Hydra (in)Dominatus!

While it’s been quite some time from the release of the awesome new 9rd Indomitus box set and these marines were done for quite some time now, I just now found time to share 😀

I must say that Games Workshop has gone all out when it comes to level detail on starter set miniatures. Once one was thrilled to see ornaments and purity seals on the heroes… and then this guy happened:

Turns out that even on low level painting commissions (this one is a lvl 1.5-2) there’s quite a lot to do just to have all elements picked out!

Anyway, the customer wanted a nice pre-heresy Alpha legion scheme. So I went to work with some metallics, GW contrast paints and… ta-daaam! The serpent strikes!

To make the army fit the pre-heresy scheme more, i added helmet crests by www.puppetswar.eu to give some variety (ok, I know the Alpha Legion each marine looks exactly the same, no squad marking or extras…. but that would be problematic in-game to find the sergeant;).

The problem with all starter set miniatures is that they are easy-to-build and so shoulderpads are attached to the body or arms. So since no shoulderpad swap was possible, I decided to give the characters and sergeants a free-hand scale pattern on the shoulder. This helps to merge the non-blue armoured characters like the Judicator to blend in with the rest.

The bases were made to fit the rest of the commission…. 3 sets of Necrons which I will show you soon, so stay tuned!

Vulkan lives!

Not in a very big mood to write stuff, because everyone likes dragons, flames, space marines… so no point in arguing that the Salamanders are awesome 😀

Here’s a recently finished PART of a BIG commission for the Sons of Vulkan. Featuring a few characters , Dreadnoughts and troops of the line. All nicely painted up in a bit more militaristic custom scheme than the usual lively green Games Workshop accustomed us to and Forge World decals.

Check out the gallery for pics, and be sure to follow for updates on the project as more units are coming up…. shortly 😀

Come to the dark side!

As Star Wars Legion rolls through the tabletop world, I couldn’t pass up a chance to paint a commissions of the (in my opinion) main character of the series… Darth Vader himself.

I had to give some thought towards how to do an all black miniature. Thankfully, with the help of Uncle Google I found some references detailing the composition (and materials used) for Vader suit which consists of glossy plastic, leather and fabric.

Then there’s the lightsaber. How to paint a cylindrical, transparent object which glows almost pure white from the inside so that it looking good on the tabletop from all angles, not just pure white. Went this way… hope you like it! And of course the glow…

Set on a Hoth themed base from The Empire Strikes Back (best of the series) makes the mini pop out more.

Arise from your sleep and take back what’s ours!

Necron – the new (well, old) and the old (well, very old)

With all the hype around the new Necrons coming out in the new edition of Warhammer 40k (if by any chance you live under a rock, here’s the trailer for the 9th edition of WH40K)

I dug up some pics from a commission I painted a while back (5 years!) – good old Necrons of which we might not see miniatures again! The custom colour scheme was something quite different, though with the passing of time i see how my skills have improved. Take a look, feel a bit nostalgic… and ready Your wallets for the HUGE amount of new Games Workshop metal skeletons coming within the next months!

A big “hello” to everyone!

Hi everyone! I’ve actually been around quite some time, lurking in the shadows, building up a portfolio of (at least half-) awesome miniatures to show to the world.
While i’m struggling to appease the Machine Spirit of my camera, bear with me when it comes to the picture quality – it should improve over time… so should my painting skillz 😀

Here’s a small batch of stuff I’ve done more recently – since most are parts of larger commissions, I will be dropping updates in parts, all of which can soon be found in my gallery. Because honestly, you would get sick of seeing 100 yellow Imperial Fists or Death Guard (ok, getting sick here makes sense) REALLY fast 😀