And here comes a new follower for my sensei. His name is Moulay Abd An-nour and I really enjoyed painting him and imagining a background for him. I see him as a scout used to rough environments which is why I painted him a pair of blue Jeans and a leather Jacket to give him a sort of traditionnal adventurer look. He has some very fancy weapons one of which being a shuriken pistol. I think it is a interesting weapon in terms of Background since it either means he got it from black-market or that he got it from an eldar (which I strongly think he did)
You may have noted that he has a rather dark skin compared to the other adventurers I painted earlier, well, I have to say that a lot of the inspiration for him has come from the scarf he's wearing on the head which I couldn't help but see as a Kefyeh :
It gave me the will to give him some oriental look because I think it looks good for a scout and I do not understand why in the 40th millenium all men should be white anglo-saxon protestants...
My sensei having travelled the galaxy and recruited his followers everywhere I felt normal for him to have some diversity in his retinue.
The traditionnal Kefyeh design didn't suit me though and would have been a pain in the ass to paint. Making regular checkers has been done a lot and I wanted something original so I came up with a really simple and easy design which I think looks good enough :
I practiced it on a sheet of paper and you can see here how it is built :
And now, the picture you wre all waiting for, the 4 members of the band so far. You can note that the band is smelling a little rough and virile for now. It is definitely time to add some charm and feminine manners to it. Next member should help fix that a bit...
Loving the warband it's coming on great :DReplyDelete
Cheers Jason, I like working on them a lot, a handful of god models, a good inspiration from the RoC books... what more could I ask for?Delete
Looking great JB. Lovely selection of figures - I bought this new guy myself only last week (having sold a copy previously). I can't wait to paint my copy.ReplyDelete
Thanks, there are so many good models to select from so it's a real pleasure. I'd love to see how you use yours (can't imagine you won't change a thing ;) )Delete
They're really taking shape nicely, JB. So much character in all of them. Keep that run of good form going. Can't wait to see what's up next.ReplyDelete
Thanks Edward! There are 3 more to do to finish this band and then I'll move on to another band with a different inspiration. Those really are great models to just enjoy painting really.Delete
Think I'm getting the bug now. That Ventolin Pirate may be getting an undercoat spray very soon. Dug out my old servitor as well. Also added rogue trader adventurers to my ebay search list. Watch this space!Delete
You may very well outspeed me Edward, I'll be working on him and his whole crew at the same time and I have this Dark Sensei to finish rapidly too. Can't wait to see your interpretation.Delete
Well we'll see. Work is full on so not getting as much time as I'd like on it. Gotta do something about that. Need to produce something soon. It's been weeks. Looking forward to seeing your Dark Sensei.Delete
Between you and Whiskey Priest, I'm total fixated with RT and in particular this Sensei stuff at the moment. Actually wish I hadn't been on holiday in Wales this week, so that I could get some painting done!ReplyDelete
The band is looking very good. Can't wait to kill them...whoops... I mean play against them at BOYL. ;-)
Well a lot of us are doing RT at the moment and the emulation born from it is very healthy and let us explore all the wonders of this little slice of old 40k.Delete
Be it to win or lose, I can't wait to play the lots of you myself ;)
This little group is really coming together fantastically. Love that head scarf thingy. Really good job.ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot! The cross design is a bit peculiar but I think it serves its purpose well in the end.Delete
You know, it's pretty rare to see these guys painted up, let alone painted up well!ReplyDelete
You've done a fantastic job with them, giving each of them a fully fleshed out & believable backstory.
Well done Asslessman :)
Well not having many references of them is part of the charm really, it really helps me to throw my own ideas at them without being influencd by anything else. Glad you like the background too, I need a little back story to know who these guys are, when I have this little background, the painting comes naturally.Delete
Thanks a lot.
This wonderful ganger fig is wonderfully brought to life, Mr. ALMan! Love the skin tone and kefyeh in particular. Although there is an upset Eldar pirate somewhere wondering about his missing shuriken pistol I believe...ReplyDelete
Thanks Private !Delete
Regarding the shuriken pistol, I don't want to spoil the story but it is less about an upset pirate than about a female elder trader whose life has crossed the one of Moulay years ago...
Fantastic work on the headscarf and a great looking set of models. Look forward to seeing the next addition.ReplyDelete
Well, coming from such a painter as yourself, it is a nice compliment ! I'm glad the headscarf design is appreciated as it is. I really wanted something that could remind traditional Keffyeh and lore modern design.Delete
Thanks a lot !
The scarf is impressive, nice work. Thats a nice looking band :)ReplyDelete
You'll have to trust me on this one but it actually looked far much better before I made a huge line of pure white on the finished job because if my awkwardness. The repair work has been painful and disappointing but it still holds the same intention. Hopefully the group work makes the whole thing look good enough for the purpose.Delete
Hey, you managed to make the difference here with that one! Haha, and all the story behind the mini and the caracter just adds so much charm! Delightful, absolutely delightful. :)ReplyDelete
He is one of my favourite but I always pushed him later due to the Keffyeh design I wanted to do. His background should be deepened as soon as he hits a table (which he might in little time actually !)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the kind words Suber !
Très bon boulot !!ReplyDelete
Bien qu'il n'ait pas d'armure et qu'il ait une arme xeno, il me fait penser aux Noirs de Lucifer du roman de l'Alpha Legion que je viens de terminer. Chapeau pour le kefyeh (sans mauvais jeu de mot ^^) !!
Un grand merci pour ces mots ! J'avoue n'avoir pas lu ce roman ni aucun de la sorte, je m'en remet donc à ton jugement pour la ressemblance!Delete
Je suis ravi que l'effort pour un peu de diversité ethnique paie pour cette bande.
interesting reflections on the W.A.S.P. aspects of 40K. I'm on the same track these days.ReplyDelete
I believe soem diversity must have made its way in the RT universe in the last 25 years... ;)Delete
Nice work, particularly on the keffyeh. The old figure is pretty well sculpted, and I like that he has a spare magazine for his shuriken pistol.ReplyDelete
These old ranges really are full of little details that make the difference really. Thanks a lot !Delete