more off the shelf, and a pair of unknowns

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An ancient Warhammer Chaos Dwarf  from the time Chaos Dwarfs had a lot of individual character and were not identical sumerian curlybeards.


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Test paint scheme for my Warhammer 40k Dark Venegance Chaos Marines. Yup, got that set when it was new, been lying around ever since. The Dark Vengeance-miniatures are really characterful. Looking forward to tackle that Chaos Dreadnought.


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The test figure for the Deadzone Plague generation 2s. Another fast paint job.





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I found a box of old metal minis in the attic the other day, and amongst a lot of old Warmaster minis (up on Ebay at the time of writing) i found this ugly thing, I do not know what it is. I am thinking “FASA” or some other american company that tried to make warhammer 40k -type games in the 90s. It had a tab for slotted base.

At any rate, I gave it a simple enough paint job.


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I call this one Emile.

I so not know what this is supposed to represent, but I think it is a Shadowrun mini from Ral Partha. There are modern-style items in the sludge, such as a keyboard, cannisters and hat.

Too much Borderlands, not enough painting…

Shooting and looting on the moon of Elpis seriously eats up what little time I have. Not much done these last few weeks.

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The Human Centipede can go home. This is the definition of “Body Horror”.

Hell Dorado Flesh Demon. Hell Dorado certainly has some great and disturbing minis. 50mm base.

Also good as a Spawn of Chaos in those other games.


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An old Citadel Warhammer Banshee. Trying out a way to make the mini look “ethereal” here. It does have a slightly more greenish tinge IRL. Not sure it actually works though. I will try a different approach with the other one. 30mm base.

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The other two Lesser Obsidian Golems from Mantic’s Abyssal Dwarf range. That completes the unit of three. These are really quick to do. 50mm bases.


This is my first go at 15mm miniatures, a stand of “US Doughboys” from the game All Quiet on the Martian Front.

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These are your basic human infantry from the second martian invasion of Earth, ca. 1910 AD. And I have ALOT of these waiting to be painted, so I try to keep them simple. 15mm is pretty straight forward like that.

and something easy-peasy at the end, just to get it off the “to be painted”-shelves:

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Resin scenery from the old VOID 28mm Sci-Fi game. A tight little set of sandbag walls, can be used in most settings.

More knights of the Lost Crusade

At last, here is the next part of that unit of skeletons, bringing them up to 25 plus 4 dograts. All that is needed now is a standard bearer. And 10 more skeletons to make a horde.

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and then this thing, a “Battered Skeletal Troll” from Chainmail, the 90s metal D&D miniatures line from Wizards of the Coast: If my memory serves me right.

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In other news, I have recently bought a new airbrush as the old one had not survived many years of storage in a damp cellar.

Then I had to remodel my little room of minis (=mancave) so now I can actually use said airbrush when the urge takes me.

So now most of the (rather many) prepped minis are primed and ready to paint!

Knights of the Lost Crusade

Lots of prep the last few weeks, as the second wave of Deadzone arrived.


So I have painted 10 more skeletal footknights of the Lost Crusade, bringing the total up to a massive 15 models including the test subjects I did some time back!


These are so quick and easy to do. I really like the old Mantic plastic undead.

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What exactly does that bird find in there to eat?

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apart from these an additional 10 are in the pipeline. Maybe I also will take a swing at the mounted knights that are sitting around in a drawer? And suddenly I might actually have an army?


They also have some Dogs (Or Are They Rats?)

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Love those little critters to bits.

And thems’ Good Drybrushin’!

Time for a couple of quickly drybrushed big’uns! These are great for easy drybrushing! Excellent detail and sculpting.


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Mantic Abyssal Dwarf Lesser Obsidian Golem #1 of 3.

from the Kings of War Kickstarter. 50mm base. A heap of rock come alive.



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Reaper Bones 77112: Agramon, Pit Fiend

From the Bones 1 kickstarter. 50mm base. The Bones material is really at its best with larger figures that have deep detailing, such as this one. The parts are thick enough so it is not really bendy and stands up to heavy brushwork.


The rest of the Plague Mooks, and Space Hulk!

Not much getting finished lately, too much other stuff going on.

But at least the Deadzone Plague 3rd gen mooks are all done, here are the latest:

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Now how to get the heavies primed without any spraycans left?


Space Hulk is being re-released! Yay!

Seems time to get the last version actually done then…


Speed paint Genestealer, take 1:

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oh yes, obvious reference to the Genestealer’s true inspiration there…

all in all, this is really quick to do. black undercoat, brown drybrush, grey drybrush details, two tone grey claws, teeth and stripes on head. Gloss varnish on head and claws. Base drybrushed steel, then reddish brown and washed with darktone ink. And Robert’s your father’s brother.

Next to set up the assembly line and get the whole lot done in an evening or two.