Sunday, 10 December 2017

Talons of the Emperah: Roboute Guilliman aka Emperor Conversion

I am not the first and will not be the last, who transforms the miniature of Roboute Guilliman to the Emperor of Mankind. I used several artworks of the emperor and other conversions (like this one here) as a source of inspiration. My version still needs some final touches, but the main work is done.
The cloak was the hardest part and I needed three attempts to get it right. 

I am quite satisfied with the look and I am sure, that the paint job will enhance the overall impression. What do you think of it so far?

Edit (10th December): Newer photos added.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Tallarn Desert Raiders: Lascannon Heavy Weapons Squad

It has been a while. Well, over the last weeks I  heavily played "Mordheim:City of the Damned" and therefore had no time to paint my models. But last weekend I finally managed to finish my Tallarn Lascannon Heavy Weapons Squad, which was work in progress for two month or so.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Making of a Desert Gaming Board - Part III

For my gaming board to be complete, some pieces of area terrain are clearly missing. The start makes this little sandbag emplacement here.

The terrain piece itself originates from Forgeworld and is called "Imperial Emplacement". Due to the painting and the palms, it adapts pretty well to the plate, I think. By the way, the next piece is already in the works.

Making of a Desert Gaming Board - Part II

3.  Palm trees

To loosen the scenery up, I bought two packs of palm trees from amazon and glued them on foamboard bases. I also added cork board pieces, gravel and smaller foam rocks.

Later on, these pieces were painted in the same way as the gaming board before. They fit in quite well:

4. First game

The gaming board is not finished yet, but really I wanted to play a game or two on it. Here are some impressions of this gaming session with my friend Funky_Biber:

 It was hell of a fun, but clearly some pieces of area terrain were missing...

Monday, 30 October 2017

Making of a Desert Gaming Board - Part I

I wanted to build a new desert gaming board for myself. But I will not build it from scratch. Rather I will revert to my old Citadel Realm of Battle Game Board. It was painted as a gray ash desert and I was honestly fed up with it and wanted to do something about it. On top of painting the board, I will also build some suitable terrain.

1. Coloring the gaming board

This was the easiest and fastest step. I bought some brown wall paint in my nearest hardware store (schöner wohnen - karamellbraun) and painted it directly on my old roughly cleaned board. Then, I mixed the brown color in a ratio 50:50 with white wall paint and drybrushed it on the brown board. Finally, Agrax Earthshade was applied into the recesses using a fine brush.

2.  Carving Hills/Rocks

But what is a real gaming table without terrain? So, I used my hot wire cutter on some glued together foamboards to create some rough hill shaped objects.

Later on, I carved more details into the foam blocks with a utility knife. This video tutorial here helped me a lot to get things right:

Adding some final touches with some fine gravel and cork board:

Painting my first hill in the same manner as the board: