Friday, December 25, 2015

2015 recap

While slowly digesting last nights humongous christmas dinner, I thought I'd look back on this years output of miniatures. 

In 2015 my hobby mojo have oscillated wildly and during the fall I took my first (and much needed) long break from modelling since the conception of this blog. 
Despite this almost three month hiatus I still managed to crank out a total of exactly 30 painted conversions (of which three are much bigger models than my usual fare). Not too shabby all things considered. 

The year started in the sign of papa Nurgle with a small chaos warband led by the ignominious Mawgut Gloop. It was a lot of fun going back to Warhammer Fantasy and taking cues from the old Realm of Chaos books. Later this year I also did a Tzeentchean champion. 

Unfortunately the Old World was rather unceremoniously killed off this summer - but that's another story...

Meanwhile in the world of the 41st millenium, the release of the Adeptus Mechanicus was the biggest event - and the stellar new kits have had a huge influence on most of my models with round bases. I've built a pretty large mechanicus warband (at least for inquisimunda) with two big robots, several smaller automatons, cyborgs, servitors and a rather nasty looking Magos. Recently I've started work on a Dark Mechanicvm gang dedicated to Nurgle (obviously my favourite chaos god) repurposing some older models and building new ones. 

The year started with Slaanesh and harlequins though with the three models I made for the Iron Sleet Invitational. I've also made a few non-mechanicus imperial servants and two Xenos (which was my original idea for the Iron Sleet project). 
The plan for next year include more fantasy as me Alexander and Erik AKA Nordic will play a few realm of chaos inspired in february using the new Chaos Champion Warband rules for Age of Sigmar. More mechanicvm of course - both loyalist and traitorous (and somewhere in between).
Then there's a big and exiting project soon to be announced...

And with that I bid you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Speaking of christmas I recieved a very special present from my buddy Kraut a few days ago. 

Head on over to Eternal Hunt to get the full story:

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Rotstalker no.II

I had so much fun with the first ruststalker that crafting another one was unavoidable. Here's a (very) work in progress shot: 

Haven't decided on the right arm...  Might use a kataphron gun arm like on the other guy, or something more organic - a mutation of some sort. We'll see...

Monday, December 14, 2015

Necrotic Rotstalker

Painted up this one in one go last night. He was an absolute joy to work on so the hours simply flew by.
Quite pleased with the result as well - probably the model I have made that comes closest in look to Karis utterly brilliant evisorators. Steal from the best!

He'll be the main top hechman in the Rotten Mechanicvm crew I'm planning. I've dusted some burnt sienna powder on some of the older nurgly cyborgs bases as they will of course be part of the crew. I like the look - the cold and neutral hues of the miniatures really pop against the warm red. They had a tendency to blend into the base previously. 

Here you can see the Necrotic Ruststalker along with his cronies and their shiny new bases. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015


Work continues on the nurgly techpriest. Managed to fit a cataphractii breastplate on his torso which really helps bring him into the 41st millenium. 

I've also undercoated the plagueborg with the patented three-layer technique: black basecoat, brown 45 degree spray and a final grey zenithal dusting. It's really effective and provides an interesting natural foundation for the paintjob. If used for batch painting one could finish an army in no time with this method - you'd only need some drybrushing and a few washes to finish basic troops like a clanrat or a necron off. 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dominatus Chaoticus

Today I stopped by my local games store and left with two kits I've been eying for a while: 

Inspired by PDHs awesome slaaneshii slaughterpriest conversion (which can be  viewed here: and set on creating a different looking Dark Mechanicus Techpriest I started splicing the two kits together. 

Here's an early bluetacked sketch:

There'll be loads more stuff added of course - vestigal arms, mechadentrites, greenstuff cowl, lots and lots of wires among other things. Obviously a muscular techpriest, however chaotic, sort of goes against the archetype, but that's sort of the point - the idea being that he's mutated and enhanched his own body using arcane technomantic  genecraft. 

I'm rather impressed by the slaughterpriest  - it's the first AoS miniature I've bought. A beautifully sculpted kit, cleverly cast and surprisingly easy to put together. 

And boy if he isn't big! Here you see him next to a human sized plague cultist:

Friday, December 11, 2015

Plagueborg pt.II

Did some more work on the nurgle servitor last night:

I gotta say I'm rather pleased with how the addition of the bayonet makes him echo the good ol´ chaos androids from Space Crusade. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Those rascally Dark Mechanicum are up to their old antics again! 

Inspired by the recent Warhammer Visions article I cobbled together yet another chaos cyborg. I never seem to get tired of bionic monstrosities with big guns for arms...

Speaking of the Dark Mechanicus - perhaps its about darn time I made a heretek plague priest of some sort...

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Rotten rag

Part of my inq28 Nurgly warband is featured in this months issue of Warhammer:Visions. I really like the sense of quality of the mag conveys now that they moved to a prestige format and the photos of my minis are just beautiful. 
Incidentally, this marks the fourth time I'm featured in Visions/WD. 

The pictures were taken at last years The Fang competition here in Stockholms GW store. Unfortunately a lot of my nurglies were left with John in Nottingham at the time so there's only four of them in the W:V photoshoot. 

Some of you might like to see the whole gang all gathered so I rounded up the lot (now that they're all safely back in Sweden) and snapped a picture.  

That nurgly master of ceremonies is still one of my favourite minis...

Monday, December 07, 2015


Brokk the mechnomancer is ready to reanimate some busted machinery. 

Here he is next to his associate the Skadiir and a human naval officer (who's probably feeling slightly nervous between the two large space aliens) for size reference.

Also: First mini painted since september! Yay!

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Mechnomancer - work in progress

The mechnomancer is getting some paint slapped on him. Haven't painted in a while so things are progressing in a slowly but not very steadily kind of fashion... 

But, so far - so good methinks!

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Ivaldian Mechnomancer

So... The plan was to do a mercenary xenos - a starwarsy "scum and villainy"-type who'd fit in well rubbing shoulders with your average Mos Eisly cantina customer.
Then the grimdark just sort of started creeping in and he turned into something else entirely... 

Meet Brokk - a grumpy Ivaldian Mechnomancer. 

The Ivaldians are a technologically advanced race that have attained a special form of psychic affinity with machines. They all have the ability to communicate with any sufficiently advanced apparatus (techepathy) and some, the Mechnomancers, to revive and control broken machinery. 
Ivaldians tend to have lots of bionic implants - the artificial parts seem to enhance their powers.