Monday, November 2, 2020

The Dreaded Ambull and the Zoat 'Archivist' for Blackstone Fortress

Here are two of the larger denizens of Blackstone Fortress, the dreaded Ambull and the Zoat 'Archivist'.


The Ambull is a bit ridiculous, but its lots of fun to play against in the game. The game's designers made it very hard-hitting and nigh on indestructible, which made our players very twitchy whenever one showed up on the board. 


The Zoat is a very cool figure. I like all the whacky cyber technology that's been grafted onto him, and who doesn't appreciate weapons that are called the 'Atomic Disassembler' and 'The Eradicator Glove'. Geez, I can't tell you how many work meetings I've been in where I wish I had these available.

I also appreciate that his nom de guerre is 'The Archivist' - I know, how very chilling...


Blackstone Fortress has been a blast, but I think it's time to switch gears. Not sure what yet, but something different.

I hope you all have a terrific week!

Curt


28 comments:

  1. Excellent work my friend! The ‚archivist‘ looks excellent but I really love the Ambul. Reminds me of the Ciaphas Cain novels. If I'm not completely mistaken he once happens upon a whole nest of these beasts.

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    1. Thank you Nick! I didn't realize that the Ambull showed up in other fiction. I'll have to track down that book. I enjoyed the first one of the series on your recommendation.

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  2. ZOAT! So cool - nice to see these "modern" takes on Rogue Trader classics - great work dude.

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    1. Thanks buddy, it's great to see these bad boys come back again.

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  3. So cool; well done! A great pair of models there.

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  4. Excellent work on those models dude. I certainly thought of you when I saw "the Archivist" on the shelf at our LGS!

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  5. Very cool. Your brush skills are enviable!

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  6. Very nice, I live the oranges! I haven’t attacked my Zoat yet.

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    1. Thanks Barks! I had a bit of fun with GW's contrast paints creating the orange. Look forward to seeing your Zoat.

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  7. I love a good Ambull and yours is superb mate. Love the colour choices and the execution.

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    1. Cheers Millsy! I'm delighted you like the big horny bugger. :)

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  8. Love the throwback to rogue trader that GW pulled off with these two. Your painting is superb, the scales on the Zoat are a particular treat!

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    1. Thanks Jamie. Yes, they really did a great job on them both - very nostalgic.

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  9. Lovely looking zoat and Ambul! Splendid finish, nice to see some figures resurrected from the 1980s!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain! They did great renditions of these old school favourites.

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  10. More fantastic brushwork on these Curt! I guess as hobbyists we can take solace in the fact that GW actually finished a game project this time.

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