Hello and welcome to my blog "Brush And Miniature Torture"!
What will you find in here? Of course everything about my armies, conversions, paint jobs, terrain, and latest commission works for Warhammer 40k and Warhammer Fantasy - and more! Enjoy and comment in English or German! I'm also happy about every follower.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas and all that kind of stuff

Hey folks!

It's Christmas Eve and although I'm not very religious or rather don't believe in all this I wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy some nice and rich meals and get lots of (hobby related) presents!

And as I'll be spending the week after the Christmas Days and thus New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Hungary with my pals, I also wish you a Happy New Year right now!

Read you in 2012 with hopefully much more grim darkness!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Bitz and Despair

I dissembled my airbrush pistol yesterday evening to clean it after having finished the airbrush work on the Juggernauts and today I wanted to assemble it so I could start working on the Bloodletter riders.... and then it happened. Screwed slightly too strong, the jet nozzle's thread broke.

I ordered a new one today. That little crap of a jet nozzle costs ~ 10 EUR! Hope I receive it soon.

As I could not paint or even prime anything today I searched my bitz box for some nice weapons and something that could be used as a Icon of Glory Chaos as I will have to paint another 6 Terminators for a tournament in January. This is what I found:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

8 Juggernauts finished

Today I finished the last 8 Juggernauts of my commission. I'll begin to paint their riders tomorrow.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

mad matt's Attaching Decals Tutorial

A new vid by mad matt about attaching decals using Decal Fix and Decal Medium:

Friday, December 16, 2011

Marked by Chaos

When I had birthday in early November my friends gave me a voucher for an extra payment for a tattoo because they knew I planned to get a tattoo for quite a while. I made an appointment with a tattoo artist some days later and yesterday it was time to get marked by the Dark Gods:

Friday, December 9, 2011

Weekend is coming

Yes, another week full of work for university, a great party and of course loads of hobby stuff comes to an end.

I'm currently working on 8 Blood Crushers for my customer and will be visiting my parents this weekend, so count on some better updates next week. ;)

And here's my latest catchy song - enjoy:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Video tutorials by mad matt

Hey guys!

I just wanted to briefly inform you about the new youtube channel of an aquaintance of mine: mad matt and his prelude to his video tutorials for various painting techniques. More to come soon for sure!

Check it out:

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Killteam 2.0 - finally finished!

I just glued the renegades for my Kill Team 2.0 on their bases and with that done they're finally finished. I mus say I quite like the outcome and am keen to read what you think about them.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Killteam 2.0 - Part VI

A quick snapshot of the current WIP state of the humans:

What I forgot to mention: the Predator's sponsons are magnetized and the top is not glued, so I have the option to play it as Rhino or Razorback.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Predator finished

As I have no courses at university today, I used last night for painting and was able to finish the Predator.

The result after applying the pigments was somehow awkward compared to the other IW tanks I did so far. There must have been something wrong with the top color layer I airbrushed on because it stripped a little bit. Or maybe it's just because I'm out of routine as I haven't painted IW tanks for quite a while...

The Predator did not turn out that bad, though:

Some of the human scum's clothing has also already its paint.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Killteam 2.0 - Part V

With the oral presentation in my General Language Course done, here's a new update for you about my Kill Team 2.0 just as I promised.

Forge World has delivered pretty quickliy and so I could finish building the human scum for the KT; the Heavy stubber team will be built this afternoon.

The paint job on the Predator is also in an advanced state, I need to have finished it by Sunday.

Monday, November 28, 2011

New week, new stuff

I arrived back home from a visit at my parents yesterday evening and when I checked my postbox I found two nice things: a card that stated that a parcel is waiting for me at the local post office and an air couchion envelopment with the needed bitz for my next Iron Warriors tank. I instantly knew that the parcel was my new airbrush compressor and I was very delighted!

So I traipsed to the post office today and schlepped the 7kg heavy parcel home. Here's a pic of the old and new compressor:

Quite a difference, eh?

And these are the bitz for the tank (you can guess what it will be):

And a quicktip for you:
Everytime I visit the town where I used to go to school I drop in on the local Tedi store - that's a German (and Dutch?) market chain where you can buy lots of different stuff from 1 to 3 EUR. I always buy there some packs of super glue. That's 5 tubes à 2g for 1 EUR. They work pretty well and are very abundant. So there's no need to buy those branded and expensive stuff.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Even more Iron Warriors...

This week's last update: a handful of Iron Warriors, including one flamer and one plasmagun which gives me a total of 2 for each special weapon.

