I enjoyed painting the nine adventurers from BSF
. They're characterful, well-sculpted figures that explore some less common areas of the grimdark galaxy.
Janus Draik, Rogue Trader
He's got some great aristocratic swagger. I was inspired by Russian Napoleonic officers for his colours.
Amallyn Shadowguide, Biel Tan ranger
I've always liked the Biel Tan colours, and was glad for an opportunity to paint an Eldar. I almost didn't paint the thorny vines on her cameleoline cloak, but am happy I did. I also think the gems and crystal came out well.
UR-025, definitely a robot and not an AI, no way
UR-025 is a 10 000 year old AI masquerading as a dumb robot because AIs are anathema to the Imperium. He wants to learn from or team up with the AI running the Blackstone Fortress. I went for an industrial yellow which I'm happy with.
Rein & Raus, ratling deserters
I painted these guys like the 95th Rifles. Unfortunately, I didn't get a good shot of the back details which include a mini fridge.
|Rein and Raus|
Espern Locarno, Navigator
Navigators are sanctioned psykers from dynastic houses grown powerful from their ability to steer through warpspace using their third eye. Their icon is a diamond eye.
Taddeus the Purifier, Priest
Spreading the good word with his gun-skull at his side.
|Taddeus the Purifier|
Pious Vorne, zealot
Vorne has a combined flamethrower-chainsword, of course. She can dish it out, but cannot take much damage herself.
Dayakh Grekh, Kroot tracker
Lastly, Grekh is a Kroot. I like the earthy tones and poncho which give him an Old West feel.
I've had a few games of BSF
now. It really is a dungeon crawl in space, with the characters slotting in neatly to tropes of wizard, rogue, elf archer, cleric, etc., before heading back to the village to recover and buy equipment. Not bad, and there are expansions coming...
|Blackstone Fortress adventurers|
The hard part is choosing which four to take on an adventure.