Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Hi all,

thank you for your patience.
I was for a week in Portugal - in the Douro Valley and Porto - and had a lot of fun and time to recharge the batteries.


But before I left, I had time to work some more on the troopers.
Here you can see the two soldiers and the officer form the passener bay.

These soldiers wear the standard Dencara Urban Flash pattern.

The turret commander also got his first coat of paint.


He also got the Urban Flash pattern.

As did the machine gunners.

And then it was Ladies Time!

As mentioned before this is just the first pass of color. 

For the Executioner I took some more time. 


And in a second pass the coat already received some details

But it's still a long way from home ;)

And the last girl got her first color pass.

After my vacation I began  to prepare the THANATOS itself for painting. But to do so I need to finish some of the interior stuff first.
So I started with the turret.

So, what do you think?
I look forward to your feedback and suggestions.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Hi all,
thank you for your feedback.

Well, this week was a bit slower, but still lots of painting.

My wife and I just bought a house, so lots to organize. Meetings with craftsmen, bank the lot.
We will get the house on October 1st, and then there will be renovations to do.
So I already start packing things away and this will most likely be the last project for this year - lets hope I can get it finished :)

So here are the first 7 troopers base painted.
It's really just the base colors, a bit of dry-brushing and one dark wash. Once I'm through with all, they get at least one more wash and then some highlighting.
No effects yet.
14 troopers painted!
With most troopers outside done, I did the pilots and the cockpit.
In the background you can see I also painted the gunner, and Commisar Kalteisen - aka Little Lenin.
Well, that's as far as I got.
Still LOTS to do, but I like the progress so far :)
I look forward to your comments and feedback.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Hi all,
thank you for your feedback and suggestions!

With the built completed I sculpted some muzzle effects for the scene.
I only did 4 in total - 2 for the Machine Guns, one for a rifle, and one for the Flamethrower :)
And with this, everything was ready for priming
Disassembled and awaiting the primer...
Back on my desk I re-poured the water effects for the blood.
I'm still not happy with it.
It seems to vanish again...
After 48 hours it was still sticky and I got tired of letting it cure.

The following images are only tests for the light setting.
First I added the light from the fires and muzzle flashes.
Me likes alot

After the light effects from the flames I tried to apply the light effects from the navigation and landing lights.
After these I still had to do the interior light for the passenger bay
Wow, this is just the color, but I think this looks great already!
But two lessons learned:
  1. the landing gear lights are too blue - I need to find a better color or at least tone it down
  2. The passenger bay looks good, but engineering is useless - may as well close it
So I took the removable side and cut it to cover the engineering section

This will look better.
The blood effects really suck!
Nevertheless, I now started to paint for real - all in toned down colors to fit the nightly scene.
I also painted a first trooper.
As you can see I tried to do a skeleton scheme... 
And I completed the first paint phase for the Captain
I like him, and I hope he'll look better once done and in the light effects.
What do you think?
I look forward to your feedback and suggestions!