February 1, 2012 scrollmaster

  I been thinking for a long time about how to paint the Axion mini I bought shortly after Golden Growler UK 2001. I had an idea base around an illustration of a shard I did. The idea was to paint the whole Axion as I would paint a jewel. I would paint a jewel by painting it a base colour and making it darker and dark towards one corner (of a circle,great) for then to make a white dot in the darkest area. But will it work on a whole miniature? Well it is finished now so judge for yourself. I don’t…

February 1, 2012 scrollmaster

  At Golden Growler UK 2001 we were fortunate enough to get a blister with three prototype VOR minis: A Golem (the only Golem mini as far as I know), an old version Union soldier and an old version of a Vanguard. The Vanguard mini is somewhat bulkier than the later Vanguard minis making him the perfect mini to use as Yuri Alibek, the Great Bear. All I needed was to drill a hole in his back (where he was shot) and paint him in ghostly colours, white with highlights of the real colour he would have had.

February 1, 2012 scrollmaster

The new and improved Typhoon I was not happy with the result of the previous Typhoon I made. First of all the mini didn’t really came out as I wanted it to be, Second, I think the Chaingun is too short range for a battle crawler. The only real option is the Mortar. On the left you can see the finised Typhoon and below I have made a step by step guide on how I did it followed by some bigger photos, enjoy! What I used: This is what I used to built the Typhoon. 1 Space Marine Vindicator Front Plate: 1…

February 1, 2012 scrollmaster

   The XIAO 3.14PI miniature is from the VOID range and is the best female miniature ever made, only Dragyri females from Dark Age come close, she is just perfect in all ways and I really wanted her in my army, so I turned her into a Neo Soviet officer carrying a Hammer and a Sickle.

February 1, 2012 scrollmaster

  I didn’t like the face of the Officer (sorry) so I replaced the face with a mask using a Cyclops head. I removed the Viper and replaced it with the handle of a Khorne Beserker Chainsword with a Boltgun bit on top. This is ofcourse the leash to his Rad hound, which i have just finished converting. Officer Kalinkov’s Rad hound I wanted Kalinkov’s Rad hound to look different from other rad hounds, so I used both heads from the blister on the mini, further more I added a Cyclops back pack to the Rad hound’s backpack to make…

February 1, 2012 scrollmaster

   The Kommander has had his head replaced with a head from a Vindicare Assassin because to me Kommanders would always have the best equipment in the Neo Soviet army so it seemed odd he didn’t have a gas mask as well. I then used the a Vangaurd arm holding a Kalashnikov to arm the Kommander properly.

February 1, 2012 scrollmaster

  I painted two out of the three Chem Grunts in rags. The third was painted in an old white doctor coat, he is probably one of those few nutcases who sign up volunterily for the Chem grunts.

February 1, 2012 scrollmaster

Larger photo The Vanguards have the same basic clothing colours as the Rad Troopers but with better painted armour plates to show that although they still have crap equipment it is by far better than the Rad Troopers equipment. Some of the Vanguards have hand a “hand-job” to give them rad grenades and one have had his head replaced with a spacemarine head so he is without helmet. The helmet is used for the Wolverine conversion. Vanguard with Wolverine When VOR first came out there wasn’t a Vanguard with Wolverine released. In fact it wasn’t released untill the game was dead! So…