Monday, March 12, 2018

The Enormous Unclean One

Hello boys and girls!

It sure took some time but now I'm finally finished with the Great Unclean One which GW kindly sent to me as part of their new early reviewer scheme. As the model's been out for quite some time now this is hardly an early review, but there you go.

The thing is absolutely massive and not being very used to big kits, the process of painting it was something of a start and stop affair. It was fun though and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. The kit itself is great and was surprisingly easy to put together.

I think the design works pretty darn well, though it does suffer from the same overly cartoony look that's common to almost all recent Nurgle kits. Nurgle is supposed to have a certain wry sense of humour, but that should also be tempered by malevolence and unnerving body horror. The sculpt is just a bit too jolly for my tastes. But all in all, and like I said in the precvious post, the GUO is a worthy kit none the less.

Here my take in all its putrid glory (and sorry for the so-so photos - the thing is hard to photograph properly with an iPhone):

 Did I mention it's really, really big...?  It's really, REALLY big.

I´ll be back soon with some new squats for the Colossi of Rhossum game. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Something putrid this way comes...

Happy new year everyone!

I hope 2018 is treating you well so far and that you didn't gain too many extra pounds over the holidays (or kilos, if you happen to live in the civilised world).

I'm hoping to do a bit more hobbying this year - especially since I've been granted the great honour of being part of GW´s newfangled  ”early reviewer” scheme. Basically they´ll send selected models every now and then to me and a bunch of other hobbyists, just to see what we can make of them.

A few weeks back the the first model reared it's ugly head - the new Great Unclean One - and I set to work, gluing the "mini" together. It is insanely huge - almost too big if you ask me. But that, of course, is a matter of preference.

I'll be building it more or less straight out of the box (not really being used to big models such as this). There’s some minor alterations however - added more prongs to the horns to make them more tree-like, spines on the back and re-sculpted the corners of the mouth to get rid of those cartoony tusks.

A great model all in all - I really dig the "standard" jolly variant and the the cowled wizard. The cyclops version... not so much. But there you go.

The rest of the new nurglies are a bit of a mixed bag (I'm looking at you Beasts of Nurgle) but at least the big guy himself got a praiseworthy treatment.

I've been toying with the idea of adding a nurgling on his neck (just love it´s air of delusions of grandeur), but I'm worried that it might distract from the head too much. Well see.

We'll get back to this once I start painting the thing. 

But there's more - I've actually completed a model as well! 

A sturdy hammerer, based on the Kharadron dwarfs (Dvaergar...? Duardin...?) for a new squat gang I'm putting together for a game this summer. More on that later on...

Monday, December 11, 2017

Retrospective In Fenix Magazine

Hello boys and girls!

As usual I haven´t posted in a quite a while now - my day job drawing monsters for a living takes all my creative energy at the moment. I do hope I´ll be able to get back to painting and converting come 2018.

I do have something to show you though. A while ago the talented photographer named Måns Danneman shot a selection of my miniatures for an article in the Swedish RPG and gaming magazine Fenix. Link here:

Now that the issue featuring my models is out, and as a majority of the people who follow this blog probably doesn't subscribe to this particular publication (what with most of you not living in Sweden and all) I thought it prudent to put up the photos here as well. The also turned out a little dark in print so the this might be interesting for those of you familiar with Fenix as well. And they´re certainly a hell of lot easier on the eyes than my usual cruddy iPhone pictures.

So, without further ado here´s Måns's pics of my figures.

Have a merry christmas and a happy new year!

Acteon Servitor

Bellator Sanctorum

Blightking I

Blightking II

Flash Git


Merc I

Merc II

Merc III

Machine Cultist

Machine Cultist

Plagueborg I

Plagueborg II

Plagueborg III

Sinestro Assassin

Genesplicer Symmachus

Skitarii and Acteon Servitor

Friday, October 13, 2017

Tor Megiddo

This weekend a hearty bunch of hobbyists met up in Helsinki to take part in Tor Megiddo - a completely insane multiplayer Inquisimunda game (mixed up with Gorkamorka rules for all the crazy vehicles and riders) set on the desolate industrial planet Tor Megiddo.

It was a total blast - literally, as the game ended with one of my frenzied Nurgle cultists firing an appropriated battle cannon at the main prometheum stack, which of course caused it to detonate and take half the battlefield along with it. Good clean fun.

Ana of Gardens of Hecate fame, has posted a great write-up on the game so head over there to read it - others will certainly follow.  Gardens of Hecate - Tor Megiddo

I´ll just post some of my own pictures here and would also like to take the opportunity to thank Alexander Winberg for arranging this spectacle. Now feast your eyes on all the amazing miniatures that turned Tor Megiddo´s orange sands red!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Deathwatch Sergeant Dukas

Finally managed to get this guy finished! It took seemingly forever to paint, but ultimately I think it was worth it.

Went for a slightly sleeker, less gritty, look for this one compared to the other Metatron marines as befits the technologically advanded black opsy Deathwatch.

The Metatron and the Ordo Xenos have extremely close ties, and almost all veterans in the chapter has served in the Deathwatch. Many of them are granted the right to wear the black livery even when they return to their home chapter.