Donnerstag, 28. Februar 2013

Kaiser and Coals!

Salvete Comrades!

Inspired by the Kaiser Wilhelm miniature of fellow blogger Nadav Igra and an after action report of a modern warfare sea battle in a German miniatures forum (and because I am very interested in international military history) I decided to start my own little fleet of ships. As starting force I purchased a little battle group of the Kaiserliche Marine, consisting of

1x battlecruiser  SMS von der Tann
2x light cruisers: 1x SMS Emden, 1x SMS Elbing
and 3x Torpedo-boats of the B 97 class.
All units are GHQ 1/2400 models.

As you can imagine, the first unit has been finished already. It is the von der Tann, the battlecruiser and the biggest ship in the fleet - a quite detailed model for its size and it was a lot of work but also fun to paint it.

The water was way of a challenge for me as I had never done water before - but despite the sea state that indicates that the weather is rough - I really love the outcome so far.

And - most impressive - until now I did not find the right rules for WWI sea battles ... THAT is somehow ridiculous ...

"I have no words!"

Mavet Me'shamaim!


Mittwoch, 27. Februar 2013

Comrades - Raise your Fists!

No, it's not about going to war with Balalaika!

Still I have a request to all of you my readers (and all who stop by):

My friend and fellow blogger Nadav Igra has started a crowd founding project to raise his own miniatures studio in order to create great miniatures not just for a specific game or scale but listen to all ideas sent in to him.

But to get this idea on the way, he needs some money. So for all of you who are interested into his project IMS, just take a look and decide if you want to support him!

To reward your help he also sells two figures, a 28 mm cyberpunk miniature and a 1/35 sci fi drop trooper, called "planetFaller" both miniatures he developed from ideas he got in several forums.

More details you will find on his blog and his project website.

And if you're not sure if you want to assist him with money, then spread the word! It would help a lot.

Mavet Me'shamaim!


Samstag, 16. Februar 2013

New Stargazer chapter online

Salvete comrades!

So, this time an update for my Warhammer 40.000 fanfiction story Stargazer: chapter 33 has been released!
I know, I wanted to update the story by January, but due to the fact that I was busy, it was inevitable to postpone the release until today.

Again, I have to remind you that the story is written in German, so people not common with the German language will have some problems reading it (obviously ...)

Nevertheless: have fun!

All the best


Samstag, 9. Februar 2013

Mavet Me'shamaim! - Death from above!

Do you listen to the engines? Listen carefully to it. It will just last a bit longer then you jump into the shit.

Wait until the green light flashes then run forward and jump out. If your grav-chute does not kick in REST IN PEACE we will shout.

The Emperor protects. Isn’t it a way to die? With your Lasgun on your back as you’re falling through the sky!

Now it is time to kick some sorry orcs into their sorry green butt - Ha'Keisar yishmerenu!

During the last month (I guess it was much more the last half of the last year) I have come really far writing my fanfiction story Stargazer, which is set in the 40k universe, but I somehow lacked continuing the build-up my imperial guard army.
But now - after a long time of work and rework, I am proud to have my first section of Elysians finished – and I am REALLY finished, too. I guess my female inquisitor was waiting for this support long enough ;-D Thinking about it, my IG is all about 400 men strong, but nothing really finished ... how shameful.

But well, enough talk. Let's have a look ...

Command Section:

 I don’t know why but I really like to reinforce my army with units having become obsolete in miniature collections of other players. Normally I rework and repaint them.
But I liked the ground and camo of the guys following so I decided to leave them as they were and use them as some kind of special force (they look like Delta force  - don’t they?)

Already well-known – the scout sniper. Currently, I am working on a spotter and a second sniper team.

Some guys on their way into the action. They are carrying ant tank hollow charges so you can guess what will happen next … :-D And yes – the overly white teeth of the first guy were planned this way – they are meant to blind and distract the enemy …

And these guys are preparing to strike again.

An anti-tank unit with hollow charges and a Melta gun (Sci-Fi-Panzerschreck based on micro wave technology – helpful when you need to get your meal cooked until crisp … or your enemy)

And in the end – someone who thinks he is cool. I don’t know why the sergeant is using his pistol while carrying the rifle, but it really looks nice.

As you can see, the paintjob on the miniatures varies more or less. This is because it took me a long time to get all those guys done. Some of them benefitted from new techniques I tried and some didn’t. But to be honest: I don’t want to repaint them as I am afraid I could destroy the look they have. For me, the work I did is quite okay and I am happy with the outcome so far.
11 more guys are under construction and will be finished soon (I hope) and much more are underway.
So stay tuned!

Mavet Me'shamaim!