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AP Cannon Bots

Posted on June 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

One has to like multi use models. These Aberrant Games robots can be used in Rogue Stars and double up for Medium AP armed bots in my Mechanica force for Steam Wars. These have been modified a bit by removing one forearm and mounting the heavy weapon at the elbow. These were provided courtesy of … Continue reading AP Cannon Bots

Rossi Wins In Assen

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under . Posted by

In another day of brilliant racing in all three classes, Valentino Rossi wins his tenth race in Assen, 115th overall. The MotoGP Championship is now getting very tight with the top four riders separated by 11 points. Sachsenring next week, can’t wait!

Sniper Bot

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

This old Games Workshop model is going to be used as a Sniper Bot for my Mechanica force. By adding a Spotter Drone, it will make a sniper team for use in Steam Wars.

The Iron Man

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Being a Marvel fan, I thought I would borrow The Winter Child model from Dust range and paint him up in Iron Man colours for my Mechanica force. I removed the star from his chest and some other unnecessary Soviet iconography. He also has several choices of base, two flying bases and a nearly finished … Continue reading The Iron Man

Steam Wars Game

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

We had a game with what should be the final final version of the Steam Wars rules. It has only taken eighteen months to get to this stage, which is not bad for a part time project I guess. I got to use my new TT Combat crane and a new warehouse in a factory … Continue reading Steam Wars Game

Repair Drones

Posted on June 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I picked up these Crooked Dice drones at Salute a few months ago, which should be good as Repair Drones.

Literally painted silver with grey claws and a red dot, then inked.

Rackham Giant

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I have had this Rackham Giant for quite a few years, languishing in the Loft Full Of Lead in nothing more than undercoat. My Dragon Rampant Dwarf army needed something a bit less stout and a giant fits that role rather well. Plenty of brass used again along with Iron Grey for the helmet, gauntlets … Continue reading Rackham Giant

Rogue Stars Crew

Posted on June 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I enjoyed using this Rogue Stars crew, a Golum, a Zoat, a robot, a Zykhee and an alien of some sort. There is still no substitute for good armour in Rogue Stars, once a model takes damage, its effectiveness reduces very quickly. Apart from armour, the Difficult Target ability is the best defensive protection against … Continue reading Rogue Stars Crew

New Crane Finished

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I finished my TT Combat crane recently and it had its first game recently. I still need to glue some of the bits together but it held together okay for the game. I also need to sort out the lifting mechanism as currently there is a bit too much string. The long planned dock and … Continue reading New Crane Finished

Most Of The Dwarf Army

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

This is pretty much most of the infantry for the Dragon Rampant Dwarf army. As ever, there is still more to be painted up…

Khor Warriors

Posted on June 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Fortunately, I only needed four of these stout chaps to finish off a twelve Dwarf infantry unit for my Dragon Rampant army.

I did not think I had enough to make a full 24 point army, but when I started getting them all in one place, I realised I had p…

Thermo Warriors

Posted on June 5th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

These old Rackham Thermo Warriors are more reinforcements for the Tir-Na-Bor Dwarf Dragon Rampant army.

The paint jobs on these definitely fall in to my Bronze period. I seem to be painting everything with at least a little

Wonder Woman

Posted on June 4th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I went to see Wonder Woman, I reckon the best of the recent DC movies. Being set in World War I rather than the present day made for a nice change. Diana Prince, the Wonder Woman, is a bit on the indestructible side so the danger never really seems to bother her. The No-Mans-Land scene … Continue reading Wonder Woman

Boors Warriors

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

For a week or so in May, the Dragon Rampant group on Fakebook ran a painting challenge, which was to simply pick a few models and get them done in seven days. A bit of encouragement like that always helps me to get my butt in gear, so I decided to actually finish of a … Continue reading Boors Warriors

Ancestral Zeppelins

Posted on May 31st, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I do like these Titan Forge Ancestral Zeppelins. I have only had the opportunity to use one in games so far. At some stage, when the Teutonic Knights get their second (and third?) unit of Luftlancers, I will get the opportunity to field two or even three. Mr Steinbergs US Navy will also be getting … Continue reading Ancestral Zeppelins

Mechanica Automotans

Posted on May 27th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Over the last few weeks I have built and painted up twenty more Automotan infantry. That makes a total of lots, with still some more to do. Some of the models will be made as specific crew for some heavy weapons, I think I have four more that can be made without weapons, so can … Continue reading Mechanica Automotans

Cornelius For Rogue Stars

Posted on May 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Yet another spare Karman model, in this case Cornelius, allowed me to convert another for use in Rogue Stars.

I have not worked out a profile for this chap yet, but I reckon he will work out as a lot of points.

Nicky Hayden

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Nicky Hayden, 2006 MotoGP World Champion and one of the nicest blokes around, passes away after a cycling accident.
I have been fortunate enough to see him race all over Europe since 2003. He will be missed.

220mph on a MotoGP bike, easy.
Cycling in I…

Exciting Signs

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Hardly the most exciting update, but I have finished some markers to be used to mark the possible position of a tunneling machine.

King Buggy Slow Progress

Posted on May 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Things have been a bit slow with my King Buggy conversions as I had to find some larger magnets to fix inside the wing section. I have now rebuilt the wings and am pretty much ready to rebuild the fuselage and undercoat them. I may paint the inside of the cockpit before I glue the … Continue reading King Buggy Slow Progress

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

Posted on May 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I went to see Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 yesterday with the family. Quite enjoyed it, but it did not grab me as much as the first one did. The special effects are almost too much, there is sometimes so much going on that it is difficult to keep to with what is actually … Continue reading Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

Sci-Fi Trooper

Posted on May 14th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The Reaper range of figures covers just about every genre, I have a good few from most of the collections. Their sci-fi range includes some armoured troopers that I have used in several different game systems, most recently in a Grey Knights Retinue an…

Geezer And Arnuld

Posted on May 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I have long been a fan of Kev White’s models and I have had a small band of the Grymn knocking around for ages. They were painted many years ago and could do with being touched up and inked for Rogue Stars. The larger chap here is Geezer, armed with a rather substantial machine gun. … Continue reading Geezer And Arnuld

Mechanica Shock Gun

Posted on May 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I like the way this has turned out, it will look great in the Steampunk Mechanica force crewed by a couple of Automotans.

The colour scheme matches the rest of the army quite nicely.

Space Marine Hero

Posted on May 7th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

This is a random Dark Angels Space Marine that I picked up out of a bits box years ago with no real purpose other than I liked the figure. I have eventually painted him up to use in Rogue Stars. Armed with a massive two handed and a pistol on his holster, I reckon he … Continue reading Space Marine Hero