Forwards, for Emperor and Imperium!

Imperial EagleWhile I’ve never played a game so far, warhammer 40,000 holds a special place on my bookshelfs. The vast scope of that universe, the millions of planets and battlefields, the billions upon billions of men dying every day just to guarantee the status quo,… it all speaks to me in tongues of bolter fire and plasma grenades. And what better place to start collecting an army for 40k than Space Marines! These 3 meter tall, power armour-clad human demi-gods of war are the epitome of warfare. To that end, I present to you, the 5th Company of the Imperial Sons!

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Crisis @ Antwerp

 

Invasion of hundreds of thousands of miniature soldiers in Antwerp

1st of November, a Saturday. At Hangar 29 in the Antwerp harbour, the largest miniature convention in Belgium happened. Called Crisis, it focuses most on historical wargaming but it also serves as a meeting place for for Belgians, Dutchmen, Englishmen, Germans,… who love miniature gaming in general. New games, old games, weird and cool games, as long as we’re talking mini’s. Sadly, we didn’t have that much time (only two hours) before we had to leave for prior engagements but we still had a good time.

Some cool photos after the break!

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Right out of Karak Wyr, a new Gyrocopter!

Nope, not an intro, just pretty pictures!

More progress as it happens!

Top view of the cockpit

Top view of the cockpit

Side view

Side view

 

 

View from the interior of the cockpit, together with the finished pilot.

View from the interior of the cockpit, together with the finished pilot.

 

 

 

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Front view, the cockpit is still missing the sidewings, it’s engine and the rotor.

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Side view

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The back. Although almost nothing will be viewable when the engine gets glued on, I really enjoyed painting this.

 

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Frontal view

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Really liking the lighting in this picture, one of my favourite photos of this one.

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Other side

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Side top view

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… and final shot. Coming up, the rotor and the base.

Roleplaying the Arthurian legends with Bretonnia

Last year, I joined a Pendragon campaign that a few of my mates were playing. So far, it’s been a great campaign and roleplay experience (Hurray, Arthur has been crowned King of England, all rejoice!) but lately I’ve been stepping up my commitment to the campaign.

I’ve bought a box of the old Brettonian Men-at-arms, both as a small militiaforce for my Knightly character and maybe as the start of a proper Bretonnian force.

I’m quite happy with the result so far, especially considering I’ve done these guys really quickly over the span of about two evenings. I’ve painted these guys using my “batch’em&jumble’m”-method; it uses different tones of a colour to create differences between the models but still makes for a cohesive looking force. I might do a future post on this in more detail.
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Overall, I like these models, they’re showing their age, especially when compared to the fantastic stuff that GW has been churning out recently but they’re holding their own. Just need to add their shields, base them and they’ll be done!

Also, in the future, I’ll try and post smaller but more frequent posts.

Dourin out.