torstai 22. syyskuuta 2016

Reinforcements to Chaos

With the publishing of "Traitor's Hate" -supplement for Chaos Space Marines it became painfully clear that GW hates me. No new toys, no new relics, copied Loyalist psychic powers and few lousy formations.
So, to field something new, I need to turn to Forgeworld and Chaos Rapier battery!

lauantai 17. syyskuuta 2016

Unboxing graveyard accessories from Ogri Doupe (and finished herald)

I had a chance to visit a miniature store during my trip to Prague this summer.
Apart the usual GW stuff, they had something special to sell.
So, I was at the register of Ogří Doupě, paying for two boxes of chaos hounds. I rolled 20 for perception and noticed these MDF sheets by the counter and asked what they were.
Apparently the owner makes terrain himself and sells it at the store.
There were caskets, tombstones and fences (if I remember correctly), and I immediately purchased two of both caskets and tombstones.
(They have some more available for mailorder too)
 The quality is superb, everything fits exactly, and engravings are really exact. So exact in fact, that they probably need a bit care when painting so not to fill them.
There are no instructions which meant for example that this sarcophagus took an hour to build. I actually did not mind as I was in no hurry, and took it more as a puzzle.
The other, even harder puzzle was this. These were left over after all else was assembled. I had zero idea of what to make of them.
Finally, after several construction attempts I got it :)
Coffins. They could be used without painting in a pinch. Cultist for scale.
So, to sum up, these will get ***** out of 5 chaos stars. they were cheap, and quality left nothing to be desired. So stop what you are doing, surf to Ogří Doupě, and order some!
 Herald got ready too. In the end I got bored and took some shortcuts, it is playable though. The bird claws don't really show, but they are there.
Chest tattoo is from chaos decal set.
I really need to take some time at some point and focus on OSL effect. It is probably not hard, but requires some thought to get it to work. It doesn't do that now.
(My 40k opponents can probably spy at the background some upcoming reinforcements to Legio Penetratus' force)
I replaced the usual disk of Tzeentch with a slimy medusalike creature.

torstai 18. elokuuta 2016

WIP Herald of Tzeentch on a disk

 Next up is a herald of Tzeentch.
I actually did the legs even there would be a nice skirt to cover them up. This was for just practise.

torstai 4. elokuuta 2016

Princess Myriam the Everpregnant

 Meet demon princess of Nurgle, Myriam the Everpregnant.
 I am probably the only owner of female pregnant demon princess of Nurgle with a bloody scythe!

tiistai 21. kesäkuuta 2016

Operation poopypants

“Sir!” “...” “Your Omnipotence!”
“...”
“Lord Primarch!”

Navigator subofficer Trusk was trying to wake up his primarch who was sitting in main bridge in his tactical command throne. Even sound asleep the primarch was an imposing figure in his gigantic dark purple full body armor, long pitch black hair and pale skin. At both sides of the sleeping lord commander stood silently Legio Penetratus astartes in terminator armour like ancient statues in guard.
Tusk added some volume to his requests, but clearly was not sure if he actually wanted to wake the sleeping behemoth up.

sunnuntai 19. kesäkuuta 2016

Preparing for 40k campaign

After a long break, my interest got sparked again when Antti kicked off a fluffy, relaxed 40k campaign in my club.
This is ideal for me as I have stuff allready, so less painting, and there are no obligations or competitive games.
 Loyal to my style, I started painting something that has absolutely no effect on the games. I made a base to my chaos spawn (probably).
The technique is the same as allways, but with some new elements.
First was really long stalked lichen I found 3 years back at Sarek national park. It has been soaked in glycerin, so it retains it's flexibility.
 The second are the leaves. I bought a leaf punching device from Greenstuffworld. I then painted a regular paper with random autumn colours and punched the hell out of it. The result is good, and I will get the other version of this in future. So five chaos stars *****!
 Third new thing was a texture roller, also from greenstuffworld. There are several, but I got the "evil rune" -version.
It is also great, and saves time it you have to texture something. I have to take a look at the other versions, and probably get couple more.
Four stars ****!
 

perjantai 1. huhtikuuta 2016

Spectator, the little brother of a beholder.

 So, there might be a chance for our DnD adventurers to cross paths with a fierce Spectator in the future.
That left me with an option to try to find one online and order it, or sculpt one.
I chose the latter.