This is another model that has been in the Loft Full Of lead for ages, when I say ages, I mean years and years. I think this was the first Contemptor Class Dreadnought released by Forge World.
I have magnetized the weapon mounts so there is plenty of scope for weapon combinations using the three I have and possibly adding more in the future.
I really like the model, but having it for years, I was not sure how to paint it, Blood Angels red or perhaps a gun metal and silver finish. I already have four Blood Angels Dreadnoughts so did not really need another. So I went down the metallic route as a Dreadnought for the Grey Knights.
The Reaper range of figures covers just about every genre, I have a good few from most of the collections. Their sci-fi range includes some armoured troopers that I have used in several different game systems, most recently in a Grey Knights Retinue and a Rogue Stars Space Cops crew.
This is a random Dark Angels Space Marine that I picked up out of a bits box years ago with no real purpose other than I liked the figure.
I have eventually painted him up to use in Rogue Stars. Armed with a massive two handed sword and a pistol on his holster, I reckon he has a Power Fist under his cloak.
I have been collecting Zoats for what seems like ages, keeping an eye out on eBay and buying if the price did not go to high. My plan had been twofold, firstly to make a No Limits army of Zoats and secondly to use them in a retro Tyranid army.
What encouraged me to paint up a test model model recently was to use one in Rogue Stars. Not very happy with the paint job on this one, the inking failed and ended up pooling everywhere.
I will have to start on some of the others, I think there are twenty-six more.
Buried in the Loft Full Of Lead was this classic robot from the early days to Warhammer 40K.
It had been painted before, many years ago, but at some stage I have given it a Nitromorse bath to start again. So now it has been repainted to use in Rogue Stars.
Getting into Rogue Stars has allowed me to dig up some old models from the Loft Full Of Lead that don’t get to come out very often. One such model for an alien crew was this Zykhee Soulless. I rebased it and gave it an ink wash as it was painted years ago and looked a bit dated.
Rogue Stars is a great opportunity to use some whacky old models.
The Golum were a range that never quite made it out in time before FASA and the Vor The Maelstrom game ceased to be. Luckily I was able to get a few of these Golum prototype models, a few of which have been painted up for use in various sci-fi games.
In my latest Rogue Stars crew, I decided to do a non-human line up so I could try out various skills and abilities. This Golum was basically a heavily armoured trooper with some built in weapons.