Do you remember the Sky Pirates Project? It was SkyLanders and then became SkyRaiders thanks to madam cupcakesandmachetes.
Well today I started to do a bit of dabbling with some some odds and ends and before I knew it I had a new Pirate gang. This one is a lot smaller but they have a certain charm.
They are called Junkers and pass themselves off as a Salvage crew but in actual fact they are pirates through and through.
Theyll be getting a ship, probably something from the 40k range rather than a playmobil conversion but they’ll also be getting a base, a little Port/bastion. I’ve been inspired by some very cool “floating” terrain pieces on instagram so watch this space.
For now though let’s meet the Junkers.
Captain Wyck Dante – Pretty simple conversionbut the hat add and gun convert are my favourite sections of this mini. I bloody love that coat too.
1st Mate Mr Rushdale – He was fun to do. Possibly a little too heavy though.
Walcot – I wasn’t sure about the body choice at first, being Eldar, it’s quite slender but I bulked out the hood with some bits. The long ponytail on his right hip is a scalp 😉
Ashes – I wanted to build a mini that looked like he was burning off some disease infected scrub. I imagine him to go deep into pipes and burn off mound, corrosion and creepy crawlies. I built the helmet out of two space marine shoulder pads. Let me know what you think and any advice on how to print it would be appreciated.
Bruiser and Bully – Hes actually probably my favourite in this bunch. A mechanical leg and arm, a collection of nice long blades, a huge hammer “thing”, a bionic eye and a cute little dog called Bully haha. What’s not to like???
Bailey – He’s the bloke who digs the holes looking for treasure and also to bury bodies. It was all about head choice for this little fella.
Granger – I wanted this guy to look like he has fallen victim to all manner of noxious gasses.
Smedley – I really, really like his head. Can anyone guess what it is?
Bruce – Still a bit unsure about the head but I wanted him to look arrogant and nothing says arrogant more than aviator sunglasses and a flat top haircut haha.
Goldman – He’s a driller. Always tearing holes into everything he finds in search of anything of value. I had difficulty getting the arms to fit right so used the shoulder pads to hide the gaps 👍🏼
Doyle “potty mouth” Helton – He’s a climber, explorer and a bloody good soldier.
It’s been good to have a break from painting but I promise it’ll be more painting this week.
Happy Sunday Superheroes.