Thursday, 9 November 2017

Armies on Parade 2017 Entry

I caved in!
I took part in Armies on Parade and took the win in (I guess) "Best Theme" which is kind of funny because I'm all but a fluff bunny. This would have been the title I would least expect, but I take it.
My Knight didn't score. Well, as far as I heard he did score pretty well, but didn't get the win because I already won a title. One of the odd things I was talking about in my previous post.

But let's dive into the details. Enjoy the show!

Friday, 3 November 2017

Thoughts about AoP 2017

Armies on Parade has changed this year.

I can't name it but I'm not so motivated to take part this year as I was the years before.

There are some reasons and a big role is the change in rules and categories.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Death Korps of Krieg Medusa and Crew

Oh look... my blog's still here!

Yes, it took ages to finish this one and this time it wasn't the crew. It was the gun. Couldn't get really into it although it's pretty easy to paint.

I did some extras like the weathering to give it a really used look and tried a lot of new things on this one.
My local storemanager only found two things to critise:

  • He can't sell it
  • I didn't drill the barrel

As long as this is all he can find, I'm fine.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Death Korps Heavy Weapon Squad

It took my ages to finish my heavy weapon squad. But it's done.
Enjoy the pictures

Saturday, 15 July 2017

New new rules for DKK

Second try from ForgeWorld!
There's an FAQ and Errata for the Imperial Armour Books and it solves some but from my experience not the most asked issue.

Big guns are back!

Isn't it a little bit embarrassing if you release new rules and allow DKK to take 14 other units and then a few weeks later have to update this list by 22 units that were obviously missing but legal?
And yes, big tanks and big guns on carriages are back. And Demo Charges for Engineers. But that's almost all the good news I found.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Fun with Power Points

I guess there will be a looooot of fun at games in the distant near future with the new Power Point System.
By the way who came up with the name "Power" as a unit for points? And who translated it to the german word for "Force". So my IT-Professional inner Star Wars Geek is totally disturbed...
But that's not the point.

Friday, 23 June 2017

New rules for the Death Korps

When I ordered the new Imperial Armour - Astra Militarum last week I was pretty excited.
As you can see here I've a pretty big backlog of Death Korps lying around and I was really curious how they will perform with the new rules.

In one word? Strange... And here's why

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Not so gone Templates and no rules

New Edition of Warhammer 40k is out for a few days now. I didn't have time to dive deep into the new rules. But I did this night and I had fun.
Not because the new rules are fun to play but because I discovered funny things.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Project Tyranid Kitbash

Maybe some of you are following my work on Instagram so this won't be so new to you.
Having a Tyranid army equals a lot (really A LOT) spare bits. My favorite are the Tyranid Warriors and the Tyrannocyte because you've a lot of parts for the spore and no tentacles.
The brainbug parts are simply to cool to leave them in a box.
That's why I did something I never did before: I kitbashed!
The result is: Mr. Brainbug!

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Quick Showcase - Krieg Command HQ Squad

I've been lazy blogging. Again...
But here is the result of my Death Korps of Krieg Command HQ Squad.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Death Korps Command Squad

Another one of the list!
I've finished my Death Korps of Krieg Command Squad. At least one. This means I've only to paint another infantry squad and the Command HQ Squad to get an allied detachment
I loved painting these guys. It's not real batch painting because everyone is different. You can do many basecolors at once but then dive into details.
I'm not so happy that ForgeWorld seems to reduce the variety of the Kriegsmen more and more. I feel a little forced to buy a lot of them before they might be gone. And that with a brown box full of unassembled ones standing around.
But on to some picturespam!

Monday, 1 May 2017

A look at the backlog

Labour day in germany!
There's no better day to talk about work than today. So let't talk about my backlog.
Well the better term would be "Piles of Shame". A while ago my favorite indpendent GW-Dealer sold out with nice discounts on all boxes. I didn't hesitate and went a little overboard with stocking up my To-Do-List. Now some (or some more) projects are stacking up behind me and I guess I've enough stuff to keep me busy for a while.

Let's see what's haunting me...

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

8th Edition thoughts and grudge

The world of Warhammer 40 000 is going nuts since the weekend. New Edition was announced and everything will be different.
I'm not convinced yet, which is not the fault of the new rules we don't know yet but mostly because of GW's bad communication skills.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Ryza Secutraii Hoplites

I finished my Secutarii Hoplites.
So finally I've a guard for my knights. Actually it's a hired guard becaus Knights aren't titans and I won't buy (and paint) a Titan of any size. Although I'm a little attracted by the Warhound Titan but I can hear Dirk's voice in my head that I need two of them. Because of fluff...
So: No!
Here we go with my Hoplites

It was suprisingly hard to take a decent picture of the whole group.
And for the first time I experimented with the coats. So the ten man squad has three different coats in it. I hope no one notices.

Monday, 3 April 2017

It's been a while

Oops... It's really been a while since I posted my last progress here.
And to be honest: I wasn't that motivated at all. But I finished my Reactors!
Here's the one with the light

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Reactor with LEDs - WIP #2

It's still on my desk and closer to the finishline!
Biggest issue was priming. Not because I didn't know but it was too cold to prime outside. And because patience is not my friend, I spent half an hour cleaning my airbrush from crusty paint, few minutes of priming all parts black and then cleaning for half an hour again.
Step one so far...

Monday, 16 January 2017

Grand vs. War Convocation

Once again, I don't get it. Maybe someone can help me.
Since Saturday Fall of Cadia is out and there's as new AdMech-Formation call "Grand Convocation".
It's Decurion-Style and you get some nice bonuses like "It will not die" for vehicle and knights. And, if you choose to use fill up all slots you get "Canticles of the Omnissiah" for everybody.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Reactor with LEDs - WIP #1

I'm always amazed by things that move and blink. That's why I thought about combining a Warhammer kit with LEDs for a while. Unfortunately I'm pretty bad at electronics. Okay, to be realistic: I've no clue.
I came across a company (I guess it's a one man shop) called Fallout Hobbies who sell LED kits more or less ready to use and stencils.
And because I also not that much into making stencils I placed a combined order of LEDs and stencils after Thanksgiving.
It arrived around New Year which was perfect becaus I just finished my Death Korps.

My painting place transformed into a workbench because I want to make the new Warhammer Reactors light up and blink.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Finished Krieg Squad and Tutorial

I'm done with my first squad of Death Korps of Krieg.
The second half got much quicker painted than the first half.
And I was really humbled when I was asked on Instagram to tell how I painted my guys.

So here we go...

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

121st Regiment - The Snow Whites

I painted a lot of stuff last year.
What I didn't paint were my Death Korps of Krieg I primed last winter. They stood around all black for a whole year.
As usual it was a question of how to paint them. Not to mention that there's a whole box in my room full auf Kriegsmen.
If you look up DKoK on the internet you mostly find brown, grey and dark green ones. And maybe it's already known that I don't like to have miniatures like everybody else.
So I really decided to go with the winter-theme I testpainted in May.
I call it the 121st Regiment "The Snow Whites"