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A loft full of lead 2018-07-13 11:21:50

Posted on July 13th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Jim from Products For Wargamers suggested I make something for the industrial range using the smaller snack size Pringles tube. He even gave me a snack size Pringles tube, but it was empty, which was a bit disappointing, even so, without the prospect of free nibbles, I said I would have a go. Anyway, I … Continue reading

A loft full of lead 2018-07-09 14:32:17

Posted on July 9th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The big square tower looks pretty good when connected to a double height pringle tower. The angled walkway will support lead figures as long as they are not too top heavy, lighter weight plastic models are more easily balanced. Even my Reaver Titan looks small next to these things. Advertisements

Higher And Higher

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

The square Industrial Control Tower can be very tall, as tall as you want to go. It is modular, with most of the bits being interchangeable. One of the ladder sections did not quite work and needed some fixing but generally it looks great with models all over it! There are still some other sections … Continue reading Higher And Higher

MotoGP Assen

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

One of the best MotoGP races ever, which considering the last few seconds of qualifying yesterday, is hardly surprising. Eight bikes battling for the lead for most of the race. I was whooping and shouting at the TV. Exhausting. And just what is Marquez (93) doing above? Advertisements

Double Height Tower

Posted on June 30th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I could not resist doing this, a double height Pringle Tower. I just had to design one new level to join the two tubes and a different vertical support for the upper section. It is very big… Advertisements

What’s On The Table

Posted on June 26th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

I have actually started the lower hull of the large transporter, but the weather is so nice, I have been spending more time in the garden drinking Gin and Tonic, or when not drinking Gin and Tonic, going out on the old Ducati. But some progress is being made…just very slowly… Advertisements

What’s On The Table

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

The upper hull is about done. The nose cone is removable and reveals… …an embarkation point for models. As you can see, I added a few rivets… …and a missile launch module The engines will get glued into a fixed position, when they rotate, the paint on the supporting arms gets scratched off as the … Continue reading What’s On The Table

What’s On The Table?

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

It is big, grey and getting painted. I have started with the upper hull and the engines, I wanted to do a multi grey pattern like the Enterprise D, well a bit like it anyway. Advertisements

Whats On The Table?

Posted on June 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

When I need a break from painting the rather large transport, I am returning to the excellent Westwind Mechs. I am still deciding what colours to go for, one will likely be for my British Steampunk force so may be a patriotic red, white and blue. The other may get done in grey. Advertisements

Detailing The Tower

Posted on June 9th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

In the last mountain of MDF I cut at Products For Wargamers, was various detail components for the Industrial Office Tower. I had a lot of fun making a large extractor fan, the plan being to build it up so it had a nice raised and stepped edge. A more simple piece was this boxy … Continue reading Detailing The Tower

Whats On The Table?

Posted on June 5th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The painting of the GR-75 transporter is proceeding slowly, it is actually very hard to hold in one hand when painting. I have also built two towers with an interconnecting landing platform but the transporter looks a bit big for it. Of course I could always design a larger landing platform. Advertisements

MDF Mountain

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

Following a visit to my laser cutting friend, I have an MDF mountain to deal with. This lot is the second version of another industrial tower I am working on, it is compatible with the Pringle tower, but is a variable height. Advertisements


Posted on May 27th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Although they had an outing recently, here are my finished Meridian Miniatures Gunbots, decided on green, simple really. I like these little guys, they fit in with my British Army nicely, a basic robot design, not as advanced as certain other robots I have used in the Mechanica for example. Advertisements

Grey and Gray

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

I will be painting most of the upper hull of the GR-75 Transporter a few colours, grey and gray. Well I actually have about four versions of grey and plan to paint all the panels in different greys. I have started on the nose section, so if it goes wrong, I can just respray that … Continue reading Grey and Gray

Industrial Office Tower

Posted on May 22nd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Having designed the Industrial Processing Tower based around a Pringles tube, I thought I would design a Pringle-less tower, something that does not require munching through a pack of snacks (although having a couple of teenage girls around always helps in that respect. This construction, the Industrial Office Tower, uses level at the same heights … Continue reading Industrial Office Tower

What? How?

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

Every angle of Jakub Kornfeil’s barely believable Hollywood moment in Moto3… Just… HOW?! 😱 — MotoGP on BT Sport (@btsportmotogp) May 20, 2018 This had me leaping off the sofa… Advertisements

Dead Good Deadpool 2

Posted on May 18th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Laugh out loud super violent dead good Deadpool. I never like to give anything from a movie away, so no specific comments but I really enjoyed it. It is a very different Marvel movie from the Cinematic Unviverse story line. Stick around for the nuggets at the end. Advertisements

Finally Off The Table

Posted on May 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So after the block painting comes the ink. I may yet go back and fill in the skull eye sockets with black paint, but basically it is finished. This is a great sculpt, maybe a bit smaller than I was expecting, but I really like the quality of Wargame Exclusive models. I must order some … Continue reading Finally Off The Table

Whats Still On The Table?

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

By the time I had finished slapping paint onto the resin Inquisitors car, it was a lot less black and grey than I thought it was going to be. Needs inking. Advertisements

Whats On The Table?

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

This resin Inquisitor Car from Wargame Exclusive is a great looking model, another I have been delaying in painting. Being of a Batmobile type design, I thought I would paint it black, but black is such a hard colour to do. So I decided on dark Panzer Grey instead…which is nearly black… Advertisements

40K Battle

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

A few weeks ago, we had a game of 40K, my Grey Knights against Mr Steinbergs close combat Chaos Nurgle horde. We played one of the missions, with the Grey Knights defending a settlement. This was not an ideal mission for a small elite force as they could not maneuver much and use their strengths, … Continue reading 40K Battle

Undercoating Nerves

Posted on May 9th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

We have had some fantastic weather here in the UK over the May Bank Holiday, this provided the long awaited opportunity to undercoat the rather large GR-75 transport ship conversion. I have had a grainy undercoating experience in the past when it may have been too damp or cold spray paint. There were no excuses … Continue reading Undercoating Nerves

Final Touches

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

After a long cold and damp winter, a window of opportunity to undercoat the beast was approaching. I still had a couple of last gasp decisions to make, I had been undecided on which sort of vertical thrust engine nozzles to use. In the end I went for the large type. I also added a … Continue reading Final Touches

MotoGP Jerez

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

This season just keeps getting more insane. This is only round four and three of the top riders eliminate themselves in a racing incident. Advertisements

Star Wars Day

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