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19Jul/190

Warhammer 40,000 – Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy

Let's finish the industrial vehicle theme with a Buggy, the Rukkatruck Squigbuggy, that will be de-orcified within this building review. The Squigbuggy was introduced along with a couple of other new orc vehicles on the Speed Freeks release.

Warhammer 40,000 - Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy Warhammer 40,000 - Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy

The Squigbuggy isn't the first Ork vehicle that I convert, I did some work on the Battlewaggon and the Ork Bomba. I bought it last year, it was one of four vehicles not exclusive to the Speed Freeks kit back then (the Kustom Boost-blasta and Shokkjump Dragsta would only be available through the boxed set). With the latest price update it is now 40 EUR, like the other medium sized ork vehicles.

17Jul/190

Warhammer 40,000 – Goliath Truck and Rockgrinder

A themed week on industrial vehicles without mentioning the most obvious one, the Goliath Truck and Goliath Rockgrinder, wouldn't be complete. So here it is.

Warhammer 40,000 - Goliath Truck and Rockgrinder Warhammer 40,000 - Goliath Truck and Rockgrinder

I have been really looking forward to show you this kit. Ever since it was released, it is on my watchlist and I really like the design they went with on the revamp of the Genestealer Cult. Through the industrial mining look, the Cult fits very well with one of my favorite settings within 40k, Necromunda. The suits, the gear and the other vehicles have such a strong connection and make for such a great themed army. With that said, this is probably the one where you have the least amount of work to bring it into a non-combatant role (if you want to).

16Jul/192

Warhammer 40,000 – Skorpius Disintegrator and Dunerider

With the updated Apocalypse rules for Warhammer 40,000 the Adeptus Mechanicus receives a battle tank and armoured transporter of their own, the Skorpius. It can be build either as a Skorpius Disintegrator or Skorpius Dunerider.

Warhammer 40,000 - Skorpius Disintegrator and Dunerider Warhammer 40,000 - Skorpius Disintegrator and Dunerider

I'll cover a couple of vehicles this week, as announced in an earlier post, not with Apocalypse in mind, but the idea of using and partly converting these kits into industrial or utility vehicles, to be used in the 40k setting, like Necromunda or Inq28 (or a special Kill Team mission), or general sci-fi games.

15Jul/190

About painting…

Back then, in a grim and dark past, there was no such thing as washes on the market, and their counterparts, classic inks, were not as widespread as they are today. In the coming articles I will talk a little about the painting of figures in general and my personal preferences and experiences. A good start is my basic attitude towards this part of the hobby, or better yet, how it has changed over time. This will become clearer in the course of the further articles.

I returned to the hobby in 2001 when an old friend of mine met me in my american football club and I happened to see his models when we hung out one day. Since I was active in the hobby for a short time in my youth, it didn't seem strange to me and I thought, "Oh, that looks cool, but...what is it?". Because, the first time, I had seen the miniature hobby in a shop of the chain Welt der Spiele (Games Workshop stores didn't exist like sand at the sea at that time) and didn't know a single game system. Primarily the optical attraction had pulled me into the shop. The models covered the usual range from Fantasy to SciFi of different manufacturers.

In any case, over time I had had the desire to reach a level of painting that would approach a competition level. The internet was still in its childhood stages, but became a more and more important part of the hobby and in 2007 I had seen so many great models that were brought to life by their paintwork that I wanted the same.

Age of Sigmar - Orc Boss on Boar

14Jul/190

A brief holiday starts

Did anyone else had the time to watch the third season of Stranger Things? In episode two you can see the physics teacher painting some miniatures. I assume that's Legolas?

Stranger Things

12Jul/190

Citadel Colour Contrast – Part 3

We've covered the history of the Citadel Paints in part 1, then had the chance to see them in action in part 2 / the review and now I may welcome you to the third part, with a sum up and collection of multiple feedbacks and reviews that I found online in the past few weeks and I'd like to share.

One of the most helpful overviews was the broad paint sample chart put online by the Warhammer Store in Chelmsford, they used each of the 34 paints on the recommended Grey Seer and Wraithbone primers, along with the Corax White (a very light and flat grey, noticably darker than Skull White), Zandri Dust (another popular, bone coloured / beige primer), and the two metal primers of Leadbelcher and Retributor Armour.

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10Jul/191

Citadel Colour Contrast – Part 2

So after the overview of the history of Citadel Colours, let's get painting and see how these work.

Games Workshop - Citadel Colour

8Jul/190

Citadel Colour Contrast – Part 1

Games Workshop introduced with their Contrast Colours a new part of their already quite broad painting range. But where does it come from and what does it do?
Games Workshop - Citadel Colour
Among the early days of Games Workshop, when they shifted from being a distributor and publisher towards the miniature tabletop company we know today, Citadel Miniatures played an important part in this. And they did not only supply the assortment with miniatures, but paints and brushes too. Of course, back in the day we were far away from the broad range of glazes, technicals and such, but even those first paints made similar to the miniatures a bold first impression.

7Jul/190

Asgard Aschaffenburg TableTopia 2019

Yesterday I visited the two day event of TableTopia by Asgard Aschaffenburg, a wargaming club from Northern Bavaria / Frankonia. The event is hosted in the youth centre of the Schweinheim district. The building has no parking lot of its own, but you can park you car along the street. And as you can see, the date of july 6th and 7th has gloriously sunny weather.

Asgard Aschaffenburg - TableTopia 2019 Asgard Aschaffenburg - TableTopia 2019 Asgard Aschaffenburg - TableTopia 2019

6Jul/190

Into the weekend, on my way to TableTopia

As covered in the article on CONflict two weeks ago, I'll be taking a summer break on events after this weekends TableTopia. But you'll find the event coverage on the blog on sunday, maybe late saturday.

If you're following me on instagram or facebook, you might already know, that I have some promo material for Munchkin Warhammer 40k, that I recently reviewed on the here. Pegasus Spiele sent me bookmarks and the For the Emperor cards. Want some? If you see me at a show or convention, ask me and I'll give them out as long as stock lasts. Beginning today at Aschaffenburg.

Pegasus Spiele - Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 Pegasus Spiele - Munchkin Warhammer 40,000