Here we have Part II of the Backstone Fortress project. There is not a large amount to say about these models. The most fun was the Rogue Trader and the Robot. The Rogue Trader serves as a colour test for future Imperial Army/Solar Auxilia projects. The Robot on the other hand provided me the opportunity to play with some of the newer metallic paints from Mig Jiminez.

While I am not a fan of how the Mig Jiminez Gun Metal flows on the brush, the Metallic Orange painted much better. While my go-to paints are evolving to predominantly be from Mig, I was and am not happy with the Gun Metal. Perhaps I just received a bad bottle but it is a distant third to comparatives from Vallejo and Games Workshop. While normally, I weather larger technology, I made a very intentional decision to keep the Robot as clean as possible. He still has the new car smell.

More to come tomorrow but in the meantime please enjoy.

Oh and yes, the Raling has a mini-fridge on his back. I know that is out there and no large secret, but I still thought it was a pretty cool callback to the Ratlings.


As always, questions, concerns, conundrums and existential dilemmas are welcome.


Mr. Kalidor