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.

Friday 7 January 2022

Sisters of Battle - Morvenn Vahl [Conversion]

The other day, I couldn't resist and got one of the new Sisters of Battle miniatures - Morvenn Vahl.

The scale creep does not matter with this kind of model in comparison with the old metal Sisters. Furthermore, even in casual games, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with the meta if you completely ignore the units. Morvenn Vahl is a beautiful miniature with really good rules, which makes everything even easier.

What I didn't quite like was the original positioning of the spear arm. Here is my simple fix for this problem:

I had to break her arm in "only" three places. 😂

The new pose might not be that lively, but this way, she is much easier to transport and to place on the battlefield, especially in close combat.

Wednesday 5 January 2022

Iron Hands: Ancient in Terminator Armour

After one and a half years, I finally finished this small converted miniature - an Ancient in Terminator Armour for my Iron Hands army.

Monday 3 January 2022

Iron Hands: First Blood in 2022

Yesterday, I had my first games in 2022. To be honest, they were also my first games with the Iron Hands after two years and my first games in the 9th edition.  

I faced an army of Scythes of the Emperor, played with the new Black Templar rules. In advance, I felt guilty about taking a Leviathan Dreadnought with me. But in retrospect, I should have included at least two of them in my army list! 

The vow "Uphold the Honor of the Emperor" is really tough and in combination with the "Tannhauser's Bones" on a bike Chaplain, there are some very tough nuts to crack. But I don't want to complain. The games were fun and I had a nice, exciting Sunday!  

Here are a few impressions of the games: