Corvus' Miniatures

Painted sf & fantasy miniatures by Gerrie Schenck

Age of Sigmar has arrived

A big new project has arrived on my workbench: Age of Sigmar.

A game like Warhammer Fantasy always intrigued me in a way, but I never really found an army I liked enough to start painting up several ranks of miniatures, let alone start learning the rules. But with Age of Sigmar it's different (at least for this starter box).

I really like the miniatures in this starter set, both sides (Sigmar and Chaos). What also appeals to me is the new set of rules: it's only 4 pages! And the fact that this is the very beginning of something new and (hopefully) very big makes it the perfect time to jump in.


The box is filled with sprues which are packed with parts. In total there are 47 figures in the box. Added to that are dice, rulers, decals, manuals and a load of bases.


This is the ruleset: 4 pages (and the first page is basically on how to setup your battlefield).


The book from the starter: it doesn't show in this picture but it's almost 100 pages. The new artwork looks badass.


I understand I have a lot of work in front of me and it's totally different from what I have been doing the last 2-3 years, but I am very motivated to jump into Age of Sigmar.

Operation Icestorm: finishing up the Nomads

I'm on the final stretch with the Nomads.

Mobile Brigade is done except for the base:


And then this guy which I am painting up entirely on camera and if all goes well I will make a tutorial video about:

Operation Icestorm PanOceania finished + Nomads WIP

Hello everyone. The plan is to start posting on this blog more regularly again soon, in the meantime here are some work in progress shots of the Nomads faction of Operation Icestorm.





The PanOceania guys are finished, here is a quick picture of the figures:






Desktop update May 2015 - Operation Icestorm

Hello everyone. Yes I know, updates have been lacking so far this year. It's almost June and only one post so far (Painting Crusade report). But it's not the first time this blog has gone quiet for a few months, it usually goes hand in hand with painting motivation, which comes and goes.

After finishing the TGCM Miniatures commission (work in progress here, but I did another batch of figures after that), I didn't really feel like immediately starting another project. The motivation would return after Painting Crusade I thought. But the fact that I did not take part in that event's painting competition made it feel a bit different. No inspirational boost which usually comes after winning (and even loosing) at a competition. So that proves that competing is much more important than winning I know now :)

Anyway a few months back I bought the Infinity starter box Operation Icestorm, on which I am now slowly working.


Starting with the PanOceania forces. As usual with this kind of projects I'm going for a good gaming standard, focusing on contrast rather than smoothness. But the sculpts are amazing, so that really helps.





More pictures to follow soon :)

Painting Crusade XII (2015) picture report

Last weekend the 2015 edition of Painting Crusade was held in Namur, Belgium. This year I did not compete in the competition, but I spent the entire Sunday afternoon at the show, looking at the miniatures on display and taking pictures. Here is the result:

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Holiday update 2014

Hey everyone, a quick update post which will probably be the last one of 2014. So I'll grab this opportunity to wish you all happy holidays and already a happy 2015!

The last couple of weeks I've mainly been working on a big commission consisting of a batch of figures for the 52mm skirmish game Briskars by TGCM Creations. The casting quality isn't the greatest, but it has been fun painting these figures so far.

Here are four figures from the Quintors faction, as good as finished:


Another batch I finished are these dodo's, which are in fact objective markers.


After this there are 4 figures for the monkey faction left.

See you next year! :)

Desktop update November 2014

Hey everyone, quick roundup of what's been on my desk lately.



These are some Infinity Morats I finished a while ago, I haven't shown them on the blog I think. Good pictures incoming :)



Stephen Rao is also finished, except for the base.





And this is the figure I am currently painting, a Malifaux Flesh Construct.



I'm also testing out a new photo setup, black backdrop and more room for armies etc. Results of the first test will be shown here soon :)

 

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