Sunday, August 30, 2020
"Ey! We don't serve your kind here!"
It's been a very long time since I added anything new to my Star Wars collection. That's almost certainly because the new movies sucked a lot of the joy out of it for me. Eventually I'll have to wade into them and try to find things about them that I can bear because my little one likes them and to have something I loved so much in my own childhood that I can share with my son in his seems like a great opportunity.
Space hotties fishing for some free drinks...too bad they didn't make minis of them...
In that spirit, I picked this crew of Cantina folks to bring with me thinking that I'd enjoy working on them over here and Lo, this month I got them out and started working on them.
I actually ordered these guys for my Rogue Trader campaign. They are the 'Bar Patrons' pack from Kryomek miniatures. When they showed up I was surprised to find that they were much closer to 25mm than 28mm. No worries! They fit in perfectly with my Star Wars guys!
Pig Face and Chadra Fan. I love pigface's don't give a damn, hand in the pocket pose.
Bar Fly. Probably my favorite of the group. Because he's a bar fly.
Looks like I painted his 'horn' a different color, though.
Shady Kryomek character. Blends right in in the Cantina, though.
"Ey! He doesn't like you! I don't like you eevah! You just watch yourself! I got da deff sentence on twelve systems!" My wife hates it when I quote from Star Wars ad nauseam so I'm teaching our son to do it with me.
"Ooorrkk! Yoork Oork urgk!"
Later I grew up, sorta, and found out his name is Ponda Baba. Sorta like Mr. Hammerhead.
The Modal Nodes get down...
"You will never find a more wretched hive..."
Some interesting raw footage of the Cantina scene
And then, in some even weirder, alternate universe that none of us will ever be able to understand, there was...somehow...this. Yeah. Walrus Man gettin' down with Bea Arthur. Yes. It happened. I'm sorry. But not nearly as sorry as I am about The Force Awakens. No, that was much, much worse than this. I actually saw this when it came out on Network TV when I was maybe 5 or 6. It was a pretty big deal to me at the time...
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Another gang of Fortune seekers soon to be eaten by Bugbears, most likely. Not nearly as happy with this group as I was with the last one, somehow they just didn't come out as well but whatever. They are as finished as they are ever going to get...
The Cleric. Saintly looking fellow. Probably spends a lot of his time casting healing spells on the knuckle headed glory seekers who accompany him. He looks good on the table top, but in the photo his blotchy pupils really stand out which makes me cranky.
...as he draws his sword, preparing to defend his rightfully stolen loot.
A rather dashing and mysterious magic user
An angry looking female fighter-thief...or perhaps a ranger makes ready to whack somebody or something with her quarterstaff...
My collection of adventurers so far...not a bad selection, but naturally I need more!
...And, of course, some Bugbears to eat them!