Tim was initially concerned that he might not have anything of note in his collection of castings, other than a large number of general release figures. As it turned out he didn't need to worry! The first thing I was presented with on meeting Tim was a large box of mainly preslotta figures of mixed manufacturer. I immediately spotted some parts of the Citadel Giant (you know - the Citadel Giant) lying in the box. Nice, pretty rare, but OK not an eye-popper. But then my attention was drawn to a metal vehicle lying amongst the figures. It gradually dawned on me that I was looking at a metal casting of a prototype Dark Future Interceptor (production castings were plastic). Here is a view of Tim's metal prototype followed by a plastic production casting:
|Image from the collecting-citadel-miniatures.com wiki|
Tim then presented me with were some fantastic scratch-built/converted Rogue Trader vehicles. The first one is a scratch-built vehicle by Aly Morrison, which was a prototype Rogue Trader vehicle:
It's reminiscent of the original Rhino. Apparently the wheels are ink bottle caps!
The next two vehicles are modifications of existing toys:
The last one has a dreadnought lascannon arm mounted on top as a weapon. Can you spot any other bolt-ons from figures of the period?
Tim wasn't sure if these vehicles appeared in any White Dwarf mags or rulebooks of the time. If any of them look familiar please let me know.
More good stuff to come.
Brilliant stuff - please do keep the pictures coming!ReplyDelete
All the best,
As ever, extremely interesting, intriguing and a bit of a tease!ReplyDelete
I didn't knew of these last vehicles, they look really into the spirits of RT era. Lovely!ReplyDelete
The KIL KIL KIL on the heavy canon tank leaves no doubt about what game it was made for...ReplyDelete
Great pics please keep them coming !
Great to see these Steve! I was wondering how long we would have to wait until you got hold of Tim's collection and began photographing. I have never seen the vehicles before, and I am pretty certain they never appeared in any publications. Nice to see the odd Arcane Armorial on them. What strikes me though, are the shades on the Rhino kit on Morrison's scratch build. It makes you wonder which came first doesn't it? More, and soon!ReplyDelete
The scratch builds are amazing. It really reminds me why many of us got into GW games back in the RT games in the first place. You could kitbash a speeder from a stick of deodorant and that was encouraged...ReplyDelete
Gonna have to build me some of those...ReplyDelete
Lovely. I always remember the plastic container anti-grav vehicle from WD back in the day. That set the standard for RT vehicles' in my young impressionable mind.ReplyDelete
If anyone fancies it I'd be happy to provide a template for the card 'Rhino'...ReplyDelete
I'd love to give building that 'Rhino' a go Tim!Delete
That would be a great idea ! the seocnd you post it, I'm building one to go with my deo-stick grav-attack !Delete
I like the scratch built Rogue Trader vehicle.ReplyDelete
The ki one is made from 2 zoids - a cannon zoid and a scavenger zoid!ReplyDelete