Samstag, 28. März 2015

Gallian Army Construction Report No 29 - It's too bad they won't live

Hello everyone!

This will be my last post for this month, and the last one regarding miniature wargaming for at least a month. From tomorrow on I will be on a journey, travelling through a foreign country (or at least parts of it). If I am able to take some time, I will write a report (or some) like I did when I was in Finland.

But forget about that for the first time. Let's take a small step into Gallia before leaving.

It was a suprise for me that I actually had some time and joy finishing those figures I bought just a few weeks ago. Seriously: I was like "what - already done?!"

I think they will make a great addition to the market of a small village, or can be used to serve as scenery props for a science fiction battle.

So enjoy those two ladies:

They would make great Valkyrias - it's just too bad they won't live. But then again, who does?

So long!

Take care

Sonntag, 15. März 2015

Guardians of Aretz - Gravschirmjäger, Emperors Guard and Jäkari

Here we go again,

Finally some of the Aretzian soldiers are ready to be painted.

First of all, another heavy weapon team and a Gravschirmjäger are done so far.

Then we have got the first 13 members of the Emperors Guard.

And three female commissars/officers.

Those will be painted somewhen else ... but for now we have got some really bad girls which I finished today.

On a German tabletop convention I had the opportunity to buy some female soldiers which fit perfectly to the Elysian troopers.
I want to use them as "Jäkari", some kind of a female Ranger unit. They are what Kasrkin are in the 40k universe or Navy SEALs in the real world. There will be 12 of them for the time being.

Their design is heavily influenced by the Kyoshi warriors from the TV show "The Last Airbender" as they should differ from the overall design of my army. And I think it fits well.

The first one was finished some days ago, but I used her as some kind of a test figure. But as of today, they are already four.

The other three are a female operator - I'll use her as sergeant, and two gun...girls. As I had to sculpt the skirts myself, some of my fingerprints are left on them. I know. Wasn't able to sand them away in the first place. so I now leave them on the skirts. I will survive it :D

I am happy I finally made some progress. Nonetheless - it is like the Gallian Army project: I have got so many ideas but little time. I hope that there will be some more to show soon.

To be continued ...

See you on the next update.

Donnerstag, 12. März 2015

Where is my Cow?! - R.I.P. Terry Pratchett

Hello everyone,

I didn’t think I would write a second post today, but I just got the news that another „hero“ of my recent years has died.
Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the well-known discworld novels, is dead. He died today at the age of 66.
I can’t say how much that saddens me. I have been a fan of his stories. They were an inspiration for me – not only for my own writing, but also for my overall humor and view on the world.
I hope that – wherever he may be now – he has a good time.
May the guard see you safely on your way, Sir. And may your name be spoken, so it will never be forgotten.


Gallian Army Construction Report No 28 - New stuff! ... Seriously?!

Hello everyone!

Some news from Gallia.

There hasn't been much progress lately, and as of now there won't be more progress until May. As I wrote before I won't be there through all April, but I nevertheless took every possibility to get some more stuff. Who would have guessed?

I got two half-timber houses and a shed which will make a wonderful addition to the landscape of Gallia.

They are made by Najewitz Lasermodellbau, a small company from Germany that produces minature buildings.

Then I got two statues which will be used as statues for village squares in Gallia as well as my Science Fiction project.

And finally I acquired some more vehicles which should be enough to make a whole tank unit of Gallian light tanks. During the next days I will receive 4 more German light tanks 38(t), which then ends the aquisition of tanks for Gallia for the time being.

That's a lot of stuff, I know, and somehow I guess I won't finish them all. But who cares? It fires me up to continue with my Gallia project. And that is all I need.

So see you on the next update!

Until then.

Sonntag, 8. März 2015

Some news from the Empire of Aretz

Hello everyone!

Let's enjoy another update.

As far as my Science Fiction project is concerned, there has been suprisingly much progress.
I bought some more stuff, which arguably is interesting, but isn't topic of this update. (Haha, who would have guessed ...?)

Those who have been following my blog for some time maybe remember the "Eisenkern"- storm trooper I had bought some time ago and started to assemble but never finished. Well. During the disposal of some old stuff I found the packages again and decided that it could be wise to go on with this part of the Aretzian forces.
So I put all the stuff together - the 10 storm troopers I already had started and the 30 I still have to do and just used one whole afternoon to get as much done as I could.

After I had "finished" the 10 guys that were already about to be done, I went on getting the other 30 out of their sprues. First the bases and legs ...

... then body parts, backpacks and heads.

After all the parts were separated, it was time to glue them together.

But - haha - guess what? That ended my motivation. After around five hours of work with those guys and a bit of other stuff (which wasn't covered in this update), I just wanted to do some other stuff.

To be continued ...

See you on the next update!