Inspired by the second Oldhammer Forum (link on the right) legacy project which has just gone live, I dug out the Metal Magic figures I've been picking up from Doug at EM4 as he rereleases them and picked those that would be needed for the Sanctioned Privateer crew for Rogue Trader that I rolled up last April, as well as the figure I've chosen for the legacy project.
For those of you unfamiliar with legacy projects, the idea is that a whole bunch of folk sign up to paint a model from their collection that fits the theme (in this case, space pirates), send them to the organiser when finished, and then one lucky contributor gets their name pulled from the hat and wins the whole lot. The first Oldhammer project was for a forces of law fantasy warband; I failed to get mine done but the whole lot ended up looking like this:
Check out that converted Albion giant, sent all the way from Australia to Nottingham! Quite amazing...
Anyway, I wasn't going to miss out second time round, so I've picked and undercoated my choice, a pirate from the Rogue Trader days:
Now doesn't he look like he had an unhappy childhood to you? He's lightly superglued to the base so he can just snap off to allow the winner to base him in his/her preferred style.
As for the set that are definitely staying with me? They're looking quite tempting to paint as well. Here's a run down.
First, the sanctioned privateer himself, front and centre, along with a lone eldar crewman, human captain of the away team, and more-metal-than-man...
Next, the redshirts, although I think I may go for a delightfully 80s Buck Rogers-esque orange and white combo on these fellows.
... and finally the herd/pack/squad of beastmen. Gotta love a six foot anthopomorphic goat with a bad attitude, body armour and a laser gun, right?!
So, as soon as the unifying spot colour for the legacy pirate crew is voted for, I'll be on it like Sonic.
Toodle-oo from the far future of 80s sci-fi,