Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Warhammer conquest magazine

Last Sunday I found that Warhammer has a new magazine called Warhammer Conquest. It is a pleasant surprise, my introduction to the hobby was a similar magazine 20+ years ago about Warhammer Fantasy battle who made the bulk of my old orc army. I hope this magazine will introduce some youngsters to the hobby too.

The first issue gives you 3 colors, 3 miniatures and a (very cheap) brush for 2€. It's a good price and I got 2.

Mostly for the colors, because I absolutely despise Warhammer 40k.
It's not the first time I rant so please take a seat. 

I have a big problem with Games Workshop, they love their grimdark universes. When I started the hobby Warhammer lore was a lot more generic. Expecially Warhammer Fantasy. This should be a bad think, but on the other hand it was a lot less grim. You had your badass miniatures but also some goofy ones, orc and goblin were a lot of fun. They miniatures were more expressive and show emotions. Maybe because they were badly sculpted, but some soldiers were afraid, some utterly confused and some bored. 
Now everyone is angry. We lost the fun. 

I also don't like the space marine design, they are too bulky. And I hate all the fluff about the emperor, holy war, yadda yadda yadda. 
So you can imagine my joy about the spacemarinifaction of Warhammer fantasy. 
Oh boy, GW, I know you need something iconic for the fantasy and the space marine is you most known design. But the sigmar soldiers are ugly, expecially the head. 
And again with the holy war theme. People cannot simply kill each other for land, resources and food (and fun), it always should be Good VS Evil. And the difference is paper thin when they all are angry and bulky. 

Well, enough rant. 
The new space marine are actually pretty good. They fit perfectly together even without glue. They are a head bigger of the old ones and a lot more proportionated, and the actual head is better, it looks like an helmet instead of an angry face. 
The story about their creation is nonsense in the actual lore, but I don't care about the lore. 
I got doubles, so here some conversions, plus one more guy. 

P. S. I don't hate science fiction, it is my favorite genre, but I think the future should be bright. So more Star Trek and less Starship Troopers. You can make your distopic fascist empire army, but you need to go over the top. 

Yes, it is space Jesus. 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Back from summer break

Well, all good things end and Monday I'm back to work. At least I found some time to make minis.
An empire soldier and a repurposed heroclix with some touch ups.
Also some wip toybashes.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Ogre in my pocket

This is a classic. A Monsters in my Pocket toy, with a couple of bits to add some personality and to cover some little damage. It reminds me a little the Heroquest ogres.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The three stooges

What are these?
I'm not really sure... It all started with the idea to assemble the smallest character I could and then paint it as a halfling, or an imp or as a smurf.

In the end I painted the skin bright red, so let's say they are 3 very small warrior imp.

Or cosplaying children.