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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...

Troll Forged Miniatures - Spiked Devil

Publié le 29 Juin 2008 par Hellric dans Chaos & Demons


It's been quite a while but here I am back with another painted miniature I've done for Troll Forged Miniatures, the new company from my friend Hivetrygon.

This time it's the "Spiked devil", which features massives gorilla-like arms and... lots of spikes of course... I painted these like they are some kind of dark red crystals. The skin is quite natural, the arms looking nearly like trees.

The model is for sale on www.trollsforge.com

As usual, more pictures in the chaos gallery : 1234

Bandai SOC SPEC XS-07 Black Sarena

Publié le 6 Juin 2008 par Hellric dans Mech & robots

It's time to review more of the things from my latest haul from Japan. Today we have a look at the SPEC XS-07 Black Sarena from Bandai.
Kind of spinoff of the very appreciated Soul of Chogokin line, SPEC feature less known, cheaper and less elaborate figures.
Black Sarena is no exception, it's not a very popular robot, I didn't know it before the release of this figure, but I love the bulky and original design. It reminds me some Super Robot Wars mechas.
The box is very nice and loaded of accessories, the original Aestivalis custom can transform into the Black Sarena (shown here) and the High Mobility Suit for large space travel. So it feature some potential for changing and transforming, good point. Poseability is minimal in the Black Sarena, you can only really move the arms and the hatches on the side, who reveal reactors when opened. The figure is 13 cm high to the top of the head, not so much, but I like the proportions, and the tail is already big enough, it uses more shelfspace that you would think.
Most collectors will ask : "how about the diecast content ?". I have to say it's reduced to the minimum, only some parts of the skeleton of the Aestivalis suit are diecast, the rest is plastic, and not the best one : hard and glossy, but not so classy. Paint is also very limited, only the red parts are painted, but this is some very clean job, fortunately.
As a conclusion, the model is nice, has many accessories, but is certainly no must, it lacks some premium finish to appeal the real collector. More a toy than a real collection item actually, and so it's a bit overpriced...
But make no mistake, I love it and it's not going for sale :)
Also take a look at the back and the side...

Warhammer 40K Emperor of Terra

Publié le 1 Juin 2008 par Hellric dans Hellric

After the monstrous Chaos Lord, I've another premiere, since this is my first miniature of the "good guys", and this is not the least, since it's no other than the Emperor himself !

The model is from Top Miniatures, no conversion, I think he was perfect (just some filling in the power glove...). I love this model, which is very close to the depiction of the Horus Heresy IV artbook.

More pictures ? 123.

Volks A3 Su-37 UB Terminator

Publié le 1 Juin 2008 par Hellric dans Mech & robots

My third action figure from the A3 Total Eclipse made by Volks has arrived safely last week.

I have to say this is my favourite figure of that range so far. Its camo paint scheme reminds of the actual Su-37 superiority fighter from Sukhoï (Russian marine). 
The design of the back reactors also reminds this fighter.

Poseability is good as other figures of that range but I have to say it's sometimes tricky to get the balance to make him stand. As accessories you have empty hands, a gun (on hand and to attach to the back) and 2 knives.

The figure is 16 cm high and contains no diecast. For people who like to expose the bots in their boxes, the box is nicely designed and classy.

I love the "realism" of this model compared to super robots from most anime, it really feels as it actually exists in some secret weapons laboratory :)


Other pictures : here and here

Stay tuned for more A3's, the F-22 is pre-ordered :)