2016/12/30 13:20:41


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Love the Eldar terrain what bits and pieces did you use for that?

Also, the shot of your flotilla is magnificent


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/01/01 21:23:45


Post by: SirRamirez


Wow, great stuff in here....subscribed.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/01/01 23:04:11


Post by: Bottle


This blog continues to amaze me. Cracking stuff


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/01/06 10:14:23


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Love that Eldar terrain, how was it made?


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/01/07 05:57:12


Post by: amazingturtles


Eldar terrain! So neat, and so different in style from what I've seen before. I like that the towers look both futuristic and medieval, with their design


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/02/05 00:35:01


Post by: Ironhands.com


Thanks all! I'll try to post some how-to pics for the Eldar terrain at some point.

It's been a busy winter, long travels and turbulent warp storms, but we're back in action...

WANTED: FOR THE CRIMES OF INTERSTELLAR RAIDING, TREATY VIOLATION, AND XENOS HERESY

ANY INFORMATION LEADING TO THE CAPTURE OR DESTRUCTION OF THIS VESSEL WILL BE REWARDED



=I=


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/02/05 11:06:07


Post by: Llamahead


That is amazing and Eldar stuff is the hardest to do.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/02/05 14:32:10


Post by: Malika2


You should have a chat with this fellow over at Warseer.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/02/06 00:13:58


Post by: TerrainWalker


Sexy that is


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/03/04 19:44:15


Post by: Ironhands.com


We're now on a planet with terrible storms, so instead of crashing our shuttle trying to get anywhere (woops, already did that), we're resorting to the time-honored tradition of DRIVING. Taurox conversion in process:




Orks have already been encountered on this hostile world, so expect some vehicular mayhem in the near future!

=I=


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/03/05 05:44:32


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Very cool, the extended back makes the Taurox look less Chibi and the wheels are always an improvement. Which wheels did you use? They look like the ones from Blood and Skulls, I have 2 sets waiting to be used.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/03/05 05:50:50


Post by: amazingturtles


Very nice though on a planet with orks and storms i gotta feel sorry for the people riding in back...


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/03/05 08:42:30


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


There's a tarp, they'll be fine.

hell by Imperial standards they don't even deserve the tarp.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/03/15 02:09:37


Post by: Ironhands.com


Haha yeah, tarps are more than they deserve, right?

Shots of the completed truck, and some armsmen crew for scale. I wanted a military color, but I also wanted a thematic match with the blue color of the Canterbury (the PC's light cruiser), so I compromised on a blue-grey. And lots of weathering, of course.




We also had our second game on the Ork-infested planet Dross. The PCs shuttle was destroyed (and unlikely to escape the storm-wracked planet anyway), so they had to infiltrate an Ork fort and hitch a ride on the Hulk Rokkit the Orks were building. They even had to scour resources from all the wrecks on the planet and sneakily deliver them to the massive ork army to speed up the build process. Here's shots of them encountering the Fort, ambushing an Ork Trukk, and sneaking into the fort with the Ork Trukk, with the Hulk Rokkit in the background.




They made it back into space, but now the hard part: how do they get back onto their own ship, without the Orks discovering? The Orks might solve the problem by attempting to board the PC's ship, of course...

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Forgot to mention, thanks for this post- that stuff is amazing! I dare not attempt that level of scratchbuild, I'd never get more than one ship done...


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/03/15 03:55:25


Post by: amazingturtles


Man that looks like a lot of fun. i hope they make it!

(or i hope the orks make it, either way seems like it would lead to even more *fun*, so)


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/04/23 00:15:04


Post by: Ironhands.com


So this happened:



The Ork Rokkit targeted the Cruiser Canterbury, and impacted with a horrendous tearing crash. Orks stormed in through the breach, but the PCs at least found their way back to their ship...



Only by clearing the ruptured decks and venting them to space could the PCs rid themselves of the majority of the invading greenskins, and with enough concentrated firepower, managed to blow the drill ship in two...



=I=


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/04/23 05:39:32


Post by: Llamahead


Beautiful


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/04/23 05:58:25


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Fantastic, a standard for all of us to aspire to.


