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30May/200

Weekend Update CW 22/2020

Another prolonged weekend ahead. It's whitsun and that means a holiday on monday. Traditionally a weekend with a lots of festivals, like Rock am Ring, will be a lot less crowded.

As I am still re-sorting the bunker, this week was a bit slow on the articles, I covered the first of the re-shoots with the boba-fett style bountyhunter for Inq28, and Dino continues the Journey of the Maulers with an article on the fans.

The Mundalorian Journey of the Maulers - The Maulers

29May/200

Journey of the Maulers: Fans for fans

Since the beginning of the Journey of the Maulers series, which now consists of 23 articles, I have decided to paint fans for the team. After I had painted the Maulers completely, I wanted to be able to put one more fan on the bleachers for each game I played. As a small "thank you" to all who tested the Wanderleague approach with me.

Journey of the Maulers - The Maulers Journey of the Maulers - The Maulers

26May/201

INQ28 – The Mundalorian

I have built and painted this one in 2009, and decided it is time to new pictures. The bounty hunter "Boba" was created for the Inq28 project.

Inq28 - Bounty Hunter Inq28 - Bounty Hunter Inq28 - Bounty Hunter

24May/200

Weekend Update CW 21/2020 – Oldhammer, mexican food and equipment

Prolonged weekend over ascension thursday / fathers day!

Cutting Matt Warlord Games - Gaming Matt Open Sea Hagen Miniatures - Black Seas & Cruel Seas Items

Working from home continues and my "office" is more of a studio than an office-in-home, so I work where I usually do my reviews and such. The notebook took a toll on the cutting mat and the exposure to the heat made it warp quite a bit. Therefore I replaced it with a new one and added a smaller A3 one on top. But will switch back on monday, when the regular work week continues.

And finally my Warlord order arrived, including my new open sea gaming mat, that I want to use with Cruel Seas and Black Seas. Along with the ships by Hagen Miniatures, I am looking forward to put the naval week(s) on here.

22May/200

Splitting and updating social media

On the right column on the blog you see this button, to follow me on instagram.

chaosbunker - follow me on instagram

I dediced to split the wargaming content from my private account, dennismit2n, to cover wargaming in a more focused and pure way. Along with not drowning my family and friends with plastic toys. I already did take care of that on facebook a long time ago by using lists, so I only share those contents with people that have some connection with our wargaming hobby.

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20May/200

Oldhammer – Spotting and identifying Recasts

While you're looking for old miniatures on eBay and trading groups the risk of a recast is rather minimal, at least while looking for regular rank & file units in the one-digit value area. Some miniatures tend to be rare and very sought-after, creating prices for a single 28mm miniature of 30 EUR, 50 EUR or in some cases even beyond that on the second hand market. This demand and willingness to pay such prices, creates the interest of mischievous parties to cash in on this situation.

As I am doing the occassional coverage on Oldhammer projects, mostly 40k second edition so far, with a bit of Realm of Chaos, my personal risk is minimal. I bought a lot of the miniatures that are now valued either NIB or second hand from trusted sources. But when I added the Legion of the Damned to my Space Marine lot, of course I thought about Veteran Sergeant Centurius. The model was only available for a brief moment in / around 1996, for the opening of the 100th store in the UK. I am not sure about re-release in the US or Europe for similar events. But the miniature is rare and a real one, ideally NIB, easily makes you 50 to 70 EUR the right time. So I waited and watched the market space and eBay from time to time. I was a bit surprised that the prices dropped below 50 GBP.

Oldhammer - Legion of the Damned Centurius eBay

19May/200

Realm of Chaos – Sorting the warbands

While sorting out, what to sell and what to keep, I took a long deep look at my Realm of Chaos miniatures from the Oldhammer to early Midhammer era.

Realm of Chaos Realm of Chaos - Champions of Chaos Stripping Paint

To me, the core of these miniatures, especially the Champions of the different chaos gods, are like the crown jewels of my collection. But just keeping them for the sake of having them, would be a waste. Similar to a car, they are build to be driven, and as such are miniatures not to be kept in blisters, they should be painted and in some cases to be used in games. Why do these old miniatures fascinate me so much? I got into the topic of Oldhammer a few times in the past, once in 2016 when I had my 20th anniversary with the wargaming hobby, and another time a bit more focused on the 2nd Edition of Warhammer 40,000.

16May/200

Weekend Update CW 20/2020 – Roofing, Backlogs and Lego

Had a bit of spare time on friday night and took up the kitbash of the Laketown House. A more detailled coverage on the build will soon follow. Mixed up a bit of Grey Stuff by P3 and took care of the gaps between the shingles and wall pieces. And as usual, you end up with too much modelling clay.

Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit Lake Town House Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit Lake Town House Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit Lake Town House

15May/200

Journey of the Maulers: Third game in the wander league

"Ooooh man Jim, did that have to happen right now?"

"Even Nurgle can't help it if his sneeze knocks out the big leagues for a while."

"But how are we gonna enjoy a little Blood Bowl?"

"How about we watch a game of budding amateurs instead?

"Yeah, that's a good idea, Jim! Those morons don't know how to do anything - at least that should provide some entertainment!"

In the Maulers' third game of the season, Denis was my opponent, who is also known as Baumling in the forum Tabletowelt.de. We know each other for quite a while now and so it's not surprising that the game had a certain build up. For a while I called his Norseteam soft elves and so I guess I got what I deserved in this game. Denis challenged me - with an Elf Union team!

Journey of the Maulers - The Maulers

13May/200

Age of Sail Terrain and Markers

I am currently waiting for an order from Modulor, that will supply me with plastic card and brass rods, to take of some ideas I have for Black Seas / the Age of Sail.

I have a box of 3rd rates spare, I intended to build a merchant vessel, add one ship to my fleet and build a wreck from the third one. Here's a mock-up of what I have in mind.

Black Seas - 3rd Rate Black Seas - 3rd Rate