Sunday, 23 July 2017

Nurgle Chaos Spawn

Due to the release of the Dark Imperium set, I plan to build a small Chaos Space Marine Kill Team at least. Therefore, I would also need one Nurgle Chaos Spawn as a specialist. I am not a huge fan of the generic GW sprues and the Plague Ogryns and Plague Toads are a little bit too expensive in my opinion. Other GW options are hard to come by.  Eventually, I found a nice alternative miniature in Poland. This guy is called "Plaguebringer" and you can get him for around 11 €! What do you think?



 

Friday, 14 July 2017

Talons of the Emperah: Antigrav Null Maiden Rhino

I always found the Sisters of Silence and the Custodes quite fascinating. With the release of the "Burning of Prospero" box, came some really beautiful miniatures of the formerly mentioned forces. I bought two sets of Custodes, Sisters and a Galatus Dreadnought. I also wanted to have some kind of transport for my Sisters in 40k games, but the standard Rhino seemed a little bit boring to me. That's why I built my own version of a Null Maiden Rhino...





You might know the following artwork of an antigrav Rhino from the artbook "The Horus Heresy: Collected Visions". This was clearly my source of inspiration.


Before I forget, the engines are not scratch build. They are made by Bitspudlo and you can buy them here [Link]. Next up will be some Sisters of Silence.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Shadow Wars: Armageddon - Our Tournament

Last Sunday, we finally held out small Shadow Wars: Armageddon tournament. Instead of our usual tournament mode "40k in 40 minutes", this time we used the relatively new Shadow Wars: Armageddon campaign rules. 

I joined the battle for glory and honor with my old school Tyranids. Captain_Valerius played Necrons, Funky_Biber also played Tyranids and Clyde_Frog joined in with his Grey Knights. We planned two rounds of dog eat dog fights, which meant twelve games overall. The games were consistently exciting and challenging and I had a lot of fun. In addition, it ran quite well for my Tyranids.

Here are some pictures of our games:











  
We agreed to skip our last game and had some serious hobby talk instead. Therefore, each of us played five games. I surprisingly won all of my games and ended up with the most promethium, too. 😅

Still, I would not use the same lineup in future games. Honestly, several times I was pretty lucky. I should have used specialized fighters instead of all-around warriors. The spinefists I used on all of my warriors had no real influence on the game and with pure melee, I would have been better off. In addition, one or two gun beasts with big guns would be useful to pin enemies down beforehand.

The Tyranid Prime is a real monster, by the way. Now it is time to for new projects...

Monday, 12 June 2017

Shadow War: Armageddon | Tyranid Kill Team finished!

The last days were tough, but eventually, I could finish my old school Tyranid Killteam in time for our little tournament. They might look funny and uncool, but to underestimate them could be a fatal mistake. Here are my starting list and two pictures of the gang (995 points):

  • Tyranid Alpha + extended chitin carapace, pair of spinefists, pair of scything talons
  • Tyranid Warrior + extended chitin carapace, pair of spinefists, pair of scything talons
  • Tyranid Warrior + extended chitin carapace, pair of spinefists, pair of scything talons
  • Tyranid Warrior + extended chitin carapace, two pairs of Scything Talons



Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Ruined Tank Factory (Forge World OOP)

In about two weeks there will be our next small tournament and I thought this is the right occasion to paint some new terrain for. So I finally finished my "Ruined Tank Factory" from Forgeworld, which I bought last year

I wanted to accommodate the colors of the Adeptus Mechanicus somehow. I hope that I succeeded by using the red on the front of the building. By the way, the kit was unfortunately not complete - the roof and two walkways on the intermediate level were missing. So I crafted my own appropriate alternatives...



 

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Shadow War: Armageddon | Tyranid New Spawn

Well, the first warrior in the form of a "New Spawn" is ready for battle. The veteran hobbyist surely recognizes that the scything talons I used do not belong to the original kit. That's true because at that time there were simply no scything talons for the pewter tyranid warriors. However, to remain faithful to my motto as much as possible, I simply took the scything talon of the classic hormagaunts. I think they fit really well.
The arms are fully magnetized, so I am as flexible as possible with regard to armament/equipment as the campaign progresses. It was fun to paint this model and there are four more warriors and many weapons options to come...





Thursday, 18 May 2017

Shadow War: Armageddon | Tyranid Prime Operative

The first miniature for my Tyranid kill team is ready for battle - a Tyranid Prime! This guy is based on a 2nd edition Hive Tyrant and will support my team in the time of need. The rest of the miniatures is already primed and fully magnetized. So, no excuses for further delays! Deadline is the 10th July, the day of our small tournament...




Sunday, 30 April 2017

Back in Business

It's been a while since the last update. What happened?

Well, I went to Japan for several weeks again. All in all, it was my seventh time there. 😅

I had a wonderful time and here are some impressions of my trip:




 



In the meantime, Games Workshop released "Shadow War: Armageddon" and my friend and I are pretty excited. Therefore, I excavated some of my old Tyranid miniatures. 

The kill team will consist mainly of second edition Tyranid warriors. In order to show the progress of the warriors accordingly, I will magnetize the miniatures as far as possible.

First magnetized weapons.
Some stripped miniatures.
Slightly converted Hive Tyranid aka Tyranid Prime.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Deathwatch - Hammertime!



I am happy to present you my Watch Captain of the Deathwatch. I always wanted to build a model in this kind of exaggerated attack pose. As you can easily see, the bad boy originates from the Raven Guard. Unfortunately, he is still nameless yet. Any proposals?


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Deathwatch Venerable Dreadnought

Last Week, I got hold on a really cheap Grey Knights Dreadnought, although I don't play Grey Knights. 😅 
Instead, I converted the model slightly and painted it the last evenings, to eventually look like a Deathwatch Venerable Dreadnought. Why? Well, I plan to play with a small Deathwatch team at our next internal tournament. Hurray!



The original model:


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Sisters of Battle: Arco-flagellants


A truly savage bunch. In order not to make the same basic poses not too monotonous, I painted the individual models in different color schemes. Bottom line, I am glad to have finished these miniatures so fast and painlessly, because they are not necessarily my favorite models.

Some might think the blood on the weapons might be over the top, but in my opinion, it fits well with the background of these mindless killer machines.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sisters of Battle: Geminae Superia

At the release of the Triumvirate of the Imperium, I was able to get my hands on the single St. Celestine sprues. To be true, I was quite amazed at how small and elegant these miniatures are in real life.

Since I had already finished my own version of St. Celestine, I only built the Geminae Superia and started to paint them. In spite of the simple color scheme, painting them was a real struggle for me. It's good to have some new models for the Sisters of Battle, but somehow these wobbly plastic models are not completely my thing. I also realized, that I unintentionally mixed up the shoulder guards on one miniature, which does not make things better.

But teamed up, the miniatures look fine and I am looking forward to the first game with them:




By the way, I am really pleased with the new "Codex: Imperial Agents". Finally, all the rules I need in one handy codex. Be it Sororitas, Assassins, Inquisitors, Deathwatch, LotD etc. I play it all! :D

That's why I primed some new Arco-flagellants yesterday. Together with my Deathcult Assassins and Crusaders, I will be able to play the new fluffy formation called "Ecclesiarchy Battle Conclave"...