Thursday, 30 December 2021

Iron Hands: Space Marine Centurions [Conversion]

I found this very cool conversion tutorial for Space Marines Centurions. Therefore, as a Christmas present, I bought myself a box of those ugly Space Marines Centurions and wanted to convert them for my Iron Hands army.
As the Iron Hands saw what the Forges of Mars had delivered them, they covered their eyes and quickly began to make modifications to please the Omnissiah even more. I call this the "Medusa-Centurion" variant.

Here is also a WIP-shot:

In any case, I think they look much better than the original models now. 
Looking at the rules, GW doesn't like centurions at all. Even for casual games, they are way too expensive. I will probably play them as Aggressors instead.

Hopefully, something will change in Chapter Approved 2022...

I also took a picture to compare the size:

Saturday, 25 December 2021

Iron Hands: Leviathan Dreadnought #3

Happy Holidays!

I'll try to finish some of my older projects. Therefore I painted my third Iron Hands Leviathan Dreadnought. Don't ask me why I bought three at one time. There will be hardly a chance to play all three at one time. But they are such cool models and fun to paint.

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

[Retro] Space Ork Kill Team Board - First Skirmishes

I had a very nice day with friends, my Sororitas and the game Kill Team. The gaming board was well received and it was fun to play on it. However, we came to the conclusion that it needs one or two more buildings. There were still too many fire corridors that put melee-heavy teams too much at a disadvantage.

Saturday, 18 December 2021

Some Octarius Terrain

Well, nothing special today. Just some ordinary terrain from the Octarius box as an addition for my Kill Team board.

Sunday, 12 December 2021

[Retro] Space Ork Kill Team Board - Nob House - Finished

Here are photos of my finished Nob House and the gaming table. 

But I am not finished yet. There is more to come!

Saturday, 11 December 2021

[Retro] Space Ork Kill Team Board - Nob House WIP

It is time for another Ork building. 😁

This time I am building some kind of watch tower with an AA-emplacement on top. I hope to get everything right, but have to say it is not easy with no Ork bits available. Don't ask me why I build an orkish Kill Team board without even playing Orks.😆  

I also started to build the game board itself. Therefore, I got a MDF board (76x56 cm = 30x22 inches) and some wooden strips from the hardware store. I nailed / glued the strips under the panel to prevent warping of the board later. Then I glued a foam board on it, which I then coated with PVA glue an put sand on it.  Here are two WIP images:  

Sunday, 21 November 2021

[Retro] Space Ork Kill Team Board Mek Shop - Finished

Overall, it was a lot of fun to build and paint the Mek Shop. I gained a lot of experience working with all those unfamiliar materials and the next piece will hopefully be even better. 😋

A typical scene in a Kill Team game on the upcoming gaming board could look like this later (Sisters of Battle vs. Retro-Nids):

Saturday, 20 November 2021

[Retro] Space Ork Kill Team Board Mek Shop - WIP

Next up is a Mek Shop. I had a rough idea in my head and started to cut the outer walls out of architectural cardboard / foam cardboard. After that, I glued everything together using PVA glue. I used corrugated cardboard for the windows/doors and ice cream sticks for the roof.


Then, I glued the building on a pvc panel. The nice thing about PVC sheets is that they don't bend unlike cardboard, wood or architectural cardboard.

This time I wasn't stingy and bought the Mechanicus crane for the lower roof top. I orkified it very slightly and filled it with sand so that it wouldn't tip over. 

I put some junk on the higher roof and covered it with a simple paper handkerchief, which I cut to size and then soaked with a thin PVA glue solution. After hardening you can paint it wonderfully and it looks pretty "realistic".

As the final steps before painting I covered the outer walls with a thin filler mixture and after it dried I covered everything with a thin PVA glue solution. This keeps everything nicely in place.

Sunday, 7 November 2021

[Retro] Space Ork Kill Team Gaming Table

This little project may be a little too late for ORKtober, but it is not too late for NORKvember. 

As soon as the Octarius Kill Team Box was released a few weeks ago, I was hooked and bought one. The new box already contains Ork terrain and a Gaming board. Nevertheless, the idea for a slightly different orkish gaming table came to me relatively quickly. 

Anyone who knows me knows that I am particularly attached to the things from the 2nd edition of Warhammer 40.000. I just like the weird, comic-like greenskins better than much of what came after and a picture says more than a thousand words: 

So I'll try to make a small Ork settlement in the classic style and document my steps here. I'll build a total of four buildings, barricades, vegetation and a looted tank. I try my best to do everything in the original 2nd edition style. 
However, I won't do it without the new terrain sprues completely, as the oil pump, for example, is pretty cool. Last weekend I did a major purchase in a craft store and did a first test build. I learned a lot in the process, which I can use for the next buildings... 
With some paint on, it looks like this and I am quite happy how it turned out:

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Order of the Sacred Rose - More Battle Sisters

I've finished these five Battle Sisters last night. I am quite satisfied, because I managed to paint them in a reasonable amount of time with comparably little effort. So you could say that I'm slowly getting the hang of painting my Sisters...

Friday, 8 October 2021

Order of the Sacred Rose - Triumph of St. Katharine - Finished!

 Aaa-nd done.

I finally did it and finished the "Triumph of St. Katharine" in the colour scheme of the Sororitas Order of the Sacred Rose. It took me much longer than expected and I wouldn't do a second one.  Nevertheless, this piece is fun to look at and maybe, just maybe I'll play with it sometimes in the future.