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CAS-1-Mod 3 Ape Suits WIP

Posted on June 12th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

   Work in Progress: left to right: third attempt at making Espera’s recoilless rifle, next is McAdams’s command variant, and though I went with a different weapon, this is a Nguyen’s Ape combat armour suit (see below for more info).CASDA 513…

Break Out – Now Available

Posted on June 4th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I’m happy to announce that Break Out, story four in The World Of Drei series is now available to buy on Amazon.Plot SummaryThe civil war rages as Russian Federal Republics forces continue fighting the Visegrád Baltic Alliance. The war carries on duri…

General Data Protection Regulation Notice

Posted on May 29th, 2018 under . Posted by

    As you may be aware, on 25 May 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulation EU (2016)/679 (GDPR) comes into force in all EU member states. This Act applies to ‘personal data’ meaning any information relating to an identifiable pers…

Reviews of Bad Dog

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

    Please excuse the fact that I’m posting the latest review of Bad Dog from a 20 year Navy veteran. I felt honoured to have had this man take the time and effort to write something about my work. Thank you sir.Good sci-fi read with one…

Heavy Gear Japan

Posted on May 21st, 2018 under . Posted by

 Heavy Gear is big in Japan, which is like selling coal to Newcastle, given that Dream Pod 9s game was inspired by the VOTOMS show. Though modern Japanese mecha were  arguably inspired by Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. And you know what, it’s …

All Three of Tachikoma’s CASE-2X Dogs

Posted on May 14th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Here, at long last, is a shot of all three of the CASE-2X Dogs I’ve made to represent the variants that my heroine, Lara Atsuka Tachikoma, uses in my Gate Walker trilogy.From left-to-right: The first when she was a sergeant in Bad Dog, riding inside a …

Arrowhead Miniatures

Posted on May 11th, 2018 under , . Posted by

 I ordered this Renault FT17 and accessory pack yesterday. It arrived today. Colour me impressed. Beautiful castings too.Purpose of said purchase I hear you ask?If truth be told, this is to be made up for size comparison shots with my mecha, becau…

Panzer Jäger Mark One – PJM1-M1

Posted on May 10th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Work in Progress: four innocent Sheridan and one AMX Takara tank models went into the making of this pile of parts.I have a plan, given I made models for the combat armour suits in my novels, it stands to reason I will want to make a cybertank.I want t…

Chinese ZTZ-169C WIP

Posted on May 3rd, 2018 under , . Posted by

Work in Progress: Brass and stainless steel tubing barrel originally for a recoilless rifle I made up.I was working on making up another CASE-2XC and made the barrel far too large. Having removed it I sat wondering what to do with it? I’d spent a bit o…

CASE-2XC: Mod 2 Backpack WIP

Posted on April 24th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Work in Progress: not glued together, which is why the gun barrel is on the ground.I’m in the process of making up a third variant of Tachikoma’s Dog. This is based on the description of her combat armour in the Gate Walkers book three, Ghost Dog. I st…

Accos, Thousands of Them!

Posted on April 17th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Taken with my Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 Pro, at 7mm, F5.6, 0.3 secs, ISO 200. Crop from 64 megapixel Hi-Res shot. Disappointing picture, as F5.6 didn’t provide quite enough depth of field.My beloved told me to do something creative.I was being all distracted…

Military SF Genre: Part 3

Posted on April 6th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

    Here are the links to parts one and two.To say that the discussions around military SF can become somewhat fraught as a result of the conflict generated amongst the readers is probably an understatement.Hence this series of blog po…

Military SF Genre: Part 2

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

   Continuing on from Part 1, what if anything do stories about war tell us about what war is good for?Probably not a lot in the bigger scheme of things, because telling people what war is good for is probably not the primary remit of story…

Military SF Genre: Part 1

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

    Military science fiction is a sub-set of the SF genre, and readers of mainstream SF novels can be quite divided in their opinions about the merits of such stories.There have even been editorial opinion pieces in on-line media. Th…

The Battle of Tomorrow AKA Warriors of Tomorrow

Posted on March 29th, 2018 under . Posted by

   Caught this YouTube trailer. The Chinese look to be doing their version of All You Need is Kill aka Edge of Tomorrow or Live. Die. Repeat. It may well be derivative, but it still looks awesome.Over here you can read what I said about the T…

Strike Dog – Available to Pre-Order

Posted on March 21st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Strike Dog is available for pre-order.Amazon US Amazon UKAmazon CA Amazon AUAmazon DE Amazon FR   

Obyekt 279 – Prototype Heavy MBT

Posted on March 21st, 2018 under . Posted by

   Back here I presented a sketch showing what the Panzer Jager Mark One cybertank from The World of Drei looked like.I found the above YouTube video by accident when doing some research on  the Soviet Obyekt 279 heavy MBT. I’ve also don…

Regroup – Now Available

Posted on March 15th, 2018 under , . Posted by

    Now ready for sale, Regroup, sequel to Mission One the third story in The World of Drei series now available.Plot SummarySergeant Alisa Volkova was having a bad day. A very bad day. An enemy cybertank had blown her truck over when …

RoboTech KickStarter

Posted on March 7th, 2018 under , . Posted by

   Left to Right: Macross, Southern Cross, Genesis Climber Mospeada mecha.I’m not going to cover the whole debacle of Harmony Gold, Palladium and or the fractious relationship Robotech from Harmony Gold had with BattleTech by FASA. You c…

Visigoth Tank WIP

Posted on March 1st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

    Taken with my Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 Pro, at 7mm, F8, 1.3 secs, ISO 200. Crop from 64 megapixel Hi-Res shot.This Visigoth tank from Dream Pod 9 is humongous, so much so that in my mind it better fits my 15mm Heavy Gear force than their …

World of Drei

Posted on February 17th, 2018 under , . Posted by

  I’m not sure which is my favourite wargaming obsession cybertanks or real robots. Certainly cybertanks were the first to take root in my imagination, but I suspect I’ve played more games with giant stompy robots in them.Either way, I like t…

Mission One – Now Available

Posted on February 13th, 2018 under Posted by

   I uploaded Mission One sequel to Terror Tree, and Amazon comes through in record time, now available.Plot SummarySergeant Sergei Rozhkov chose to face adversity with stoicism. He was Russian and held to a simple truth that everyone dies i…

MARPACE First Squad Primed

Posted on February 8th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Taken with my Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 Pro, at 7mm, F8, 1.3 secs, ISO 200. Crop from 64 megapixel Hi-Res shot.And beside doing K’kree Centaurs,  I’ve also gotten one MARPACE squad primed and black lining done for the shadows. These are the Clear Horizo…

K’Kree Primed

Posted on February 1st, 2018 under , . Posted by

   Taken with my new Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 Pro, at 7mm, F8, 1.3 secs, ISO 200. Crop from 64 megapixel Hi-Res shot.As I have alluded, in other posts, my time at the workbench painting models has had to be sacrificed for the greater good cough–my…

Size Comparison from Above

Posted on January 25th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

 Back here I presented a manifesto for RealRobo.In the comments, I was asked to take a shot from above. The days in London have largely been dull and overcast, but when the sun did come out I took the opportunity to take this shot.Task completed.&…