Monday, July 6, 2020

Miniatures Without Borders

The battle for the Emperor’s Soul.

This year has been a challenging one for many people, from the ongoing protests to reduce police violence and tackle systemic racism, to SARS‑CoV‑2 causing a global pandemic that has no signs of ending any time soon. With this in mind, Alexander Winberg, from the Echoes of Imperium blog, got some of our hobby’s greatest talents to donate some of their creations to create a raffle to support global public health. Specifically, 27 hobbyists donated models to this raffle which will raise money for Doctors Without Borders. All of the money raised via ticket sales will go directly to Doctors Without Borders. The raffle is ending on July 31st, where each of the 27 donated models will be randomly awarded to people who have entered. We donated a trio of Inq28 models that we created for the first Iron Sleet Invitational. If possible, we would really encourage you to buy a few tickets to support a good cause, and possibly win some cool models!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Sisters of Battle squad painted

Darkness shields not sin nor schism. By our fires your will be done.

Although Adam just finished converting a Sister of Battle to have a better-sized bolter, I have spent the last month or two painting a small squad of Sisters of Battle that I started back in March. The effort was focused on trying to mix Contrast paints with traditional acrylics, achieving a nice table-top standard, without laboring over any model too much. All of the models followed the red scheme I developed with the first model. After finishing the final member, wielding an over-sized flamethrower, I decided to go one step further and also paint an Arco-flagellant. Painting the model went really quickly, almost like a single-piece metal model, as it is not inundated with details or and doesn’t have weapons to paint behind. It was fun using various Citadel shades to add variation to the model’s skin tones, like using Carroburg Crimson to make the flesh around his amputations look inflamed.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Tutorial: Converting a Sister of Battle Bolter

How to convert this bolter!

I recently converted a plastic Sister of Battle, with the main focus on creating a more reasonably scaled bolter. To help others do a similar conversion, I wanted to create a tutorial showing how I converted the bolter! While the conversion is relatively straight-foward, it is fairly extensive. Not all of the steps are absolutely necessary, however, so feel free to modify any of these steps as you see fit to create better looking bolters!

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Conversion Corner: Sister of Battle


When Games Workshop finally redesigned the Sisters of Battle range of models in plastic, we were generally impressed with their ability to update the classic look while adding some variety to the models, in terms of corsets and different head options. Most of these options were not present in the initial Sister of Battle army boxed set, which we were fortunate enough to get a copy of. Eric has already painted a few of the models directly from the set, and after recently converting a Primaris Space Marine into a regular, true-scale Space Marine, it seemed a good time to convert one of the Sisters of Battle models to better fit our aesthetic of scale.