This post originally appeared on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.
I'll admit, it's not a great idea. My college roommates and I used to watch Space Ghost religiously, but the show's been off the air for over a decade. And yet, this dumb idea won't leave me alone. Whenever I read a blog post about Oldhammer games, or flip through the latest edition of Warhammer 40K in the game shop, a tiny voice whispers to me, "You should paint some Space Ghosts." Therefore my fellow painters, to exorcise myself of this nagging idea please humor me while I get this out of my system.
I based the paint scheme on the classic Space Ghost uniform, but since I'll likely be putting these on the table against my 8 year old son and he has no idea who or what Space Ghost is, I've tweaked the color scheme a bit closer to something he'll recognizes: Imperial Stormtroopers from Star Wars.
I'm retaining the overall white scheme and black mask/helmet, but only veterans get the red wrist bands. Space Ghost's flashy yellow cape will be reserved for the chapter master himself.
The Space Ghost emblem wasn't really doing it for me as a chapter symbol, so I cooked up one of my own and printed them on decal paper.
I tested the color scheme on three modern figures, but for the most part these are classic Rogue Trader beakie marines I've cobbled together from eBay collections, stripped, repaired and upgraded with current special weapons when they've been missing.
That's a total of 13 space marines for 65 points I believe. And hopefully just under the deadline... the paint is still wet on a few of these!
Excellent inspiration! They turned out great! ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed them!Delete
I thought these were tremendous John.ReplyDelete
Thank you! They pale in comparison to some of the really talented 40K painters out there, but I'm happy with them!Delete
I loved Space Ghost way back when, what an awesome idea! They look great. Brilliant!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kevin! Glad someone else recognized them. I figured Space Ghost had been relegated to the dust bin of pop culture, but I had to get this idea out of my system :)Delete
Now you just need a Zorak and a Moltar.ReplyDelete
Ha! Yes! Already picked up some sort of insectoid alien from another vendor for Zorak. Still figuring out the best fit for Moltar, but considering adding "Brother Brak" as a dreadnaught.Delete
Nice. I agree with Peter that you need to get Zorak in there somewhere. Maybe as a sanctioned psyker?ReplyDelete
Yep! Thinking that these Space Ghosts find and capture various Xenos, but maybe bend Imperial doctrine by using them on the battlefield. Heresy!Delete