Tuesday 29 December 2020

Order of the Sacred Rose - Seraphim Squad


As you might have guessed already, I've tried something new on the Power Sword. I think those "molten metal swords" look kinda cool and different than "normal" glowing Power Swords.

Saturday 19 December 2020

Order of the Sacred Rose - Imagifier

I had an idea of how I can make an Imagifier for my Sisters of Battle with the old pewter miniatures.

The old Sisters of Battle miniatures with Simulacrum Imperialis were out of the question because they still exist today. But not the old Standard-bearers! Now, I only needed a Sister that I could put on the banner pole.

I tried some of the older pewter minis first, but their poses didn't fit and they were ultimately too heavy so that the designated Imagifier fell over. Therefore, I was looking for a suitable new Sororita made of plastic and actually found it - Junith Eruita! I rebuilt her left hand slightly and gave her an hourglass with roses from the Imperial Wizard kit. Now, I only have to come up with of some fluff for this reverent sister now.

What do you think?

"Junith Eruita on a stick."

Saturday 5 December 2020

Tuesday 24 November 2020

Order of the Sacred Rose - Sisters Repentia

Overall, I'm surprised how quickly I was able to get the Sisters Repentia ready. I like them much better than the Arco-Flagellants I've painted around three and a half years ago. Furthermore, these old miniatures look a bit better with the new, slightly larger 32mm bases. I am glad to have waited such a long time to really get my sisters project going.



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...

Sunday 2 August 2020

Adeptus Titanicus: Reaver Battle Titan No. 2

It has been a while. Somehow I lost my hobby mojo. But now, I am back and my second Reaver Battle Titan of the Legio Gryphonicus is ready for battle!

Friday 22 May 2020

Iron Hands: Xiphon Pattern Interceptor

It took me a little bit longer than expected, but yesterday I finally finished painting this Xiphon Pattern Interceptor. Well, what can I say? Cool model and finally a Space Marine flyer that looks like it could actually fly. Maybe I should have held back a little more with weathering, but overall I think it still fits. Hope you like it.

Iron Hands: Space Marine Heroes Series 2 - Two More Terminators

Well, not much to see here. Just two new Terminators from my pile of shame.

Saturday 25 April 2020

Iron Hands: "Edward Scissorhands"

Here comes the second Leviathan Dreadnought for my Iron Hands army. Having finished this model, I built and primed other stuff, like more Terminators, Scouts and even a Xiphon Pattern Interceptor...


Sunday 19 April 2020

Iron Hands: Space Marine Heroes Series 2 - Terminators

I bought a whole box of Space Marine Heroes directly as I was on holidays in Japan last year. The box was dirty cheap and so I couldn't resist. The Terminators have nice poses and there are more to come.

 These are the first models from my pile of shame, which got some paint eventually.

Monday 13 April 2020

My Pile of Shame and a Promise

Like every true hobbyist, I have somehow build up a pile of shame over time.

About ten years ago I had a simple policy: I am only allowed to buy new miniatures if all other miniatures are painted. At that time this was easy to achieve. I was a student with much free time, but little monetary resources. Today it seems to be the opposite. 

Further down you can find pictures of most of my unfinished projects. Besides that, there are some more single miniatures and unfinished terrain building ideas. How could this happen? This is unsettling and intimidating at the same time.

Therefore, I hereby promise to paint at least 75 miniatures from my pile of shame before buying new ones!

I will keep track of my progress by counting upwards to 75 in future blog entries. Things not shown in the pictures below will not count towards my goal. Except for two Forgeworld Flyers I have just bought a few days ago before I came up with the promise. I might also sell some bits of my pile of shame, but of course, this does not count towards the promise of painting 75 miniatures.

I look forward to painting my Tallarn Rough Riders and my Iron Hands again.

My latest purchases: the new starter box, two Knights Porphyrion, a Warlord Titan and three Questoris Knights.

Two unfinished Teams for Blitz Bowl - Nurgle and Dwarfs.

Reinforcement for my beloved Tallarn Rough Riders. Still, I haven't touched them for at least two years.

Iron Hands and Deathwatch Marines.

Enough stuff for a small Genestealer Cult army or at least a very nice kill team.

An old-school Adepta Sororitas army with around 50 - 60 Sisters of Battle and tanks. 

A box with single miniatures and other stuff.