Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Okay! Time for me to start the Sisters of Eternal Mercy!


What to say? They are quite delicate. And I don't just mean their clothing. Their poses and especially the casts are unbelivably frail.


I mean ... I am used to a lot of things due to my possession of some of the TGG1 girls and a few other of Raging Heroes fantasy nuns - but this? Boy. That's a new level of trolling a person like me. That even beats @Cyradis torturing me with pretty pink miniatures.


The nuns are having a lot of prayer chains and crosses - most of them so frail that they break when you cough at them.


Then there is a lot of flash and seam lines - especially in areas where you cannot get rid of them. (That goes for me, at least)


Some of those seam lines are big enough I first thought the miniature might have been miscast. But well ... it cannot be helped. For me that means: Sand and file.








The first miniature was already frail enough that I managed to break off the heel of her combat stiletto.






To cool down I decided to try another lady, but she was so full of flash and seam lines and holes from trapped air, that I finished her and put her away ...






I went back to the first lady ... aaaaaand .... managed to break off the rest of her stiletto.


My emotions were ... mixed.




Especially because I didn't know how to fix it.


But in that moment I was made aware of a workshop that had just opened in the neighbourhood.




And the owner had a solution for my problem.




Well, well! Using the wire and a drill, I might be able to recreate the heel and make it long enought so the lady will stay on her base.


So I left her to dry and continue with the next one. I know thise figure well. A similar one is part of the Fantasy nuns and she was one of the easiest to assemble. There are just two arms to assemble ...








And the weapons don't fit! Whadda heck?!












Who would have guessed? The Fantasy nun's swords force her hands in completely different positions, so they fit.


Well. No problem. I'll use hot water and push it in place ...




Then I cry.


But once again, Rhini's workshop provided invaluable help!




I might become a regular customer there!


Well then ... let's put her aside and continue with the next.




Just two hands to glue to the body.




Hm. I think I should leave it be for today.


But it's weird. Maybe I am too dumb to assemble those ladies correctly or they don't fit at all. Even the Hands cannot be glued without breaking something ... and I am not using force.


The Fantasy nuns were way easier to assemble.


Maybe I try again tomorrow.


In conclusion: Progress? Nun



  • Like 5
  • Confused 1
  • Sad 5

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

And some progress!


Still the ladies are taking all their chances to resist my itchy fingers ... but I will manage.






I even managed to break another heel off a nuns stiletto. Yey! No problem. I'll already have got replacements available.




And yay! - The first group is already glued together and ready to be sanded and filed down, filled with spackle and then it's time to base.







  • Like 9

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

And the last Update for today.


Somehow I managed to enlarge my workbench further over the last few hours and to my small little assembly box - which I normally use for mobile assembly works - the whole table was added piece by piece ...


Now I need to clean it and tidy it up. Yay ...




Anyway - Currently I have got a number of nuns drying. All their gaps and holes are now spackled (*giggles*) most mistakes are covered up. Oh - and remember, remember and never forget - the chains are still missing - some black and some red.




One group of the nuns is already done and will be soon washed a second time before they will be taken to priming.



Some detailed shots:












But that's it for now. I am tired. Have a good day/evening/night ... see you tomorrow or so.

  • Like 13

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

That was a productive session!


Yet another cool army!


Actually it went pretty smooth considering the problems I encountered when starting. 


Thanks for the comment

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, lowlylowlycook said:

Nice looking stuff.


If you are looking for a game that can handle an eclectic set of minis, you might want to try Pulp Ally.  


A friend of mine wants to develop an own board game, that's what's the miniatures are for - but I'll keep PA in my mind.



  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The last two days I had spend at least partially on board of different bullet trains, which included a reservation for a closed compartment. Why is that important?


Well - who would have guessed? I took out my assembly box and assembled a few of the ladies. This time units for close combat.


Therefore here are just two update pictures. More to come once their gaps have been filled, all has been cleaned and they are ready to be primed.


Until then!






  • Like 11

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

And here we go again:


First off, I had to pin a sister's arm to a sister's body. It somewhen fell off during transport.



