Monday, 31 January 2011


From time to time bits of the minis need sanding down. The easiest way to do this I find is to use an emery board, Usually come with a rough sanding surface and a fine surface. The big plus for an emery board over a proper file is that smaller strips can be cut off the board or the end shaped to sand in to small or difficult bits on a mini.The other big plus is that they are dirt cheap.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Grey Knights

There has been some prelaunch publicity for GW about the Grey Knights Space Marines. This Daemon hunting Chapter. The previous release of minis was fairly limited but the rumours surrounding the planned re-release suggests plastic minis and an increased range of types. One rumour on the web is that they will have access to the newly released Storm Raven Gunship!

Anyway here is my Forgeworld Grey Knight Dreadnought  from my current collection that I have dusted off in anticipation of the Easter release of new daemon hunters.


Sunday, 23 January 2011

Steel Legion Heavy Flamer

Using the same base figure as for the meltagun conversions, that is the sergeant mini that comes with the boxed Steel Legion set, here is a heavy flamer conversion. The flamer parts come from the Cadian flamers and the arms again from the Empire militia. Everything is patched together with green stuff and the component arms are pinned and superglued for strength. Painting is still required but the whole Steel Legion is marking time until all the conversions required are completed.
Beside the heavy flamer are the 2 meltagunner conversions and a sniper rifle conversion. By the way don't pay the silly prices that Steel Legion minis are going for on ebay. The sergeants generally get £5 to £8 sterling plus p&p and individual minis up to £3 each. Heavy weapons teams can command up to £10. But the basic Steel Legion squad is still available from GW under collectors for £20.50 at the moment. It should be possible to buy from GW and sell on the unwanted components for a profit!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Steel Legion Meltaguns #3

The meltagunner saga for the Steel Legion continues. I have a fondness for IG meltaguns as a consequence of the character of Jurgen. A Forgeworld Krieg meltagun has been acquired. This one has a hand holding it from below. New arms have been fashioned from spare Warhammer militia arms. The size of these arms is appropriate for the Steel Legion minis. The plastic arms have been pinned and superglued in postition with joins yet to be filled with green stuff. Here is how it is along with the pictures of the first metagunner conversion. The next project for the Steel Legion is a heavy flamer conversion.

Latest Meltagunner conversion

Previous meltagunner conversion

Monday, 3 January 2011

Imperial Guard Platoon or Lord Commisar Belisimite's Personal Army

This is a personal project that has been progressing since the previous Imperial Guard codex. The idea of chem dogs, imperial guard troopers imprisoned, disciplined and given courage through the involuntary utilisation chem inhalers seemed to be the ethos of the dark millenium of 40k.The Imperium having unwittingly unleashed and then at the last gasp opposed the powers of Chaos sways on the edge separating stasis and slow entropy from a precipitously inevitable descent into disaster, obliteration and assimilation. In this ethos the end justifies the means on most occasions. Parts of the Imperial forces therefore themselves teeter on the edge of disaster. They may fight for the dead god emperor or for the forces opposed, depending on circumstances. Here lies the origin of the Belisimite personal army for Lord Commissar Vlod Belisimite.

There is still a bit to do :::

The command squad :-
Yes that's a meltagun next to the officer and the grenade launcher will also be metlagun in the near future.

Squad #1 - Sergeant with demolition charge, missile launcher and grenade launcher, shortly to be a meltagun.

Squad#2 - Missile launcher and grenade launcher, soon to be a meltagun.

Squad#3 - Heavy Bolter, and flamer.

Squad #4 - Heavy Bolter and flamer.

Evey mini in this platoon is a conversion as are all the minis in the next troop choices.

Second Troop Choice - Penal Legion Squad #1 -

Third Troop Choice - Penal Legion Squad #2 -

Finally the conscripts -

It is a dirty and dark millenium and Lord Commissar Vlod Belisimite needs a mini to encourage his personal redemption.

There is a bit to go with this one but hopefully it will be completed extra soon.