Friday, March 17, 2023

40k Rogue Trader, Assassin, and Sensei

Over the last week I completed a few of the old 'Forces of the Imperium' range, from the Rogue Trader era of 40k.

Imperial Assassin


Rogue Trader

And this completes the set from pack of four, circa 1991.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Medieval Beekeepers - Apiary - Infinite Dimensions - Midlam Miniatures

When I saw the very cool medieval style beekeepers that Midlam Miniatures produced, I had to have them despite having no idea what to use them for. I also saw a great apiary designed by Infinite Dimensions, so I acquired that and printed it on my Ender3Pro. This was all well over a year ago :)

I recently designed some things myself- some beekeeper hoods, so I thought I'd better paint up all of the relevant models.


Monday, February 6, 2023

40k - Forge World Relic Monger - Relic Dealers Group

When I saw the Forge World Relic Monger 'Hanger On' character was released, I knew I had to have one for my Imperial City, especially considering I'd already converted and  painted two relic dealers. He's definitely one of my favorite recent 40k figures.

The casting was nice and crisp, with little to no mold lines. Forge World's resin and quality is much better than it was several years ago. All in all, a very fun miniature to paint and he fits right in with my weirdo Imperial Sector characters.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Turnip28 Forlorn Hope and Dr. Mathias Beekeeper Hoods

The strange and wonderful 'Turnip28' creator conducted a Kickstarter recently for some digital files of soldiers specifically for the game. Naturally, I backed it, and have printed a few off. I have also been working on my own designs and used some of the Beekeeper hoods I created and printed.

Dr Mathias Cults3D Designs

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Relic Dealer and Kiosk - 40k

I built a bunch of 40k civilians when I had some free time, and I'll be working through them periodically. First up is another relic dealer, with a small kiosk.

The base model is a Reaper 'Clergy' figure, with some greenstuff, wire, a Bretonnian reliquary, and a servo from the devastator kit.

The kiosk is a combination of 3d printed parts, plastic bits from a Grey Knights kit, plasticard, and a track unit from an old Disney Atlantis toy.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

40k Rares - Adepta Sororitas Sister Famulous and Frateris Militia of Saint Javelin

June and July 2022 was a peculiar time for me- I acquired all the of the rare 40k miniatures I was hunting for, within a couple of weeks.

These included the Eisenhorn Black Library set which I had been actively searching for, for well over a year, and several rare unreleased 40K Adepta Sororitas- including my 'grail',  the Sister Famulous. I resolved to have the Famulous and the rare Frateris Militiaman painted by the end of 2022, and I finished them right before the New Year rolled over.

The Frateris Militia group includes the four standard varaints, an unreleased miniature, and a 3D printed 'Commander Z' from Reptilian Overlords which I digitally modified to carry an autogun. I scaled his head up about 10% to match the bobble headed proportions of 40K miniatures. The flag is brass rod and foil. I freehanded the saint image, the rest is decals from the Inquisition transfer sheet and from Forgotten Chapters.

Frankly, I can see why the Frateris was unreleased, as he's not up to par with the others.


The Sister Famulous on the other hand was a lot of fun to paint and fits perfectly with her non-militant order Sisters, the Dialogus (a horrible model) and the Hospitaller.

I also painted up her two charges, 3D printed miniatures from Vae Victus and Marchen.