Gruppe Karl of the 2nd Gefechtskompanie Galactic Knights Space Marine Chapter

Here is the Komtur of the 3rd Gruppe 2nd Gefechtskompanie of the Galactic Knights Space marine Chapter. Komtur Karl is a former member of the Elite first Gefechtskompanie also known as “Mondkrieger” ( Moonwarriors) , therefor he wears the icon of the Mondkrieger on his left knee. A blue moon with the name Mondkrieger above in red. On the right knee he wears the Gruppe sign of the 3rd Gruppe a red chapter cross.


Here is the icon of the Mondkrieger a bit bigger :


The icon on the figure is a decal I made with decal paper and a printer. As I do all my decals.

Here are some more pictures of Karl:

The black helmet also denotes him as a member of the first Gefechtskompanie. All members of the first Kompanie wear black helmets instead of white ones to denote their elite status. So as a former member and a Komtur he has a black helmet with a red stripe denoting his rank.

Next up some more members of the 3rd Gruppe.


“Eardrumsplitta and the Waaaagh singers”

Now that I dropped out of the build something Contest on Lead Adventure Forum I can show pictures of the finished and painted build. Here is the picture I handed in for the contest. You were only allowed to send in one picture .Contestbild

Here is the man himself “Mr. Eardrumsplitta”:


The drummer:


Simon thats one of the Gretchin you gave to me so generously!

The guitarist:


The bassman:


The Stage:


Turn up the volume!


The Tank:

And a few shots of the band:


Hope you like my effort. if so feel free to like or leave a coment!

First shots of plastic Chasseurs a Cheval by the Perry twins

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These are the first shots of the plastic Chasseurs a Cheval.
Fresh from Renedra the Perrys have the first shots of the main Chasseur (trooper) frame. Renedra just need to tweak a few small bits but this frame is done, the command frame is well on its way. So everything will be ready for Salute.
Alan Perry has put a few of these together to show the poses and uniform variations you will be able to achieve which you can see above.
The figures in this box will represent Line Chasseurs a Cheval from 1808-15. Four uniform variants are covered; campaign and full dress for 1808-12 and campaign and full dress for 1812-15. During this period the coat changed from the single breasted Kinski coat to the lapelled Spencer coat around 1812 although the latter probably took a while to replace the former. Both types are presented in this set, along with elite company uniforms. The figures in the Kinski coat can also be used as Hussars in campaign dress. As you can see there are multiple arm poses and many head gear variants.
There will be a free metal figure of Colonel Marbot of the 23rd Chasseurs a Cheval (which of cause could be painted as any Chasseur colonel) if you buy three or more sets direct from the Perrys online and at Salute.

I think a very useful addition to the growing plastic Perry napoleonic range!

My new Camera

I got myself a new camera, the Sony Alpha 7.


I know that you can get a newer model but this one was quite cheap for the value you get. I took the first pictures with it yesterday, using a spacer ring for macro pictures. Here are the pictures of “Squigloover” my gretchin herder:




The pictures were taken without a flash and only with the normal lighting of my hobby room no lightbox or additional lighting was necessary. The lens I used was a 50mm fixed focal lens by Sony and a macro spacer ring. I think the pictures are quite nice, at least much better the the ones taken with my iPhone ( all the other pictures on this blog). What do you think?

Basecoat is on

The build is finished and the basecoat is on:


As you can see, after base coating the contraption , you can’t tell that it is made from polystyrene. The only telltale is the wight when you lift it. So from now on no more pictures as long as I am not dropped out of the build something contest. I will take pictures of the painting process but will post them after the contest ended.

Building of the stage complete

I finished building the stage yesterday. Here are pictures of the changes and additions I did:


I added a sign on top of the speakers. This will display the name of the band in ork glyphs   then I added cabling for the speakers , the guitars and the microphone of the singer.


Here you see the cabling on the singer figure.

Then I added bolts, rivets and nuts to the stage:


And thats what the stage with band looks like at the moment:


I will post pictures of the base coated model in a few days. Then there will be a hiatus as we are not supposed to show pictures of the painted models before the contest is finished.