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Another monstrous hockey player!  
September 4th, 2021

It's been tough to dig out time to paint these days with everything that's happening. Still, I managed to get paint on three of the hockey figures and managed to get the first one in a few half-decent pictures. Check out the monster hockey player images in the Ulfenkarn Monsters Hockey Team Image Gallery. There's also a group shot with the three figures done. I'll have more pictures of that third skater, and also I just finished a fourth skater, so expect those pictures soon!

I also got my hands on the Warhammer Quest game, including all the figures. Not sure if that was a good idea... I probably will never play and never paint all of those figures :)

 
Fantasy Ice Hockey has arrived!  
July 11th, 2021

The first team to make the scene are the Ulfenkarn Monsters, a team straight out of the bustling metropolis of Ulfenkarn. Sure, they don't play clean all the time, but they sure keep the fans on the edge of their seats! Check out the very first member of the team in the Ulfenkarn Monsters Image Gallery.

I have the rest of the team already converted, and I just have to put putty on a couple of them before I start painting. I imagine they will be the next few figs that I work on here... Yeah, I totally got distracted by this idea and almost bought new figs for it, but then I remembered that I had a Blood Bowl team that I knew I would never use and blammo, here we are. I **might** buy new figs for the next team though because I really want a team of rats... but we'll see. I also have some Corvus Cabal that I likely won't do anything with so perhaps I'll convert my next team using those figs! Untill then...

 
Sir Roland 'The Gray' Tristement of Bretonnia  
June 13th, 2021

I really wanted some foot knights in the style of the Old Games Workshop foot knights for Bretonnia. That classical Bretonnian style, but on foot. Well, it's a tough job to find those on eBay for a reasonable price, so I looked around at other options and found these Reaper Heraldic Knights sculpted by Werner Klocke. They are definitely inspired by those old Bretonnian figs, and they look pretty fantastic to me, so I picked up the set... well, almost the whole set. I skipped the helmetless one. After finishing those Battle Masters figs I was bored of painting groups of the same figs, so I decided to paint one up in bright colors! Check out Lord Roland 'The Gray' Tristement of Bretonnia Check out the images in the in the Bretonnia Image Gallery.

Next up, I've been fiddling around with converting some of those Bloodbowl miniatures into hockey players... I have one half-converted and one half-painted so far! Until then...

 
Battle Masters Empire Crossbow Regiment  
May 29th, 2021

After many months on the table, I finally finished painting, basing, and battle-masters basing the Empire Crossbow unit! Three months it took for these figures to wrap up! I was working on some other stuff here and there (those poor Necrons...). But yeah, I had a hard time painting them because I'm kinda not so much the assembly-line, big-army painter that I used to be. I will likely do some little projects here and there over the next while I think... In any case, check out the Empire Crossbow unit in the Empire Image Gallery.

Next up? I have a half-painted Reaper Bretonnian knight on foot currently, and Empire plastic general mounted, an old metal Sisters of Battle multi-,elta wielding figure, Khagra built and primed, and also one zombie Blood Bowl figure that I started a special project with.... yes precious, I bought some Blood Bowl figs even after selling all of my Dreadball stuff... that is a good, fast-paced game, but I was never a basketball guy and I don't like football or baseball... but there is one sport that I played a lot of in the Great White North... stay tuned for that!

 
First Sisters squad complete!  
January 24th, 2021

After six months, my first vampire-themed Sisters of Battle squad is complete! My plan is to re-use my old metal figs for the squads, and so that's where I started. Also, this squad was the test squad, and I'm pretty happy with it. I might change a few things, but for the most part I'm pretty happy with it. Check out the images of the assembled squad and the individual shots in the Adeptas Sororitas Image Gallery.

I'm still working through those Space Marines, some more Necrons, and also now some Battle Masters Empire Crossbowmen. Also a second Battle Masters ogre, a Bretonnian knight, and an Empire General... Who knows which one or when that will actually come together! Until then though...

 
The Necrons Awaken  
January 2nd, 2021

I never intended to start collecting or playing a Necron army, despite how obviously undead-like it is. Terminator was a paradigm that was too mainstream for me :) But with the whole COVID-19 lockdown world spinning around me and the release of a new edition of Warhammer 40k, it was tough to resist. Honestly, I didn't really intend to collect Space Marines (again) either... but that's another story. In any case, I chose a favourite colour and a very simple paint scheme that would be very quick to do and went with it. All of these figs came together pretty quick, so it might be possible that I paint all of those Necrons eventually... lol, as if! Who am I kidding? Anyway, check out the images in the Necron Image Gallery.

Another thing, I've decided to start making terrain specifically for pictures. I mean, I haven't actually played a miniature game for over five years (other than Battlemasters), but I still take pictures. So I think I'll start telling stories with pictures using manageable terrain... I could do it all with fancy 28mm terrain, but it's too much space and time. If I have tiny, forced-perspective terrain then I can store a lot more of it and tell more stories... The Necrons above are the first foray into that idea...

I have three more Sisters of battle that I'm almost done, some half-finished Assault Intercessor Space Marines, some Skorpek Destroyers half done, and five Empire crossbows from Battle Masters blocked out... what will be next? Honestly, maybe one of those, maybe none!

 
Sisters of Battle Vampires, old and new  
November 21st, 2020

So I have been working on the Sisters of Battle Vampire project, and it's been okay. I am rusty for sure... The paints just don't look as good as I want them to these days! Still, I have my second sister and also an Imagifier! It's a new plastic one, and I also have an old-old flag-pole carrying one that I'll also paint with a creepy vampire-inspired banner :) Check out the images in the Sisters of Battle Image Gallery.

Also, this was a hilarious time for me. I was thinking I should take some pictures of the sisters, but I wanted some fancy terrain in the background first... so I started on a big project, which ultimately failed and got scrapped. Then I found the MacRagge tarrain and thought I'd paint that! After finishing that in a week or two I went to update the site and thought that I better redesign the site first to be adaptive and look better on phones. So, I did. Yes, yes, I know, nobody uses websites anymore, they are so 2005... everyone is on instagram... Well, I got rid of the old content and replaced it with a link to my instagram. Still, more content here, and also more pictures!

More sisters are being painted currently, and also some of those stupid new giant space marines... Primaris or whatever they are called. Why did I buy that starter box?!? I don't even want to collect Necrons or Space Marines!!! Also, I have more Bretonnians, more Battle Masters, etc. Who knows really.

 
Chaos Ogre marches to battle  
August 17th, 2020

It's probably the best unit in Battle Master to be honest, the Chaos Ogre. It stomps, it smashes, and it often deals with about one quarter of my measely Empire army every time it hits the table. How does the cannon do against it? The cannon is terrible to be honest. It so rarely hits before it's destroyed, or before it destroys itself. I enjoyed painting this beast, and I have another one I'm looking forward to painting! Check out the images in the Chaos Image Gallery.

I'm working on a couple more Sisters of Battle test models. I figure I'll do a full five-woman squad of Sisters using the old metals before I start on the new plastics... They take a lot of time to get just right in the test-model phase, so we'll see how it goes. I may or may not complete anything in the next week :D

 
Empire Men-At-Arms from Battlemasters  
August 10th, 2020

Back to the Battle Masters project again. It's been fun getting that together and it's a lot of what I originally got in to wargames for. The figures are pretty nice, but quite different from moden figs... I kinda feel like so much effort goes in to create extremely complex plastic figures that doesn't really give you any more options in that there's only one way to build them (I'm looking at you GW and Sisters of Battle). And the figures don't really have to be all that complex for me anyway. But I get it, the extra complexity is worth it for some. In any case, check out these fantastic mono-pose Empire figs from Battle Masters in the Empire Army Image Gallery.

Next up is the finally completed ogre from Battle Masters.

 
Sisters of Battle - back at it again...  
August 4th, 2020

I almost got back in to 40k late in 2019 when the plastic Sisters of Battle were released. I had a 2000 point sisters of battle army back in the 3rd edition timeframe, and I really liked it then, and with plastics now it could be an awesome army to get back in to 40k with... But it wasn't until Indomitus and 9th edition that I finally got sucked in again. Yes, I bought some figs, they are so so much more expensive than those Oathmark and old BattleMasters plastics I've been collecting, and they still don't go together all that well... But design wise they are much nicer these days. Really, they don't just have to do two-dimensional poses anymore thanks to all the computer tech involved...

That being said, I still have a nostalgia thing for those old figs, and what better way to test a paint scheme than to paint an older figure? I'm going for the Female Space Vampire look on these new sisters. Check out the images in the Sisters of Battle Image Gallery. I haven't really painted any Adeptas Sororitas since 2005 I think, before the website was even created, and they are a lot easier to paint and nicer than I remember :) Next week will actually be more Empire figs from Battlemasters!