Sunday, 22 February 2015

It's cold outside, there's no kind of atmosphere......

Evening all! I've got the lurgy today, so I can't get stuck into painting, so I thought I'd have a bit of a ramble about my new project..
I've wanted to do some sort of sci fi project for ages now, but never got off my arse to do anything about it, but since finishing my chaos army, I really fancied painting something with a gun and a round base, but didn't want to grind through another army, so after a good long think, an influx of new models, and some shameless mining for inspiration over at Sho3box (seriously, check it out, it's a fantastic read), I've combined my love for cheesy 80s action films, Red Dwarf, and acting the maggot into a catch all setting for any skirmishes I manage to get played. So after that wall of text, I suppose I'd better show pictures of the main characters... 

The Colonels Deep Space Skip Divers

Nobody's really sure where The Colonel came from, or even if he's an alien or some sort of mutant, truth be told he's not entirely sure himself but he doesn't dwell on it too much, he's got enough on his plate, more of which at a later date.. Part Hannibal Smith, part Dave Lister, I'm sure I can come up with plenty of mischief for him to get up to!

"Sawn Off" Borri is the Colonels logistics and maintenance expert, he keeps the jobs coming in and the ships engines running, which is a handy thing considering the Colonels track record with the Mechanicus. A remarkably genial member of his species, but a holy terror once his blood is up

"Danger" Doyle is a nutcase. There's no two ways about it, if you want necromundan spiders eggs from the bottom of a sump lake,  or information retrieved from the logic stacks of a berserk combat servitor, Doyle is your man. An ex imperial naval rating, he has absolutely no sense of self preservation, and managed to jump ship after procuring a hardened void suit, and has been breaking heads for the Colonel almost ever since

Sometimes the Colonel isn't as silver tongued as he'd like to think, and along the way has made himself a nuisance to quite an amount of people. While dealing with a tribe of techno barbarians in the ash wastes of some backwater hell hole, he somehow managed to "let slip" his knowledge of the location of a weapon of world breaking power to the barbarians leader, and then receive a very healthy advance payment to bring this item back. 
Krug here was sent by the chief as insurance on his investment.. The Colonel hasn't quite figured out how to tell Krug that this weapon doesn't actually exist, but he's sure he can make a plan...

"Skinny" Peet is the groups point man, combat expert, and general mysterious but noble sidekick to the Colonel. The two are as close as brothers, but the reason behind the friendship between a skinny fish man and a purple space chicken is a closely guarded secret, at least for now.

And there you go, if you've made it this far, thank you for sticking with it, there's hopefully plentyore to come! 


  1. FANTASTIC! Lovely minis and what I appreciate even more , cool stories to read about the characters...I can even wonder about some popular Jokes on the galaxy starting like this :Hey , what does a blue fish and purple chicken together on a space ship.....?

  2. Great read. What exactly IS Skinny Peet when he's at home too? Love the blend of really old, old and seemingly new looking old (the Thunder Armour Marine)! Trying to picture the Colonel doing the "I'm gonna eat you little fishy" dance but to a bowl of corn.