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6Feb/210

Bitbox-Stand In, miniature swap with Gregor / SirLeon

We hoped that we would be able to meet in some kind of way to exchange some stock within our hobby group, but due to being spread across Germany that wasn't possible. As I had some bad experience last year with DHL, I hesitated to use postal services to exchange the miniatures (especially, even if they would reimburse us for lost stuff - which they don't - with some of the OOP items that wouldn't be much help anyway).

Anyhow, as it doesn't really seem that we will have a time slot coming up, that would make a personal meeting happening and the boxes (yes, plural, in the beginning it was one box labelled with Malkränzchen, but over the months it became individual boxes for each one, to keep track who receives what) grew in size. So we had some video chats, talking about what we're looking for, what would end up in the boxes and prepared them for shipping. It is post christmas, it's national tracked packages, so the risk should be a minimum.

miniature swap with Gregor / SirLeon miniature swap with Gregor / SirLeon

Gregor already wrote about some of the items that I sent him over at the German board Tabletop Welt in his project log "Jenseits des Steinbachs". But what did I receive? Some 90s goodies from Middlehammer 🙂

22Jan/210

Necromunda – Underhive Stock

I started with the hobby in the mid to late 90s in Germany, so a lot of that late Oldhammer to early Middlehammer coined my image of the hobby. Miniatures sculped by the Perry twins, Jes Goodwin and Gary Morley, artwork by Mark Gibbons and Wayne England. So it is no big surprise, that 2nd Edition 40k, Blood Bowl and of course Necromunda really appeal to me.

What is Necromunda about? It is a 28mm skirmish between the street gangs of the bigger Houses on the planet Necromunda, fighting over supply contracts, mines and facilities. And all that in the underground of a megacity (so very 2000 AD) in the Warhammer 40.000 universe. With the character / gang development it even included a narrative part, to tell the story of your own gang, with all the ups and downs that belong to it. And that narrative part is simply the cherry on top of that old school goodness.

13Jan/210

Necromunda – Bulkheads

While sorting through the miniatures and getting a feel for the volume, I realised that my actual problem aren't the miniatures (they are mostly 28mm, so that's not that tall, and I don't do mass combat armies) but the terrain. And after going through the boxes and opening up the 4th box (of a few more) with Necromunda Bulkheads in it, it dawned on me that I might went a bit overboard on them.

So my stock went above 200 of these, that's more than I need.

Necromunda - Bulkheads Necromunda - Bulkheads

28Dec/200

Sisters of Battle – Order of the Sacred Rose

The Sisters of Battle have come together, and I store my projects while gathering them in these sorting boxes. But this isn't a good overview, so while sorting out and taking stock, I decided to set up sheets for my projects that I can manage in photoshop and see which units go together, even after a break or being distracted by some shiny new stuff.

Warhammer 40.000 - Sacred Rose Warhammer 40.000 - Sacred Rose

20Nov/200

Warhammer 40.000 – Going for the Sisters of Battle

There's new about the Sisters of Battle! Because only a few days after I found my sisters I saw a lot offered in one of the boards, that would supply me with most of the things from my wishlist and even some more blisters. That could come in handy for trades, but would mean additional work as well. We managed to agree on a trade, which wouldn’t drain my monthly hobby budget and even reduce the stock (or at least wouldn’t just let my lead pile grow).

Sisters of Battle - Trade Lot Sisters of Battle - Trade Lot

Only problem, the Immolator is too new and I was missing some of the heavy and special weapons. So to get a proper overview, I went on SoLegends and consultated the codex, to see which models and units were available and what I might be missing.

12Nov/200

Stumbling over some Sisters of Battle

I have a fable for the 2nd Edition of Warhammer 40.000 – that’s no secret. And that is one of the projects, that I decided to keep and to put into reality during the “cleansing” of my stock.

While sorting through the lead pile, I came across my two squads of sisters of battle and looked into the according codex (1997, so quite late for the 2nd edition). It only had 64 pages and due to the limited amount of units, it was more of a side army, something you would normally use as an allied contingent for an Imperial Guard. Beside the Sisters of Battle Squads, I have a few of the ecclesiarchy models for my Inq28, so I got them together to check if that would be a lot big enough to follow up on, or too far away from completion and better be sold.

Sisters of Battle - Starting Lot

26Sep/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part XV

Here they are, the final miniatures of my summer project and I may proudly announce - I'm done, incl. Nurgle Bonus!

Realm of Chaos - Nurgle Ungors

22Sep/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part XIV

Let's get ready for the remaining two miniatures of the summer project. These do not actually belong to the Hooves and Fur project and are "just padding" to have 18 miniatures for the challenge (18 miniatures in 3 months).

As you can see from my first post on these two, I went for regular Ungors from the Middlehammer Beastman range. Both were sculpted by Alan Perry.

Realm of Chaos - Nurgle Ungors Realm of Chaos - Nurgle Ungors Realm of Chaos - Nurgle Ungors

I went for the regular black primer along with a stronger white dry brush to pick up the details and have better orientation on the model.

25Aug/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part XIII

Here they are, the Realm of Chaos undivided warband - Hooves and Fur.

Realm of Chaos - Hooves and Fur

21Aug/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part XII

The wash has dried on the base colours and I had this to work on. Once again I am quite surprised by the decent result you get by a simple wash.

Realm of Chaos - Hooves and Fur

Anyhow, that isn't my personal claim, so I added further highlights, pretty much the same way I did with the Gors in the other two batches (Part V and Part VIII). Have to say, I am not that happy about the sculpts, compared to the older models the miniatures would have benefited from being two parts or more open posed. For example the hunched bestigor is missing details on the left side of his face and I'll have to freehand a bit on there. Beyond that, the black lining using Dark Tone has helped me a lot. And the close up pictures help me to see better the details that need some further attention, like the clean-up on the belts and studs.