Monday, January 27, 2014

van Kushing

Here's van Kushing (I changed the name after a discussion over on the Ammobunker) in a more-or-less finished state:

There's a few details left - some freehand work in his left pauldron, some mistakes that need cleaned up, etc. etc. but I'm moving on to other stuff for now. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Slow progress

Due to real life there's been little time for hobby stuff the past few weeks. Work, selling my apartment, small stuff like that...

I have had some spare time though and have begun painting Korsakov:

I've also converted up another cultist for team nurgle:

Monday, January 13, 2014


The cultist is finished! 

This was quite a quick paintjob - 3 or 4 hours - but I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I took some snapshots while working on it to show the process:

The undercoat is key - one black, one brown from the sides and one bone from above. This gives the model a natural light from above and gives me a lot of definition for free. One could basically just give it a few different washes, pick out some details and call it a day.

This is after said washes, some drybrushing and highlights on the skin. Also painted the metals brown to give 'em a really rusty feel. 

Almost ready. Painted the base with homemade texture paint (mix dark brown acrylic colour, some sand, a dash of PVA glue, add a little water, put i a bottle and give it a shake).

Paint base and final details. Easy peasy!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Take that Jeff Goldblum!!

Here's my version of the human fly:

Jobs a good un' I say...

Still tinkering with the plague prophet - thinking about adding some wings:

What say ye? The wings would more or less push him into daemon prince territory and that really wasn't the original intention. 
On the other hand it does look pretty cool...


Also made a scavvy cultist for the retuine:

Saturday, January 11, 2014

To be a fly on the wall...

Fresh recruit for the nurgly retuine! (Well, perhaps not exactly fresh...)

Finally found a good use for the fly head from the plaguebearer kit...

Come to papa

I've done a lot of space marines and inquisition stuff lately. Last time I did somthing else was in september when I made a couple of eldar minis.

So it felt like the time had come to shake thing up a bit and do something non-imperial and, well... wierd.
And, if you wanna go wierd the choice is easy: Papa Nurgle - everyones favourite chaos deity. 

I'm going to try to do a small retuine for Barfholomus, the renegade I made this summer. 
First up - plague prophet: 

This one took lot of inspiration from Turska and Ana Polanscak (of Gardens of Hecate fame) and the strange and wondrous conversions they continuosly crank out. 

Thursday, January 09, 2014

You are no match for my ninja warrior!!

Imperial assassin finished:

Didn't really bring my A-game on this one, but it turned out pretty nifty none the less. Should have gone for a jet-black bodyglove instead of a dark grey. Oh well - there's always the next ninja...

Monday, January 06, 2014

Imperial Assassin

The headswap on the repentia got me thinking... 
That ninja style dark elf head reminded me of Jes imperial assassin from the good ol' Rouge Trader days - a mini I found immensely awesome at the time:

I decided this was the perfect time to recreate that image in glorious plastic. I even managed to do some real greenstuff work ( something I normally try to avoid as I have no patience for curing times whatsoever...).

EDIT: here's where he is now. Added a sash (ninjas like sashes, right?) and fiddled a bit with the gun. 

Sunday, January 05, 2014


The Inquisitor Korsakov build is nearing completion. 

Added the obligatory smattering of purity seals, shortened the mace somewhat (at Mr.Wiers suggestion) and gave him some hair to de-marinify him somewhat. 
It makes him look a bit like Peter Cushing which of course is a good thing. 

Also updated the repentia I made a while ago with a new head from the dark elf cavalry kit. 

Oh yes - she is now a space ninja. 

Saturday, January 04, 2014


Finally it's out! 

It's been a long wait (I've been keeping the articles existance to myself for half a year) but in this month's White Dwarf, John Blanche's column "Blanchitsu" focuses on my creations. Not only is getting my minis featured in WD a childhood's dream come true, but on top of that John's also written a very heartwarming introduction.

It's also a delight looking at proper photos of the mini's (instead of my cruddy iPhone camera shots)...

Thank you so much for this John. 

I'd also like to thank Peter Hudson/PDH for bringing the minis to GW HQ and a for his splendid repair job on Prokofiev (who lost some of his studs while in the hands of the postal service). 

Friday, January 03, 2014

First batch of 2014

Hello dear readers, and welcome to the first real update of 2014. 

Here what's on the workbench at the moment: 

Hardline puritan inquisitor Korsakov. 
Needs some grimdarking/wierding up methinks - a servoskull or something of that sort. Apart from that pretty happy with this guy so far.

Also in the works are two more truescale marines. 

Not quite as pleased with these guys though. We'll have to see what I'll do with them...

Wednesday, January 01, 2014


2013 was quite a year.

I started this blog in late february and now, ten months later, it would be quite an understatement to say that was a pretty good decision. 

Through Officio Convertorum I've come in touch with a vibrant community of modellers that continuosly inspire, challenge and completely astound me with their work. Kari, Mikko, Migs, Kraut, JRN, Neil, Mol and many, many, others. 

I've also made some real life friends, among these are PDH/ Peter Hudson - a pillar of the inq28 community and the main inspiration for this blog, the illustrious mr. John Blanche (who needs no further introduction), Tammy (Tears of Envy), Tim (Tears of Istvan) and Jon Flindall. 

The Convertorum has also spurred me on as a modeller and painter - it's just more fun when you know people you respect are looking - and I really feel I've developed a lot these past ten months. 

It's been quite a productive year to say the least. Here's a group shot of  (most of) the models I've made this year: 




Truescale Space Marines:




The plan for 2014 is to do some bigger stuff. Not necessarily vehicles (although I have to finish up that Dakka Jet...) but rather monsters, robots, walking thrones, dreads - that sort of thing. Mix it up a little. 

I'll leave you with my personal favourite mini of 2014 - Cuddles the Cherubivm. 
Happy new year to you all!