Today I got a bunch of rebel scum for you. Saska Teft, a brilliant engineer (accrording to her character card), vengeful guerrilla Biv Bodhrik and six rebel troopers.
Mittwoch, 30. Dezember 2015
Montag, 28. Dezember 2015
Now here's a particular favourite of mine: Tusken Raiders, a.k.a. Sandpeople. They ride in single pose to hide their numbers, you know.
Anyway, I love the Sandpeople. They are such a great 'low-tier' danger at the beginning of A New Hope and let us know that this universe is msysterious, dangerous and how technology is a very basic and common thing to use, even for 'less civilized' folks. They also are such a great design. You gotta love them.
The models of course suffer from being mono-pose, but there is a lot of movement in them. Hope you like my paintjob!
Samstag, 26. Dezember 2015
Now that we either still rush from one holiday event to the next or just lie around, process food and play with our toys let's take a little bit and have a look at these peculiar fellows.
Mittwoch, 23. Dezember 2015
Montag, 21. Dezember 2015
Samstag, 19. Dezember 2015
Oh, here's a bunch more Imperials. Top tier too: It's the Imperial Royal Guard with a Royal Guard Champion.
Especially amongst all the other rather monochromatic colours the Empire uses these guys stand out really well. Cool dudes whom we never saw doing all that much, but I think that makes them all the more effective.
Donnerstag, 17. Dezember 2015
Today I'm showing you some Imperial troops for the Imperial Assault boardgame. Three officers, two Scout troopers with heavy weapons, three Imperial Probe Droids and a IG-88 assassin droid. The latter especially is a bit of a more exotic sight, but a very fun model nonetheless. And kind of creepy, not the least due to his size.
Painting Stormtroopers is always a bit of a challange to get them "right". I also like those models of the Probes a lot. Proper dark and scary.
By the way, if you ask yourself why some of the models got red base rims - that's for gameplay reasons. Mostly they depict elite versions of each troop type. The models are 28mm scale.
Of course today is the big start of Star Wars: Episode 7. A day to rejoyce. I'm fairly certain they'll get it right this time, but let me know about your opinions on the film in the comments section!
Hope you like the minis, see you soon!
Dienstag, 15. Dezember 2015
Sonntag, 13. Dezember 2015
Star Wars! For no particular reason the demand in nice paintjobs on Star Wars minis has gone up quite a bit over the past years. ;-) Today I'm starting with Han Solo, Chewbacca and of course Luke Skywalker. Hope you like them!
I posted a batch of figures I painted for a set of Imperial Assault before, and over the next days I will post more!
Freitag, 11. Dezember 2015
Montag, 7. Dezember 2015
Samstag, 5. Dezember 2015
Mittwoch, 2. Dezember 2015
Dienstag, 24. November 2015
Sonntag, 22. November 2015
Mittwoch, 18. November 2015
Sonntag, 15. November 2015
There are two main dates in the Austrian wargamer's calendar which are to be attended without any excuses: Austrian Salute in March and our only event for historical tabltop gaming: VIVAT, taking place in October/November. See my report of the third coming of VIVAT which took place on November 14th 2015 after the jump!
Montag, 9. November 2015
Today I will compare two kits which couldn't be more similar. Both of them are (predominantly) plastic kits, both covering exactly the same topic: later Napoleonic French line infantry, 1812-1815.
It has been a while since my last comparative review. The first one, in which I took a closelook at Black Tree Design's metal and Warlord Games' plastic WW2Soviet infantry, went over really well and I hope that this article will be as positively received. I have got a box of each here and assembled and painted a good portion of models from each box. Neither box was sent to me for free, I bought them both.
Sonntag, 25. Oktober 2015
Mittwoch, 14. Oktober 2015
The title of "Scenarios for all Ages" by Charles S. Grant (son to the legendary Charles Grant, and an acclaimed writer on wargaming in his own right) and S.A. Asquith is deliberately ambiguous. The goal of this book, published in 1996 by CSG publications, is to provide wargamers with a wealth of mostly generic scenarios to help them make their games more interesting, challenging, make more sense and above all to help them make their games fun.
Sonntag, 4. Oktober 2015
Heyhey, I thought it's time to do a review of some Fantasy miniatures again. This late summer I was asked to build and paint a Malifaux crew for a customer. It had been years since I last did Malifaux minis, since then Wyrd had changed a lot (between a new edition of their Malifaux rules, switch from metal to plastic and so on) so I was interested to see how the minis had developed. I will have a look at the Children of December boxed set as well as the Hoarcats Pride, December Acolytes and The Captain from the Troublemaker boxed set.
Donnerstag, 1. Oktober 2015
Sonntag, 27. September 2015
Mittwoch, 23. September 2015
Freitag, 18. September 2015
Dienstag, 15. September 2015
Sonntag, 13. September 2015
Now these two here took the most time to do. The female star player is a very pretty sculpt, but there is one flaw to her: There's a mould line running right along her face, running slightly to the right of the nose. Really takes some work to get rid of that properly.
Donnerstag, 10. September 2015
Going on with the Blood Bowl! Here is some essential sideline personnel: A cook, an Apothecary (gardener --> apothecary for treemen, geddit? :P ) and the compulsory Bloodweiser Babe.
I put a lot of effort into making that chicken look delicious.
Sonntag, 6. September 2015
Time for more eclectic Blood Bowl minis! Today it's Slayers. Very interesting sculpts. I like them. I mean they're a bit coarse one might say, but this is BloodBowl. And they're happy. I do like happy lead. There's more than enough grimdakness I say!
Donnerstag, 3. September 2015
First part of a few Blood Bowl minis I recently painted for a special little commissoned project. Here we got a bunch of Dwarves and a Halfling Blood Bowl fans.
Really, really fun figures. The sculpts are pretty rough (very old-school stuff), so I wasn't sure if I'd be able to paint them so they look pretty. Hope I got it right. What do you think?
Montag, 31. August 2015
Donnerstag, 20. August 2015
Mittwoch, 19. August 2015
Two weeks ago a friend and I took a trip down South for a bit of a wargaming meet-up. This year we decided to do something Fantasy which means I had to get my old Dark Elves out and play-ready again.
Freitag, 14. August 2015
Last summer I fell for some kind of sale on the Warlord website, bought a bunch of plastic. Amongst those things was their M3A1 Half-Track kit. Time to have a closer look at this fella and maybe give it a little twist.
Dienstag, 4. August 2015
Sonntag, 26. Juli 2015
Montag, 20. Juli 2015
Here they are, my ready-for-the-table 15mm Later Achaemenid Persians! For now they'll do their job in DBA, but I'm looking to expand them (or just set up my Theban Hoplites along with them. Quite historical too, that pairing.) for playing Impetus or possibly Hail Caesar. Hope you like them!
Dienstag, 14. Juli 2015
The good people of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy are running their Great Wargaming Survey again! On top of participating in this ever interesting project which last year gave us a very interesting and in parts surprising overview of wargaming world wide as well as getting a free voucher for Karawansaray's online store, you can even win stuff this year. So I can't see any reasons not to participate! Remember, the more people take part the more sound the results will be.
For a look at the results of last year's survey, have a look here.
Freitag, 10. Juli 2015
Donnerstag, 9. Juli 2015
Raven Guard Scouts! With sni- why, yes, you've seen 10 Raven Guard scouts with 10 sniper rifles last month, but they were different ones to those. So they're good for an update. Raven Guard like having lots of scouts (or have to like them), what can I say ;-) Hope you like them as well!
Donnerstag, 2. Juli 2015
Another smaller update, this time it's just one mini actually, but a speshul one - it's Shadow Captain Korvydae!
Cool model. Quite the attitude and quite the hammer. I tried to keep the palette very restrained, as on all Raven Guard I paint for this project. Bit more gold because he's a captain after all, but it's all kept rather sombre. Hope you like the fella!
Sonntag, 28. Juni 2015
Raven Guard Assault Marines are da bomb, and here's a squad (or 'an Unkindness' as Rev once very fittingly called a number of Raven Guard Marines) of the guys I painted. Straightforward stuff, I say, but they look cool in the end. Hope you like them as well!
Dienstag, 23. Juni 2015
Freitag, 19. Juni 2015
Mittwoch, 17. Juni 2015
Today I would like to show you a few miniatures I painted for Dead Earth Games. They are part of the first wave of releases for their latest kickstartered Fantasy miniatures game The Shattered Crown.
Montag, 15. Juni 2015
Finally got to paint an Imperial Guard squad again! I painted a lot of those of course for my own IG armies, but I think that this squad is the prettiest I've ever done. They're a mix of all kinds of bits including these metal IG heads which were released around early 2008 I think and which I thought looked really bad in pictures on the GW site, but in fact they look really good and characterful in the flesh.