Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Rogue Trader Bombots !


What I like about digging into Oldhammer is those little gold nuggets you find that got forgotten but were fun concepts. What's even better is when talented people unearth those gold nuggets and make them tangible.
That's what happened with this beautiful concept of Bombots originating from the gold mine that is the Rogue Trader rulebook :


The most Excellent Curis from Ninjabread fame has designed those for the sake of it and I was lucky to get a copy to pay hommage to it !
Now if you're french and were born in the 80's like I am, I'm sorry for the name of them putting this opening in mind for the rest of the day, I really am (but had to share just so I wasn't alone).




Painting wise, I went for something very simple and military but decided to give them some hazard stripes just to represent the danger they are. They're fully weathered which makes little sense I guess since they should come in either factory new shape or shrapnels but you know, rule of cool and all and hey, it's the future, they probably figured out how to make them reusable somehow !
The colours are also neutral enough to be faction agnostic as long as there's someone tech-familiar enough.

I think I like them best along squats (how timely heh ?)


By the way, if you like the work of Curis (and you should), felt a little something in your tummy hearing about the return of the  most lovable bearded and vertically challenged fellas, like the 2nd ed aesthetic or any or all of the above, then quickly go check the link HERE to subscribe and learn before everyone what's coming !

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16 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! Love how they blend so seamlessly with two different forces.

    Looking forward to what Curis will be bringing us!

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    1. They do ! thanks !
      I'm very eager to see what airs too !

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  2. Seeing these here and elsewhere on other's blogs in different schemes makes me happy. Some really great sculpts of stuff from when 40K was so much more "fun" and less "grim".

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    1. I find they are almost entirely different games, I like the grimdark aspect that came with 2nd ed but I also love the really gritty RPG 2000AD style of rogue trader with its infinite possibilities.

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  3. These look great. I love the tones and the stripes! Cool job.

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    1. Cheers mec and thanks for motivating me to finish them at last !

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  4. I really like these models, they're cute and quirky.

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    1. They're a perfect rendition of the concept, no question.

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  5. These combinations of illustrations that become miniatures (or miniatures that inspire illustrations) always intrigue us!
    What's even more interesting is that the black and white illustration is generic enough for you and others to be able to create completely different and equally successful colour schemes.
    And the weathered effect adds a more lived-in look ... Just a moment, if the bombots are worn it means that they don't explode and therefore they don't work! Maybe if your squats have kept their receipts they can try to get them changed at the store :)

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    1. I love that constant dialogue between models and their illustations, it's a great source fro projects !
      As for the weathered bombots, one simple explanation would be that they roam on battlefield for a while before being actually detonated since they're a one bullet gun but it somew cracks me up to imagine them being recycled over and over somehow magically surviving the annihilating blow everytime ^^'

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  6. Salut, ces bombots sont absoluments rigolos et bien dans l'esprit rogue trader.
    Et de plus bien peints. Attention ça va faire BBOOMMM !

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  7. It's wonderful to see so much detail painted on these little ones ... I especially like the diagonal red stripes on their necks. It gives them extra character!

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    1. The sculpts have all the details you need from the illustration with enough space to play as a painter so that's a great combo !

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  8. I seem to recall being very fond of using bombots in RT games many moons ago. These look lovely, and you the great thing about old school RT is you can justify almost any design choice, from 'brand spanking new off the production line' to 'been left in the depot for a millennia or two'.

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    1. Thanks and I can hardly agree more with your view of RT !

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