Saturday, September 22, 2018

Dreadful Things: More custom monster kitbashes

Back to the custom monster kitbashes, mostly using Reaper Bones parts.  Most are quite large, mounted on 60mm bases.
Toad demon body with Bathalian head swap.

And another take on the same idea but with a different Bathalian contributing its noggin.

Toad demon with Eldritch demon head swap.

Vhuul the Many-Handed, eldritch Underdark horror.  Kitbashed from a Purple Worm and parts from several Numenera models and few other bits, plus quite a bit of putty.

Toad demon with Numenera creature head swap.

Yet another Toad demon with Bathalian head swap.

Bathalian with head swap from the bits box.

And another Toad demon and Eldritch demon kitbash, with a more subtle color scheme.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Rogue Stars: Kitbashed Grav-mobile Combat Droids

Had a customer ask me how I'd stat up these figs for Rogue Stars, so I thought I'd do a post with suggestions on how to use them.  They're kitbashed together from a Mantic plastic kit I discussed back here:

So, your basic Type XV combat droid with high-mobility grav frame and sniper rifle in Rogue Stars:

TooTooToo Ecks
Gunner Droid
50 XP

Difficult Target 1
Marksman 2
Martial Arts 2
Robot Technician 1

2 x Bionic Arms (built in)
Flight Pack (built in)
Heavy Blaster Rifle
Night Visor (built in)

Rather obviously, the droid has no Leg hit location and any hits there would transfer to the Torso location instead.  Not especially well armored, but very fast and a flyer to boot.  It carries a real beater of a gun and uses it pretty well.  Also has a surprisingly strong melee game when it needs it (like, say, in the corridors of a starship) but generally prefers to fly around out of reach and keep shooting.  Even has some repair capability thanks to Robot Technician, although you might want to field two of them so they can patch each other if need be.

Primary weaknesses are the Nonreactive trait (typical for droids) and the fact that if that built-in flight pack gets broken you're reduced to crawling speeds even if you survive falling out of the sky like a rock.   Still, at 50XP you do get a lot of bang for your buck here and it's hard to beat that amazing mobility till you're damaged.