Sunday, 15 May 2022

[Tallarn Desert Raiders] Heavy Support Teams

About ten years ago, I painted my first Tallarn Heavy Weapon Models. At that time, I didn't get full squads of Rocket Launchers and Autocannons together. That's why I painted up these models over the last few days: 
And here are the now completed Rocket Launcher and Autocannon squads:

Saturday, 7 May 2022

[Tallarn Desert Raiders] Reinforcements have arrived

I decided to finally finish my Tallarn Desert Raiders army. So, I painted ten random Tallarn infantrymen from my pile of shame. These are the first Tallarn I have painted for about four years! There are more to come...



Wednesday, 27 April 2022

[Retro] Space Ork Kill Team Board - Finished!

I finished the Kill Team board a few days ago, finally. We have used it in a few games already. It looks great and works well. The terrain is fully versatile, so the games should not become too dull.


Sunday, 24 April 2022

Classic Metal Termagants

I painted some classic Termagants for a Hivefleet Kill Team. The colour scheme was heavily inspired by the old codex images. Ah yes, the good old times...

Saturday, 9 April 2022

[Retro] Space Ork Kill Team Board - Promethium Tank

This piece of terrain is not my best work, but it should work well on the gaming board nevertheless.

Saturday, 19 March 2022

Retro-Tan: Eldar Ranger Squad

I don't know where this might lead to in the future, but I just wanted to paint some old-school Eldar miniatures. So, I picked up some old Eldar Rangers and painted them up in the Biel-Tan colour scheme.

Thursday, 3 March 2022

[Retro] Space Ork Kill Team Board - Looted Tank

Our next Kill Team tournament is coming up around Easter. Then the Ork Kill Team Bard will be used again. I haven't implemented two ideas for more terrain yet - one of them is a looted tank.

So I bought an old Leman Russ Demolisher and thought about how to convert it. Since I still don't have any Ork Bitz, it wasn't that easy. 

I like the chunky turret of the Battle Wagon, which is used for many conversions. So I looked around for something comparable. I found a worthy replacement in the base of the Aegis Defense Line cannon. I added only a few more parts and kept it simple. 

The painting of the looted tank went relatively quickly. Because I didn't have to work carefully and cleanly...

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Order of the Sacred Rose - Dominion Squad #2

Yes, the Superior is a Canoness miniature. However, since I have already painted another Principalis and Morvenn Vahl also joins the fight, I will hardly need another one. In addition, a Superior with combi flamer for this Melta Squad and the stratagem "Holy Trinity" is a must-have.

Saturday, 19 February 2022

Order of the Sacred Rose - Converted Immolator #2

I built and painted another custom version of an Immolator using mostly the modern Rhino chassis, old second edition metal parts and plasticard.


Here are the two converted Immolators side by side. Converted?!
If the non-Sororitas players don't notice the conversion at all and the Sororitas players think the kitbashed tanks are kinda cool, I guess I did everything right. 

Sunday, 13 February 2022

Adepta Sororitas - Sisters of Battle Shrine

About a year ago, I started to build a piece of terrain (a shrine) for my Sisters of Battle. I haven't shown any of that here until now.

I made good progress at the start but soon fell into a hole at some point. I didn't feel comfortable with the interior I had built and painted. Since I didn't have a solution at hand, the shrine went on my pile of shame.

Here it stayed until two weeks ago. I started to work on the interior again and very quickly got frustrated. In a last desperate attempt, I made the interior completely black and decided to ignore it from now on. The shrine should still work well as a photo background or terrain at the edge of the battlefield.

The shrine is about 60 cm high and about 45 cm wide.

In any case, I'm glad to finally have that thing finished and be able to turn my attention to other things.

Monday, 7 February 2022

Iron Hands: Servitors

While studying the current Space Marines Codex, the Servitors caught my eye. 

These not only match the Iron Hands wonderfully in terms of fluff, but are also wonderfully inexpensive "mission goal holders". A unit of four of them for 30 points?! Yes, please! 

The slight reference to the Borg is intentional and in this way, they go wonderfully with my Iron Hands.


Sunday, 23 January 2022

Adepta Sororitas - Morvenn Vahl

Oh boy! How much I hate to paint these finely detailed plastic miniatures. I felt the same as I painted the Triumph of St. Katherine or the Geminae Superia. I'd rather paint pewter miniatures. Mostly, because they are not so fragile.

Well, here is the finished Morvenn Vahl and in the future of my Sororitas project, there will be only dozens of pewter sisters and tanks!


Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Cerastus Knight-Atrapos - Finished!

I have already finished the Atrapos Knight.

Sure, I could paint a thousand more details on the Knight, but the overall impression would only change a little. Eventually, it is just a model for the gaming table and not for the showcase. I hope you like it.

Here is one final picture for size comparison. An Tech-Priest Enginseer and the Cerastus Knight-Atrapos in all its glory.

Sunday, 16 January 2022

Cerastus Knight-Atrapos - WIP

Over the last evenings, I worked on an Atrapos Imperial Knight. This kit was a "small" Christmas gift I made myself. It took me one evening to wash and clean all the parts and another to put the metal skeleton together.

Then I started with the painting of the armour parts. At first, I wasn't sure about what colours to use but decided to go with the colour scheme I used on my first Knight over six years ago. 

1. I wanted some hazard stripes. So, I used small strips of masking tape to mask off some areas.
2. After a coat of light brown, two coats of yellow followed.
3. After peeling off the masking tape, it looked pretty good.
4. The brass colour came on and small highlights at the hazard stripes".
5. Washes! - Agrax Earthshade and Reikland Fleshshade
6. After the application of brown oil wash.

7. Dabbed some of the base colours back on.
8. Painted battle damage and the first cautious weathering effects.
9. Added more weathering, as well as the decals. -> Done!

  10. Rinse and repeat on all the other armour parts.