Monday, September 16, 2019

Cleaning up the desk

 I had some more models lying around at my paintig desk for a while now. Decided to paint them up first. I started with a lovely Saruman I recently bought:

Next up some more Morannon orcs. Afther them I only need to paint another batch of six and the army is ready!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

A little side project

As a little side project I painted up my Tolkien model. I won him at a recent tournament.
He will make a nice objective marker.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Project Weathertop

The last few weeks were a rollercoaster ride. They past in a blink of an eye but they were full of hobby goodness. First I attended Ardacon with some friends and got a really good result.

In doubles we won two games and drawed one. Good for the 16th place overall. On the grand tournament things even went better for me. After the first day I had four wins. So I started the last day unbeaten. I won my fifth game and had still one game left. We were with six left unbeaten, so winning it would grand a podium place.

In a tight last match I lost so ended up on the 20th place overall. Not a bad result on 222 players.
Already looking forward to next year!

Last week we had our very own local tournament for the Flemish Hobbit League. For the very first time we sold out with 18 attendees. Middle Earth SBG is very much alive!

I even managed to paint up my weathertop scenery piece and some twighlight ringwraiths:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Corsairs and Mordor

With the made to orders I finally managed to obtain some Morgul Stalkers. For some reason I always liked the models but never bought them. And when they went oop, they were always so expensive. But things can change.

I painted them up and they will see battle real soon!

I also made some more progress on my Corsair army. Last tournament held in Turnhout was a special one. You didn't had to bring an army. They were provided and randomised to the attending players. I got a Corsair army! I even managed to win the tournament.

First one this year ;).

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Gandalf the White and Pippin


I painted up my Gandalf the White model. I have to say it was the most difficult model to paint ever. So many shades of white! But I really like the result.

 I also painted the foot versions:

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

A return to Middle Earth

I have been busy the last few weeks. I had one of the most beautiful experiences in my life, the birth of my firstborn son, Robrecht.

It took up most of my time and after finally finishing the afrikakorps I'm ready to return to Middle Earth.

I started with a bunch of new purchases and reordering the cabinets.

I managed to buy a few oop models that I still needed. By now, only 44 models remain and I have the complete collection!

I even obtained the rare Weathertop model:

Flames of War: Deutches AfrikaKorps (3)

The last part of the Afrikakorps army. I finished the last panzers, a platoon of 3 Pzkw IV.

And some Flak guns. The perfect anti aircraft and anti tank guns in the midwar range. I really like them. They dominate the table :D.

The finished army:

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Flames of War: Deutches AfrikaKorps (2)

Another Flames of War update. I added some more terror to the army in the form of two Tiger tanks.

Next up an Afrikakorps rifle platoon and HQ. They are equiped with an extra 6cm Mortar, 2,8 cm anti tank gun and a sMG 14 HMG.

Flames of War: Deutches AfrikaKorps (1)

Something new!

About a year ago I bought a Flames of War starterset for mid war.  I painted a few panzers and played some games. But with the release of late war and a full support of the game in our local shop things got serious.

I was still awainting the Corsair arbalesters I orderd, so I decided to take a detour and paint my full Afrikakorps.

I started where I left a few months ago, with my Pzkw III.

First platoon: uparmourd, 5cm guns

Second platoon: Uparmoured, 7,5cm guns

My army needed some punch against the Americans, so I added some Juncker JU 87's to the Army. Better known as the Stuka dive bombers:

Friday, June 14, 2019

Corsairs (part V)

Still waiting on some more corsair reavers that I orderd a few weeks ago (together with some made to order, yes my mistake). Meanwhile I painted up Râza the Serpent fang. Lovely model, a joy to paint. I'm really fond of Forgeworld models and I have to say that after painting a model from their range I really am reluctant to paint the older models.

I also got my hands on something special. I bought some of the unreleased metal corsair models from GW. A rare catch! I painted both of them up. Only problem is that the fit in so well with the other sculps, nobody noticed them :p