Dec 152015

Painted the first miniature in half a year a few weeks ago, and thought I should share. That’s what blogs are for, right? It’s a model for the Oldhammer forums annual legacy warband. This year the theme was space pirates, and the only colour restriction was to use turquoise as a splash colour somewhere.

As the deadline drew close, I opted out and figured I wouldn’t participate, but in the end I picked up one of the many primed but unpainted models kicking about in my cabinet. I quite like the model, even if it’s a chunky plastic one, and was a bit sad to send it off. Would’ve liked to keep it, really. The gritty chunks at his feet are remains of the original base I had mounted him on. I cleaned it up more before sending it off to Axiom, who’s organizing the whole thing, but forgot to take new photos.

Kid, repainted "Blaster for hire" Star Wars miniature from WOTC

“Kid”, repainted “Blaster for hire” Star Wars miniature from WOTC

The model comes from Wizards of the Coast’s prepainted Star Wars miniatures range. It’s a Human Blaster-For-Hire from the Bounty Hunters set. I always felt he looked like he was from the budget end of the spectrum, as far as blasters-for-hire go. Maybe an unexperienced local kid, who is set up to try and collect his first bounty but instead of pushing on and getting blasted to smithereens (alas, poor Greedo) he changes sides and join forces with the heroes of the story, finding a purpose in fighting the good fight.

Here’s how the guy looked to begin with. Not very exciting, but a pretty servicable paint job.


For some reason I’m on a Star Wars trip now. Can’t fathom why… More Star Wars soon!

  4 Responses to “Oldhammer Legacy Warband 2015”

  1. Really nice model, we should set you deadlines all over to avoid you wasting your talent with real life considerations !

    • Cheers JB, I’m not very busy or anything. Just haven’t had the inclination to paint over summer time. It’s connected to me never getting any games in, which in turn is connected to me having kids but also me not having any mates locally who are into miniature gaming. I have a few cousins who are, and they live close by but we don’t keep in touch like we should. With the right motivation I’d paint a lot more. =)

  2. Such a cool repurposed model! You’ve inspired me to get one as well!

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