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Scrappers Gang

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Over the last couple of weeks, we have finally had a few games with the newish Scrappers rules. To try out the rules, I dug up my old Genestealer Cult models (a Necromunda gang) and gave them a quick touch up and inking. Even after such a quick bit of maintenance, they look much better … Continue reading Scrappers Gang

Missile Rack

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

I have yet another weapon option for the top of the transporter. Over on the Lead Adventure Forum, a regular poster offered to send me a Taurox missile rack all the way from Finland for no charge, very nice of him indeed. This weapon is nice and low profile and so looks perfect on the … Continue reading Missile Rack

Forge World Dread

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This is another model that has been in the Loft Full Of lead for ages. I have magnetized the weapon mounts so there is plenty of scope for weapon combination using the three I have and possibly adding more in the future. I really like the model, but having it for years, I was not … Continue reading Forge World Dread

New Toy!

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

I finally have the new Mantic Tunneler from their Kickstarter which ended exactly two years ago. It is quite a nice looking kit and appears to snap together but there are no instructions. There seem to be some optional parts in the kit, I really can’t remember what I was expecting anyway or what the … Continue reading New Toy!

Siege Crawler

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

At the Colours show a few weeks ago, Simple Miniatures were doing a ridiculous deal for a few Privateer Press models, so I could not resist and bought this large siege crawler for £17.50. When it was released a while back, I really liked the model and thought it would be really cool to use … Continue reading Siege Crawler

Finishing Internal Detail

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

The last bits have been added to the ship interior and I really should stop. Any blank wall space in the following pictures will have detail added when it is painted, these will mostly be computer displays with some graphics. Other wall space has been covered in techno gubbins that should look okay when painted … Continue reading Finishing Internal Detail

Radar Dish

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

Any decent spaceship needs a radar dish of some description. I have several options for the top of the hull, all interchangeable. The radar dish is a few bases stuck together and finished with some perspex off cuts and plasticard. Initially I did not have a bit for the center of the dish, I was … Continue reading Radar Dish

Alcatraz

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

I was in San Francisco in August and went to Alcatraz, which is well worth a visit if you are ever there. At the mainland dock is a huge model of the island which looks suspiciously like it would be perfect for a game of something involving 28mm figures. Dust, Konflikt ’47 or Bolt Action … Continue reading Alcatraz

Blade Runner 2049

Posted on October 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Went to see Blade Runner 2049 last night at a nice big screen, big sound, iSense Imax. Well worth it, a great movie which does not feel nearly 3 hours long! This is the Blade Runner sequel the world has been waiting for. Advertisements

Upper Hull Detail

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

The upper hull of the transport has had plenty of rivets and detail added. I may still add some more rivets, particularly around the edges. The front recess also needs a bit more so there are not too many flat spaces left. I found some really old plastic twin lascannons in the Loft Full Of … Continue reading Upper Hull Detail

Cobble Dias

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

After my test run, I have repainted and re-inked the raised dias for my town center fountain. I also did a bit of grey drybrushing to see how that affected the finish and it is not too bad. Advertisements

No Help At All

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

When all you want to do is sit down and get on with some painting… Advertisements

Adding Details

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

With the fiddly bit done, the main build of the transport ship is done! All that is left is to add three more rocket nozzles and more bits of interior detail. Then it is a case of waiting for a nice dry day to undercoat it. The bridge had some plastic bits added to hide … Continue reading Adding Details

Bridge Fiddly Bit

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I went with a curved front wall for the bridge and this presented a small challenge in covering up the remaining space. Rather than use one piece of plastic across the front wall, I decided that multiple panels would be much easier. A rough cut piece of foam board was inserted first to provide some … Continue reading Bridge Fiddly Bit

Upper Deck Door

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

The door is in place on the upper deck of the transporter hull, it looks a bit flat, but hopefully will look better when a control panel and more rivets are added. Advertisements

Scratch Built Turret

Posted on September 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

On the top of the transporter hull is an opening that needed filling. I can make several things to go in here depending on how I want to use the ship when it if finished. I thought a turret would be a good idea, but building a symmetrical turret seemed a bit tricky, so I … Continue reading Scratch Built Turret

Inquisitors Car

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

The second of my Wargame Exclusive models is this Inquisitor car. At the moment, I have no idea what I will use it for, I just really like the model. It has a great Batman vibe going on but the wings and the iconography clearly mark this out as a Warhammer 40K vehicle. The casting … Continue reading Inquisitors Car

Grey Knights Proxy

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

I ordered a few models from Wargame Exclusive a couple of weeks ago after spending a week or so drooling over the eye candy on their website. They have now arrived and I have been distracted from the current project. There are several models I like the look of on their website, one of which … Continue reading Grey Knights Proxy

Upper Desk Platform

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A deck has been added to the front of the transport which can be used for models to disembark from. Getting the plastic deck to fit was a bit hit and miss so there are some large gaps around the edge. In these situations, it is sometimes better to make any remedial work a feature. … Continue reading Upper Desk Platform

Internal Layout

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Finally worked up the internal structure for the bridge. The front of the bridge will be a curved wall for a change, although I may be making it difficult to conceal some of the nose section where the wiring is. The rest of the ship is pretty much done except for some more detailing here … Continue reading Internal Layout

Engine Nozzles

Posted on September 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Using some old paint pot lids, I have made some rocket nozzles. My initial nozzle used a plastic disc inserted into the cap, but cutting a decent 15mm circle was really quite difficult. I used some 15mm mdf offcuts in the end which were much better. Bits of plasticard make for useful bits to conceal … Continue reading Engine Nozzles

Transporter Battery Cover Mk 2

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I have made a new battery cover as the original was warping and I was not that happy with the shape. There is plenty of bracing to stop this one from warping. A covering of tread plate plastic will make this a cargo storage area I think. I will add some more detail to the … Continue reading Transporter Battery Cover Mk 2

Cobble Test

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

Textured wallpaper makes for great cobbles when glued onto a decent surface. As a first test, I used a circular cake display board and stuck down the paper with wood glue. I started by undercoating the paper with some light grey Pebeo Acrylic paint and then paining a few cobbles with darker greys. After a … Continue reading Cobble Test

Thermo Priest

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

There was no flesh to worry about painting on this totally encased Thermo Priest Although unlikely to see action in a game of Confrontation, the stout chap will definitely get out there in a game of Dragon Rampant. Advertisements

Weapons Rack

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

I made a weapons rack to fill a space on the interior wall and provide plenty of additional firepower for the crew. It fits in next to the environment suits, and for a change is not at 90° to the deck, but it follows the shape of the outer hull. There are several compartments on … Continue reading Weapons Rack