Greetings Terrans, it has been a while, (again), but here we are with some more Eru-Kin for your viewing pleasure. This time we have a bunch of elite-looking space frogs with some kind of laser lance things that are very reminiscent of the weapons they used in Stargate – all very cool, (but a bugger to photograph!) However, (and hence the post title), these guys took me an absolute age to get through, and actually ended up being a bit frustrating towards the end… On reflection, this is probably because four pairs of the same mini basically became a batch-painting exercise, which does tend to grind my gears after a while. That said, they are really very lovely minis, so it’s not all doom and gloom :-)
Here’s the first pair, front & back view:
And the remaining pairs, defined by the colour of their loin cloths:
I’ll be running this spawning as heavy weapons troops in my Eru-Kin army – I’ve painted them in pairs so I can assign them to existing units, or I might just field them as stand-alone fire teams… Hell, I might even mass them up into a big shooty deathstar! Typical amphibian flexibility :-)
EDIT – I’m also calling this as my entry for Junit :-)
Speaking of the army, it’s starting to get there!
I still have some additions to make before BOYL, but I’m a bit sick of painting Eru-Kin for the time being… I’ll probably focus on having some fun for a couple of weeks by painting up a few individual minis for other projects, (Inq28 stuff & Necromunda most likely), so hopefully this means that it won’t be quite so long between posts! Until next time dudes – be excellent to each other :-)
Excellent stuff! You can use these frogs as Dark Reapers if you use Craftworld rules.
The yellow skinned one is my favourite. You really nailed the skin on that one.
Cheers dude – you’re right, there is definitely a Dark Reaper aspect (fnar) to their pose! I don’t think these guys will ever see service under modern 40k rules though tbh, they are intended as Space Slann for Rogue Trader… That said, I did have a hit-out game of Necromunda on the weekend, and used them as Van Saar! Anyway, glad you like ’em mate – Mr. Yellow is my favourite too :-)
I still haven’t played Necromunda. Is it any good?
Yes, I’d say so – my mate and I just had a stand-up fight, so no real scenario as such, just a run through the rules really! There was the usual rule checking crap, but only to be expected I suppose. I liked it :-)
Would you say that the rules complexity is on par with squad based 40k or somewhat easier?
More complex, but in a good way… loads more action choices, greater weapon variety, injury rolls, weapon traits, psychology, various other effects… quite a lot really, but it all makes sense and enriches rather than clutters if you know what I mean. The use of cards & tokens really helps!
Ah ok. It sounds like a great game do really get emerged in but I was hoping for the opposite. Simpler, faster and less complex so it would be easier to play with my kids.
Nope… that it ain’t mate – and I forgot to mention the ball ache of having rules in multiple books! I’ve had some success with both Frostgrave lite and ‘AoS with guns’ for the little ‘uns… just make that shit up dude!
Yeah, I’m looking at making an adaption of the Betrayal at Calth rules. They are remarkable in their simplicity. Very fun and intuitive.
Good stuff once again, and as ever they look great gathered together in the final group shot. They’re starting to look like a proper army now. Good idea to mix things up with a little Inq28/Necromunda – partly for your own sanity but mostly because I need the inspiration! ;-)
Cheers dude, yeah, the whole force is starting to look the part I think – cohesive enough, but still quite ‘noisy’ looking :-) I deffo need a change of pace though – I’m right off painting armies!!
Loving the colors! Will these be making it to Boyl?
Cheers mate, glad you like ’em and yes they will :-) Will we see you there?
Love the group shot. They’re coming together man. You should be proud. Is the skin glossed? If so good job because this adds to the wet frog look. I can’t wait to see your Necro and Inq gear.?
Cheers dude – they are, and that was the intention ;-)
I know how painful and uninspiring batch painting can (and often) is, but these guys have come up exceedingly well, and now with them spread throughout the force, your work has paid dividends. They really work wonderfully as part of the larger force.
Thanks mate – worth the effort, but yeah… ball ache… Still, got my entry for Junit in, so that’s a thing :-) Glad you like ‘em dude!
Mark A. Morin said:
These are very cool. Love the skin, would you mind sharing who made the skin colors you used and what they are?
Thanks mate, sure! I used Windsor & Newton artists inks straight over white undercoat… the ink rubs off really easily once dry though, so a follow-up coat of varnish is essential – not a problem in this case as I’ve been glossing the skin for that yummy amphibian slimey look, but it wouldn’t work as a ‘normal’ wash.
Mark A. Morin said:
Thanks Alex I have not heard of those inks, will keep an eye out for them. They certainly pop.
Love these minis – they’re all ace!
Cheers mate – it’s slowly getting there :-)
Great minis once again. I really like the lance-laser things! The wood grain, the glow effect captured inside the bronze tips. Most Excellent Work! Party On, Dude!
Cheers due – party on :-)
Ohh, I love how olourful they look. I love your work on these, it’s highly inspirational for whenever I put my hands on mine!
Thanks man, glad you like ’em :-) Have you got some Eru-Kin to paint as well? Or do you mean your gorgeous Twilight minis?
Sweet painting as usual, especially that bright pink you’ve used. I also loved the pun / James reference of the post title.
Ah, someone got the James reference! Excellent :-) Cheers Badger, glad you like ’em
I’m just going to have ‘kree jaffar’ SG quotes in my head all day now. I do think these are my favourite of these. Not just the painting but the models too but I may have been swung due to my love of SG.
Cheers mate, and yeah, they are sweet minis – the posing & detail is spot on IMO
Awesome work. I really love the vibrant colors. Nicely done. :D
Thanking you – they are rather bright, aren’t they :-)