Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Rogue Trader First Mate (W40K)

Here's the Rogue Trader Captain that I painted a while ago, next to his new First Mate.  As a typical Rogue Trader exploring in the uncharted wilds of the Imperium, this captain clearly plays fast & lose with Imperial law - colluding with xenos to the point of having one as his chief officer!  The First Mate is called Gnur-ak, & joined the Rogue Trader crew from a previously undiscovered world in Wild Space near the Cassiene Sector in the Ultima Segmentum, where his species is just entering its first industrial age.  The Captain & his landing party were saved from some 'local trouble' by Gnur-ak, & he escaped with them.  His weapon of choice is the blunderbuss that he brought with him to the stars - perfect for dealing with boarders.

I am considering painting horizontal pupils onto Gnur-ak, but I'm not sure whether his eyes look better as they are.  Any suggestions welcome!  Both miniatures are from Hasslefree - 'Privateer Godwin' & 'Officer Stalks'.


  1. Yes on the pupils. The eyes are a very nice colour as is, but the extra detail would make them pop all the more.

    1. Thanks, Dai - in that case I'll try horizontal octopus-like pupils in a very dark brown.

    2. I agree, they'll look great.

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    1. That's an odd pupil, I'd never noticed that on wood pigeons before. I think I'll go for the horizontal octopus / goat look though - it suits the broad shape of the figure's head & body IMO.