Monday, 16 November 2020

Order of the Sacred Rose - Converted Immolator - Finished!

And here is the finished model. I might have overdone the weathering here and there a bit, but it should look alright on the tabletop. The older and newer parts fit together just fine, don't you think?




Sunday, 15 November 2020

Order of the Sacred Rose - Converted Immolator

Next up is an converted Immolator for my sisters, which I'm particularly looking forward to painting. But it is no standard configuration. Instead, I flanged the metal components of the classic immolator to the MKII Immolator body and added the new obligatory heavy bolter and added the side plates from the old Exorcist model.
 
Primed model:
 

First colours added:

 
 First weathering step with oil wash:
 

Friday, 13 November 2020

Forgive me Emperor for I have sinned!

Mea culpa.

I could no longer withstand the temptation to buy new models. Therefore, I broke my "pile of shame promise". How did this happen?

The other day, I and my friends were talking about the new edition and the new Crusade game mode. We came to the conclusion that we should try it out and start with a power level of 25 and then increase it steadily. At best, this should then be linked directly to a new army project.

That triggered me and I dug out my box of Sororitas. As with my last two army projects, I will rely solely on the old pewter models wherever possible. Here and there I will, of course, have to scratch build and kitbash some things, with the help of new plastic bits.

I thought about the colour scheme a lot and also painted some test miniatures. I ended up with the "Order of the Sacred Rose". Certainly not the first choice for tournament players and the like, but that's not what I am going for anyway. The "Order of the Sacred Rose" colour scheme can be painted quickly and easily and I find the game mechanisms with that many possible miracle dices exciting. I will try to make the Minis look a bit "grim-darker" than the standard models in the Codex.

Here is my fist small squad of Battle Sisters:

 

Sunday, 27 September 2020

Blitz Bowl: Rotpox Rumblers

Blitz Bowl Season 2 is available now and I am really looking forward to the first games with the advanced rules. In the box, new player cards for most of the known teams are included, also the ones which weren't included before - like Dark Elves, Halflings, Lizardmen and so on. This gave me the motivation to paint a Nurgle Blitz Bowl Team I had laying around for a while. I proudly present the "Rotpox Rumblers"!


 
 
With the new box came a new two-sided gaming board with new pitch layouts. Therefore, I will need to build some additional stuff for my pitch, too.
 

Saturday, 5 September 2020

Adeptus Titanicus: Slaanesh Cerastus Knights?!

The idea of an army of tainted or even corrupted Knights and Titans for Adeptus Titanicus lingered a long time in my head. Therefore I collected bits over the last months and tried different things out. Eventually, I decided to go for a Slaanesh-themed army and started the first conversions. 

Later on, I needed more than one go to find the right colour scheme and the right techniques to do it. I also printed my own decals because I could not find enough or the right ones. Here are my first two Slannesh Cerastus Knights. As you can see, they are somewhat different from their loyal counterparts, but not too much. I swapped the shock lances for Slaanesh Hellstrider Claw-spears, took some armoured heads from Age of Sigmar and put the Hellstrider Shields on top of the Ion Shield Gauntlets. On some miniatures, small horns and spikes are also protruding from the carapaces. 

I wanted to do more stuff like converting the legs, but that looked stupid and my moulding skills with green stuff are not so good. But I am satisfied nevertheless because this way the miniatures look not too much over the top. What do you think?

 


 
 
 
Here is my first test miniature and be sure there is much more to come...