Oathmark Elves revealed

Oathmark Elf Infantry by Northstar. These are the first pictures of the very first figures from Renedra’s factory. 26910767_1953748477987923_992012954906246697_o

A comparison with a Oathmark Ork:

26850259_1953748574654580_5745329383140204663_o

A painted three up:

26758388_1953795804649857_8870134061254140183_o

Pre orders will be possible from April on. watch this space for pictures of the frames.

Further progress with the ‘build something’ contest 2018

IMG_9498

I did some more work on the Leman Russ tank. The tank will be without turret as it will be used as a rolling stage for a Ork Rock band. So instead of the turret there will be a stage complete with speakers etc. I added some more detail to the tank . Next step will be adding the tracks and the track guards.

Any comments welcome.

Perry Miniatures plastic Zulu warriors

The Zulu are a Bantu ethnic group of Southern Africa and the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with an estimated 10–12 million people living mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Small numbers also live in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique. The Zulu were originally a major clan in what is today Northern KwaZulu-Natal, founded ca. 1709 by Zulu kaMalandela. In the Nguni languages, iZulu means heaven, or weather.. according to  At that time, the area was occupied by many large Nguni communities and clans (also called isizwe=nation, people or isibongo=clan or family name). Nguni communities had migrated down Africa’s east coast over centuries, as part of the Bantu migrations probably arriving in what is now South Africa in about the 9th century. According to Wikipedia (read more here)

26169763_1409546752500760_2200776962313755317_n

Now the Perrys are about to release these african warriors in 28mm and in plastic! They will be released on the 22nd/23rd of January to coincide with the 139th anniversary of the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.

Here are pictures of the sprues:

26198629_1409546559167446_1870854017078853800_o

26232266_1409546582500777_6954719974922025383_o

And some examples of finished figures:

26233155_1409546785834090_7830098556439273308_o

26233056_1409546805834088_337668495973770066_o

And the usual Perry discount during first release:

26198647_1409546615834107_9177280591392286415_o

For more info visit the Perry page here

 

 

Progress on the Thunderhawk gunship

Over the last week and the last weekend I did a bit more on my Thunderhawk gunship for my Galactic Knights Space Marine Chapter:

Above you see some more work done to the foreword section of the main hull.

The cockpit area is done. Now follows the addition of the foreword wings:

And the detailing of the aft hull and the main engine of the main hull:

When the last details are added to the left side of the main hull the next step will be detailing the main wings with the other two engines. Then the attack wings and the rest of the armament have to be done. After that adding all the rivets and other small detail. So watch this space for more updates.

A Thunderhawk gunship for the Galactic Knights Chapter

As I have quite a few Primaris Space Marines in my army and you can only use the new repulsortank as transport I thought about getting a Thunderhawk gunship as a transport as it is the only other vehicle you can use in Warhammer 40K to get your Primaris Marines transported.

I always wanted to have one in my collection. Way back in the 1990’s I considered one too for my Space Wulf army I used to have. But the price tack at Forgeworld was just to high then and it is still today. There is no way paying 450 British pounds for a single model! So how to get on of these:

pict

There is a Facebook group called papercraft poorhammer modelling were you can get templates to build your own paper models from. As paper is, as far as I think, not sturdy enough for gaming I used the templates to build my own Thunderhawk from extruded polystyrene . I have a proxxon foam cutter which is used for architectural models and which I have used for terrain building till now. I have a few mdf additions for this machine for cutting angles and round objects from Gerard Boom. You will find him at Crisis for example.

So here is the beginning of my own Thunderhawk :

This is the main body as a basic shape.

IMG_7988

Here you see the basic wing assembly.

This are the styrodur ( extruded polystyrene )parts for the engines. On the right picture is the mdf part which helps to cut out round shapes.

Here the engines are added to the wings . All basic shapes . Fillerwork and sanding has to take place yet.

FullSizeRender 7

And this is how far I got this weekend. From start to this stage it took about 10 hours building time. Most time was used to find out how to use the templates to build with extruded polystyrene . The detail work will start in the next days. So watch this space for an update.

What I forgot to tell you , the version of the Thunderhawk I am building is no longer available at Forgeworld, they have a new slightly different Thunderhawk model now for sale.

 

 

 

 

The story of the Galactic Knights Space Marine Chapter

Ordosigil

I have done a dedicated page for my DIY Space Marine Chapter here on my Blog. You will find information about the creation, homeworld, combat doctrine, organization, look, beliefs and geneseed here. I will add more information and short stories about my chapter as time permits.

FullSizeRender