N17 In the sumps of Bartertown

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These are inspired, Sobek! I wouldn't have expected the parts of the stimm brute to work so well together, but I can't pick a favourite from the bunch, they're all so good.

I like those cultists, I almost want another set for converting.
I can't disagree, Cainex. I have two sets of them for other conversions but looks like I may need more. Fortunately for me a number of 3rd party sellers here in the UK still have the stand-alone boxes but they're also being re-released at some point this year as part of a board game.
 

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These are inspired, Sobek! I wouldn't have expected the parts of the stimm brute to work so well together, but I can't pick a favourite from the bunch, they're all so good.


I can't disagree, Cainex. I have two sets of them for other conversions but looks like I may need more. Fortunately for me a number of 3rd party sellers here in the UK still have the stand-alone boxes but they're also being re-released at some point this year as part of a board game.
I got a set of Combat Arena just for the extra servitor... and maybe the rogue trader.
 
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Slaaneshii Pleasure Cult Championesse in various stages, meanwhile primed and started painting her. These will be fun.

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Not sure if they will turn into a Helot Gang at some point; lots of customizing required, as their weapon loadouts don't really work with the Gang list and the Helot Gang was mainly designed around trying to sell some of those cultist kits or maybe some spawn.

I guess that is what Venator Gangs were intended for (I remember Andy Hoare talking about how Venator rules were for Inq28 and the like) and with the latest rules they are basically "create models you like and try to find rules that fit them", guess I can work that out.
 

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Settled on a general colour scheme and got paint on the first two Pleasure Punks.

The general idea is they approach their enemies (meaning victims, or playthings, as they refer to them) with maximum violence, rendering them immovable (is that a word in your language?) with toxin darts or scaring the shit out of them with gas grenades (think Scarecrow from Batman), then slowly killing them yet keeping them alive way longer than they should to get pleasure from their pain and suffering, allowing Slaaneshii daemons to enter the Underhive.


"No one said the Underhive was a pleasent environment, though some have come to seek pleasure..."
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Meet Mynerva, Slaaneshii Pleasure Punk with Power Sword and Needle Pistol:


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Meet Hyaena, Slaaneshii Pleasure Punk with Chainsword, Needle Pistol and Scare Gas Grenades:

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Next up on my painting desk are the male Pleasure Punk (former Corpse Grinder) and a Stimm Brute with a massive two handed weapon, both high on military grade / experimental combat drugs, all in for a violent evening full of mutilation and brutality. Then some more of these guys and after that I might finally return to painting Escher or even playing around with Underhive scenery again (still waiting on my Gang Stronghold to arrive).

We'll see. Every time I make these silly plans of "then I'll do this, and then this..." I end up converting something for an entirely new project, painting the occasional Silver Tower Hero figurine or just doing hobby related nothing for weeks, other than maybe reading some Black Library fiction. Recently got the two Blackstone Fortress novels and a collection of short stories and quite enjoy the setting. Now I'm tempted to get hold of a box set, more so because I heard there is a single player mode which might be quite nice considering I generally avoid other people for quite some time now because of, you know, the pandemic and things.

Take care fellow yakkers, hope everyone is safe and sane.
 
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I adore these cultists but what you've done with the scummer is inspired! Took me several minutes to realise it's a goliath headpiece you've added to his helmet.
Looking forward to the rest of the cult!

I started playing blackstone fortress recently and in my opinion the AI system for hostiles is good enough to enjoy playing solo. Some of the non-combat challenges might be more fun with a group of players but everything my group has encountered thus far would work fine for just one player. Quite a lot to remember when starting out, such as the support rules for each of the four voidships the party has on hand, but the campaign play eases you in pretty well. Unless you get the Isolated card as your first encounter - that was the end of our very first adventure immediately but we had enough time to launch into the second trip at least. Provision has also been made for having to pause and pack away mid-expedition, which is a nice touch.

On the linguistic side, "immovable" is a word in English but tends to mean the subject can't be moved against their will. "Immobile" is the more common term when someone wants to move but can't.
 
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The scheme looks good. Go and paint a third one and forget about all the other stuff.

Aye aye, Captain.

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Byron, Slaaneshii Stimm Brute. Fun conversion with the new Slaanesh AoS Hero. This hulking brute is pumped with combat stimms, ready to Hulk Smash.

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Venger, Slaaneshii Pleasure Punk.
Same same, but different. Love the pose of this model. Ready to run at you and you can almost hear distorted heavy breathing from the respirator. The Legs are actually from a Goliath Ganger to make him look different from the actual corpse grinders, but these models have really grown on me (both Goliaths as well as Corpse Grinder Cultists).

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Take care, fellow yakkers.
 

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Oh, before I forget: Desperately looking for a left arm with spud jacker from the Slave Ogryn kit. If anyone is willing to sell or trade and send to Germany, please let me know.

EDIT: Ordered one from a UK bits reseller.
 
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Oh, before I forget: Desperately looking for a left arm with spud jacker from the Slave Ogryn kit. If anyone is willing to sell or trade and send to Germany, please let me know.
That is a very strong maybe from me. DM me
 
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