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The Avenger Rising (pt2)

Heya people.  So after 4,5 months or hard, tireless work, many customization and so forth, I am finally done working on my Star Destroyer.

Below are some pictures to show you the progress on the model. I first tested all the lights one final time before covering them with tape. After finishing off all the details on both the bottom and top pieces of the ship, I primered them completely with a black spraypaint. I then basecoated them with a light grey, going over them multiple times to get a nice solid coat, but letting it fade a little by the black undercoat so they would get a nice weathered tone. I then started picking out random panels on the ship, painting those in a slightly darker grey tone. After all the paints were completely dry, I put the pieces outside. Mixing your everyday standard black acrylic paint with a lot of water, I used this as a shade. Both pieces were completely covered in the home-made shade. With a waterspray I kept the model wet so the shade wouldn’t dry too fast before I could cover the entire piece. Once all of it was covered with the shade, I left it for a few minutes so it could properly settle into all the recesses, the whiping it all off with a microfiber rag. The shade will stay in the recesses, bringing out all those nice details like the scribing and giving a nice shade effect in all the little corners and tight spots. I repeated this process about 3 times per piece, comparing both pieces to make sure the shading and tone of the color was as close to eachother as possible. Once that was done, I left them to dry outside. I then began connected the last lights, which were in the engine section. After a final test, making sure all the lights still worked, I removed the tape and startes adding all the fiber optics into every hole I drilled. With that done, the ship was almost ready for final assembly.

I put on the lights, put the top on the bottom piece and started checking for any spots where the light was shining through where it wasn’t supposed to, filling those spots with pieces of plastic or even greenstuff, painting them with a grey closest to the shade of grey that the ship was painted in.

I lost count on how many times I put the ship together and take it out of eachother again. But eventually I got all the spots covered and then it was time for final assembly. On the last picture you can see how many glueing clamps I needed to secure this thing. The amount of pressure exercised on it got me a little worried. But it had to be done. I left the glue to dry while I was working. And when I came back and took of the clamps, it was done. The ship was assembled.




Down here I have put the pictures of the Star Destroyer, completely finished, including a handmade standard made out of wood and plexiglass, with a protective layer on the edges where the ship would rest on. I even added an on-scale miniature of the Milennium Falcon on the back of the bridge for fun, and to really capture the scale of how immense a ship the Star Destroyer is.


Now I don’t know about you, but I am happy as hell about how it came out. I just live it. At times it was a pain in the ass to work on. But when I see the endresult, I can only say it was worth all the effort.

It certaibly has been one hell of a project. I hope you enjoy the view as I am doing every day now.








Venator re-do

Heya people,

I’m back. Over the past few weeks I have been busy selling all my Warhammer models, boards and miscelania, which now is all gone except for the Primarchs and my Titans (which I spent way too much time and effort in to get rid of and they’re the coolest models I own and painted). So it was time for a new project.

Ever since I was a little kid and saw my first Star Wars movie (which was Return of The Jedi) I’ve always to own my own little Star Destroyer. At first, any model seems fine and fun, but I never was any good at painting. So I never really got to it. Over the past few years, I have improved my skills significantly, learning all kinds of tricks to help improve it even more.

A few weeks back, I found out about a guy named Randy Cooper, who, apparently, is one of the main guys that actually built models of ships that would be used in shooting movies (like Blade Runner, Star Trek and Starship Toopers). I checked out his site, and there it was. The most beautiful, most movie accurate version of the Star Destroyer Avenger I have seen so far. From that point on I knew I had to have it. So I ordered it. Now, as I am still awaiting delivery of the model, I had decided I wanted not only to paint it and give it a nice showbase and such, I also wanted to Illuminate it using LED’s. Truthfully, I have never worked with LED’s before, let alone adding electronics to any kind of model. So a while back, I found this old Revell model of a Venator Class Star Destroyer in the attic.venator-before So I ordered several LED’s with fibre optics of different sizes and I would use this model as my testpiece before I start on the Avenger and mess that up. I started this project about 2 weeks ago. I started out with drilling the holes, stripping the old paint and applying new basic colors, then aging the model and adding some more details, and before I new it, last tuesday I almost finished the model, except for the fact that it was still in it’s seperate sub-builds. And then I received the LED stuff. I went to work right away. I have been working tirelessly on it every single minute of the day I had spare. This is what it looked like after 2 days of work (mind you, the fibre optics are not inserted yet).venator-wipAfter 5 days of work, the ship was nearing completion on painting, I had all the LED’s installed and working. So the last 2 days I have been working on adding the fibre optics. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of what it looks now. But tomorrow I will be putting the last details on it and then it’s done. I’ve also built more or less some sort of showcase base, which is just a standard built out of multiple things I could get my hands on, with a little specifications card of the Venator Class Star Destroyer. So, If you’re looking forward to see this poject finished, have a little more patience as it is close to completion, and when I finish it, I will be taking pictures of it from all sides to show you guys what I have made out of it.