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/04/25 17:37:04


Post by: amazingturtles


That's just amazing!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/05/30 04:33:12


Post by: Ironhands.com


Big thanks to all of you for your kind words and inspiration... We've wrapped up the current campaign, but here's a couple more pics for you before we go!


The most powerful rival Rogue Trader equips his troops with armored void suits! I got some of the Forge World Solar Auxilia models to use as gothic Void Suit troops.



Here's a shot of the final conflict on an Eldar Maiden World- a 4 way battle between the PC Rogue Trader crew, their Rogue Trader allies (with mercenary Tau), armored Void Suit troops of a third, powerful Rogue Trader, and of course, the Eldar themselves come to protect their world. The PCs managed to escape with their lives, and some loot- but only just!

Thanks again for watching, and happy modeling and gaming endeavors to you all!

-Sean "Ironhanded" Patten



Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/05/30 06:03:07


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice! The Maiden World is looking pretty cool.

EDC


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2017/05/30 12:56:50


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Someone really enjoys the Simply Orange juice! I have a few of those lids myself.

Great stuff in here!


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2018/12/29 00:20:49


Post by: Ironhands.com


After what feels like Aeons lost in the darkest channels of the Webway, against all odds, the crew of the Argonaut, searching for the lost cruiser Canterbury, have managed to slip past the Great Rift and find themselves... in the Dark Imperium. Who is this new crew, and what drove them to such madness? More on that later, but it all starts with an attack by the Dark Eldar- for which I needed to make some ships of course!

I made these "Hellblade" Frigates thanks to a generous donation- a copy of Gangs of Commorragh, courtesy of our previous Navigator (thank you Mr. Horvath).


Here's the finished result, along with some "Nightgaunt" Raiders:


More tales of adventure and terror coming soon...

=I=


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2018/12/30 21:19:20


Post by: KernelTerror


MAgnificient ! These xenos ship already lokk awesome in the first unpainted shot, but the second one with the frigate really describes the scale properly ! Looking forward to reading how the encounter with these eldars will unfold !


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2018/12/31 03:29:39


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Glad to see you back, your stuff have been inspiring for years and never disappoints!

I'd say that cruiser is in deep trouble...


Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2019/01/07 05:11:21


Post by: Ironhands.com


Thank you fellow travelers, good to be back!

A new story arc comes with some new characters and a new location. Meet the crew of the Argonaut, sent through the Jericho Warp Gate into the Jericho Reach to find Rogue Trader John Ramirez and his ship, the Canterbury...


Nite the Assasin, Jeremiah Mortis the preacher, The Navigator with no name, his accompanying Cyber-Crow named KAL, and Delta, a Mechanicus Explorator are hired by the Ramirez dynasty to track down their lost legacy.

Three Xenos explorers also join the group, each in their own way...


Tu'Staque, the Tau fire warrior that served John and his father before him, was separated from the Canterbury after fleeing the Dread Pearl's return to the warp. He is an obvious choice to join the search party, despite his Xenos status.

Iyandriel, an Eldar Corsair originally from Alaitoc Craftworld, sneaks aboard the Argonaut to find out more about the Dread Pearl and try to reclaim some of its precious Waystones taken from the world as loot by the Rogue Traders.

And GargShokka, an Ork Freebooter, whose "Kunnin' Plan" was to ambush a ship in the warp. The unfortunate victim was the Argonaut, and when the Gellar Field collapses and daemons invade the ship, everyone must band together to fend off eternal damnation! Thankfully, Jeremaiah's impressive negotiation convinces Gargshokka that traveling as an ally will yield better hunting grounds for the action-prone Gargshokka...

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Rogue Trader RPG: Terrain / minis in Spaaaace... @ 2019/01/12 04:29:40


Post by: Ironhands.com


GAME 2: The Tantalus Anomaly

The Argonaut's emergency drop out of warp leaves it near a strange stellar anomaly, and an ancient Mechanicus research station in orbit. Tantalus station is run down, littered with heretical tech, and manned only by an insane Mechanicus and his necrotic servitors...



Desperate for a replacement Gellar Field Generator, Delta pulls the part he needs from a bizarre machine meant to turn the anomaly into a permanent warp gate. Although this prevents the creation of a gate into hell, it causes the collapse of the anomaly into a singularity! The Argonaut barely escapes in time...


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