The Old World Chaos Norse Marauders

I have just painted these 3D Marauders for TOW and there are five more to go. I love them and I am very happy with how they turned out.


"War room"

I know it is not a big room, especially for American players, but I have been playing on very small tables or on my bed all my life and finally, I have one bedroom available to have a standard 180x120 cm. table and I am very happy with it, as friends are coming to my house for a game instead of me going to noisy clubs and shops.



Chaos Sorcerer Lord

This figure is from Games Day 2010 and I have painted it to praise Tzeentch. His skin is a bit too pinky and his glove looks like a rubber one for washing the dishes, but overall I'm happy with him.



Trolls this time

 Here is another finished unit for TOW, three Chaos Trolls. I am playing them this afternoon.


Another completed unit of Chaos Warriors

I had painted these 11 chaps on 2021 but I needed 7 more to make a full unit with three rows of six.

So I took this evil warrior from Reaper that I painted on 2023...

...and glued a Chaos shield on his free arm, and it instantly became a GW Chaos Warrior.

Then I recovered and Games Day Chaos Warrior (don't remember which year is ) and included as Champion of the unit.
  I still needed five more Warriors so I 3D printed them.
And voilá! here is the full unit. As they are a bit taller that the previous unit of Chaos Warriors, I think I will deploy them as Chosen.


Chaos hero on horse

I had this fellow from long ago, with the idea of painting it someday to be the general of my Chaos army, so now with the TOW hype I finally did it. 

I am not happy with the final result but it is done. I mean, it is not bad but neither good. Maybe painting 1/72 scale for much time has spoilt a bit my already average level painting skills.


Anyway, I always thought the pose of both rider and horse had a close resemblance to the Death Dealer picture by the master Frank Frazetta. What do you think?

Below you have two more pictures to let you see the special cloak made of defeated armies this character is wearing: Bretonnia, Empire, Dark Elves and Orks.


Prepping 1/72 soft plastic figures for painting

From time to time there is always somebody who asks what is the best method to prepare soft plastic figures to prevent chipping. I remember my first times painting these bendy figures without any information, and how frustrating it was to see how the paint flake off the miniatures after a while, so I decided to publish the way it works for me after much experimenting. I hope someone may find it helpful.

First of all, rinse with dish soap and warm water and the help of an old toothbrush.

Once dry, use a primer with a brush. I am using Vallejo acrylic-polyutrethane Surface Primer for aerograph, but with just a brush and the same results. Many spray primers have chemicals that do not go well with soft plastics. This method of priming with a brush was recommended by Reaper miniatures to use on his Bones soft plastic range and it really works.

Optionally, you can reinforce bendy parts like a spear with PVA or white glue.

It is a good idea to give several coats of diluted acrilyc paints to the figures. Acrylic is more flexible than oil paints, and several diluted coats are more elastic and resistant than one thick coat of paint. Speaking of which, new contrast or Xpress paints work really well with soft plastic as they are thin and very flexible. I'm attaching a video I made for you to see how flexible are the new paints (the spears were painted with Vallejo Xpress). Also, at the back you can see the primer I'm using. It is sold in white, grey and black colour.


I'm giving two coats of varnish to all my miniatures, be soft or hard plastic or even metal. Glossy is harder than matte, so I give first a gloss coat and then a second matte coat at the next day as I don't like my miniatures to be bright.



The Old World

It finally happened and although I said no many times, here I am painting old figures for new games.

I have painted this unit in a hurry, but only the 16 plastic ones; the champion in metal was already painted long ago, as it was the Gamezone sorcerer.

I am not rebasing anything; just using adapted trays.

I am going to try this whole unit plus the sorcerer with the mark of Tzeentch  as see how it goes.



These zombies are from the Caesar's Undead Camp Zombies box, one of each pose except one crawling. The woman with the sword carried two swords but I thought it needed too much co-ordination for a zombie so I cut out one of them. Actually, I cut off the other hand's sword with another model and then I got two different zombies.

They are painted with basic paint coat and wash, and they are going to be the last 1/72 minis I paint for a while as I'm getting again into 28mm. I'm ordering several boxes from Perry's to play Death in the Dark Continent and Bolt Action.

The figures are a bit crude and rather soft and bendy but they will do for zombies.


UN troops

I've painted some UN troops to game in Africa with the same box of figures I used for my mercs, the Esci NATO troops.

They are painted like previous ones with just block paint and wash, but I think this time they are a little less dirty and with some extra lights that I did by wiping excess of wash with a clean wet brush. I think their uniforms are good, and although the blue on helmets and berets should be lighter, I'm happy how they turned out in the end.