Hopefully that will teach you a lessen, hussy!


Then I finished a second sister. Geordi LaForge meets Equilibrium ... though this one has a very nice pose, I figure this one to be one of the worst figures of the line. I really don't like it.






And then it was time to continue my current project of choice ... yay and so on.


Rhini's workshop had provided me with a number of tools to get rid of all the problems I had with trhe figures. And especially useful were those chains I had gotten there.

Now it was time to use them!


But I still wasn't sure how to pin the chains to the figures without damaging them too much or make them look too obvious. So I just enjoyed the view and thought, that the figures look good without chains, but on the other hand also look empty.




So I took some more time to develop a concept how I wanted to do this. Hmmm. Chain some nun and then drill holes into them ... hmmm. What else?

I really wasn't sure which of the chain types I wanted to take, so I took one type for each nun. Using paperclips as magazines I was able to glue the chains to the weapons and still make it look good. And 100 rounds magazine is awesome.


Following that I had to fiddle all that small stuff in place ... I could have used 10 hands for that.


One hour, filled with lamenting, cursing and a few tries of assembly, later the first figure looked like this:














We are done - which means: miniature no. 02 is next ... errrr .... okay. I'll hold her and Rhini will glue everything together ...






  • Like 9

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Good use of those chains!

Good use of those chains!


Yeah. Took quite some time. I hope it holds. Otherwise all the work was for nothing.

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


Well, who would have guessed? I managed to break a figure again. This time I broke off an arm. Yay. And I mean: YAY!


It went straight through her funny bone. I guess she cannot stop laughing now.




Well, I guess the next action to perform will be the filling of the gap and all the other mishaps. Quite motivating.


But who cares? The other nun is done. (Wordplay!) The chains are holding (at least for the moment) and she looks quite good, I think.










  • Like 9

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well then,


here we go again. I worked on a number of tanks lately. @Kev! asked me to post a few pictures, so why not?




It took me around 4 hours, divided into two 2 days to finish the vehicle.

I am not really satisfied with it. A lot of gaps, parts that don't fit and are warped a bit. I don't know. I have to do some overhaul.







And the Schützen, the sideskirts. According to Rubicon's assembly manual, those don't have to be glued to the vehicles, but they don't really hold, when you just attach them. So I think I will at least glue the ones at the turret to the vehicle.



And this tank needs a commander. Luckily I bought one od the Hot And Dangerous miniatures and after I sawed off her legs, she was a perfect fit.




There are still some mould lines to be taken care of and then she will look good. A first test fitting was already successful.




Currently I've got the Panzer III standing on the table, but ... it will take some time. Currently it is drying.



  • Like 10

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Time to continue the space nuns. They were washed and cleaned and are now drying (hmmmm. Wet nuns. I like that). And once they are dry, I will spackle their holes ...




Errr ... that came out wrong. Ah - anyways:


That's what we are at currently:






A few figures have been just finished - this one for example.






And our second chain girl has been finished. Due to the size of the chains (I tried the smaller ones) it was quite a mess to fiddle around with. But finally it worked. Yey!






And it looks great. I used some paperclips for pinning so they look like magazines with enhanced capacity. I am not sure if I should shorten them, though.




And here's what's currently in the making. A oracle and a "seraphim"




And - of course - a living saint. Let's see if I will be able to get a whole squadron of them. This one is Games 'Orkshops new Celestine. To be honest - she really made me hate her during assembly. Some pieces were quite delicate to assemble and I broke off parts quite regularely to glue them together afterwards instead of continuing to be angry and demotived.






Currently I am not sure if I want her to get the pigeons that were in the kit. I mean, those pigeons look nice and so on, but I am not sure if they are fitting.




And then we have got a last small build: I got me a repentia sister from Wargame Exclusive. Didn't take the fully nude one, just the partially nude one. Har Har Har.





Great quality and easy to assemble. Just a few mold lines, which were easy to get rid of and a lot of good details.






And that's it for today! We will continue next time - straight outta convent.

