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In this blog I'll talk about various miniature games. Custom miniatures and minor conversions are my favorite pastime. I'll cover scenery making and painting too. The WIP you'll see here is all about Necromunda, Epic 40,000, Warhammer Fantasy 5th Edition, Warmaster and Warhammer 40K 3rd Edition.

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Rag Tag Beastmen Warband

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Note: This is the continuation of my retrospective. Following blogposts will be about my old miniature paintjobs and scenery making. All images show work from +/- 15 years ago.

This warband contains miniatures from various producers: Harlequin Miniatures, Games Workshop Ltd. and Rackham. I really like the color scheme. Most Beastmen are painted brown, but the grey skin really makes them "pop". By using the same color scheme on all miniatures it doesn't matter if they are from different publishers. They look like a coherent group.



I recently bought some extra beastmen to be able to use this warband in Mordheim: City of the Damned.
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GW design flaw! Chariots for forest people? Wheels in the woods?!

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My work on the Beastmen army continues. This time I had to tinker quite a bit. By winning various scrap miniature lots on eBay I ended up with two incomplete chariots.

It's very very strange that Beastmen use chariots. They are a forest folk. They roam the dark woods of the Old World. Why in hell would they use chariots! Those medieval wheels would break on tree trunks and rocks... Whatever, the chariots are in the army lists, so I need chariots.



The top chariot in the picture came with three crew. I used two of them to lead my Beastmen regiments. (See an earlier blogpost.) It had only one Tuskgor and that one didn't have a lower jaw. The fence in front of the cart was also missing. I had some spare boars from my Orc army. So that's was replaced quickly. To fix the railing (or fence) I used some plastic sprues. Never throw those away! The driver will be Khazrak One-eye version 2. He has a whip and will fit the chariot nicely.

The lower chariot in the picture is originally an Orc chariot. I had only one wheel. Luckily for my this wheel came in two parts. So I put one on the left side and the other part on the right side. The diameter is a little bit less but I'll wedge a sprue under it to bring it to the correct height. The two boars will act as Tuskgors. To attach the chariot to the boars I'll add a metal banner pole. (I think this originally comes from a Minotaur standard bearer.)

Lately GW has been replacing their square bases for round bases. So I stocked up on square bases some time ago. Now I still have the official GW chariot bases to mount these mini's on.



This big bad mean Minotaur is too huge to represent a Doombull. I'll use him as a Dragon Ogre Shaggoth instead. (The miniature is a Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Goristro.) I found a very cool drawing of him with Google. I'd be glad to add the name of the artist but I did not find it.

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Horde: the Gathering

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The Beastmen were locked up in my Battle Masters box for too long. Time to release the horde, and guide the herd into battle. I've also been collecting the old plastic Bestigors from Games Workshop.




Two regiments of Bestigors. Only the front row has shields. This way I can choose to use shields or not. If they won't take the shields into battle, then I will simply move these guys to the back of the regiment.




Battle Masters is a great game. It's even greater because it provides a massive amount of Citadel Miniatures to use in other games! I formed two regiments of Beastmen by using small regiment fillers.




Those two spare boars I had in my bits box came in very handy to fill the rows. Unit fillers also add some variation to basic regiments.




No Beastmen army without Minotaurs! I plundered another game box for these. Warhammer Quest comes with plastic minotaurs. The unpainted metal Minotaur is from Harlequin Miniatures. He really fits the style of the WHQ mini's. And he is cheap (on eBay or at FLGS sales)!




To continue the trend, following regiment also has miniatures from other games. I am using HorrorClix miniatures to represent my Chaos Hounds. There is also one hound from Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures.


You may have noticed this army has a very low price tag. Exactly what I'm aiming at
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Khazrak One-hand

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The Wood Elves are reporting disturbing news. The Beastmen are gathering deep in the woods. It looks like they are assembling a war horde, eager to invade Bretonnia.

The general on foot will be Khazrak One-eye. Unfortunatelly my miniature has only one hand too. So this needs fixing.



I'll add an Ogre hand to the Beastlord. My first idea was to file away the metal stud on the arm. But I'm glad I've choosen an alternative option.



By drilling out the plastic hand I was able to glue it very firmly to the metal arm. Operation succesful.

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Chaos chaos.

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I've been hoarding various Chaos miniatures over the years. Now it's time to sort the Chaos chaos.



Zoom in to see what's hiding. There are quite some complete regiments to create from the heaps. It will be great fun to assemble them and take them to battle in Warmaster 28mm wars...

Here's a detailed look on some of my minor conversions. These three demons from hell have to be painted red. The wings are from Marvel HeroClix' Annihilus.



Annihilus (HeroClix)




I am sorting my Beastmen miniatures too. Following maxi mino is my Doombull. He's ideal to lead my Warmaster 28mm Beastmen hordes.

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Epic Space Wolves

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A small 600 points army of Khorne followers ready!



All my Warhammer Epic 40,000 armies are almost completed. (Unpainted!) So my mind is gazing over the horizon, towards its big brother Warhammer 40,000.

They have some very cool units not available to Epic. So I'll have to construct some myself. First up are the Fenris Wolves.





They can be used as mounts for Space Marines or as monsters. I'll be using my stands of Wargs from The Battle of Five Armies.



Glued to the official 1cm/4cm Epic 3rd ed. bases they look fast and deadly.

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