I also played three games yesterday evening at our club's monthly meeting. I won two times against Tau and Dark Angels and suffered one defeat against Tau. We played 850 pts. to test our army lists for next week Sunday's tournament i mentioned before here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Killteam 2.0 - Part IV

I created and painted the bases for the cannonfodder today:

Now it remains to hope that Forge World will deliver soon.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Killteam 2.0 - Part III

The Chimera/ Scout Sentinel is finished save some details and rework:

Killteam 2.0 - Part II

I've added some details on the Chimera (which can also be used as a Scout Salamander I noticed) yesterday evening/night:

Killteam 2.0

The next Kill Team tournament will take place in mid December: Adeptus Illuminatus IX

I have to confess that I nearly bought some Necrons to build a Kill Team and I even painted a test mini. But then I remembered playing my Iron Warriors for the first time on the last KT tournament and bethought me of staying loyal to Chaos. ;-)

 I'll have some cannonfodder... er... excuse me, human reinforcements in the KT as I'll be using the Renegades and Heretics army list from Imperial Armour 5. And they bring along some ramshackle armour: a Chimera!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

1. Moosbueffel Clash

Some club mates and me attended a new tournament not far away from Regensburg today (~60km). As I'm dead tired here only a pic of the awesome prize for the Best Painted Army:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Grand Iron Warriors gallery update

Hey guys!

I spent this forenoon taking new photos of all my Iron Warriors models painted so far in order to have pics of them with a homogenous background. Here you are, enjoy (caution, pic-heavy!):

Warsmith Fabrilis

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New CC arm for the Dreadnought

Here's the next mini-update for you guys: a new arm for the Dreadnought

I hoped I could purchase a right CC arm of the Furioso Dreadnought kit and I'd have converted it in order to fit to the other CC arm I previously built. But they are mostly sold for more than 10 EUR on ebay. I won't pay through the nose when I can buy an appropriate one at FW's for less.

I'll play the Dreadnought with the weapons shown above on the 850 pts. tournament I'm going to organize on December 4th: 4. Battlepatrol Ratisbona

I already had two test games with my army list against a mate who's going to play my Defenders of Vraks - and I won both, 1x 6:0 and 1x 4:2. I'm quite content.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Last Sunday's tournament

I attended another tournament with my Iron Warriors last Sunday playing Codex Space Wolves. The codex offers lots of opportunities and I'm really content with it. And as long as I don't play 3x Long Fangs with loads of missile launchers, Thunderwolf Cavalry and all the other uber units I guess no one will complain about that.

Here some pics of the stuff I painted for the tournament: 3 Warriors with boltguns and a banner plus 3 magnetized Terminator arms

And a summary of the 4 games:

1st match vs. Tyranids: Defeat (15:5)
2nd match vs. Tau: Victory (17:3)
3rd match vs. Blood Angels: Defeat (2:18) [Mephiston sucks so hard...]
4th match vs. Space Wolves: Victory (14:6)

Total of 38 tournament pts. and a 14th place out of 26. Way better than the previous results I achieved using the codex SM. ;-)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Magnetizing my Terminators

University already needs a lot of attention and I hardly found the time to do any hobby stuff the last two weeks. But this afternoon I started to magnetize my Terminators in order to have more options available without the necessity to build and paint more models. So here we go with the first two:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Plague Host grows

Unfortunatly, term has started on monday and I nearly had no time at all for the hobby this week.

I was able to build 3 famous characters of the Plague Host. With Mraduk, Champion of Nurgle they are now four.

  (From left to right: Chaos Lord/Exalted Hero; Sorcerer Lord/Chaos Sorcerer; Champion; Champion)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Some more Iron Warriors

I gathered up my last CSM bitz box resources and built these 6 pals. Another 3 of the formerly planned 8 men strong Assault Squad will follow.

But before I can paint them I need to order some IW shoulder pads. And I hope a mate of mine has some spare Plasma gun for the guy without a weapon.

Friday, October 7, 2011


The next model I painted for the customer was Skulltaker himself. He'll get some static grass on his base as soon as the customer gives his o.k. for the paint job and when I varnished him.

I hope the pics are large enough for you guys.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Warsmith Fabrilis finished

The Warsmith is ready for the battle on Terra:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

20 Dire Wolves for the customer

I finally finished the next unit for the commission: a unit of 20 Dire Wolves:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Warsmith Fabrilis WIP

It's finally time to grant the infamous Warsmith Fabrilis a model of his own. The times are finally over where Magus Tenebrae had to take the rap for everything.

