I created some Voidsmen for my upcoming Rogue Trader Kill Team. They should look like a very good equipped squad and have a spec ops like appearance. I guess most Rogue Trader have the credits and connections to get just the best stuff for their crews and retinues.
I’ve kit-bashed them about 2 month ago. In time with my death cult assassin. One more, with a rotary cannon will be next. Actually these are really simple conversions. I used Neophyte Hybrid bodys, legs and arms are from the Imperial Guard kits and the heads are from the Van Saar gangers. I used also several bits for tactical pouches, mag pouches on their front and reasonable stuff like grenades, ropes and holsters. The leaders shotgun is from a Space Marine Scout, combined with a Lasgun. I think it looks bad-ass, but a little oversized.
Painting these models was really nice. The Armour and gun casings were based with a khakiish (?) brown, shaded and simply edge highlighted with that same base colour. Nice, effective and a fast job. So far so good. I really like the 'worn / used' look of a shaded surface, but this is just a personal preference. However their dark suits were a hard one for me. I started with a dark grey, shaded with black and again with brown. Then I've done an edge highlight with the base colour and a second highlight with a mid-grey. For my style of painting it was a challanging task. But in the end I'm very pleased with how they turned out and think I gained a lot of expirience by pushing myself forward. Hopefully I can redo this on the next Voidsmen.
Stay tuned and thanks for your visit!