Kaiserliche Athermarine

Well I decided to see what I had printed for the Germans… quite a bit it would seem.

Part of the German fleet moored beside a small asteroid belt.

So at the back we have a couple of civilian vessels with a freighter on the left and a liner on the right.

Next, coming forwards, the SMA Brandenburg… a legendary vessel. This one is a battlecruiser.

A gunboat and battleship next, a pair of cruisers and finally a pair of destroyers in the foreground.

I plonked random weapon systems on these. Once I decide which version to go for then I will glue them down.

I cocked up with these a bit as I forgot to check the top of the base would fit in the hole on the keel of the ship. Due to the size reduction some resin/IPA remained in the hole and cured. I will either pin them or drill out a bigger hole.

An Ork, a Dwarf and Some Valhallan’s

Walk into a bar… well okay probably not. Tonight I got some more work done on the above.

Not really much to see, I did the webbing leather brown and added the green to the headwear and water bottles. Still a long way to go, but it is definitely more progress than of late.

I am probably closer to finishing the three Alternative Armies ones than any of the Valhallan’s.

Nurgle Thingumybobs

So today I have had the chance to get these painted during this evening’s Harry Potterthon (tonight was Deathly Hallows part 1).

Now to be honest I haven’t got a clue about Chaos Forces in 40k. These Pox walkers came in my Son’s Christmas Present.

We made a start on the Space Marines using the colours he chose…

This set has six marines, six pox walkers and three Nurgle marines.

Regarding the painted troops, I am really pleased with how they turned out. I have never painted anything like these before. I reckon my rusty metal needs a bit more work but apart from that they weren’t too bad to paint. I suppose the trickiest one was the one with the elephant trunk and axe as he has straps going across his chest and shoulders as well as his waist.

Tomorrow I will help him carry on with the marines. Funnily enough, I have all of these miniatures from when they did the Conquest magazine. In fact I have two or three lots of Death Guard and two or three of the Primaris marines.

Wey Yu Commandos

Tonight was a bit of a late one so not much done, but I did manage something.

I also decided on a colour scheme of sorts…

This is the state of play so far, the other armoured sections will be the same colour as the upper body. I just needed to repaint the various bits back in in white.

I am quite intrigued by the galerus on the left shoulder. Definitely gives protection to the neck on that side, especially when firing. Pouches etc will be a military green (I think) happy to hear people’s thoughts on that.

I decided on this colour scheme as I wanted them to be in a different uniform to the marines (camouflaged), one that stood out. Meaning no confusion on the tabletop.

I really should get the marines out to see how this lot compare size wise. The originals were on a recessed base (as were the aliens and Predators).

So plans for tomorrow is to repaint the white bits that need it and then get on with the armour. I painted these in one of my new 20 pence (size 0) brushes. It seemed to survive unscathed.

Crusher and a Parcel from Wish

Tonight, when I got in, I found a small parcel that has come from the other side of the world. I decided to give Wish a try on some paintbrushes.

So for the grand total of £2 I got this lot…

I haven’t given them a go yet, so cannot comment on how good they are.

I managed to get some paint on the Crusher.

As can be seen from this photo, the paint isn’t dry yet.

Not as much progress as I wanted this evening, but it is definitely a start. I was going to do the bases on the commandos. I still haven’t decided on a colour scheme yet so that was a safe place to start 😁.

Our School Sunday Teas made £630 for our nursery outdoor area. The rest of the school made £120 with their craft stall. So it was worth it in terms of financial gain. Not really having a weekend was a bit of a pain in the bum to be honest though.

Hopefully tomorrow I will get something painted. I have parents evening Wednesday and Thursday so will need to make some notes to keep me on track.

Commandos and Crusher… Sprayed and Ready to go

So tonight I am knackered, we had a really successful Sunday Teas, my humble offerings…

Top left Nigella Lawson’s Brownie recipe: https://www.nigella.com/recipes/brownies

Top right a random rocky road recipe

And bottom left Hugh’s flapjack recipe: https://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/flapjacks

It was quite a good spread, this is about a quarter of the stuff we had brought in…

We haven’t totalled up how much money we made overall. My classes will count up the money tomorrow to see our profit over all.

Anyway tonight the Commandos were sprayed white and are curing, ready to have some paint chucked on them (still not sure what colour I intend to do). Most shots of the Wey Yu commando is them in white and cream. Personally I want to do something different. My Marines are in full camouflage. I am thinking some kind of blue or grey, but will have a mooch to see if I can find any reference images.

I also triple sprayed the Crusher too. Black from underneath, then grey and a final highlight of white. I will get on with them tomorrow.

The crusher will be painted the same way as the smaller xenomorphs. To be frank they are totally different to the original ones. They were painted black then highlighted blue. This looks a bit powdered on the white, I didn’t warm up the paint and probably didn’t shake it up enough. Lesson learned!

I am still after some more Alien warriors, some are appearing on EBay quite regularly. I also really want the sergeant who is sort of Apone from the Aliens film.

I will avoid the ‘Dutch’ miniature, as I really do not like the sculpt. He basically has, or seems to have a power fist???

The other thing I am on the hunt for is, as mentioned before, are the Predator hounds. Now there are two options here. The original twin pack of the hounds, which come without a textured base and then the unicast edition which has them clambering over some rubble and a marine with his intestines hanging out. Which is a bit over the top in my opinion especially if you are only hunting aliens!

The upside with the unicast edition is that they are, as the name implies, a single cast miniature, so no glueing needed. I will have to see what price things are coming in at and make my choice based on cost.