Category Archives: Science Fiction

SF pictures from my sketchbook.

The Revenge of Colony 87

Some more of my miniatures concepts have been release by the talented people at Crooked Dice Games. These were turned into 3D creations by sculpting-ace Mike Anderson.

The chap on the left is a rather aged, slightly poor-looking Tech Merchant, displaying a variety of Star Wars themed data devices and assorted technological odds and ends. He has a crude bionic lower leg which he probably built himself!

On the right we have a data courier, a bit like Johnny Mnemonic but he physically carries the data. He’s got more of a cycle-courier build, a Moebius-style Sci-fi snood with built in communicator and a data slate attached to a memory-wipe device (if stolen by anyone it wipes everything in his shoulder bag). A link to Crooked Dice Games where you can purchase these two characters for yourself or just admire the miniature painting:

Colony 87 Tech Merchant and Messenger on Crooked Dice Games

On my Facebook page you can see some of my sketchbook pages where I’m figuring out what these characters should look like (with the assistance of Jon Boyce, who commissioned me!).

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Penitent Engine

Here’s a thing, Games Workshop has sculpted something I’ve sketched (the iron maiden Pentitent Engine). It’s just a coincidence of course, they were thinking on the same lines as I was! Here’s the link to Games Workshop’s Warhammer Community:

Sisters of Battle – Penitent Engines

The original post is here for lazy people:

All GW Intellectual Property, like this, is of course copyright Games Workshop. It’s simply fan art and not meant to upset Games Workshop’s legal team!

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Samurai Space Marines

Well that was a long break from website posts. I had to upgrade my website package to continue to use WordPress which cost me some hard earned cash!

OK, back to my sketchbook again. These are some ideas I had a year or so ago, when I heard that MaxFactory in Japan were partnering with GW to produce some push-fit Space Marines. I thought it might be cool to produce a couple of Samurai-themed Space Marines, that didn’t just look like Space Marine Samurai cosplayers. As the Mantis Warriors Chapter (ignore this bit if you’re not into Games Workshop) that sided with the Astral Claws in the Badab War (link below) had a slightly oriental theme I thought it would be fun if I sketched some Space Marines with some subtle Japanese Samurai themed elements.

Here I’ve taken the old rank designation symbols from way back (they used to be displayed on the forehead of the helmet) and changed it to reflect a Samurai’s helmet and also a bit like the head crest on a Gundam robot suit. They would be sculpted on the armour/miniature. I’ve also chosen to add some parts of older Marks of power armour to add a bit of a rugged Samurai look to their style. The power sword too is more like a katana and there’s a Shinobi/Ninja Space Marine scout which I think is a cool idea.

The Badab War

Gundam portal site

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Battle Sisters

As a fan of Kev Walker’s art I really liked Daemonifuge and given that Games Workshop are going to produce Sisters of Battle in plastic I thought I’d sketch some ideas I had for the Adepta Sororitas. It could perhaps be for a short webcomic based on the exploits of a unit of Sisters of Battle. Daemonifuge Graphic Novel Series

Also there’s an idea for the Ordo Hereticus Penitent Engine which I always thought was very vulnerable to any incoming fire so I sketched an Iron Maiden version. Iron Maiden Wikipedia entry

I’ve roughed a thumbnail composition of an Ordo Xenos and Deathwatch kill team fighting the Necrons. More of this sort of thing soon!

This is all Games Workshop intellectual property, I’m just playing with it.

SPACE DWARF WARLORD

A few years back I created some updated Squat concepts as I always liked them in Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 game. I hadn’t put all of my ideas online so here’s my Squat Warlord in Power armour, partly inspired by Paul Bonner’s illustration of a last stand of the Squats against the Eldar. There’s also a Squat Power Boarder as a homage to Pete Knifton’s illustration in the original Rogue Trader rulebook.

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Hive World comic strip ideas

This a rough comic scene idea I had; here my House Umbra (Delaque) gangers are arranging a drugs (maybe spook?) trade with the mutie gang. First panel is the meeting, second and third the House Umbra gang leader is getting the quality tested by a fellow ganger on their hand scanner. Following that are some notes of where the story could go from there.

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More Hive World sketchbook work

These following pages are from about 2005, I wasn’t putting dates on my sketchbooks then so I can’t be sure. The first scene is an image I had of a poorer house, (House Cawdor in Necromunda) reminiscent of the worker rabble in Metropolis (1927) being stirred to riot with some anti-deviant rantings as Torquemada is fond to do in 2000AD’s Nemesis the Warlock. On the right are some symbols and a sinister ganger from my House Umbra, a lesser clan aligned to House Delaque.

Metropolis

Nemesis the Warlock

More pages later!

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Hive world gangers

I’ve been a bit under the weather recently, hence the lack of updates on this website. While I’m recovering I thought I’d post some things I’ve been working on and off over the last few years. This is an image I created in 2006 inspired by Necromunda’s House Delaque and The City of Lost Children Cyclops cult also Dark City’s Strangers.

Necromunda skirmish war game

The City of Lost Children movie

Dark City movie

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