fredag 31 juli 2015

Baals to the wall

After quite some time now I have managed to get my three Baal Predators done, just in time to make it for the ending of E Tenebrae Lux IV.
They will need some more details in some places but for now they are good.

Up next, some SAGA Vikings maybe?

onsdag 17 juni 2015

New Arrivals: BA, SAGA and some blisters

The last batch of things from Waylands arrived today. Two rule boooks, SAGA and Bolt Action together with a blister of Gebirgsjägers, some static grass and the rest of the plastic bases for my terminators.

söndag 14 juni 2015

Progress week 24

This week I have finished the painting of my Space Hulk terminators (excluding the bases). It took a lot longer then I first thought it would but who is in a rush?

I think they came out pretty well, maybe it would have been nice to have more battle damage on them but they will do. They are gonna get some 40mm round bases so I can use them for normal 40k games too.

söndag 7 juni 2015

Got eyes for you

The Space Hulk terminators are getting very, very close to being done. Maybe a game fore midsummer is possible, just six months late.
Had some time Friday evening to paint the eyes on the Librarian and the Tyranid corpse, minus the guts. The Librarian still has to be given a nice grip for his force axe but then he is done (I think).

lördag 6 juni 2015

Model Dads giveaway

Maybe you have you used Hans von Luck in Flames of War and you are more interested in his life. Then head over to Model Dads and enter their give-away for a free copy of "Panzer Commander: The Memoires of Hans von Luck":

tisdag 2 juni 2015

6MMRPC - The kickoff

When I was surfing around a while back at Rust and the city, I stumbled upon the 6MMRPC.
As the name implies, it is a challenge to do something about that mountain of lead, plastic and resin that keeps on growing like an Icelandic volcano.
For me, this is a way to really do something about the little models, crying to get some nice paint on them instead of their grey, boring finish.
This also lead me to Draxian Charts, a nice visual way of organizing work in progress. I have been using Trello boards, which is good to organize and prioritize the work in progress but gives lesser overview of the goal when there are multiple parts for each unit in an army. Trello will still be there to keep down the ongoing work though and I will finish off the things I have in the later stages, for example I have a bunch of tanks that just have some decals and weathering left to do.

But, let's get on with my Draxian charts!

For me the most important goal during these six months is to have more Flesh Tearers painted. Together with the E Tenebrae Lux it will hopefully keep my aim straight so I don't stray down the path of "I'll just start this one too". As you can see, I have a lot of work here. Baal Predators are currently in the pipe and after that it will probably be some Jump Pack Death Company.

In the Flames of War corner, we have both panzers and infantry. I have split them up in regards of armies.
The Totenkopf/Panzer company is pretty much done. The King Tiger and Sturm Tigers are almost assembled and ready for some primer.

My Gebirgsjägers are awaiting some new uniforms. Not much to say about them, they are not a huge force at the moment and will probably be around the 1000 points mark but they are not the highest priority.

I have yet to create charts for my terrain and my War&Empire armies but they are on the way.

fredag 1 maj 2015

E Tenebrae Lux IV

Over at the Bolter and Chainsword the "E Tenebrae Lux IV" has started, so I'm joining the Blood Angels forum with my Flesh Tearers. My first vow is to paint three Baal Predators. They have been sitting around for many years now and I pimped them with some more boxes, bags and stuff so the one with some paint has to be re-primed again.
Link to the forum:

tisdag 28 april 2015

War and Empire: Persian Kardakes test

A crappy picture of a base of Late Achaemenid Kardakes.

It will take time to paint these guys up, flowery pants and a whole bunch of colors and patterns.

måndag 27 april 2015

Space Hulk terminators almost done

I am getting near the end of the Space Hulk terminators now, almost there for the first game!
While junior was sleeping I was able to paint the eyes and some more highlights.

What I have left now is the bare heads, bases, the Tyranid corpse. The librarian will need some more attention as I have painted him separately. I have also ordered some 40 mm bases and I will magnetize them so I can use them for both the Space Hulk game and for my Flesh Tearers.
When I'm done with them I will post some more pictures of both the marines and the Tyranids.

tisdag 14 april 2015

Gebirgsjäger research - Helmets and camo

As I want to try to depict my little lead dudes pretty close to history I like to do some research.
When it comes to the Gebirgsjägers, I found them a bit dull and repetetive albeit very nicely sculpted with everyone wearing a field cap.

Most wide spread pictures of Heer-GJ shows them in their Bergmütze, but did they use it in combat too?

torsdag 26 februari 2015

War and Empire is here

So, the long awaited War and Empire kickstarter has been delivered, well worth the wait.
The quality of the miniatures is really good and they have a lot of details (which might be a pain in the behind to paint but who cares).
I took a quick snap of the stretch goal characters yesterday, thirteen or fourteen warlord characters for the different armies. Guys like Caesar, Alexander and Darius III can be found here.

Hopefully I will have a unit or two painted up before summer, still have my Space Hulk terminators and Gebirgsjägers in the paint box.

måndag 23 februari 2015

New bits box

My always supportive wife happened to stumble upon a small toolbox when she was out shopping: link

This is perfect for keeping track of the WIP-bits and also to have some tools and paints on the go. Currently I have sorted up my Gebirgsjäger company and their leIG18/PaK38s. The small slots in the boxes are perfect to keep the teams in order and to keep track of who goes where.

On the top of the box there is a small compartment which can old some bigger things, like a box or two of tanks.

The trays are handy and can hold paints, brushes and some tools, everything you need to clean, prepare and paint your minis.

With a handle on top it is also easy to carry it, for example when going to the mother-in-law for a day and you need to have something to do.
So all-in-all I'm very happy with it and for around €20 I find it quite affordable.

söndag 4 januari 2015

Looking back at 2014

So what happened to my pile of plastic during 2014?
My goals:
I have been quite bad at blogging my progress, instead I have just taken some snapshots and tweeted it. If you wanna follow me on twitter, go here: