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Daemon Prince of Nurgle

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Prince almost done

It took a while to finish him up but it looks like that my take on a Daemon Prince is about to get done. The base is scratch built by myself and there is a couple of pictures of the progression on my Instagram. Feel free to check them out!

 

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Blood on the Snow

Games Workshop just announced a new release for Blood Bowl. They call it Blood on the Snow and it features a winter-themed double-sided pitch. Together with the new field comes a matching weather table. I think it looks great!

 

 

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More bases for Blood Bowl

Using the same method I wrote about in an earlier post I have now finished a couple of more bases for my upcoming human team for Blood Bowl. To make the bases a little more interesting I’ve added some details to them.

The two cans were fun to make and I used Milliput Standard for that. Milliput is a two component epoxy putty, much like Green Stuff from Games Workshop. It is most likely a subjective opinion but I prefer Milliput because it feels easier to work with.

Here is a list of all brush medium I used to make these bases (as usual I used a grey primer from Vallejo):

Dirt and mud where done with:

  • Citadel Base XV-88.
  • Citadel Layer Karak Stone.
  • The Army Painter Strong Tone Ink.
  • The Army Painter Soft Tone Ink.

Blood and gore was painted with with:

  • Citadel Colour Dark Flesh.
  • Citadel Washes Baal Red.
  • The Army Painter Dark Tone Ink.
  • Citadel Colour Gloss Varnish on top to give the blood a wet look.

The lines where painted with a slightly watered down Citadel Colour Skull White.

The few rocks:

  • Painted with Citadel Colour Codex Grey.
  • Drybrushed with a some Citadel Colour Skull White mixed with the grey.
  • Washed with Vallejo Model Wash Oiled Earth 76.521.
  • I topped off with some more drybrushing with the grey mix

The cans where painted to differ from each other for variety:

  • Citadel Colour Blood Red for “Orca Cola”.
  • Citadel Foundation Mordian Blue, Citadel Colour Snot Green and Citadel Colour Sunburst Yellow for “Smite”.
  • For both cans I used Citadel Colour Skull White for the letters and Citadel Colour Mithril Silver for the bottom and top. I also painted an opening to the top by mixing the silver with Citadel Colour Chaos Black.

 

 

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Blood Bowl basing

With my upcoming human Blood Bowl team I’ve decided to go with grass bases. I am fan of putting some effort into basing miniatures and because of this I will try to add some details to them. White lines, bloody gore and other stuff you might find out on the pitch is what I have in mind.

The main recipe for all the bases will be the same and as a reminder for me – as well as a guide for anyone interested – I’ve created this “how-to” bellow. Enjoy!

This is what you will need:

  • A base, or a number of bases actually. I’ve used regular 32mm ones.
  • Glue, the milky kind.
  • Citadel Sand and The Army Painter Field Grass.
  • Primer, I used Vallejo Grey Primer 74.601.
  • Paint, Citadel Base XV-88 and Citadel Layer Karak Stone.
  • Inks, Strong Tone and Soft Tone, both from The Army Painter.
  • Any white and black paint for the lines and border of the base. I used Citadel Skull White and Citadel Chaos Black from the old range.
  • Something that looks like blood. I prefer Humbrol Enamel Gloss 20.

Here is how to put it all together:

  1. Apply glue, straight from the bottle to the base. I use a brush for this.
  2. Dip it in Citadel Sand and shake off the excess.
  3. Mix some glue with water, about 1/1 or so, and brush it all over the sanded base. This step helps binding the sand better.
  4. When the glue is completely dry, prime the base. I use my airbrush to apply Vallejo Grey Primer 74.601.
  5. When the primer is dry, paint the sand with Citadel Base XV-88.
  6. Use The Army Painter Strong Tone to wash the whole base.
  7. When dry, drybrush with Citadel Base XV-88.
  8. Drybrush with Citadel Layer Karak Stone.
  9. Wash with The Army Painter Soft Tone.
  10. Apply glue with a brush to the parts of the base you wish to cover with grass.
  11. Dip the base in The Army Painter Field Grass and add some pressure to make the flock really set in the glue. Tap the base to remove any excess.
  12. Paint the edge of the base in a color that fits your need. I chose black for this team.

You are now done. From here you can move on by adding some white markings, blood and whatever you see fit.

 

 

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Blood Bowl

About a hundred years ago me and a couple of friends ventured into the amazing Old World with our fantasy football teams. The game was Blood Bowl and we loved it.

Recently Games Workshop decided to revive the game with new releases, and from what I’ve seen it is still awesome. I had to get a box from my local gaming store immediately and start up a team. I’ve decided to go with the human team. I haven’t decided on a name yet but I have an idea of the paint scheme I am going for. I think they will look great in grey, white and red. The orcs I am going to save for later. I love the greenskins, but first things first.

The box comes with round slotted 31mm bases – I actually measured them – but I prefer bases without slots so I am going to use regular 32mm ones. To my appreciation the new game board with the field is somewhat scaled up from the classic one, making it easy to fit slightly larger bases on it.

I started up my team by gluing together the figures I am going to use. This was super-easy and no miniature had more – nor less – than three parts to fit together. They also had very few mold lines making this process pretty quick. I altered one of the blitzers a bit, allowing his head to face slightly to another direction. I like the models but they would take quite some effort if one wanted to personalize them further than that. I am tempted to do this but at the same time I want my team painted up as fast as possible.

 

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Back in business

I am running my site with the help of WordPress – which usually is an easy way to do what I want with my online domains. Updating to the latest build however rendered some headache.  A lot of my theme files where suddenly out of date and didn’t perform well – or at all! Especially Chrome and mobile platforms suffered from these incompatible files.

Long story short, everything is now updated – from the caching plug-in to some scripts – and my pages are once again running smoothly. It took I while, I admit that, but now we are back in business.

 

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I messed up

I was about to start putting some paint on the armour plates on the three miniatures of my side project. I messed up badly. First I decided to go with blue plates but that looked really bad. I went on doing some more washing on the second model, only to have it seriously messed up. On the third model I tried a strong orange on the plates and it looked pretty nice but I still wasn’t happy with the result. Beyond repair the models ended up taking a bath in my supersonic washer, stripping them clean from all paint.

I still think the colour I used as a foundation was nice and I am thinking of using it again. Maybe going with white armour plates?

 

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Side project

I have begun on a small side-project. I did get some very nicely detailed miniatures from Anvil Industry and I decided to paint them up in a colour I don’t usually paint with. I think they look great, although they are in a very early stage.

I began by priming the miniatures with Vallejo Surface Primer Grey (74601) followed by Vallejo Surface Primer Black (74602) from bellow. Then I went over the models with Vallejo Model Air Blue RLM65 (71008) straight out of the bottle. After that I added a little Vallejo Model Air White (71001) to the mix and sprayed, from above, at some pieces standing out, like the feet and the backside of a leg. Obviously the heads and shoulders got this mix as well. After letting the paint dry for a bit I diluted Citadel Coelia Greenshade with a little thinner and washed the minis to the current state.

 

 

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The easiest step

Ok, maybe today’s update isn’t as hot as I made it sound in the last post but nevertheless it is an important one. I applied Vallejo Satin Varnish (70522), slightly diluted with Vallejo Airbrush Thinner (71161), over the models. I’ve heard a recommendation of a 7:2 mix but honestly I didn’t bother too much with exact numbers here. Simply put some varnish medium into the cup of the airbrush and drip a little thinner into it. Shake it a bit and spray it over the area you wish to varnish. It doesn’t have to be more complicated than that, really. This step of the project will need to dry overnight since varnish doesn’t dry as fast as acrylic paints.

The next step will be to use a wash on the models and the applied varnish helps out with that, making it flow nicely.

 

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Ready for the next step

Today I painted the leftover backpacks. I also did some details in metallic paints, which honestly felt like a reward. So shiny! For the metal detailing I used Vallejo Model Color Silver (70997) and Vallejo Game Color Brassy Brass (72058).

The next step will have me use the airbrush again. Can’t wait!

 

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Backpacks

Tonight I did get the rest of the robes painted up. I also came up with how I want to paint the backpacks. I will add some brass details to them, besides the green and white, and I think the final result will look very good. The green I use is Vallejo Game Color Cayman Green (72067).

The unprimed models come from Anvil Industry and are for another project. The details of these miniatures are impressive and they offer a good portion of variation, giving a wide range of possibilities. Check them out at https://anvilindustry.co.uk/.

 

 

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Heretic Astartes

Chaos Space Marines get new rules with the book Traitor’s Hate. The description at Games Workshop’s site mentions updated rules for Chaos Predator and Vindicator squadrons, tactical objectives, four new psychic disciplines and a whole bunch of formations. Traitor’s Hate also include rules for Renegade Knights. I sense this is a must for every tabletop conqueror fielding Chaos out there.

As always there will be a very limited edition of the new book; 750 copies will be printed and it looks very cool.

Besides the new formation bundles Games Workshop offer there will be at least one new miniature for sale accompanying the new book; Khârn the Betrayer – Kill! Maim! Burn! The old miniature of said champion of Chaos is still available if anyone would prefer that – not sure why, the new one looks awesome!

Additionally White Dwarf – the magazine – moves back from a weekly issue to a monthly, like it used to be. Once again will it be available for subscription. From what I’ve heard, the first issue of “new” White Dwarf seem very promising and features no less than 156 pages in A4 format. Sounds pretty good to me! Looks like I’ve got something to write down on my wish list for Christmas this year.

Available items for pre-order listed here: https://www.games-workshop.com/…

 

 

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Progress

The last week of vacation is passing fast. Too fast. I still have a bunch to do at home, furnishing the bedroom and more.

Anyway, I try to do some work on my Plague Marines and I think they are coming out nice. It is a somewhat slower process than I expected but I am finally getting the robes painted as well as the ropes holding them together. The few weapon belts get the same treatment as the ropes. Six out of the ten primed models are done to this stage.

I am painting the robes with Vallejo Model Color German Grey (70995). The ropes and weapon belts get their colour from a pot of Citadel Rhinox Hide. I think it was a mistake gluing weapon and arms to the miniatures before painting – I will not do that again! Because of this I need to do a little touch up of the armour every now and then, while painting the robes. It is not too problematic but I could have saved some time on this. For repainting the armour I use Vallejo Model Air Aged White (71132).

I am aware the paint looks very thick in these pictures but it really is not. I always use well watered down or thinned out paints. I almost got myself into retaking the pictures but it is late and I need to get a lot of stuff done tomorrow.

 

 

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Codex Khorne Daemonkin Skulltaker Edition for sale

A rare collectable item has emerged on Tradera. It is the Skulltaker Edition of Codex Khorne Daemonkin Skulltaker, numbered 342 out of total 888 – worldwide! It is in mint condition and is for sure a one of a kind item.

Check it out here: http://www.tradera.com/games-workshop-c3_341005?itemCondition=New&priceRange=E.

 

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Base coating

I managed to get some airbrushing and detail brushing done last night and it felt great! It has been quite a while since I painted the last time but most techniques just stay in memory once you have learned them; “A moment to learn, a lifetime to master”. I am far from mastering anything about painting miniature models but I am eager to learn.

I used my airbrush to put down three coats of paint and then I painted the eyes with a regular ‘fine detail’ brush. Here is the recipe:

  1. Prime the whole model with Vallejo Surface Primer Black (74602).
  2. Add Vallejo Surface Primer Grey (74601) from above at a 45 degree angle to – hopefully – add a little depth.
  3. Base coat the whole model with Vallejo Model Air Aged White (71132). This will be the colour of the armour.
  4. Use a fine detail brush to paint the eyes red with a very watered down Citadel Mephiston Red. A few thin layers should do the trick. Clean up any excess with some Vallejo Model Air Aged White (71132).

A good thing with Vallejo’s primers and the ‘Model Air’ colour-range is that they are ready to be airbrushed straight out of the bottle, without the need of getting thinned down. They also come in drop down bottles which makes it easy to put paint in the cup of the airbrush. Additionally, from my experience, Vallejo paint tend to react on airbrush thinner far better than the ones from Citadel, making it more simple to clean the brush afterwards.

I prefer drilling a small hole in the foot of the miniature I am going to paint, insert a paperclip with some super glue and then stick it in cork in order to have better control over it. Since I have only ten cork stoppers and fourteen models to paint I will have to go over these steps once more after the current batch is done.

This is how far I got last night before I felt to tired to continue and headed over to bed.

 

 

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Two squads of Plague Marines

I have now reached the point where I am ready to start up the painting process of my Plague Marines – yey! They still lack their shoulder pads and the two Plague Champions haven’t got their weapons yet, but I will sort that out later. The pads aren’t going to have the same colour as the rest of the armour anyway and the weapons should be easy to match with the rest of the models once they arrive from Anvil Industry. By the way, Anvil Industry have some pretty cool bitz – and more – and I recommend you to pay them a visit at https://anvilindustry.co.uk/.

 

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Homeworld Barbarus

“There was one who came to rest on a bleak moor, strewn with the dead and scattered with the carnage of battle for leagues in every direction. This was the world of Barbarus. A planet perpetually shrouded in poisonous fog, whose mountainous crags were ruled by warlords with fantastic powers and horrific appetites, and whose human settlers, stranded there millennia before, were crowded into the lowest valleys, beneath the choking mists. They lived lives of unrelenting terror, eking out a peasant’s existence by day beneath a dim sun which never burned completely through the fog, and cowering by firelight after dark from the terrible beings which moved unseen above.”

Find more at Warhammer 40K Wikia and the Lexicanum.

 

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First Blood

Like most hobbyists know using sharp knives tend to lead into small – but nasty – cuts every now and then. Tonight I draw first blood scratching off mold lines from my upcoming Plague Marines.

Back in 1977 Marvel Comics published a special KISS comic in full colour, presenting the band as superheroes. Blood from each band member was drawn by a nurse and poured into the vats of red ink. That ink was then used in the print of said comic.

Should I do the same? I could poor a little of my blood into the paint I am going to use to paint the red eyes. Well, I probably should not. But you have to agree with that it would be pretty cool?

I admit progress has been somewhat slow but the two squads should be modelled in a day or so, not counting the shoulder pads which have yet to arrive.

 

 

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Aged pretty well

Today’s mail brought some new pots of paint and a couple of bitz which I raided off eBay. Instead of posting yet another post of the new stuff I’ve bought, I have something else to share. Recently I went through a whole lot of old boxes and among the treasures I found there was three old Citadel Colours.

The Enchanted Blue seems slightly dry but might work. The Sunburst Yellow and the Snakebite Leather however look ready to be painted with straight away. This I find very cool! As an homage to the old days I feel that I need to add one or more of these colours onto the models I am about to paint. I wonder if today’s paints will be usable still in two decades or so?

The featured image is from here: http://ars-atra.com/

 

 

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ALEX moved in

Since I ran out of stuff to do with my upcoming 40K-army – I am simply out of miniatures at the moment – I have been looking for other things to take care of. During the past days I have been working hard on organizing my dedicated hobby work area. Living in the country where every reasonably sized town has an IKEA-warehouse has its advantages. I got myself a drawer on casters named ALEX (502.649.27). I bought the grey one which I think fits in perfectly. The plan is to store all, or at least most of, my paints in it for easy access. The pots from Citadel fitted in perfectly but I have yet to find a solution for the ones from Vallejo. Maybe I will have those on a shelf or something, we will see. Anyway, I am very pleased with how it all turned out.

The featured image shows Ingvar Kamprad, who founded IKEA back in 1943.

