Thursday, 11 October 2018

Oldschool robots... or titans ?

Hi everyone, you might have seen those robots a short while ago in their successful kickstarter by Oldschool Miniatures, well I was lucky to be handed a few to paint !
This is a new collaboration between Oldschool Miniatures and Jason Fairclough from Thunderchild and this time they've decided to scratch therobot itch with a nice oldschool vibe to them !
Now I love these guys because they're all very unique, have a somehow "gothic" feel to them (in the grimdark acceptance of the term) and because they've been designed to fit several scales at once which is quite cool !


Now of course, being heavily into my titan force right now, I couldn't help but painting them as titans for Epic so I kept the excat same colours as those used on my previous titans. I did weather them a bit more though because their size makes them more akin to Reavers than any other titan. I'll consider them as "count as" revear prototypes (if I ever play this force that is).
I think with they fit just right in amongst the other guys and with some of the old knights around they'll be even better !


Now since they're not associtaed to any particular setting, why not count them as mechs ? right ? Seems fine to me !

And the best thing is that they can be excellent robots for 28mm scale games as well !


I'm quite pleased with those guys, Jason's designs are always really imaginative and characterful and they paint themselves so that's a big bonus !
While the Kickstarter is over, you can still get them at pledge price on the store so go take a look at those and the others available !

18 comments:

  1. Hey, nice work, and very quick too! They seem like they are well sized to be knights in the new AT, Reavers in the old one, and a great size for robots in 28mm.

    That last 'bot, standing with the inquisitor is my favorite, and one I will look for when they come to general market.

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    1. I think you have the scale right, they'll be perfect old school knights scaled for the new AT.
      Thanks !

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  2. So that's 203 minis painted for the year? Craziness. Slow down man, you're making the rest of us look terrible at this stuff. LOL

    Interesting designs, not really my aesthetic, but I like the way you've painted them up and actually surprised to see how big they were (I thought they looked more "Knight-sized" when I briefly saw the KS.

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    1. I thought they were smaller as well but they'll proxy reavers just as well I reckon.
      Thanks !

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  3. Those are really nice sculpts and the paint scheme works well. I like the way you've used both strong bright colours and weathering. The lenses are great too!

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    1. They're more weathered than the other titans because they look more archaic to me. Weathering works fine to avoid bright colours to be too striking.
      Thanks !

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  4. Ooooh, these are sweet! They certainly have 'that' vibe. At first sight I thought they were smaller, like the old Epic Knights, but they are a pretty nice surprise. Really cool!

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    1. You're right, and I have the old knights planned as well so it will be pretty cool to have both along one another !
      Thanks !

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  5. Holy Multi Purpose Batman!
    With your paint scheme, they totally work in both scales...
    Have you actually played with them in multiple scales yet?

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    1. I think it's more got to do with the sculpting than the painting. I've only finished them yesterday and I have yet to play a game of epic so not for now but I sure will give them a proper start on a tabletop rest assured !

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  6. Nice paint jobs, and thanks for the scale comparisons. Adeptus Titanicus just hasn't grabbed me, but killer robots for RT and Necromunda? Yes please.

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    1. I think the scale pics help, I didn't expect them this size for a reason (too used to epic knights I guess). The modularity is pretty cool I have to say.

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  7. These are really fun figures. I like them at both 6mm and 28mm. It's a clever piece of sculpting that makes them scale non-specific. They look great in red and cream too!

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    1. I would have picked an entirely different colour scheme and would have weathered them a bit more for 28mm scale but they do work in both scales for our purposes really.

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  8. I agree, they definitely do look the part even as 28mm robots.

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    1. Jacks of all trades, that's something I like.

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