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Hellric's Nightmare miniatures

Blog over my passion of collecting, constructing and painting miniatures and figures, for wargames, roleplay or showcase, including Warhammer 40K Tyranids, Chaos, Daemons, Cthulhu Mythos, various Gundams & super robots, etc...

Magnus The Red, Primarch of the Thousand Sons, Prince of Change

Publié le 24 Juin 2007 par Hellric dans Chaos & Demons

Hi people, this is my 100th post, and I hope you'll enjoy it. Magnus the Red, the mighty primarch of the Thousand Sons legion, Chosen of Tzeentch, Prince of Change, is summoned in full colour ! 


I was very difficult to paint, maybe because the figure is very detailed, and some of the sculpt is not deep enough (mine and the one of the original figure), I hope you'll like it ; it's the original paint scheme of the Thousand Sons (red/gold) with added colours blazing and shifting on the robes and wings. Inspiration came mainly from the Horus Heresy artbook volume 4 of the Black Library. I have used metallic paints here, I know many of you would have prefered NMM but it's not my case (also, I've never tried this technique, and I wouldn't have used this model as a tryout :) ), so please don't flame me for this :) For the blending, I tried wetblending on wings, claws and gems. 

To see him better, check in the gallery : 1, 2, 3, 4. Pictures are not that good and don't really do it justice, I really need to buy another digital camera...

Feel free to leave me a word if you like it.

Spawn Hydra dragon boxed set

Publié le 21 Juin 2007 par Hellric dans Miniatures news

This is the ultimate dragon, 12", 3 heads, the Hydra dragon from serie 7 of Spawn Dragons, out in september. Very original design, I didn't expect that, but I'm not disappointed ... Can't miss this one !

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New Reaper Demon : Rauthuros

Publié le 20 Juin 2007 par Hellric dans Miniatures news

While browsing on the Reaper website, I found a preview of an awesome demon, called Rauthuros. He's four-armed, got twin-tail and a 9"  wingspan. If you come here, you should like big, basty, winged beasties, so I thought I'd share this with you.

Here's a pic :
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You can also find a 360° move here. He should begin to rapage the world in september


VOLKS A3, Total Eclipse Type 00-F

Publié le 17 Juin 2007 par Hellric dans Mech & robots

Today I want to introduce something new a not very known from the robot collectors. Here's a new serie of japanese robots, made by Volks exclusively for Japan, and using a new kind of joint in the same way as the highly successfull Revoltech line. These mechas come from a Muv-Luv side story called Total Eclipse. To set a little background, let's say that alien invaders are coming on earth, and those mechas are the human response, as our traditionnal weapons and airplanes are not efficient against the bad guys...
I think the style is very interestings, elegant design mixing curves and edges, inspired by Evangelion (a lot) Five Star Stories (a little) and actual military airplanes (no so evident on this one, except for the  furtive airplanes, but more evident on other mechas of the serie).
The figure is in PVC/ABS, 16 cm high, with nice alternate of brilliant and matte paints, nicely applicated. All joints are very tight and allow really various poses with great stability. Weapons options are : shield, sword, miniguns, daggers, bare hands. Also various options of rear weapon mounts. Again a great figure with nice engineering and carefully crafted design, I love this figure and I'm really happy that my japanese friend found it despite the fact that I was too slow to preorder it :)


Max Factory Gokin Genesic Gaogaigar

Publié le 13 Juin 2007 par Hellric dans Mech & robots

I'm very happy to show you a robot I consider as the best chogokin so far : the King of Braves, Genesic Gaogaigar from Max Factory. As I already said, this is my favourite super robot, he comes from the Gaogaigar Final OVA.
I already had the CMS GGGG, bigger and transforming, but very fragile (and actually broken). When the re-release (version 1.5) of this one by Max Factory was announced, I was very happy because I could at last get one at a decent price. Then I found this great occasion (version 1.0) on Yahoo Japan, for 12000 yen, I didn't hesitate, as I don't care about having 3 extra hands of the version 1.5.
 So I mailed my friend Masayuki and the transaction was done very smoothly again.


The figure is 18 cm tall to the top of the head. When you take it in your hands, you a a strong feeling of the quality of this "toy" : loaded with diecast (full body, legs and a half of the arms), no piece falling apart or even moving when you hold him. He has lot of joints and all ere very tight, so he can stand in many positions as in the anime, the stability is very good, unlike the CMS one. There are many accessories, all weapons from the anime are here : bolting driver, will knife, hell and heaven hands (joined or not) , protect shade...
The sculpt is very precise and sharp (the claw of the feet are terrific weapons in the real life :) !). The proportions are a lot better than on the CMS one, much more anime-accurate, making him well balanced and elegant, even dramatic. The paint is very nicely done, and the use of metallics for the red, gold and gray gives a better finish.
A really magnificent masterpiece that each robot collector should own, a powerfull, majestic Brave for sure.

More pictures as usual in the mech/robots gallery: 1, 2, 3 and 4



Yesterday's haul !

Publié le 12 Juin 2007 par Hellric dans Mech & robots

Yesterday, when I came back from work, my wife told me : honey, check in the corridor, there's something for ya :) My order arrived from Japan, my friend Masayuki had sent another bunch of great deals : Max Factory Genesic Gaogaigar, Gundam Fix 0031 Cross Bone Gundam, and Volks A3 - Total Eclipse - 00-F robots. All of these will be shown in detail in the next days, along with some review. I also will shown the new items I got last week, Bandai Movie realization Devilman and Gundam Fix Gerbera... WOOT :D

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Magnus the Red, slow progress and other projects

Publié le 7 Juin 2007 par Hellric dans Chaos & Demons

Hi people,
Sorry for the lack of updates. I'm currently a bit submerged by my work and when I have some rare spare time to paint, I'm too tired to do it right. I had planned to finish him for my birthday, June 15th, but I won't succeed. 
But there are other projects coming. First, I've asked a commissionner to make me a full scratch built Fulgrim, Daemon Primarch of the Emperor's Children. It's in the making and it will ROCK ;)

Then I've bought another garage kit from Japan, a Zwarth aura battler from Dunbine, the SAE resin version taht I will convert a bit.

Also on their way from Japan and hopefully here in the next days : Max Factory Genesic Gaogaigar, Volks A3 Total Eclipse 00-F and Bandai Fix Figuration X-Gundam...

So keep an eye here, many cool things coming soon :)