Ever opened a copy of one of the realm of chaos books when you were ten? Ever tried to own each and everyone of the Jes Goodwin chaos champion? Ever spent days lurking on ebay for a complete Kaleb Dark or chaos toilets?
You're at home here.
Today's entry is one that has had to wait for a long time to get completed. This model has been made for a facebook Hobby group called the Emporium of Rogue Dreams, focusing on wargaming in retro sci-fi universes like Rogue Trader, 2000AD publications, Starwars and others of the kind.
The Emporium keeper Mark has kindly had this model sculpted by the excellent Shane Hoyle as a group special miniature.
Now I've had the chance to get my hands on an early cast but the model came with 4 different heads :
All of them being excellent, there was no way I'd leave any aside so I decided to magnetise both heads and body in order to be able to change heads as I saw fit.
Problem was I was short on magnets so I ordered some and painted the body meanwhile... that was back in August !
Long story short : I finally got my magnets the other day and could finally complete the model !
The first head is one of those which inspired me the most to paint the rest of the body. Why is that ? Easy, him :
Guardians of the Galaxy's Starlord
While the model is clearly not a replica of the character, it has just what was needed to remind me of him and to use a colourscheme that plays on that theme. Let's call our first incarnation Star Rogue.
Thing is, having a quite neutral base body enables me to make any other head fit as well so I tried to explore another way for the next head :
Since the model is a galactic bastard and since it's able to change head at will, I thought it had exactly what it took to be :
Yeah that's right, John Hannibal "master of disguise" Smith from the A-team :
For the last head I went with something more neutral with a 2days beard and neutral hair (though that head could have been better to make Hannibal, I didn't want it to be an exact replica like for Starlord so I preferred to use the other and leave that one as the generic head he uses to hide in crowds.
This way the model represents the perfect Rogue Trader to me, with skills going beyond mere combat. He's the sort of guy who can handle a fight but who will always avoid it thanks to his charisma and intelligence whenever he can.
But where's the fourth head... who knows...
Since I've received a good load of magnets, there are plenty of projects I want to work on which are very promising, you'll soon see what I'm talking about ;).
For now, if you like a bit of old sci-fi in your wargaming and fill you can behave with excellence on a FB page, have a look at the emporium, some great talent there and as much inspiration as you can expect.