Edited by SisterMaryNapalm
  • Like 9

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

And another update on the nuns. Two more ladies are done.







And the second tank is done. Some more sanding has to be done, but it is already ready to use. I have got a long barrel and a short barrel to go for all mid- and late-war version. (L, M and N) Will be painted in German camo scheme, but then covered in snow white camo.  @Kev! Here you go! Both tanks are done.







  • Like 7

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By SisterMaryNapalm
      Hello everyone,
      And welcome to my weathering class.

      No. Not WEATHER - WEATHERING. So more like this:

      After having worked on some vehicles for quite some time and having recently finished some tanks in winter camouflage (check out ->here<-, ->here<- and ->here<-), I was asked to do a tutorial and explain some weathering techniques.
      That said, I have to be honest and want to make clear that I LOVE to overdo it, so that things pop out on the table. If that's too much for you, you need to adjust on your vehicles and stuff accordingly.
      As it is hard to give an overview over the topic of weathering and find THE solution to all the different approaches of aging a vehicle, house or other mechanical thing, I will use different vehicles and techniques and explain everything in order for every vehicle I work on - so maybe a technique that suits you won't be done in the first tutorial, but in a later work. So please be patient.
      First off: If you want to see some people doing great stuff with different models and weathering techniques, check out these channels on Youtube:
      ->Plasmo - Plastic Models<- ->Andy's Hobby Headquarters<- ->Doctor Fausts Painting Clinic<- ->Laser Creation World<-
      They may answer some questions you have and provide in-depth sight into the process of weathering a vehicle or building (which means: this tutorial is basically meaningless - haha)
      Anyway: Let's get started!
      Table of Contents:
      What's Weathering?
      Going the first mile (How to plan and to start) (Under construction)
    • By SisterMaryNapalm
      When @buglips*the*goblin and I did our German Infantry thread - check out ->here<-, which resulted in the presentation of our figures ->here<-, @Glitterwolfasked for some vehicles.
      As I regularly work on vehicles on my Speedbuild thread - check out ->here<- I thought it might be a good idea to show what's coming out of it. So - here's some steel in between naked and half-naked girls, fantasy figures and dragons.
      German StuG III, used for Bolt Action (28mm)






      German PzKpfW V Panther, used for Bolt Action (28mm)









