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. 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 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

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 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.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

How to use new Skaven Doomwheel?

I like most of the WFB models, but Skavens have never been appealing to me... except for Screaming Bell and Doomwheel.
Now, the latter model will appear in plastic, giving possibilities to use it for other armies... very other. Look at the sprues on BOLS and at the pictures below and feel free to propose, how to use them for converting.

(pictures source in upper-right corner)

BOLS post contains two propositions up to now:
"Kroot Jungle Warwheels!".
I'm thinking about wheeled Stompa, mono-wheel (kind of) Battlewagon, and Warboss on bike conversion.
But what about other armies, any ideas?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Space Wolves 4-x-Rune-Priest Perfect Build

Ha, ha... the title is a joke, intended to increase a little your blood pressure before reading.
Below, I will try to construct my incoming Space Wolves force. As a collector, I don't care too much about power-gaming factor. To be honest, I'm not especially counting points; if will be 1.5k, that's OK; if little more, I will equalize to 2000... or 2500... or 3k,whatever...
Having already typical "horde-of-marines" Black Templar army, I wish to go for something more elitist. Moreover, I want to pick cool models and get a lot from new plastic sets (those hundreds of bits!).

So, I will start from taking Logan Grimnar (275 pts) and Njal Stormcaller (270 pts) as my HQ choices. Logan allows to take Wolf Guards as Troops, so they will be accompanied by two squads of Wolfguard Terminators. As both heroes together already sucked 550 pts, I believe that both Termi units should be rather cheap. They will get only basic set (StormBolter+PowerWeapon), with an exception for one Chainfist/squad (15 pts).
The main worry for me now - will Logan model be presentable next to the new ones (Njal and plastics)? Two pictures which I found on GW website do not give a definite answer.

In this case I will buy actual models and will make real-world comparison. Why didn't I buy them already? Well, I'm waiting with order placement for Battleforce set which will be for sale on September, 17th and will contains 20 SW marines, 5 regular scouts and a Drop Pod. The Marines are essential to get all these fancy bits and allow me to field one Grey Hunters squad with double-melta joy, and one Blood Claws pack with melta/powerfist. Both squads will get Rhino to grab objectives. The scouts will feed my elite forces (with a little help of already owned miniatures). With melta and 2 x Power Weapon, they should bring some threat to enemy side of the table (even if a bit expensive one, but who care?).
From the modeling point of view, I lean towards totally helmet-less army (all these wild heads plus good range from WFB Chaos Marauder Horsemen), but time will show what will be. The bases, I want to make very simple - plain dirt or simple battle debris theme with some snow here and there.
Finally, a good point of all affair will be that these two gentlemen will finally find a home (and some beer with brand new plastic-colleagues).

to be continued...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Skink-priest from Gaspez-Art

I got recently an interesting miniature from Gaspez-Art in Italy. I do not have Lizardmen army but this model will look is very nice on the shelf (oh, those strange collectors...).
Below are some photos of unpainted mini:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New large boxes in late November?

Do anybody knows something about the content of new large boxes scheduled for release on November, 28th? (Updated below, 21-10-09)
I've seen only this info:
Released 28-November 2009, 84 Fig Box, Retail price £100.00

Released 28-November 2009, 109 Fig Box, 100.00

UPDATE: A photo appeared with three of these things:

Released 28-November 2009, 55 Fig Box, £100.00
40x Boyz, 5x Loota/Burna, 9x Warbikes and Truck.

Released 28-November 2009, 33 Fig Box, £100.00
20x Tactical Marines, 5x Assault Marines, 5x regular Scouts, Dread, Rhino and Predator.

Additionally, expected Dark Angels bastion will be released:
Released 28-November 2009, 1 Fig Box, £60.00

I'm not sure about the last two things, but most probably they will just return to independent distributors stock without changes in their content:

Released 28-November 2009, 1 Fig Box, £50.00

Released 28-November 2009, 1 Fig Box, £55.00

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wolf-Termies arrived

It seems that there is a lot of heat and tension around recent release of Space Wolves codex. Unfortunately, most of these is generated either, by enthusiasts of expected "killer-codex" or, by angry xenos players despairing at their "overpriced-yet-underpowered" army lists.
So, let me go one step back from the nasty situation and look at some more "juicy" bits from Wolf Guard Terminator set.
(All pictures from

The comparisons with components of vanilla Termies looks quite good for Wolves.I'm not going into the heads now but maybe I will add some "family picture" tomorrow...

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