Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy holidays


I've been a bit slow doing any hobby related stuff. Just a quick brush stroke or airbrushing here and there and nothing really gets finished. But I've got something in the works so stay tuned :)

In the meantime... 



Friday, November 9, 2012

Cryx withershadow combine started


I've managed to get the combine to a stage I can actually tell people about :)

The basic priming method I use normally is: airbrushing black on the whole model, then mid grey at a 45 degree angle and then white nearly at 90 degrees. Here I primed them first with grey spray paint because I'm trying to get the can empty. Then it was just the white from top angle.

Maelstrom games is no more....

Update: Pasted the info from them here

This notice is up on the site. Shame really.
And I still had a bit over a euro moneyback left...


Maelstrom Games Ltd. has ceased trading and will enter liquidation at some point over the next few months. 

A creditor of Maelstrom Games Ltd., Wayland Games Ltd., issued a Statutory Demand under section 123(1)(a) or 221(1)(a) of the Insolvency Act, 1986 on the 17th of October, 2012 for �99,773.61 plus costs of issuing and serving the demand. 

This debt was purchased from Simple Miniature Games by Wayland Games Ltd on the 1st of October, 2012 and payment of this debt was demanded in full by Wayland Games after seven days had elapsed. Unfortunately, Maelstrom Games Ltd. could not pay Wayland Games Ltd. this debt in full within those seven days. 

Previous to the debt purchase, Maelstrom Games Ltd. was servicing the debt owed to Simple Miniature Games at the rate of �500 per working day, claimed by the creditor when convenient for him by charging a credit card owned by Maelstrom Games Ltd., which had been occurring since mid-June and continued to late September, the last payment being taken on the 25th. Maelstrom Games Ltd. did not cancel these payments and were not aware that this debt was being transferred. 

Maelstrom Games Ltd. offered to pay the debt purchased by Wayland Games Ltd. in the same manner as it had paid Simple Miniature Games, but this was not taken up by Wayland Games Ltd. 

Maelstrom Games Ltd. can only apologise to those customers whose orders have not been fulfilled as it is now impossible for Maelstrom Games Ltd. to fulfil them, excepting those for Mierce Miniatures products (fulfilled by Mierce Miniatures in November) and Battlefront Miniatures products (fulfilled by Maelstrom Games in partnership with Battlefront Miniatures and Maunsfeld Gaming in November), all of which will be sent by Maelstrom Games Ltd. Other customer orders for certain ranges may be fulfilled in the future and any customers whose orders can be fulfilled will be contacted by Maelstrom Games in due course. 

All creditors will be issued the relevant notices by the assigned Insolvency Practitioner when Maelstrom Games Ltd. enters liquidation."

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Getting the groove on with #100


As the title so subtly put it, I'm getting into the groove again. Slowly but surely. And as it happens this is my 100th contribution to the community via this blog. Hope you've enjoyed my humble struggle with tons of tin. And pain too :)

So I've managed to do some painting after and between my meetings with the knife. Here I'll just dump the photos out. I wish I could tell you a bit more how I painted the minis, but I did them in so tiny bits over a long period of time that I honestly can't remember in that much detail.

Oh and for people lurking around Twitter. Look up #warmongers. It's steadily growing hobbyist community there.

Warning: A pic heavy long post up ahead :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Surgery #2 done


Thank you everyone for the kind support I've received via comments. I really appreciate it.

But, I'm writing this from the hospital bed. As it turned out the 1st surgery didn't help and I had another one yesterday. Let's hope this one will do it :) Gonna be one more day here and them back home.  I won't be blogging much but rest assured that I'm closely following your blogs out there. Keep the posts coming so I have something to read and pass the time :)

Naturally I did not manage to put a lot of effort on the hobby side during the 3 months recovering at home, but at least I got something done: Rust tests for the bane thralls.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Back surgery tomorrow


So it has finally come down to the surgery option. After half a year of somewhat constant back pain, I'm going under the knife.

Hope everything goes well.
Wish me luck! Cheers!

Bane thrall teaser here before inevitable break:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Painting legion of Everblight carnivean


Here's the legion of Everblight battle box carnivean I finished up. I think this scheme, which resembles the PP studio scheme, works quite nicely, so I'm going to use it across all of my legion beasts.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Legion warbeast kit magnetizing part #2


This is the 2nd part of the Everblight heavy warbeast kit assebly. After I wrote the 1st part, I realized  that there wasn't much left to do with the kit so it feels kinda funny to have these in 2 parts, but here it is nevertheless. Enjoy:

Friday, June 1, 2012

Magnetizing: Legion of Everblight heavy warbeast kit - part #1


The above image is the metal one primed because I didn't have a striking image of the plastic kit to lead this post. This time my magnetizing project has a real purpose behind it. The kit consists of 3 warbeast configurations: Carnivean, Ravagore and Scythean. I'm including the new Dominion warbeast Proteus upgrade here as well.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hobbyist: The next generation


Hobbyist log: Sol date 2012-05-15

Apparently he still needs to learn the ropes, but the start is good :)
Being at the age of 2.5 years one could not ask for more, don't you think?

Below are the end results.


Scaverous, Asphyxious and some Legion additions


The painting part of my hobby has been toned down a little lately since there's so much metal I have to get ready. New additions are pGaspy for Cryx and Striders UA and Typhon (yet to be assembled) for Legion of Everblight. I also finished the assembly of Scavvy.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lord Exhumator Scaverous: Assembling and magnetizing WIP #1


Yes. You read it right. I'm giving it a shot to fully (or at least partially) magnetize this latest Cryx warcaster. That mean I'm trying to apply magnets to pretty much every important bit. Let's see how it goes.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Legion of everblight: Mangled metal


It's a really nice feeling to finally get the warpack you ordered so long ago... only to notice that the same warpack is being re-released in plastic resin. Oh well.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Dark eldar venom: weathered and finished


I managed to finish up the details, weathering and varnishing of them venoms.

For the scratched paint and sponged on the edge highlight color (VMC Orange red) and some VGC Stonewall gray. The exhaust openings and the engine tips I airbrushed with some black to give it a dirtier and oilier look.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Malifaux and terraclips terrain


As promised here are the photos of the gaming session. Not much since I got too exited playing :)

We had to build it first though. If you're making it first time, I assure you it's going to take time.
Here we used all the three Terraclips boxes: streets, sewers and buildings. Took us 2.5 hours to finish. I bet the next time will go a bit faster. Reminder: If you're planning on getting these, get 1 pack of connectors per one box. You really need them.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dark eldar venom: Painting part #2


Continuing with them venoms. It was time for the brush work next.

First up: the panel lines. Here I tried oil colors for the first time. With a gloss varnish on the models applying a really thinned down black oil color is a really effective way to make panel lines. The color just draws right
 into the crevices. I think it's called the capillary effect in English(correct me with the spelling if I'm wrong here).

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dark eldar venom: Painting part #1


So, gotta put some paint on the three venoms. I'm assembling them once I'm done painting all the different parts so that it's easier for me to use the airbrush.

First is the priming. Hull and the canopy glass got Vallejo grey primer and the jet engines, gun and parts that are generally metal I primed in Vallejo black.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Basing: necrosurgeon, stitch thralls and pistol wraith


They're almost done! Still need to make the base ring and apply a coat of varnish...

and that's it.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Necrosurgeon: Quick update


Quick update on the Cryx Necrosurgeon. It's been sitting on the desk for quite some time now... I think it's almost done. Few touch ups here and there and the base and it should be ready.

Hopefully I can squeeze in the pistol wraith and the stitch thralls so I can clear room for my upcoming Dark eldar painting project.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bane thralls: assembling


Just a quick bane thralls photo dump. I really need to start assembling my models as they won't do much sitting in a box.

These were a real pain to put together. Drilling, pinning, gluing, green stuff... you name it, I used it. Especially Tartarus. I just wish it'll hold together. I also magnetized the standard bearer UA. It's much easier to transport that way.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dark eldar venom: Preparing and magnetizing


I ordered three Dark eldar Venoms the other day. We're having a gaming weekend this spring so I need to prepare my deldar for the task ahead.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sneak peek

Back on track. Literally :)

Ok. It's not that good but I manage at least some time at my desk to get something done.

Here is a little peek what's on the desk now.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Good and bad news


News flash!

The good: I'm getting back the drive for the hobby again.

The bad: I've had constant back pain for the past couple of months now and that prevents me from sitting longer periods of time at one place. That sucks for modelling and painting wise, since I can only start to do something and immediately take a break from it.

Hopefully the docs can figure out the cause and find a cure for this. In the meantime I'm still not able to do anything hobby related stuff :(

Friendly advice to all hobbyists out there:
Excercise regurlarly!

I know I didn't.

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