Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Death Korps of Krieg Hellhound

And here we have my new beast all painted and ready to roll out.

The unpainted `Work in progress´ pictures of her can be found here: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.com/2020/06/work-in-progress-death-korps-of-krieg.html

The Deathkorps of Krieg 317th Grand Arme have been equipped with a small number of special issues patterns of Hellhounds.
Borrowing design features, as the hull mounted weapon and a extra fuel cart with the Malcador Infernus but here on the much smaller Chimera chassis. She is large enough to have the flamer fuel internal but an external fuel cart behind the vehicle would protect the crew or just for the added fuel, so she can burn more enemies before she has to refuel.

This beast is painted to a higher standard then much of old Death Korps of Krieg collection but I really like how she turned out.
A unique conversion to a high painting standard, mean looking model and she is freshly painted... We all know what that means... The "new model syndrome" will be particularly harsh on her... She will not live through her first turn... And probably for a number of games...

I painted the gun barrels or the heat shields showing heat de-colourations as I wanted to add some extra colours to a in other cases really brown vehicle.

The vehicle is protected with a matt varnish but the lenses are painted with an gloss to make them really pop.

The fuel cart is attached with magnets and can be twisted around or removed if need be.

Some spill on the hatches.

I really like the worn look on how the metal wheels turned out.

With the fuel cart detached, showing some drop spill from the valves.

I wanted to make some fun details on her, and painted one of the shurzen to look as it was newly constructed and hanged on the sides. "Unpainted" and still showing some details or markings from the workshop.

The weapons are ether pinned or magnetised so I can swap out the weaponry. On the picture above she is instead equipped with a meltacannon

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Work in progress, Death Korps of Krieg Hellhound

I wanted to get my Death Korps of Krieg a Hellhound but I didnt want a box standard one...

So here we got som work in progress pictures, pre painting.
I wanted to borow some design element from the Malcador Infernus but put on the much smaller Chimera chassi.
Besides the fuel cart behind the vehicle I also wanted to add shurtzens for added protection.

The fuel cart is attached by magnets, glued on a small plastic pearl(?) "aprehended" from the kids so the cart is able to twist.

Edit: The painted vehicle can now be found at: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.com/2020/06/death-korps-of-krieg-hellhound.html

Friday, 12 June 2020

Veletaris Storm Section

"The Veletarii are the most skilled and dedicated warriors in the Solar Auxilia, issued with the most potent weaponry and tasked with the most arduous of battlefield missions. Veletaris Storm Sections are often gathered together into special, cohort-level reserves which serve as their commander’s household under his direct command, or they may be raised on a company-by company basis. On occasion, they serve as a formal guard of honour for the Legate Commander, bearing ceremonial power axes which they sometimes even use in battle. The Veletaris are deployed in a number of roles. Some commanders use them as shock troops whose discipline and firepower can overwhelm even the most fearsome of enemies. Others utilise them as a line reserve, able to react quickly to enemy breakthroughs and bolster a wavering defence."

I wanted to get some Veletaris to the next level... All gritty and muddy, these poor bastards on meagre rations are taking on the most horrifying things the universe can throw at them.
Equipped with the Martian deathrays also known as Volkites they will choooom away anything nasty that crosses their path...
Or die trying...

And to be totally frank, with all the monstrosities of the universe or the warp the odds is not in their favour...
But thats whats makes them the true heroes of the Imperium, regular humans taking on the horrors of the Warhammer 30k/40k universe even with strength and toughness of 3....

After I converted and painted my recent squadron of Auroxes I felt that I needed another squad to ride in them.

With this squad I wanted to paint to a little higher standard then the other units of my Solar Auxilia collection that are mostly speedpainted to event deadlines. So I experimented with oil colours as washes to get that dulled down gritty "grimdark" feeling to them.

With this unit I also switched to paint the volkite glow to orange and I like it so I think I will keep painting them orange in the future.

The Cosmonaut head on the Veletarii Prime is from Puppetwars and adds a ton of charachter to the squad.

And I just love to add that florescent paint from Vallejo for the UV light shine...

Notice the shine from the volkite gun on the head of the Veleterii Prime or the light from the searchlight on the regular Veleterii.

And he is all out of bubblegum...

Friday, 5 June 2020


"Blindness may be the price I pay for the God-Emperor’s sacred touch, but I see more than you can possibly imagine. I see worlds rolling countless and wondrous beyond, I see colours and sights that would burn your mind to cinders by their merest glimpse. I see...Them, lurking in the spaces between realities, their claws ever scratching to get in, ever wanting. No, it is you who are truly blind, ignorant and imperiled as a helpless child in the blackest night with ravening wolves all around. For they are here, right now around us and you cannot see. In the dark, in the light it matters not... for they see you and they hunger."
—Astropath Plenipotentiary Aldus Col



Ever since I first saw the masterpiece of art that I have as the first picture here I fell in love with her... I knew that I wanted to find a miniature like her or a miniature that I could convert to look like her.
I found this miniature from Reaper and found it so close enough that I didnt really wanted to convert her, all I have done is giving her a pistol.

She was really really fun to paint, and I had a hard time stop painting... When the sun started to go up last Saturday I thought it was time to stop that painting session... And here we have her finished.

I didnt go for a direct copy but I wanted to play with black and different tones of grey. Keeping the tones muted.

And for anyone wondering... Yeah she is a fine detailed small miniature... A really really small brush was used in painting her.

And here we have her escorted by two of my Solar Auxilia Veletaris. Shown for scale.