Wednesday, 26 August 2015

2 Taurox Prime fully magnatized !

When I got my first Taurox Prime, I wanted to be able to make all the different versions from one kit. It was easier than expected. But due to the magnets I can't load my Taurox Prime with bags and accessories like I did with my standard Taurox. Now I'm on fence about getting some more Taurox Prime and building just one variant but adding lots of accessories like spare tires etc.

enjoy the pics ...

Monday, 24 August 2015

Grey Knights Terminator and Strike Squad Member

I've really enjoyed painting a Grey Knight Strike squad member and a Grey Knight Terminator as samples. The silver colour is really easy to paint and they got so many small bits and details to focus on. But on the other hand, painting a Land Raider or Rhino in silver might a little bit too much. I think that Grey Knight vehicles need a huge part with heraldic on their armour to make them look interesting. But we'll see.

Enjoy the pics ...

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Raven Guard Tactical Squad WIP

Here we go, I noticed my Militarum Tempestus Scions are lacking melee support, so I got back to the roots and started a Raven Guard army (I started 40k with a Raven Guard army years ago).

Back then I couldn't paint black very well, it just looked dull and boring to paint to me, but this changed over the years. I really enjoyed painting these 3 Tactical Marines. What do you think about them ? And I'm really looking forward to painting some vehicles for them, the scheme I want to use for them is a little different from the standard one, I had in mind to paint them like US Police cars in black and white. On the white part there is in letters RAVEN GUARD written on the side and a black Raven. On the black sides further at the back where you find the "911" is their Legion Number written in white.

Enjoy the pics

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Taurox - Long Range Reconnaissance Veteran Vehicle in desert camo

This is my version of the standard Taurox for my Imperial Guard in desert camo scheme. It is along the lines of the US camo scheme including identity markings. The wheel kit comes from victoria miniatures and is a perfect add on kit for this model. The mud flaps on the back and small wheel guard are made of plasticard. It was great fun building and painting this model as I did not have to watch out that all the magnetic parts are not obstructed by accessories like with my Taurox Prime models. But now I want all my Taurox to look like this one ^^ Hope you enjoy the pics

Friday, 13 February 2015

Valkyrie - Storm Scion Transport done

This is the first Valkyrie I've ever build and painted. It's for my Storm Scions in desert camo. I wanted to remain close to a Forge World drawing of a desert Valkyrie, so I ordered those extra fuel tanks for them too. The interior is completely painted, the heavy bolter gunners are magnatized, as well as the Multilaser/Lascannon. The fuel tanks and missile launchers are magnatized. I've installed the fuel tanks further back because it looks better and in case I take the heavy bolters, I can still open the doors and have a line of sight and it makes it look more realistic imo. I've really enjoyed painting this model, many details and ways to make it look cool :) The base ain't done yet, waiting for some inspiration I guess.

I've been wanting to do a noseart for ages and finally I've been given a chance with this model. The valk still needs a name though, perhaps you got some ideas ? The freehand noseart was inspired by graphics from

Monday, 2 February 2015

Wheeled Taurox upgrade kit by Victoria Miniatures

When the first the leaked images of the Taurox Prime found their way on the common sites, I liked most of overall Taurox design, the similarities to modern MRAPs like the Cougar and the roof of a Humvee. But the tracks ... those tiny ones on the front did not look very appealing or helping the model imo. I build the model as it was but kept browsing the internet for good conversion kits, a 6-wheeled variant popped up on spikeybits which looked like an improvement, but not enough to buy it. But then I stumbled over Victoria Miniatures, who seemed to have the perfect solution: