sunnuntai 27. tammikuuta 2019

Speed painted Imperial guard

One of my all time favorite White Dwarf articles is the Imperial Guard from WD109. I´ve had some RT era IG models around for quite some time and with the eldar force growing felt I needed something to be fielded against them. These are speed painted - at least on my scale. Roughly 45 minutes per model excluding drying time. So don´t expect to see anything fancy here.
First five models: two normal troopers, grenadier, las cannon trooper and a sergeant.
The desert theme came from a Only War campaing I´m playing with my friends. Squad markings on the blue badges still need to be done.
Undercoating with Army painter Desert yellow spray. Cadian fleshstone for flesh, Leadbelcer for helmet, gun, knife and other metal parts, Mournfang brown for ammo pouches, gaiters and other leathery equipment and finally black for flak vest and shoes.
Washed flesh with Reiklland fleshshade and everything else with Agrax. Black parts highlighted with Eshin gray. Clothes with watered down Kislev flesh.
Five more ordinary troopers and I have a full tactical squad.

perjantai 25. tammikuuta 2019


When painting this RT era eldar musician I really had to fight the urge to make him shiny Silver. The reason for that can be seen below.
Yes - he immediately reminded me of my favorite TV show of my childhood - Battlestar Galactica. And I mean the original 1978 series.
The cylon helmet is a LOT like the one on that Jes Goodwin sculpted space elf. As are the shoulder pads and arm greaves too. When discussing this with my friends it was Traject0ry who then showed me the following picture.
I already knew that 2000ad comics had big influence on early Games Workshop/Citadel products but just look at that. High pointy helmet, something of a respiratory device and that rune on forehead - pretty space elfish arent they?
Could it just be that Jes got his inspiration for eldar scupts from one of these sources... What do you think?

sunnuntai 13. tammikuuta 2019

Three more space elves

My eldar kill team keeps growing. Here are the latest additions: captain, trooper and a heavy weapon trooper. All  models sculpted by none other than Jes Goodwin himself.
Trooper, captain and heavy weapon. 
 This eldar captain goes By name Fierme Direstorm. He wields a power sword.
On his right hand is a power glove. His pistol is hanging By his side. Note
the cybernetic leg - as far as I know he is the only oldhammer eldar with such body parts.

Belgae Strongwill wields a missile launcher. He has some sort of actuators or
balancers around his ankles.
For self defence Belgae packs a standard lasgun.
A proto-guardian trooper with shuriken catapult and a high mane helmet.
Could not find a name for this guy. Anyone?

keskiviikko 2. tammikuuta 2019

50 000 views!

Feeling happy as the looney below - Vanhaa Vasarointia blog vent past the 50 000 views  yesterday. I know it´s not much compared to some of the BIG names in Oldhammer scene like Orlygg, Thantsants, Goblin Lee, Willmark and Blue in VT just to mention a few of my favorites. In any case I´m pretty proud of myself for being able to get those views. And a growing group of followers. For a non-native-english speaker/writer with very mediocre painting skills it means a lot.
The fanatic above is the 2nd model I painted this year. The first one was an eldar who will appear here later when I get a couple of his mates done. This green skin goes By the name of Zoglod Ballrider and comes from C12 Goblins & Fanatics series. The sculpts is By Kev Adams and is among the best fanatic models around in my opinion.