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21Jul/210

Update on the move to the new studio

Last weekend was the major part of our move, bringing over the furniture and most of the boxes. It is weird to see your studio go more and more empty, but it certainly gives you feedback on the progress. Along with my wargaming stock my lego collection went with us. And I have to say, not only am I incredibly thankful for the very practical estate car, but the carport as well, as it made us far less prone to the weather.

Chaosbunker - Move to new Studio Chaosbunker - Move to new Studio Chaosbunker - Move to new Studio

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5Jul/210

June review

Managed to get some things going in June. Some new and final arrivals to my collection.

I am a huge fan of the work of Paul Hicks, and one of rarer miniatures (besides the event miniatures he sculpted) is this set of British Napoleonic soldiers, strongly influenced by Sean Bean in Sharpe. After looking for a trader in Europe and trying to get these second hand - but with no results for over almost a year, I decided to order directly with Brigade Games. Shipping wasn't cheap at 28 USD (for a total of ~50 USD worth of miniatures), but went incredibly fast, as these arrived within 10 days - incl. going through customs.

Brigade Games - British Rifles Veterans Brigade Games - British Rifles Veterans Brigade Games - British Rifles Veterans

This isn't going to be some mass combat, but really a small skirmish setup around Sharpe's Rifles. So after looking at Osprey Games' Chosen Men, but putting that aside for it being far too large, as it is more like Saga at 40+ miniatures and not what I had in mind for the small battles, I went with Song of Drums & Shakos by Ganesha Games. Tabletop Stories has a review on the rule set. And if you're already there, give their Mecha-Spin off of What a tanker a go.

1Jul/210

Adeptus Titanicus – Legio Astraman Ad Arma

It is time to go for another Summer Challenge, 18 miniatures in 3 months. Last year I did an undivided beastman warband "Hooves and Fur" for my Realm of Chaos project.

Realm of Chaos - Hooves and Fur Realm of Chaos - Hooves and Fur

And as the new challenge is just right around the corner, I'm right in the middle of moving my studio, this simply calls for an Epic Journey Against all Reason and Sanity.

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.

18Aug/200

A miniature Odyssey – The Gates of Hades…

…have opened and the last block for the Summer Project 2020 is finished. Since I already had some practice with the skeletons from Warlord Games, it didn't take long to paint the last six of them.

A miniature Odyssey – The Gates of Hades...

12Aug/200

A miniature Odyssey – With Spear and Shield

When you think of ancient Greece, you simply cannot help but think of a Hoplite armed with a shield and spear. Logically many Hoplites died in the battles and so it is not surprising that I painted some skeletons with exactly this combination of weapons for the second block for the summer project.

A miniature Odyssey – With Spear and Shield A miniature Odyssey – With Spear and Shield

5Aug/200

Chaosbunker Daddies – Sport is a killer! Block 2

It is August and the second block of the Summer Project is underway. As announced at the beginning I will dedicate myself to the halflings.

Sport ist Mord! Das Sommerprojekt