Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Chaotic barbarians from Italy

Two new fantastic minis from Gaspez-Arts in Italy. They are essentially for Blood Bowl game but look so good for me that I will buy them ASAP for my collection.

Fortunately, they are relatively cheap also (4 Euro apiece).

UPDATE: Now you can see full team in all its glory:

Monday, November 30, 2009

Ork Monowheel Riders (to make)

I got some funny parts and want to make few monowheels to use them as nob bikers. This is (current) set per biker:

To tell the truth, I jumped the idea without real plan, how to make them. Generally, wheel has to be outside and bike frame inside ;-) with a rider but "devil sits within details", as they say in Poland.
So, feel free to help me - if other bits are needed, no problem as long as they are plastic...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

My way to gather a WH40K army...

As the work-related stress is building up towards the end of the year, I feel that Santa will go something serious this Christmas. I have a wish-list for him which should darken his way-to-bright red costume...

This Ultraforge model should make nice centerpiece of the army. It´s cheaper and (probably) more compact than ForgeWorld version, and I definitely have to have it.

The real brain of the force - even if bloody twisted. Exceptionally nice helmet, of course, if you like horns-and-teeth style of your ChSM models. Speaking of which, I will go for the next strongly climatic point of the force.

FW Demon Prince and herald. Low "tech" index and high "fantasy" feelings will make nice counter-point to Rhinos or Vindicators (for example).

These two beasts are the reason that I started lookin towards khorante miniatures. I like them, I'll buy them, punto. They are not very big, so directly can be used as Dreads, and upon mounting on some scenic base (mostly to increase hight) also as Defilers or Soulgrinders.

FW khornate marines are bread-and-butter of the army. 2 x 10 in Rhinos will satisfy my needs. The question will be the legs - standard or from possessed? It is important because the actual Possessed models with wings will make khornate Raptors squad.

An alternative is to use standard Raptors which are very descent models too, but I fall in love for possessed some time ago and want to use them.
Next, chaos Terminators from FW - not so nice like their power-armored companions but still acceptable, especially in helmet-less version.

Finally, I have to fit this old bloody-hand individual.

So, now we have defined a nice core of the army. Then, let's look into the Book for point-cost and try to make them playable, filling with some regular stuff up to given points limit (whatever it will be)...

Friday, November 6, 2009

See the results of new Polish painting contest

This year GW decided to kill Polish edition of Golden Daemon contest. I'm not going into complaining why they did this and so on. It's their event and their right... To counter bad impact this decision could have on painters community, some more active people started an independent contest - Slayer of Daemons. And now you can take a look at the results of the first edition.

These are definitely nice works and I hope the event will be continued in the future.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Demand exists - eBay responses

Another option for SW Thunderwolf cavalry - a miniature from Russia available (sometimes) through eBay for 12 USD (plus s&h). While the painting style of display model is rather unfortunate, the mini itself is very interesting.

I think, this model is better then original Fangir from GW Canis Wolfborn set, but still not enough dynamic. If this would be set of three T-wolves, with second one charging and third one maybe even jumping, I would be very content. Easy to say, I know... but maybe possible.

http://www.coolminiornot.com/233809 by Lord Velard

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Resin models from Eolith Miniatures

Some miniatures from Eolith Minis. They are partly new sculpts but partly re-editions of old Spyglass figures. Just from beginning, this things are rather for collectors than players. They are very detailed but also very tiny, except the barbarian. I did a size comparison with Sebastian model from Hasslefree (on far right, with a torch), as their figures come to mind immediately when you see Eolith resins.

Below are some close-ups.
Barbarian is the biggest one and can easily compare with respective model from Avatars of War.

Casting quality is good, the single issue which I've seen is indicated in the photo below, and can be moderately difficult to clean.

Finally, my favorite model from this set.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Some interesting Dwarves and more

Another new (or re-newed) miniatures company - Dwarf Tales from Poland. They started promoting their own game system Warcanto, of which I don't know anything, but you can check their website here and here.
For the moment I just looked at their Dwarf miniatures and they are really interesting.

A second promising race are their Orks. They are enough familiar to be accepted and enough distinct to stand out over the crowd.

Third race, tribesmen-werewolves, looks little weaker (for me).

Additionally, three other races are expected to appear - Elves, Men and Chaos/Demon Dwarves (kind of).
All these looks very promising even if not very cheap (in my opinion std man-size mini should not be over 5USD, but maybe I'm from Scotland).

Monday, October 19, 2009

Brutal - new game, new miniatures

Dark Art Miniatures recently announced their new game - Brutal. In fact currently, these are some new miniatures for sale, as an actual game seems to be still in development.

There isn't much to say at the moment. Minis are quite nice but also rather expensive, taking into account that for my purposes, they could be used only as a kind of acolytes, servitors or cultists.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

New painting competition at Bitzbox - Xenos

There is new painting and converting competition at Bitzbox.co.uk and the prize for winner is sweet - Ork Mega Dread from Forgeworld (beside two smaller prizes for second and third place). The rules are simple - any painted xenos model can participate.
Below is winner model of the previous contest. Here you can see more entries.

Painter: Matthew Welch.

Friday, October 16, 2009

A suggestion for Forge World guys

Still Space Wolves stuff and again not mine. I know what Codex is saying (and showing) about Thunderwolf Cavalry, but maybe this would be more interesting option for such unit.

What do you think?


BTW, this model is available to buy on eBay here. The author is Ścibor Teleszyński (link).

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thunderwolf Cavalry from Cytadela.pl

Many people are looking these days for good miniature to convert an average Space Wolf marine into mighty Thunderwolf rider. To address this problem, Mortimer at Cytadela.pl used a decent wolf model from Hordes, namely Circle Orboros Laris. The result is below, more photos here.

He prepared some movies which you can see at Youtube by looking for "CYTADELAPL", but they are in polish.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Vampiric heroes? More, please...

I don't know why but I always have an impression that Vampire heroes are like Space Marines - there is never enough of them! Saying this, I bought two more miniatures and soon will be like one guy who complained that for each regiment of skeletons or zombies, he has one Vampire character...

Both models are from Gaspez-Art.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Italian Bullcentaurs - do you like old Chaos Dwarves?

Looking through Gaspez-Art web-store, I found two models of Chaos Dwarfs Bullcentaurs.

They are definitely much better than those ancient models (see below) from GW were, but I'm still not fully satisfied with them.

The problem is that they are too much in the style of old Ch. D. models. I have no idea, how will be Forge World models for this army in the future, but I can bet that design will be definitely modern. If you want look to the Scibor Miniatures' Moscals project.

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