I have completed painting my Rogue Trader era Crusader Robot Maniple.
As I mentioned in my previous post I have chosen to go for the Traitor Khorne colour scheme which was part of the Robot artwork at the time of their release (please see the last photograph below). I did this because I didn't want the Robots to be the colour of any specific Traitor Legion just in case I changed my mind as to which army list they ended up in. Also, I like the idea of the Robot Maniples being a little apart from the rest of the Legions, akin to the Titan Legions, but not so much so. Finally, I liked the colour scheme and thought it suited the Robots. When I think of Crusader Robots, I think of them in this scheme, which also have the twin benefits of being a Traitor scheme, and a lot easier to paint then some of the others.
They were fun to paint. Not too complicated, but the joy of painting them was in seeing them as they looked from the artwork in miniatures form. I didn't add any Khornate iconography, despite being in the Khorne colours, as I wanted to keep them in them just in their Maniple colours. I painted the Traitor Tech Marine the same colours to link him in with the Maniple in which he serves.
In addition, I have created some more scenery boards for photographing. I painted a desert looking board to match the Traitor Legions bases using Citadels Agrellan Earth paint. For the sky I chose to go for a deep and brooding red sky. Nothing too bright or dark so it wouldn't detract from the miniatures being photographs. I also added some dark clouds and far of brooding hills to give some 3-D depth.
Finally, I have added a couple of WIP photographs to show how my Alpha Legion Land Speeder Squadron is progressing. Apart from them, I have been converting up some more Turnip28 miniatures, and painting some old Minifigs Tunnel Elf test miniatures.
Four Crusader Robots and Tech marine.
He is the RT01 Space Marine 'Communication Officer Orinoco', with a converted backpack made from part of an old broken Rogue Trader era Heavy Plasma Gun.