I blame End Times (just like the rest of the internet).

elves2The last two months have been filled with a lot of Warhammer, although that has not left much time to actually spend time doing Warhammer. Allow me to explain.

It’s actually all Tyrion’s fault.

 

Whatever one might think of the End Times, it has certainly revitalised interest in Warhammer Fantasy. Whether this will be start of something more sustainable or the merely the last hurrah of a once great game system remains to be seen. I for one have been enjoying the books tremendously. To say that the changes to the Elven armies has been dramatic is somewhat of an understatement. Fortunately, my army concept is not invalidated by the new developments, and continues to make sense fluff wise.

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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.