Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mean machine

Yep. More nurgly stuff - dark mechanicum gun servitor / cyborg thug this time around. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Entropy loves company.

The speedpainted plaguebearer just was so much fun I had to do another one! 

I used a different paintscheme this time around working from a bone spray basecoat and starting it off with a turqoise wash. Didn't time it but a guesstimate would be around 3 1/2 hours including the base. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Behind blue eyes

Grimslice Fangspittle is now based, finished and ready to join my ever growing nurgle retuine.
I spent about one and a half hour converting, three painting him and about one more on the base. 
Total time five and a half hours. 

Now I got to get back to that plague prophet...

Friday, April 25, 2014

The need for speed

So there. 

After 2 hours and 59 minutes of frantic painting, here's the result of the speedpainting experiment.

I set the phone alarm to go off every hour so I could stretch my legs and take snapshots of the progress. 

Hour 0
Undercoat with black, brown and bone. 


Hour I
Foundation and shading


Hour II
Drybrushing, washes. Basecoating details


Hour III
Details and general fiddling about


Now it's only the base left - the mini stays as it is. I'll take some proper pics once that's done. 

All in all pretty happy how it panned out - it was fun as an excersise, but somewhat frustrating. The stress of having a racing timer nearby made detail work like thin highlights very difficult to pull off for some reason.

And I can't get rid of the feeling that he actually looked best at the one hour mark...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Grimslice Fangspittle

I threw together a rather quick plaguebearer conversion for a little experiment.

Me and a bunch of other painters are going to try painting a mini each in under three hours. Constraints are always good for creativity and it will be really interesting to see what happens when the clock is ticking... I decided early on to paint a plaguebearer - they have lots of skin where I can really go to town with drybrushing and washes and not that many other details to slow things down.

On a sidenote, he was named using this rather nifty deamonic name generator:

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Here's the finished primaris psyker. Not that different from the last update. The base is done, some details and freehand stuff and I added a cable linking the wand to his arm to represent a psychic conduit doohicky of some sort. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014


The primaris psyker is nearing completion:

I decided to paint him in the same colours as the stormtroopers, but gave him a slightly otherworldly skintone starting with a purple base and working up highlights with light grey. I'll post more pics as soon as the base is complete and the final touchups are made.

Monday, April 14, 2014


Putting together a box of scions leaves you with quite a collection of cool unused bitz. Of course I couldn't leave them unused for long... After rummaging around in my bitzbox I cobbled together this primaris psyker to lend the stormtroopers some psychic support. 

It's all in all a pretty simple conversion (though rather effective - just the way I like 'em.)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sarge part II

And he's done! 

The weather today was rather horrid, so I could sit inside and finish the stormtrooper sergeant with a clear conscience. That also means I painted my first five-man stormtrooper squad in one week. 
Which means I could have ten of them in two weeks, and fifteen in three, and...


The stormtrooper sergeant is coming along nicely, except for the antennae that snapped under construction, got replaced by plastic rod, and then broke off again during painting. 
I'm going with metal wire next time...

Friday, April 11, 2014

A storm is coming

Here's the first four stormtroopers painted and ready to take on the enemies of mankind (or the enemies of the inquisitor in command...)

Coming up is the sergeant (I refuse to use the word "tempestor" ). Trying out some variant heads inspired by Krauts article:

Not sure which way to go yet...

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Batch painting

Haven't done this for a while... It's been one model at a time mostly. 

It seems the paint scheme works in batches though and is fairly quick to boot. Lots of washes and drybrushing makes for a steady and relatively speedy progress.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Stormum Trooperus

Here's the test model for my first squad of inquisitorial stormtroopers (or militarium tempestus or whatever).

I put the other four together today and will start painting them this week so if you have any suggestions visavi paintscheme let me know!

Here´s a quick guide to how I painted him.

Undercoat: Chaos black followed by light dusting of army painter grey

Cloth: steel legion drab, washed with camoshade. highlighted by adding zandri dust to the mix

Armour: standard grey washed with nuln oil, drybrushed with mix of standard grey and zandri dust and edge highlights in celestra grey

Bone: Zandri dust washed with seraphim sepia, Highlighted with celestra grey and skull white.

Red: Mephiston red mixed with black, washed with agrax earthshade and highlighted with mephiston red.

The cyan/blue/turquise is an army painter paint whose name eludes me at the moment but it´s probably pretty similar to sotek green. Highlight by adding white to the original paint. 

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Headless guardsman

Finally - after a period with little time and even less enthusiasm for modelling, the release of the new storm troopers / scions / militarium tempestus ("a beloved child has many names" as we say in sweden...) has yet again spurred me into action. 

The kit is simply amazing - arguably one of the best GW has ever produced - and the modelling possibilities for those with inquisitorial leanings are endless. The sprues are just teeming with useful bitz (stars of the show being the powerfist and tempestor coat). 

I just bought the kit and the plan is to put the first squad together more or less straight out of the box and use the as inquisitorial stormtroopers - here's the test model on which I'll try out the paintscheme: 

I did however try out some alternative heads before glueing on the helmet. Some of theese look pretty cool and illustrates how versatile this kit can be - a simple head swap can completely change the mood of the model. 


Valkyrie pilot


Space wolf