Any ideas for a smuggler shore party?

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I want to include a smuggler shore party in my gang, but I'm not quite sure what to use for Void Born Scum. I can't actually tell what they are, most people seem to use ogryn or similarly big dudes, but I've seen a few that use regular sized humans as well.


I really like the look of two of the newly released Slave Ogryn, but I don't really want to pay $80 for the two miniatures I need, so I'm hoping someone might have some suggestions or let me know what you guys used for your scum.

I plan to use the female Rouge trader from Blackstone fortress as the cold trader, and a more decorated Kroot as the bosun, so does anyone know what might fit in with those?
 
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Ooo, I was actually thinking of using lizardmen as voidborn too, but I'm not great with greenstuff so I wasn't sure about it. I really look forward to seeing those, they sound really cool!
 
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Well, I say “space helmets”... they are more like cloth with a screen/visor piece, which are kroot should pads. These are my blutac mockups, with the voidborn each having a goliath knife + extension to make them nice big combat knives & either a las or autopistol. The bosun shows the shotgun and also have a “space helmet”to tie them together, but the cold trader is not really wysiwyg.

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I like the idea that the lizardmen can just go around wearing a space helmety thing and be like ”yeah, we’re totally humans, just wearing some thing armour with an augmented tail attachment for when we’re like floating around in space” 😃

ps: I never claimed that mine would turn out well, or to have any gs skills :D
 
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Have you considered other mini lines, or do you wanna stick with GW minis?

Bombshell has some interesting shark-headed aliens, for one example. They’re about the size of normal humans, tho.
 

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I am still holding fast to my claim that their stats are an error that GW would not admit, even though Andy Hoare addressed that specifically. It will take the release of the models as ogryn sized brutes to change my mind!

Could you please link to any article that talks about that? My cursory search failed to yield relevant results.

The void born scum do seem quite tough, the Cold Traders seem to be by far the best outlaw
alliance. Don’t know how they compare to lawful ones, might read their rules properly later :)
 
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I made this guy real quick based off a model I got through patreon, I think I did a decent enough job turning the weird vampire monster into a sci-fi bodyguard, but I don't know if it fits the aesthetic of the rest of the shore party, so I'm not sure if I'm gonna use him. Either way he looks really cool I think
 

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My idea for the body guards https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Dark-Eldar-Sslyth, I thought they could be very unique and fit the description nicely.

Bosun https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Dark-Eldar-Lhamaean but there's tons of options for this, I think Blackstone fortress has some great minis for such purposes if you have them (I don't so I'm looking else where but I might still go for some of them anyway).

Then I've got a whole load of Warmachine/Hordes mini's ear marked, amongst others for other alliance members and nobles.. .look at this lady for a Ulanti Noble... https://elementgames.co.uk/mercenary-morrowan-solo-thamarite-advocate

Love these guys as well https://elementgames.co.uk/merc-warcaster-unit-ashlynn-delyse-queens-blade-3

Been spending some time lookling lately... Thought I could go a little different for my Phyr cats and Khymerix https://elementgames.co.uk/shredders-4 and https://elementgames.co.uk/raek

I've been looking at Malifaux stuff but I really really shouldnt its HIPs and beautiful and I could easily see myself investing in a few warbands if I spend too much time looking at it but I'm positive there's some amazing minis you can use to fill out alliance positions...

Oh a doctor... https://elementgames.co.uk/doc-killingsworth

Been having a bit of a hunt..
 
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Can whoever wins Yak35 competition please make the theme for the next be something that would motivate me to finish my cold traders? 😁 Like, there are no models for Alliances yet, could be a good chance for inspiration 😃@CaptainDangerous , @Scavvierising , @ClockworkOrange , @MedMos , @ClanBuckCANS , @Lyndon

@crimsonsun those snakemen look pretty cool for the bodyguards. :) That “raek” cat is totally a Tyranid that laid an egg in a khymerix :D

Should we have this thread appended to /merged into Show off your cold traders?
 

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Can whoever wins Yak35 competition please make the theme for the next be something that would motivate me to finish my cold traders? 😁 Like, there are no models for Alliances yet, could be a good chance for inspiration 😃@CaptainDangerous , @Scavvierising , @ClockworkOrange , @MedMos , @ClanBuckCANS , @Lyndon

@crimsonsun those snakemen look pretty cool for the bodyguards. :) That “raek” cat is totally a Tyranid that laid an egg in a khymerix :D

Should we have this thread appended to /merged into Show off your cold traders?
Your making me want to warm up good old zBrush.
 
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What program did you use?
I made this guy real quick based off a model I got through patreon, I think I did a decent enough job turning the weird vampire monster into a sci-fi bodyguard, but I don't know if it fits the aesthetic of the rest of the shore party, so I'm not sure if I'm gonna use him. Either way he looks really cool I think
 
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I am pretty sure some proxies could make better "void born scums" than ogryns... (which, IMHO, tend to be a bit classical for such a party, despite being great minis otherwise).

And contrast paints... Well. "Use with caution" should be written on every bottle. Especially for skin effects (no offense intended, just an observation).