The next painted miniature for this year. Have to do a few more to get enough for the first vietnam wargame.
Here is another NVA soldier. I am working on a platoon command group at the moment. Next up will be some RPGs then.
As you can see I added some elefantgrass to the base. These were offcuts of the artificial grass mat I used to do elegant grass with for my jungle terrain, more info here
More to come in the next days.
As xmas is gone I can show you pictures of a special xmas present for my son , without spoiling his surprise. He liked it very much when he unwrapped it at xmas eve.
He is a huge Night lords fan and therefore I thought it fitting to build him a Night lord display marine. As I got a resin 3d printer ( Anycubic Photon) and found STL files ,on thingiverse, for printing marines I thought about doing a bigger then life marine. The parts on thingiverse are 28mm ( heroic GW scale) so I resized the parts to something like 200% the normal size and started printing.
Here are the parts:
I then sanded the parts to get rid of the supports and build the marine:
I then added some more details like skulls, horns, a loincloth and a cloak and started painting:
here is the finished model in all its splendor:
And a size comparison with one of my Galactic Knights marines:
The miniature will find a fitting space in my sons flat!
Thank you very much for 81.703 hits on my blog! this was the second best year since I started my blog. Only 800 hits less then in the best year. I hope you will stay on and enjoy the new content coming up in 2020.
So the year 2019 has past nearly. It went so quickly indeed. But I think the older you get the more time flies by. When I had a look at all the pictures I took this year I thought it might be a good idea to do something like a photo revue of the year 2019 .
The year started with lots of games of cruel seas and the scratch building of a lot of ships for that game:
I build the steamer Rheinland:
In February I went to a local convention , the Kiepencon in Münster. I hosted a cruel seas participation game there:
Until this years Salute I build a lot more ships for cruel Seas. Like the S.S. Bellota and the S.S. Green Island:
Then I started on the Hunt II escort destroyer:
Then came one of the main hobby events for me this year Salute 2019 at Excel London. Here are a few of the over 200 pictures I took. If you want to see more have a look here
After coming back home with a bag full of goodies I resumed building ships for cruel seas. Next were the coastal colliers. Three little ships with different loads:
The last ship I build for Cruel Seas so far was a VII C submarine , Das Boot
Then I stoped building ships for now as two companies started to release miniatures for a conflict I was always keen on building and gaming. The Vietnam war . Empress miniatures and Gringo 40 both released wonderful miniatures. Here are a few of the Gringo 40 Miniatures I painted this year:
And a few of the Empress ones:
After my summer holiday i got myself a 3d printer and started on doing terrain for my Vietnam war project:
Then I thought about doing the jungle terrain I would need . I figured out that I would need a lot off scatter material to do the jungle pieces . so I went to a friend who has a upholstery shop and got some old foam upholstery pieces to make my own scatter flock . If you want to know how I did it go here
In November I went to Antwerp like every year for Crisis run by the tin soldiers of Antwerp. For all the pictures go here.
After returning from Crisis I build some jungle terrain pieces with plastic plant pieces , plastic palm trees and the scatter I did myself:
After Crisis i decided that I would drop one line of Vietnam miniatures as the size of both Empress and Gringo 40 don’t fit properly. I decided to go with the Empress miniatures.
The last thing I did this year was to start on some elefant grass for my set up. I used some offcuts from artificial grass to build these:
So that’s it for this year. There are a lot of projects in the pipeline for next year . Especially concerning my 3d printer. Expect to see a lot of vehicles for mt Vietnam project, trucks, gun trucks and even a huey! So have a wonderful new year 2020 and keep up the hobby. Hope to see a few of you at Salute 20 or Crisis 20!
I wish you all a Happy Christmas . It’s the time of the year were you have time for your loved ones and maybe a bit for the hobby , too. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season!