Heresy Lab: Lord of Decay, Rage Lords

It is great to be a mini painter these days -even an amateur one, like myself. We have options now, and options are good for us. In this case we have yet another option for Mortarion, Primarch of the Death guard, this time from Heresy Labs. (There are also two options from Mystic Wargames, should … Continue reading Heresy Lab: Lord of Decay, Rage Lords

Games Workshop – Chaos Space Marine Aspiring Champion

  I love the meanace radiating from his pose. I do not necessarily like the way he turned out. Let’s face it: miniature painting is also something you have to learn just as scale model building, painting and weathering. Not to mention I still can’t nail down how to paint red. Well, I guess this … Continue reading Games Workshop – Chaos Space Marine Aspiring Champion

Rescuing a botched paintjob and paint stripping…

Just a quick post about a disaster. I did kind of mess up the paint job on a space marine back in the days when I was painting these dudes. I tried to strip the paint using isopropyl alcohol, but it came off in flakes, leaving the surface uneven and blotchy. I was seriously thinking … Continue reading Rescuing a botched paintjob and paint stripping…

Grim Skull Miniatures: Mortarion

The world of tabletop gaming has given us better and better detailed miniatures over the years, along with increasingly detailed universes through media like books, comics and computer games. One of my favorite is…     Warhammer 40K. The picture above will make it clear why.   There are enormous gaps in the “official” miniature … Continue reading Grim Skull Miniatures: Mortarion

Games Workshop – Lord of Contagion

  It’s really hard to depict what “Chaos” and “corruption” is; figures, artwork and even novels resort to the usual tentacles, horns, crab-pincers, boobs, and in case of the Death Guard, decomposition and disease. (There’s an awesome video explaining what Chaos really is.) In this latter case I actually think they were right on target; … Continue reading Games Workshop – Lord of Contagion

Grim Skull Miniatures: Chaos Rotten Plague Rhino conversion

I quite like the Warhammer 40k universe and regularly paint the odd figure here and there. The cost of larger vehicles unfortunately is very high, especially the resin Forgeworld offerings; when it comes to decide between a small Imperial Knight or a 1/35 T-54 with full interior that is considerably cheaper, not surprisingly I go … Continue reading Grim Skull Miniatures: Chaos Rotten Plague Rhino conversion

Warhammer 40k -the Dreadnought division

One of the most appealing thing in Warhammer is the plethora of weird-looking, over-the-top machines and other contraptions of war. Among those are the dreadnoughts – gigantic exoskeletons for Astrates warriors who are too grievously wounded for recovery. These half-dead Astrates are placed into a life-sustaining pod (sarcophagus), and connected to a dreadnought body which … Continue reading Warhammer 40k -the Dreadnought division

Calas Typhon – Forgeworld

This is one character who started out as a gigantic tosser, and ended up being an ever bigger one. With the Heresy what is most interesting is to see what drives people to turn against the Imperium. Sometimes these choices are agonizing for the characters who make them; and you cannot really help but feel … Continue reading Calas Typhon – Forgeworld

A simple Warhammer 40K dio brought to you by Ferrero Rocher -part 2

This is my second foray into the world of Chaos Space Marines. This little diorama was created to provide a safe base for the Dark Vengeance Astrates I have got from Ebay, using a Rocher Ferrero box as a display case. I did not really have a concept in mind aside from depicting the characters … Continue reading A simple Warhammer 40K dio brought to you by Ferrero Rocher -part 2

Grim Skull Miniatures – Hive Bringer (Typhus)

There is a small cottage industry focusing on producing figures and other accessories for popular tabletop games. Warhammer 40K is no exception. One prominent company producing resin alternatives and conversion sets is Grim Skull Miniatures; their Hive Bringer (khm… Tyhpus) is the subject of this review. I mostly choose characters with interesting, intriguing fluff, but … Continue reading Grim Skull Miniatures – Hive Bringer (Typhus)