Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Our house (in the middle of our street)

Some of you have asked to see some of the buildings used in the group shot pictures a put up a few days ago.

Now we (well me...) here at he convertorum always aim to please so here´s a few shots of some recent cityfight buildings I put together.

These are pretty simple - I don´t put nearly as much thought and work into the terrain as into the minis and they´re painted almost exclusively using drybrushing and various washes. On some of them I dabbled a bit in salt weathering though (with mixed results).

For me it´s background, and while fun to make - it´s not a "necesssary evil"or anything like that - part of that fun is allowing yourself to be a bit more sloppy and slapdash. Both in construction and painting...

Monday, May 27, 2013


I don't dare to paint anything until my back is completely up and running.

However this chap that got started a while ago received a minor rebuild.

There's something about these old bretonnian men at arms this is based on... Even though a tad rough around the edges compared to more recent kits they have lots of character. 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Life's too short

My back might be shot to hell - but I can still order bitz... If I tell you that a couple of goblin legs are on their way along with these heads:

Can you then guess what I'm planning...?

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Only when I laugh...

INo converting or painting for me at the moment as I've contracted a crick in the neck of near biblical proportions. It feels like being slowly but methodically stabbed in the back by an expert torturer with a rusty dagger. 

I did however manage to snap a few group shots of Mahler and his cronies as requested by some of you fine gentlemen. Tried to tweak them in a PS app I bought for the ipad. I have somwhat mixed feelings about the results...

Here's a updated pic:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Inquisitrix - part III

Now, I'm almost finished with her. Thinking about adding a servoskull and perhaps filling up some of the gashes in her frock (as some have suggested over on the ammobunker forums).
So in other words it's procrastination time.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Inquisitrix - part II

Cobbled together a sword and a backback for the inquisitrix. Still have to do some reconstructive surgery on her chin and add lots of details, but she's coming along rather nicely methinks...

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Beer v.s. Minis 4-1

I've been focusing on work this week - got a big project to finish up this may. And it has to be said, the weather in Sweden has been exceptional after a looong winter so sitting in the evening sun with a cold beer has felt preferable to swearing over lost bits of plastic...

Today was rainy though so I continued work on the slaneeshi renegade. Also started building a grumpy aged inquisitor.

Monday, May 13, 2013


I've wanted to build a female inquisitor for quite a while now.
So - today I picked up a plastic banshee and started the cutting and gluing and general fiddling about process. Here's where we are at the moment...

Something completely different.

My first love when it comes to 40k is, and will always be, the orks...

As an ork aficionado I just have to do a post about this wonderful ork ship built by a guy called Darren Clark. A man who obviously has great talent, a lot of spare time and possibly a screw or two loose.

Here´s a video of the thing whizzing about on the open sea: 

And here´s a link to his web page: http://www.d-clark.co.uk/

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Clintus partner is pretty much finished. Let's call him "Ace".
The do look good as a team methinks.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cable guy

Clintus partner is ready for undercoating. I really went to town with the cables on this one but I kinda like the result... Let's see how he turns out 'in colores'...

Friday, May 10, 2013

"Meet your new partner!"

Just fooling with bits today.
I made a buddy for Clintus. The pose mirrors his almost exactly so I kinda view them as a team - like in a 80's buddy cop movie. This would then be the hot-headed rookie, while Clintus is grudgingly complaining about being two weeks from retirement.
You know - they get scolded in their inquisitors office:
"The mayor's gonna have my head for this!"
"Well chief - we did bring in the cultist ring leader..."
"You wrecked twenty landspeeders!!"
...And so on.

Also built a new crusader that I'm somewhat conflicted about. He'll probably get disassembled later on. Win some - loose some...

Monday, May 06, 2013

Carte Blanche

To put things in perspective:
There's this guy I once saw a documentary about. He paints miniatures. Like miniatures of  miniatures - tiny tiny sculptures, fractions of a millimetre high.

Some would fit in the eye if a needle. Some are smaller. He paints between heartbeats - the extra blood in the fingertips during a beat makes the brush wobble. A brush made from the hair from the leg of a mosquito no less...
True story.

Now. This canvas is a whopping 9 times 12 mm. Huge by his standards - he could probably fit the entire roof of the sistine chapel there.

However, I'm not that guy - so I struggled quite a lot getting this at least vaguely right.

I don't think it's going to get any better than this. At least I'm taking a step back at the moment...
I'll try try to get some better shots tomorrow though.

Anyway - I give you the illustrious mr. John Blanche.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Decisions, decisions...

Well... Mutie no.2 is all but finished. Only thing left is a few touchups.

And, of course, to decide what masterpiece to pay homage to/massacre on the parchment.
Last chance to influence this milestone in art history ladies and gentlemen!!

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Let's twist again...

Look! The mutie apparently has a baby brother!
Ain't he a cutie...

I'm thinking about following in JBs footsteps and having a go at a classic painting on the parchment. Mona Lisa feels a bit done though...
Bruegel? Bosch? Goya?
Suggestions are more than welcome!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The lure of Chaos

New parts arrived today so I've just started testfitting a truecale Slaneesh renegade. He'll be a sort of companion piece to the truescale loyalist marine I made a while back.

Slaneesh has always been my favourite chaos deity - there's a subtle nastiness surrounding him/her that I vastly prefer over the boring singleminded brutality of Khorne.