Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fake Battle Scene 1- Yiksossi Assault on the Secret Base

For Roebeast's Trash Bash 2011 one of the pictures of the finished entry needed an "in game" background shot. Since no one (not even ME) actually plays StarGods (YET!) I had to get some minis together that have been converted, for the mostly non-existent ruleset, and some others that would fit the setting.



These are a handful from the first "game" I set up. The situation is a raid by the Yiksossi/Pharaonic Loyalists Patrol under the leadership of Loyalist Assessor (not-Jedi Knight) Harakthe (the Heru one in red) and Rogue Assessor Scarmoth's band of scrappy rebels.



A closeup of the not-lightsaber duel between Scarmoth (heroic defender of Ra's Law) and Harakthe (turncoat Loyalist to  the foreign Queen Akhenatia and her Yiksossi allies). In the background is the Reiver that this is all about...





The Reiver takes center stage here. It has disgorged a 4-man Raider Team (some Void minis that were surprisingly already painted to match the Reiver) led by a Yiksossi Noble (the fancy Eldar guy). At the entrance to the rebel Base is a motley defense line ready to meet the foreign invaders (L-R: Khanumite, conversion of a Khemru Slinger; Sobekite, conversion of a Sebeki; Sirian Horus Regiment Defetor, an olde Star Trek Security Officer from RAFM[?]; Rogue Ptah [Droid/Robot], conversion of a Void Syntha guy; and a Cthood Mercenary, Wargames Factory Shock Trooper with the squid-head).





On another part of the battlefield, Apprentice Nebseni charges into a Loyalist Army unit led by a Tothian Female Noble. Nebseni is supported by some other Rebels including the Philosopher Rabhicca (the Nekharu conversion guy who is meant to be a non-Jedi wizard or something).



Of course, this battle ends with a successful Rebel escape and Assessor Harakthe suffering injuries that leave him unable to take part in the next battle. Unfortunately Nebseni also suffered injuries keeping him from the next battle ("rash young Apprentice")...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Awesome Trash Bash 2011 Entry- Yiksossi Reiver

Well I didn't win, but it turned out very cool...




Here's the explanation text for the entry:
I've built a Yiksossi Reiver raiding skimmer for use with 28-30mm miniatures. The Yiksossi are interplanetary raiders/nomads with little to no manufacturing capabilities of their own. Their vehicles have passed down from antiquity and are upgraded with whatever can be found as they move from planet to planet. Thus no two Reiver skimmers are exactly the same . Most have a 3-man crew with the capacity to carry 4-6 warriors. Their main tactic is to quickly deliver warriors to the target area then circle the target area providing heavy weapon support. A Reiver can reach ground speeds up to 35 leagues an hour and up to 40 leagues over water. This Reiver is armed with an underbelly turbolaser/electrocannon turret and dual plasma projectors. With the recent Yiksossi acquisition of the Pharaonic Throne of Aegypton V Reivers have been found on patrols to root out the rebel Asessors and their followers. The Reivers’ initial success against the rebels has met with setbacks due to the rebels recruiting many of the escaped SCARAB AI defense vehicles that were slated for destruction.


Once the SCARAB is done I'll get pics of these two vehicles battling it out.


This battle-scene is one of MANY from the two "games" of StarGods that I set up. There will be more of these pics and some backstory behind what's going on. This one is my favorite, with the Assessor and his not-lightsaber ready to give the order for his band of rebels to ambush the foreign invaders. And the Space Sebeki blurry in the foreground lie we're standing behind him as part of the rebel group....

Friday, May 6, 2011

SCARAB Project- 3- Inside and Sealed

The screw has been turned and the outside is ready to be painted. Before the screw was tightened and the body sealed I decided that the inside should have some surprises for future generations who might crack the hull open...


Since there IS a big hole in the bottom through which the insides might be seen by very observant/obsessive people I decided to give them a nice show. The big fluorescent reddish/pink panel is meant to represent the glow from whatever the main energy source is. The little green areas are supposed to be various sensor things. And then there's the writing and main control panel...


At the top- my hieroglyphic signature (CBP3) that may also end up somehow being the secret name of this SCARAB. To the right and left are a couple of hieroglyphic statements that are easy to do and satisfying-looking-- let's say they're prayers or spells for good luck and strength. At the bottom is the main control panel with readouts on several things and lots of data-flow hieroglyphs and a radar-type display...


A few views of the tightly closed body of the SCARAB. Now 'just' I need to figure out the best colors to use to make it look pretty good on the tabletop....


Here we've got a 'Sobekite Rebel' (Crocodile Games Sebeki converted and painted as an Ægypton V Rebel) next to the SCARAB to show how it looks with a figure...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SCARAB Project- 2- Primed

The SCARAB is mostly together. It's not sealed up yet because I want to get whatever painting needs to be done on the inside done while I can easily access the inside.

The Base is a mini CD with a Lego rod stuck to it that can be inserted into a little tube that's attached to the inside upper hull of the SCARAB. Lots of debris to make the base more interesting...

I decided that less added bits would be more for it to look good since the pleasing curve of the top is VERY pleasing to the eye. The main gun is a metal ink pen refill (empty), the underbelly gun is a bit from an olde not-Transformer, and the rear gun is a little plastic tube bit.



Hopefully the final painted version will be done soon...