Friday, January 3, 2014
Catachan Jungle Fighters WIP: Sly Marbo (A Conversion)
And I've finally got her painted up in most of the base colors. As per usual, the mini will still need basing and highlights.
I also wrote a bit of hastily put together fluff for some backstory on Jane.
The crew was slowly eliminated one by one. When the captain realised the extent of the threat, it was too late. They made a last stand on the cargo ship's bridge. Lila's parents were part of the crew who valiantly fought the Genestealers. Miraculously, Lila did not die. As the ship drifted through space, Lila somehow not only survived, but she managed to over the years cleanse the ship of every genestealer. The Sarenko eventually limped its way towards the system where Catachan was located. The Imperial waystation immediately quarantined the ship. Lila snuck on board the station and stole a vessel which crash landed on Catachan itself.
When she was finally cornered by the Catachans themselves, her fighting prowress so impressed them that they let her go. Over the years, she demonstrated her adaptability as well as skill in jungle warfare. The Catachans accepted her as one of their own. She was responsible for countering many ambushes on the Catachans by native wildlife and saved many lives. She eventually joined the Catachans and became part of their fighting force, albeit a rather independent one.
The Catachans themselves had reported the occupant of the crashed vessel as deceased, the remains burnt beyond recognition during the landing.
Hope you had a fun read, and that it has inspired you to convert your own Sly Marbos as well.