      More vehicles once they are finished. If wanted, I can also do a tutorial on different weathering techniques.
      And even if not - enjoy my work, leave like or comment if you have got anything you want to get off your chest - but please - no "nice" or "cool". Those one-liners are really not helpful.
    • By SisterMaryNapalm
      Well then ... it's done! We ... are done. After a rather short ride, I finally arrived at the end. Five minutes before lock-down I handed in my "Animals in War" painting challenge entry. As always, it consists of a small background story, together with a more or less well painted miniature.
      Find the WIP ->here<-
      I am not all to happy with it, I could have done a lot better, but it's okay. And in the end, I messed up the pictures as well. The good thing is: I could have done worse. *sigh* But well - can't help it. So, here she comes.
      I tried to translate the original text to English, so if there are mistakes ( I am sure there will be) feel free to correct me.
      As always: Feel free to comment, but if you just want to say "nice" or "cool", leave a like instead, because I value those as a nod to my participation in the forums. I really don't need "cool"s or "nice"s.
      The Light Fantastic
      She sat by the wall, held her breath and listened.
      After a while, the tripping of many feet broke through the silence.
      Carefully the warrior woman looked up. She expected to see the enemy's face at any moment. But nothing like that happened.
      Instead, she could hear a voice, sending shivers down her spine. A calm, mocking pronunciation, unmistakable and probably unique in the world.
      "Hey, Evi," the unknown speaker shouted, "You can show yourself. I know you're out there."
      She took a deep breath, smiled grimly and pressed the lamp tighter to her chest.
      Yes, of course. He knew. He wasn't stupid. Quite the opposite. He was very intelligent - considering the fact he was a baboon. Call it arrogance, but it had been a mistake of the humans to believe monkeys to be of lower intelligence.
      It was the humans who were stupid. I renewed attempts, the succeeded in raising the intelligence of the primates to a level that even they could not reach. Made a joke about it - called them "Spartavians".
      Until that day, when the monkeys founded the SAS, the Special Ape Service, and began to overrun the human centers of civilization. The humans had no chance against the highly gifted animals - and soon they found themselves in a Stone Age created by the primates.
      All in the name of nature.
      But Evi was not willing to give all the power to the very hairy attackers.
      "Come out, come out, wherever you are! What is it? Have you lost your voice?," the Spartavian asked.
      She looked at the lantern in her hand. The light was dim, it's flame almost extinguished. It had used up most of its fuel over the long time of her mission.
      She sighed, then took a deep breath and turned the handle - which actually was an ignition mechanism. It clicked into place. A crunchy sound appeared. Suddenly, the light flickered as if it had just been supplied with new life energy.
      Evi counted quietly to three, rose up a little and threw the lantern as high as she could over the wall. With an almost inaudible noise the explosive disappeared from her field of vision.
      Nerve-shattering heartbeats later the clapping sound of two hands catching an object sounded.
      "But ... that's a lantern! I always wanted to have one like that"; the monkey remarked enthusiastically. "Wonderful! It will make a great addition to my front doo ..."
      A hollow bang cut off his last words.
      Slowly the warrior woman rose from her hiding place, wiping her mouth and nose. She breathed theatrically before addressing the just blown-up enemy. "Yippieyayeh! ape-face," she spat towards the quickly evaporating cloud of smoke.
      "Evi!" With a weak plop, similar to the distant bursting of a synapse, Evi returned to reality and looked up.
      The baboon on the other side of the fence stared at her with a mentally deranged look, then shrugged his shoulders and turned away.
      "Evi! I don't like it when you play around in front of the monkey house," Mama said sternly. "What will the neighbours think of use, when they see you talking to baboons?"
      "Child, you have too much imagination," Grandma said laughing before turning to Mama. "Maybe she should watch less television?"
      "I'll suggest it to Harold," Mama nodded and took her daughter away from the monkey cage. "But now we're going to the saltwater aquarium."
      "Saltwater? Are there any sharks?" the girl asked hopefully.
      "Sharks?" Mama laughed. "No. But little whales."
      The girl's eyes widened. "Whales?" she asked in disbelief.
      A small puddle in front of them started to move. At first the water only seemed to vibrate, rippled and splashed quietly, then it exploded into a fountain.
      A huge humpback whale emerged from the seething floods and crashed onto the floor slabs of the path.
      The huge monster crawled towards them on its pectoral fins, the remains of an arm hanging out between bloody, shredded baleen plates.
      "Hello Evi," the scarred monster greeted her with a sinister pirate voice. "I have learned how to eat meat."
      The warrioress Evi pulled her knife out of the sheath. A light smile crept on her lips, waited there for a moment and vanished, making room for an answer that you could only expect from any good warrior. "And I know how to fillet fish."





      ->Linked because of nipples!<-
    • By SisterMaryNapalm
      A new contest, a new entry. I am pretty late this time, but I am used to work under dire conditions.
      At least it's a way to get rid of my miniatures, isn't it?
      For this painting challenge, our topic is "Animals in War". My entry will include:
      a baboon

      a wall ...

      and, of course ...

      Aehm ... Rhini?

      Maybe from a bit further away?

      Thank you !
      A Kingdom Death miniature.
      Let's see where this will end.
    • By SisterMaryNapalm
      As some of you know, @buglips*the*goblin and I paint some German Infantry of WWII for Warlord Games tabletop game Bolt Action - or another similar set of rules. You can find our WIP thread ->here<-
      But though the key to success is hard work, all good projects some when end somewhere. To celebrate this, we decided to set up a Show Off thread. So ... enjoy what we come up with until all of our Germans are painted ... (which will be in ten years or so)
      First off - the first 5 men of my winter unit.


















      More to come!
      @buglips*the*goblin You're next.
  • Who's Online   24 Members, 1 Anonymous, 196 Guests (See full list)