Gimli

“Bring your pretty face to my axe.” Gimli – The Two Towers After scrum painted Gimli some months before it was my turn now. I am almost finished with this long-lasting project. Gimli being the last one of the Fellowship and only the display base is missing. ...

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Legolas

“A red sun rises, blood has been spilled this night.” Legolas – The Two Towers I have a good run painting the Fellowship right now. Legolas was the second to last miniature I had to paint. Now it’s only Gimli who is left and of course the scenery base. I think I can count the amount of Elves/Eldar I have painted on one hand over the years. I’m more the dwarf-player to be honest. Yet I quite enjoyed painting Legolas Greenleaf and it didn’t differ too much from my usual painting routine. The most remarkable difference was that I had to give him a lighter skin tone. ...

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Koenen Sigfric

This is my third Marine for our upcoming Deathwatch: Overkill campaign. Since we would like to start with Kill Team Ecxis first all of us need to paint the five additional Space Marines aswell. I went for the Howling Griffon as I always had a soft spot for that chapter. I think this medieval touch the chapter has is pretty nice which is why I went for another head. ...

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Boromir

You carry the fate of us all, little one. If this is indeed the will of the Council, then Gondor will see it done. Boromir – The Fellowship of the Ring Back in April 2016 I started painting the Fellowship of the Ring. I continued doing so including several brakes. The last step was Aragorn at the beginning of this year where I said that I try to finish this project in 2017. Still possible yet regarding the long brakes I usually take during each miniature it can be still considered as a challenge. Next one will be Legolas as I continue painting them in their order of appearance during the ...

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Ennox Sorrlock

As you might have noticed we had a really great time playing Deathwatch: Overkill lately. Actually we agreed on playing the whole campaign as soon as possible. Therefore all four Aleator-Players sorted four Deathwatch Marines out who we were going to play during the campaign (including Kill Team Excis of course). Of course I got this fella here and today’s Iron Hand Ennox Sorrlock. Be prepared for the other two members of the Deathwatch soon. Regarding the bases I tried to be as close to Rekrom’s marvelous tiles as possible. ...

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Deathwatch: Overkill – Killstorm

Finally! After my clubmate Rekrom finished the last remaining tile for the first couple of missions we were able to sit down and give this game a try. No really, we waited with the first game until we had everything fixed for maximum tabletop goodness. I really have to praise Rekrom’s dedication towards this project. It was a blast playing on these marvelous tiles. Thanks mate, on the board they look even better than on the pictures. Also I would like to thank Kjeld for his help on the project. He painted some of the required cultists and came up with these cool vents you can see on the board. They have no relevance ...

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Banner of Couronne

Soon my Bretonnian Skirmish Team will be ready for their first match. I recently finished four peasants, one of them is a Dog of War, a standard bearer. I decided that the team should hail from Couronne, thus showing the heraldry of the king on the banner. In 2035 I probably have painted an army huge enough to be led by the King himself, Louen Leoncoeur. ...

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Chivalry

Lady, I am your servant and in this time of trial I once again offer you my blade and service. When the clarion call is sounded, I will ride out and fight in the name of liege and Lady. Whilst I draw breath the lands bequeathed unto me shall remain untainted by evil. Honour is all, chivalry is all. Such is my vow. the ritual vow of a Knight of the Realm Here he comes, the leader of my Bretonnian skirmish warband, Geoffroi le Valeureux. He’s an experienced Knight of the Realm, hailing from Couronne, his King’s dukedom. He gathered his men to protect his land in the service of the Lady of the Lake. ...

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Four Year Anniversary

Another year has passed and it is now four years ago since the Aleatorblog opened its  gates with its first post. We’re basically still doing what we used to do back then yet we don’t get to see each other that often anymore. But most of us are still working like crazy behind our hobby desks to get these little plastic men ready for tabletop warfare. So we figured it could be fun to take a closer look at our starting point and the climax of our own brush history. What were the Aleatores’ first miniatures, what are their ...

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Regarding Slayers

Regarding Dwarf Slayers Games Workshop has had a long tradition of coming up with several sculpts. I started out with the era of the Slayersculpts around the time of the 2nd Blood Bowl edition and their brethren in Warhammer accompanied us for quite a long time. Then there came only two new sculpts for Mordheim which had slightly downscaled facial features and smaller hands. Then there came only one plastic Slayer which was the first sculpt I didn’t like that much. And now as the Age of Sigmar and the Fyreslayers are upon us I doubt that we’ll get to see improved new plastic Slayers from GW. So what can a Dwarf do if he intends to include ...

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