Thursday, 11 January 2018

Competition: Great Unclean One



2018 will be the year of the Great Unclean one. With a brand new miniature from GW representing the Greater Daemon, I think it’s time for a competition on this blog.

How to enter the competition:

Make your representation of a Great Unclean One.

You can choose whatever artform/miniature you want. With the new GUO from GW I hope to see a lot of entries based on this miniature, but you don’t have to use it. I’ll accept older versions of the daemon, the Forge World version or your own sculpts. I’ll even accept GUO artworks (paintings, drawings, digital art, etc.). The only criterion is that it has to be a finished representation of the GUO. If you enter a miniature it has to be fully painted. You don’t have to convert the miniature, but it’s recommended to do so to make it unique.

If you enter a miniature, you have to send a minimum of two pictures. Front and back. You can send other angles/details if you like, but no more than five pictures per entry. Work in progress pictures are appreciated, but not mandatory. 

If you enter an artwork, you just have to send one image.

The pictures must be sent to: wilhelminiatures@gmail.com

More information:

The entries must be sent before the end of April: Monday 30th of April at midnight Norwegian time (11.00 PM in Great Britain)

Every accepted entry will be posted on the blog. If you want to write a few words about your thoughts on the project, include them in the mail with the pictures, but no more than 300 words. 

The best three entries will get some sweet prizes!! The prizes will probably be a gold, silver or bronze statue and a small bag of bits for future conversions.

Good luck everyone!



Sunday, 7 January 2018

The Miniatures of 2017

Hello hello hello!! Happy new year everyone!
2017 was my most creative year so far. I've converted and painted even more miniatures this year than i did in 2016. I hope 2018 will be even better!


January (and the end of 2016)

I started 2017 with the Vortapt IV project, and expanded my Pestigor warband. 



February 



March



April

In April I turned Robute Gulliman into a Chaos Lord of Malal for AoS28. I also managed to complete several half finished miniatures for Silver Tower and Nestorian Infestation. 









May

In May I entered a duel in Golden Daemon and got a finalist pin!


July

My Genestealer Cult for Nestorian Infestation was featured in Blanchitsu in July. I also got my hands on the new 40k starter-box and started a new Nurgle project. I finally got around to paint the Lord of Slaanesh I converted several years ago. 








August

In August, September and October I worked on my Tor Megiddo warband. I traveled to Helsinki in October and played an awesome game with several talented hobbyists!



September


October







 November

It was about time GW made some better proportioned Space Marine miniatures. I'll definitely convert some more Primaris Marines in 2018.


December

My AoS28 collection is slowly getting bigger. In 2018 I'm planning to add a Great Unclean One to the group.



Thats it for 2017! My favourite miniature of the year is probably the Abalone Mutant (the thing with claws and a snail shell from August). Which one is your favourite??

Monday, 18 December 2017

AoS28: Monster Competition by Ex Profundis

The results for Ex Profundis' AoS28 Monster Competition were just released. A lot of great entries, you can see the winners HERE. When I saw the post I realised that I haven't posted my entry here yet. 

So here it is! A fleshy blob of Chaos!

I painted the base like the Chaos Lord based on Gulliman I made earlier this year. My collection of AoS28 miniatures is slowly growing. 









Tuesday, 28 November 2017

My first Primaris

A couple of months ago, me, Rebecca and Erik/Nordic had a Primaris-off! We decided to use a Primaris Marine from the Dark Imperium box and convert it to our own style. But all of us had to convert and paint miniatures for Tor Megiddo, so the others aren't finished yet. I'll make a post with all the Primaris miniatures when the others are finished. 

I wanted my Primaris to still look like a Space Marine, so I didn't convert it much. I just sculpted a few creepy faces on the armour, and gave it a new sword and helmet. 

I painted this guy really quickly, but I think it turned out good. The armour was painted by drybrushing several metallic paints over it, and glazing/shading/blending the colours together with sepia and orange shades. 

I primed the miniatures before the crackle-paint on the base had dried, so the base lost a lot of texture.  I tried fixing this by painting texture on the base, which actually turned out great!






Friday, 10 November 2017

Armies on Parade 2017: AoS Tzeentch

This year I entered Armies on Parade AoS with my Tzeentch warband. The miniatures are mostly the ones I painted from the Silver Tower boz last year. The only new miniature I painted was a Lord of Change. I really like making terrain, and I'm extremely happy with this display-board.

It's nearly impossible to photograph a display board, but I did my best. This one will probably work best as a backdrop for future miniatures when I take it back home. 





Making the board


I used a silicone mould with two different sized faces to make the daemonic faces. 


The base is a 50 x 50 cm MDF board. I used polystyrene and expanding foam to make the mountain. 


The texture was a mix of wood glue, short pieces of yarn and black paint. I pushed the faces into the wet texture mix.


Dinosaurs and more texture.


More texture and faces.


I primed the board Chaos Black.


I sprayed brown followed by Mephiston Red over the faces, trying to leave the darker colours in the shadows.



I used cheap thick acrylic paints on the ground and between the faces. I tried the best I could to match GWs Death World Forrest which I've used on the miniatures bases.


I shaded the faces with sepia shade, and highlighted them with a light drybrush of Mephiston Red. The eyes where painted black, with white rings in the sentre.