Hope you liked it so far and you’ll see more very soon.

The end of an Era

Unfortunately I have some sad news. This week I have decided to sell my entire warhammer 40k and horus heresy collection. Over the past months, the hobby has become more of a drag, feeling obligatory, with me adding more umpulsive additions to my collections than usefull or needed ones. The last weeks I have been giving a serious and long thought and ultimately it has culminated in the decision to quit it all entirely. The idea that I woukd keep buying model kits for the hobby with little to no chance of ever using them is one of the reasons, along with costs that come with it. Furthermore, the fun is is no longer there for me. I am doing it more and more just to fill up free time which I have plenty of when I am not working or have other obligations (which I don’t have many of at all) and playing is no longer a key factor within our gaming group. Complaining, discussions and competetive collecting has taken it’s place. And I am not willing to replace fun with all of that. So hereby I bid the hobby I have spent so much time (almost 7 years), money and effort in farewell. And although this hobby stops for me, I am looking around for something new to fill my free time up with. I have found an alternative, although this does not involve miniature wargaming or anything of the like. It will be miniature modelling however. Because of this interest, I will be keeping this blog, but I will rename it, change it’s look and layout, to fit it more widely.


I hope some of you that liked reading my blogs will continue to follow me, but I can understand if you don’t. Anyway, it has been a hell of a ride, but unfortunately it ends here. My collection is spoken for and paid. Somewhwre next week I will ship it off to the buyer and then it’s done. All that will remain in my possession are the Tyranid Hierophant bio-titan, the Chaos Warhound Titan and the Primarchs and other Character series models.

So untill I have my next project up and running, there will be no more posts. But I hope it will not take too long.

Untill we meet again….






Sons of Horus

Warmaster_Horus_on_BridgeHeya people.

Lately I’ve been working a lot on my Sons of Horus models. So much I finished everything I have so far. But to just make pictures and show them off like I did with the primarchs isn’s the way I want to do it.

The last thing I finished was a gaming board that also functions as a display board for my Sons of Horus models.

I am going to try and show you guys the models I painted in a sort of story style, making pictures and showing the models from different sides while they’re delivering some action. For me it’s a completely new way to show you what I have so far, but it should be fun. (at least, for me it will be)

For now, you’ll have to do with this awesome piece of artwork, but do not fear, pictures wil come soon enough.


Hear the Bearer of Words

Faith is the soul of any army; be it vested in primitive religion or enlightened truth. It makes even the least soldier mighty, the craven is remade worthy and through its balm any hardship may be endured. Faith ennobles all of the worlds the soldier undertakes be they so base or vile, and imports to them the golden spark of transcendent purpose.

Lorgar Aurelian, Primarch of the Word Bearers

Heya guys.

Here is my go on Lorgar Aurelian, the Urizen, Primarch of the XVII Legion, the Word Bearers.

I had a lot of fun on this model. Both like Horus and Fulgrim, this model had a lot of details, making it a very characteristic model. He has all the little details referring to the Word Bearers, and also to his history, like the Colchisian runes running all over his armor, the book on his right shoulder pad, a remembrance to the old ways of the Word Bearers when they were still known as the Imperial Heralds and the overexagerated amount of papers and scrolls hanging from his armour, all carrying parts of honours, wise words and such…

Also the runes carved into the rock give you the idea that he is already subdued to the Eightfold path, but they are also actualy Colchisian drawings, brought into the stone.

This was also the forst model for me on which I had to paint light effects. And to be honest, for a first time aaproach, I think I didn’t do bad.

Anyways, what do you guys think?

Greetings all

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Warhammer European Open Day

Heya people. Been a while. I’ve been very, very busy the past few weeks with my work and all.

But as promised (I know, a little late) here are some pictures I took at the event, and the first pictures is me with Simon Egan,  one of my favourite sculptors/designers of Forgeworld. everything after that is showcase of models and one hell of a table.


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I had a great time. I came home with a Sons Of Horus canvas bag, a Legion Falchion 5 Justaerins with all the weapons and 2 Dimachaerons

Pictures will be uploaded soon (and yes this time I will upload them soon)

Greetings to all

Forgeworld European Open Day

Heya people, it’s been a while since my last post.
But I’m excited!!! This saturday, there is a Forgeworld Open Day near Amsterdam, and this guy’s got a ticket. YESSSS!!!!!
So I’ll see if I can make some interesting pictures and while I am at it, pick up my order there as well, which is 2 Dimachaerons for Tyranids and a Justaerin Terminator squad with Justaerin weapons for my Sons Of Horus.

Needless to say, I am thrilled and can’t wait to go.
More updates will soon follow, because I-ve been working on my Sons of Horus strikeforce. Amd the next 2 Primarch models have been added, Mortarion and Lorgar.

So keep checking 😉