As things are now:

I also reconsidered some things in terms of gaming with my Iron Warriors, especially after all the checks received lately. I will use the Codex Space Wolves for some time now fpr my IW.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sturmfront 3 - Tournament report

As I'm too tired at the moment to translate the report into English, I'll simply copy and paste it:

1. Spiel:
Gegner: Christian "Ammi" Ammersbach
Armee: Space Wolves
Mission: Capture and Control
Aufstellung: Dawn of War

Ammi hat seine beiden Longfang- und Graumähentrupps samt Runenpriestern auf seinem Marker gebunkert. Meinen hat er mit Wolfslord, Terminatoren und Redeemer freigeräumt. Habe alle 6 Donnerwölfe erschossen. Ansonsten war da nicht viel zu machen.
Dennoch war es das schönste Spiel des Turnieres, einfach weil der Gegner Ammi war, die gute Haut. Freu mich schon, wenn 2012 dann die komplette Armee bemalt ist.

=> Ergebnis: 5:15

2. Spiel:
Gegner: Christian "Doggs" Bauer
Armee: Chaos Space Marines
Mission: Annihilation
Aufstellung: Spearhead

Mit einer relativ fluffigen Liste gegen 2/9 mit 2 Raidern zu spielen, macht nicht unbedingt Spaß. Ich ließ alles bis auf die Scouts in Reserve, das Shoot-Out mit den Kyborgs hätt ich verloren. Immerhin haben die Vanguard Veteranen einen Land Raider zerstört, 2 Khorne Berserker erschlagen und haben sich dann aus dem Nahkampf zurückgezogen und 2" vor der Kante wieder gesammelt.
6/9 Kyborgs hab ich erschossen, beide Prinzen im NK verkloppt. Durch einen verpatzten Difficult Terrain-Charge der Termis hab ich die so gut wie geopfert. Am Ende hatte er 2 Killpoints mehr als ich.

=> Ergebnis: 5:15

3. Spiel:
Gegner: Flo "corvin" Xxx
Armee: Grey Knights *kotzwürgbrechhass*
Mission: Seize Ground (5)
Aufstellung: Pitched Battle

Dieses Mal durfte zum ersten Mal ich anfangen/die Seite auswählen. Jeweils 1 Marker lag kurz vor unseren Aufstellungszonen, die anderen 3 dümpelten in der Mitte rum.

Tja, was soll man sagen? Grey Knights, mein absoluter Hass-Gegner... ich hatte schon gehofft, ich müsste nicht dagegen ran. Massig Psi-Bolterspam, 2x6 Termis, 2 Granaten-Inquis mit Angriffstruppfen in Rhinos, ein Abfangtrupp, 2 Psyfle-Bots, 1 Vindicare... mein Langstreckenfeuer hat kläglich versagt (kein Fahrzeug zerstört) und der Assassine hat exakt 11 Decker gegen Autokill-Wunden bestanden (und überlebte das Spiel). In dem Spiel lief garnichts. Scheiß Codex.

=> Ergebnis: 3:17

Am Ende bekam ich aber den Pokal für den "1. Platz - Schönste Armee", was ein kleines Trostpflaster ist. Ist übrigens "Jubiläum"! Das 10. Mal Best Painted.

Welchen Platz ich mit meinen kläglichen 13 von 60 möglichen Turnierpunkten belegen werde, stellt sich die Tage heraus wenn alles auf T3 hochgeladen ist.

Das Turnier heute hat mir mal wieder etwas das Kraut ausgeschüttet... die letzten größeren gespielten Turniere liefen allesamt nicht erfreulich - egal ob mit Imps oder jetzt den IW. Entweder ich verlern Schritt für Schritt jegliche Taktik, oder ich kann mit den ganzen neuen Codices wirklich nicht mehr mithalten... Ich weiß es nicht, aber kleinere Turnier machen mir da bedeutend mehr Spaß.

Zur Showbase: Da plane ich in der Tat eine Version 2.0. Da verrat ich aber noch nicht zu viel. Die hier war wirklich mehr eine Übergangslösung.

Außerdem möchte ich noch ein paar Einheiten in die Großkompanie aufnehmen: Sturm-Terminatoren, der Kriegsschmied und noch ein Trupp Scouts. Und wenn ich mal ganz viel Zeit haben sollte, 3 Predators als Alternative zu den Vindicators.

Bin vorhin wieder in meiner Studentenbude in Regensburg angekommen. Die muss ich jetzt erstmal auf Vordermann bringen. Dann stürz ich mich wieder voll auf die Dämonen und dann fängt so langsam wieder der Ernst des Studiums an Mitte Oktober.
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