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Hobby Review By On 3 December, 2017

The Hobby Review – Citadel Painting Handle

If I’m painting a miniatures for a competition or display I’ll more often than not pin them to the display base or plinth so I’ll use some old pin vice handles that I’ve accumulated, over the last 26 years in the hobby, to hold the miniature while painting so I don’t have to touch the paint work. They are great…

Converting / Golden Demon By On 23 September, 2017

Duel Of The Fates – Chapter I

The date is set…. and 26th November 2017 will soon be upon us so I guess its time to start preparations for for this year’s Warhammer 40,000 Golden Demon competition. Having a quick look through the 7 categories available this year I’ve decided to enter Duel. It’s a fun category to do and I enjoy the extra challenge of making…

General Musings / Tutorials By On 7 January, 2017

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3…. Is this thing on?

Its official, it’s happening. 2017 brings Wiltrichs.com video tutorials, you’ll be able to find them all on here under my tutorial section as well as my new Wiltrichs.com YouTube Channel. Christmas was particularly good for hobby this year, Mrs Wiltrichs paid close attention to my very unsubtle hints all year-long. I got a copy of the new Bloodbowl board game…

General Musings By On 2 January, 2017

The Closest To Fame I’ll Ever Come

A few months back now I was lucky enough to be asked if I could take my miniatures up to Warhammer World, Games Workshop HQ in Nottingham for photographing for an article in White Dwarf magazine. Having been a massive GW and White Dwarf fanboy for best part of quarter of a century (god that makes me feel old) I jumped…

General Musings By On 2 January, 2017

New Year & New Blog

Family and my regular job have been keeping me pretty busy for the last couple of years, yes and I mean years not months or weeks and my hobby time has been virtually zero… anyone else feel like life is zipping past at 100mph? Anyway, one of my more important New Year’s Resolution is to make more time for painting,…

General Musings By On 2 August, 2015

My Space Wolves Army Project Chapter I

It’s going to happen… I’ve chosen a small battleforce as starting point,  I have a short attention span and need to make it achievable: Grey Hunter Squad – 5 x Grey Hunters Grey Hunter Squad – 1 x Wolf Guard Pack Leader, 9 x Grey Hunters Rhino Scout Squad – 1 x Wolf Guard Pack Leader, 4 x Scouts Sky…

Sculpting By On 28 September, 2012

A Long Road Ahead

Having the new carry case that my Father-in-law made for me was a god send this year. It meant that I could finally take more than one thing with me to the show. So I decided to take my sculpting attempts with me, as you know I haven’t been doing it very long so I didn’t have a lot to…

General Musings By On 13 May, 2012

My Shiny New Carry Case

I’ve been looking around for a decent carry case so I can take my miniatures to Games Day for absolutely ages. I usually end up taking my entries in a converted IKEA storage box, which was great but means I can only take one or two minis with me. After looking around on the internet for a while and seeing…

Stage by Stage-WIP By On 5 December, 2010

Creating My Space Wolf Battle Leader

I wasn’t going to bother entering Golden Demon this year, Voodooworx and real life had been keeping me busy so didn’t have much time to plan or do anything. I got chatting with a friend of mine one evening and afterwards I decided that I should try and enter something or I would just spend the whole day kicking myself.

It was only two weeks until the competition which didn’t leave me a huge amount of time at all. So I decided to focus on a single miniature, there wasn’t really enough time to do anything like a Squad or Regiment.

After looking on the Games Workshop website for some ideas I decided on a Space Marine, deciding what chapter was the easy part for me as I am a die hard Space Wolves fan. I came up with the idea to use the Kor’Sarro miniature leader of White Scars Chapter as a base for the conversion. A lot of the details on Kor’Sarro, like the wolf pelt on the backpack and the trophy teeth on his armour lend themselves really well to a Space Wolf.

I didn’t want to use the head and arms from the Kor’Sarro miniature, so looking through the piles of Space Wolf sprues I have lying around I settled on a bolt pistol arm for his left arm and power axe arm from the Space Wolf boxset for his right.

left arm - bolt pistol

The axe had two hands on it, but that was easily be removed.

right arm - power axe

General Musings By On 14 November, 2010

A Little Slice All Of My Own

Well I have talked about it for long enough and now I have finally done it. This is the beginning of a blog where toy soldiers matter. My own little slice of the web where I can showcase my painted miniatures, post my ramblings, and share my latest painting and sculpting projects. If you ever have any questions, please feel…