 

 

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I will be painting soon

My most recent order of paints have arrived. I can’t wait until I get to use these amazing product from Vallejo! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get all products I need from stores in Sweden, so the rest had to come off eBay, resulting in longer delivery times. However, Ministuff is a great vendor when it comes to Vallejo and I usually check them out first when I am in need of new pots.

The featured image is from here: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/P5G3

 

 

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Typhus the Traveller

“Look upon me and know that I can slay you at will. You have no defence save one: to look into the darkness at the back of your own mind. There, you will find Father Nurgle waiting to offer you life in return for your submission. Deny him, and you are mine.”

— Typhus the Traveller, Herald of Nurgle

 

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To Skövde and back again

For the larger part of the last week I have been to my former hometown Skövde. It was awesome meeting up with family and old friends, eating great food and even look at stars falling from the sky. Obviously I took the time to visit a couple of stores as well.

Game Maniacs in Lidköping has a huge portion of tabletop games and miniatures. They don’t just sell GW-stuff but all kinds of board games. This time I managed to leave their store without actually buying anything, nevertheless it was nice to check out their shelves.

Habo Hobby in Habo offers pretty much anything any train hobbyist could ever wish for, and more. They display a lot of stuff in their shop which I find very nice. I bought some basing materials I will use in the upcoming army of mine.

Back home in Gävle I paid my favourite local gaming store, HobbyShopen, a visit and finally got myself some of that sweet plastic drug we all crave for. Now I have one box of Dark Angels Company Veterans Squad, and two more on the way. These sets will hopefully serve me well in the conversions and kit bashing I need to do to get where I want.

 

 

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Deathwatch is here

Hear hear! Deathwatch just got themselves a codex and other cool stuff. Check the new releases out at the official pages of Games Workshop. That limited edition Codex: Deathwatch Watch Fortress Edition looks damn sexy! I bet the 1 000 copies will sell out fast, like the usually do… You want it? Get it. No doubt some will end up at double price on eBay shortly.

 

Suffer not the alien to live.

The elite amongst the elite, carefully selected and recruited for their exceptional abilities, the Deathwatch are a thin black line, a sentinel that stands between the Imperium and alien threats unimaginable. Always outnumbered – such is the staggering scale of the hordes they face – this noble brotherhood has stood stout against countless invasions, and will face countless more.

Organised into small, elite companies plucked from Space Marine Chapters that have pledged a tithe of their strength in the struggle against the alien, the Deathwatch counts only heroes amongst its ranks. Each member has been hailed as an expert in his field even before his training as a Deathwatch operator has begun. His armour painted the blackest of hues, his Chapter icon intact upon his pauldron as a mark of respect to the Chapter that made him, the Deathwatch Space Marine and his highly-specialised Kill Team descend to the edge of destruction, there to repel whatever dire threat they face.

 

 

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New list with zombies

Time has come for me to dust off the old paints and brushes. A friend of mine talked me into getting back to the hobby, and to be honest I have missed it.

As always I had trouble with deciding what force to go with but the Lord of Decay surely calls for me. I’ve decided to go with some kind of a zombie-list, backed up by a couple of fellows wearing power armour. Let us hope it turns out fun to play with, and against. I would love to win a couple of games but I am not very into the whole cookie cutting business.

For the minis I am currently looking for zombies. I am thinking of going Imperial Guard (or whatever they are called these days?) mixed up with some undead bitz. Not very unique, I guess, but they look good and make sense fluffwize. The marines will likely be kit bashed out of parts from Death Guard as well as other sources. I love the idea of robes so I will have to look that up. The HQ will come out of the Calas Typhon figure.

Wish me luck and come back later for further updates. Please leave your comments and thoughts bellow.

 

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Typhus

Typhus is the most feared of all the Plague Fleet commanders. From his ancient warship, the Terminus Est, Typhus has led countless attacks against the Imperium, spreading contagion and misery on scores of worlds.

Read more at Warhammer 40K Wikia.

 

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