Saturday, September 21, 2013

Quick tip: non-permanent painting-handle connection

Hold on to your interwebs boys and girls,

Here goes a cheap trick, cheap literally. I always worried: How do I connect my minis to my handles?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Addendum Repose: Miranda

Waka waka waka my little ghosts,

Or in other words: good evening. While I greened up my Miranda Ashcroft model I decided to repose her slightly.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Might as well call this a basing-blog by now

Hello basically,

Here’s to quickly share my opinion on the bases Corvus Belli is providing with their newer kits. And to cover a new Base design I'm trying out.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Progress has been made

Yellow again,

Progress has been made. It has just not been shared, until now. So here's my hobby wrap up.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Product Reviews: Laser Cut Card Buffel/Moffel MPV and Shipping Containers

Rise and shine beloved bloglings,

Some painted stuff is due. I of course realize that. Sometimes however I have something to share that might actually be useful for hobbists throughout the world. Certainly not my opinion. But my experiences with some rather new niche products might be of interest.

Monday, August 12, 2013

I don't like change

Hey audience,

I changed the blog design. Basically more gray and orange and "It's got hexagons, so you know it's from the future". That quote is from the Infinity O-12 Podcast, it shall honor the fact that I don't do any historical or fantasy war games (besides "Full Metal Fantasy"), and so it's kinda in theme. Oh and don’t miss the Space Hulk PC-game in two days from now on Steam. I’m stoked for that.

Other real content is commin up, not just right now.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

In Metal we don't trust! or a focus on pinsmanship and metal

Cheers Metal brothers and fellow pinsmen,

Last week I dipped my toe in the deep water of metal kits and their fits. This is a tricky issue and companies seem to have distinct policies regarding pining. I mean let’s face it: Two flat surfaces are not enough to connect two bits with super glue.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Progress on the Eastern Fringe


Bienvenido amigos a la casa Ernesto,

Or something like that. Aren't we all feelin’ a little Mediterranean thanks to the weather? I haven't been painting during the last couple of days. It is not that I hadn't wanted to, it's just that I could not. No matter how much you water delude your paints, no matter how much retarder you drop in the mix, the paint will dry in on your damn wet-pallet before you picked up the brush. I'm exaggerating to make point here, but it is pretty hot around where I live. Therefore I’m building rather than painting at the moment.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Unboxing: Spartan Scenics Warehouse Accessories; Corvus Belli: Asawira Spitfire and Infinity talk

Hi Folks,

Cover is a big issue in most table top games. And the approaches to it by the game system are quite different, varying from rather abstract to very detailed. Also toy soldier formations vary greatly throughout the systems. 40k mostly needs obstacles for 5 to 10 models or more. Infinity however needs individual cover, scattered over the field. That's why I got this kit.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Base and beyond: magnetic display board

Good evening and welcome to the world of applied physics,

Today I wanted to show you something I made for my Iyanden project: a magnetic display board. I once purchased a far too big amount of magnets. So I had lots of those lying around.

Monday, July 15, 2013

And a closer look at these Tau


In the last post you saw my test Tau, who I put together in 2001. Now over a decade later they're getting paint. Yayyyyy! That's how fast I work. But I think I have pinned down a super-fast few color paint scheme, which is not super pretty but a good portion over table top standard. I think I have to get I bucket of citadel casandora yellow wash. A very good finish/dye/wash for yellows.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Product Review: Bandua Wargames Alpha Series Q-Building Set

Hey my little Lumberjacks,

I just wanted to give you a quick review of an hdf terrain kit a got recently: Bandua Wargames's Infinity licensed Q-Building Set. My fist hdf/mdf kit and I have to say: I LOVE the smell of laser roasted wood fibers (way better than new car smell).

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

All your base are belong to us!

Arruuu! Greetings fellow earthicans,

This post is dedicated entirely to bases. As you might already have guessed by now, I like to put a lot of emphasis on bases. However I do not like resin scenic bases that much for two reasons. The first being that resin is quite likely to get its paint chipped away.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Hobby days on Ice

Hey Hey Hey my little arch traitors,

Here goes the almost last catch up post on rather recent events. It's about the Night Lords project, which I have pushed way back on the to do shelf... it is on ice/hold  basically. For three reasons: 1. Forgeworld will come up with night lord bits and rules before this year is out. 2. I'll get some Dark Vengeance CSM out of a trade soon. 3. GW might even give them some love in form of a codex supplement. Who knows? I can wait; I mean it's not that I have nothing else to do.  Anyways here’s what I’ve done so far.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sometimes I kitbash for the sake of kitbashing.

Word up walkers!

Today’s post is yet another of my wrap ups on past achievements. I threw together some zombies. I might use them one day as chaos cultists/plaque zombies, but in reality I don't even care. I just had a blast assmblin' these chums. I should probably clean, green them and then donate them. Well I'm not decided yet. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

When the last stone of the last church falls upon the last... and so on

Greetings Zealots,

And welcome to: find the Emperor quote in the title. This is yet another catch up post to show forth, what I've been up to. This time it's on my little church project. I started the framework when the building kits came out 2006. But I never quite figured out how to do the roof tiles without killing my soul in the cut out process or paying a fortune on single scale model ones. Well and then I found this cheap thin pvc casted sheet (5€ or so).  The holy house is now primed and waiting for my next terrain painting run. I usually paint multiple terrain pieces at once to have at least uniform bases. As always questions on how, why and even what in the comments below.

A little catch up post for her Majesty

So yeah,

just wanted to dump some picts of my DW Britannians, Mainly to show off the schemes of both naval and air fleet.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Vaul's cardbord box


Greetings mon-keigh,

this is an army box, literally. 2000 Points on sprue, the start and erstwhile entirety of my Iyanden army. In contrast to the Tau project, which I'm handling quick and dirty, this will be handled quick and clean, if not to say just right.

Look at my cast! My cast is amazing!

Hello there,

as you can see: this is a short one on Finecast. And for everyone who didn't get the reference: But I'd strongly recommend not to lick this or any other cast.


Hi folks,

here's the Tau-project post I talk about in the editorial. It's all pretty self-explanatory. I am currently filling some minor gaps on the tanks and suits also test painting on some fire warriors. But for the most part I'm air brush priming them with Vallejo gray surface primer. Which takes some time for A: air brush priming is more accurate, but a little slower. B: The water separator of my compressor stops working when it runs hot, after about 90 minutes straight. And C: I'm only doing that while the weather is good, since I'm working in the garage.

My Blog Season 2 an Editorial

Hey fellows and unlikely fellowrettes,

I didn't post anything since October... 2012... 6th. edition 40K. coincident? I think not. GW switched to rapid fire with their releases since Dark Vengeance. My shiny syndrome switched me to rapid fire hobby project pick up.