Monday, 9 January 2017

Alpha Legion, 30k wip


A friend "forced" me to start 30k... Horus Herasy

He gave me a good deal on some Marines and together with some other miniatures I plan to atleast get a Zone Mortalis themed 500pts Alpha Legion force to start with.

Here are some work in progress pictures of my tactical squad, the base marines are from the Betrayal at Calth box with some added kit from Anvil Industry and some small things from other sources.












The Sergeant with a Artificer armour, Boltgun , Power fist and a Power dagger.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Death Korps of Krieg Leman Russ squadron - done


Finally.. My squadron of Leman Russes for my Death Korps of Krieg is complete.
Well, good enough at least... I could always had added more details and thought about motifs and maybe some text and so on, on the side armour but this will more then do for the table top.
I could always add more details later on.

The miniatures all have different backgrounds, some are second hand tanks that was in a really bad shape when I got them. I have started to like to fix old battered tank miniatures, add bits and greenstuff and finish it of with painting like my Thundered Siege tanks posted earlier. (http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2016/09/thunderer-siege-tanks-death-korps.html)




Leman Russ variant with lots of firepower...



Vanquisher, anti tank variant. Here with an tank commander with an binocular. He could be used squadron commander or as the artillery spotter option.
The Vanquisher barrel is masked in the same way as an WW2 British Sherman Firefly tank to make it blend in with an regular Leman Russ with Battle Cannon.



Basic Leman Russ configuration.






All of the vehicles are magnetised and I got lots of different options, all vehicle can be equipped magnetised side sponsons If I so chooses. In future I can always ad more magnetised weapon options. The tank crews are loose so I can change or skip them from the tanks.


Same tanks but with different weapons layout.






Thursday, 22 December 2016

Leman Russ Battletank squadron Work in Progress


 Im currently working on fixing up a squadron of Leman Russ Battletanks. (amongs many many other project currently in the pipe...)

These comes from a myriad of different sources and I must admit I really enjoy fixing up old battered and badly painted second hand Imperial tanks. Adding some Forgeworld bits, greenstuff and lots of bits to bring them back to life.


A lot of time have been spent magnetising all the weapons and sponsons but this means I now can swap all the weapons, creating all the different types of Leman Russ configurations. I will have to spend some time magnetising even more different weapons in the future to add to the arsenal of weapon choices.



Here are some work in progress of the LR squadron at the moment.




 There are still lot of paintwork left but now you can see what Im aiming for.






Thursday, 8 December 2016

Death Korps of Krieg Infantry



I just finished the last brushing on these Death Korps infantrymen. Most of this batch are from the old Gorgon kit and was sold on a line that you could separated and based singularly. Before Forge World stopped selling these you could actually buy Death Korps of Krieg for less money then Games Workshops basic Cadians. Granted some work was needed so separate them from their buddies and base them singular but still totally worth it. I bought a couple of those kits before they were discontinued and is by far time to actually paint them...

I used white as the colours for my infantry arms and their shoulder straps and insignia on the collar as well as one stripe on one of the shoulder armours is using that colour.

One side of the helmet have what is meant to represent the Imperial Eagle and the other side is having an shield design in black,white, red.

They are all wearing the ww2 Autumn Oakleaf pattern camouflage and the armoured parts are black or dark gray. I wanted light coloured gas masks to create a contrast.

Im not totally happy with the bases but that will have to do. I wanted a boring, brown, muddy feel to them but Im thinking about atleast add some straws of dead grass to add some more details in the future...

Seventeen down, unnumbered more to do... 











Thursday, 1 December 2016

Ulfheðinn

Yeah

Finally a real unit of Ulfheðinns...




"...The Úlfhéðnar (singular Úlfheðinn), another term associated with berserkers, mentioned in the Vatnsdæla saga, Haraldskvæði and the Völsunga saga, were said to wear the pelt of a wolf when they entered battle. Úlfhéðnar are sometimes described as Odin's special warriors: "[Odin's] men went without their mailcoats and were mad as hounds or wolves, bit their shields...they slew men, but neither fire nor iron had effect upon them. This is called 'going berserk'." In addition, the helm-plate press from Torslunda depicts (below) a scene of Odin with a berserker—"a wolf skinned warrior with the apparently one-eyed dancer in the bird-horned helm, which is generally interpreted as showing a scene indicative of a relationship between berserkgang... and the god Odin"—with a wolf pelt and a spear as distinguishing features..."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berserker

 So, with that I thought I really really needed such a colourful unit. It will be nice to mix up the shieldwall formations with a whole unit of religious fanatics going bersärkagång...

Painting and model wise I wanted a unit all clad in wulfskins full of tattoos.
The miniatures are a mixture of Gripping Beast, Shieldwall miniatures and V&V miniatures.

I really recommend the V&V Miniatures, they has to be some of the best Viking miniatures out there.
http://vminiatures.com/28-mm/vikings/












To bad the pictures really didn´t capture the tattoos that well... Its hard to get good pictures of so small details.