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More Navy Marines

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

These final four should finish off all the British Navy Marines I need for a crew. I need to do some more able seamen at some stage, dressed in Navy White rather than pirate looking chaps, will have to google some appropriate colour schemes. Advertisements

Meridian Gunbots

Posted on February 20th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Finished my Meridian Miniatures Gunbots, decided on green, simple really. There is another Steam Wars game coming up so I will have to profile these little chaps up for the British army. I suspect they will be having a small confrontation with the Martians…allegedly. Advertisements

Black Panther

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

The latest release in the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe is the much anticipated Black Panther, and it does not disappoint. T’Challa made his first appearance in Captain America Civil War and is back for his own adventure. The action lives up to the usual Marvel standard, plenty of super-powered smashing and bashing and there … Continue reading Black Panther

First Gaslands Game

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

Last night was my first attempt at Gaslands, yet another Osprey rulebook in their ever expanding range. The initial impression is good, once you get over the number of counters and dice required to record a vehicles Gear, Damage and Hazard status, it plays quite quickly. The start is pretty chaotic with all the vehicles … Continue reading First Gaslands Game

Whats On The Table?

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

Before I allow myself the time to put together any of the new West Wind models received this week, I must clear some of the painting back log. There are four extra British Navy Marines from Black Scorpion, these should give me enough to make two full squads and plenty to crew the British Navy … Continue reading Whats On The Table?

West Wind Mech Kickstarter

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

Those lovely people at West Wind have delivered on their Mech Kickstarter, a sizable box arrived containing all manner of goodies. The three Mechs were the main reason I helped fund the project, but the rest of the stuff is fantastic as well. Apart from the three Mechs, there are a few robotic Terrier Machine … Continue reading West Wind Mech Kickstarter

Inking The MDF House

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

I have inked my prototype MDF house. Although the final design needs a few tweaks, which have now been done, the prototype was still a usable model, I don’t like waste. It has basically been inked with reds and browns. The first floor is removable, hence the hole for sticking a finger into! I googled … Continue reading Inking The MDF House

Dust Laser Grenadiers

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

I have started moving away from the standard German Grey for my Dust infantry, it was a bit dull. For these Laser Grenadiers (I prefer the original name to the newer Death Masks) I have gone with a Olive base coat and then added camouflage splodges. These guys have quite short range weapons so have … Continue reading Dust Laser Grenadiers

Armed Zombies

Posted on January 31st, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Can anything be more terrifying? Zombies with guns! The camouflage did not turn out too bad on these, just a Field Drab base coat with some green and browns for the detail. In their first game, these terrors performed very well. Advertisements

Whats On The Table?

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

I have been speed painting some Axis units for the next game of Dust Battlefield. An entire Zombie platoon seemed like a good idea. I already have plenty of standard zombies, so adding some zombies with guns seemed like an insane thing to do, zombies with guns? The first batch are The Cursed with plenty … Continue reading Whats On The Table?

Deck Case

Posted on January 28th, 2018 under , . Posted by

After several tweaks, the cards case is finished. I have cut a version that has a hole in the case so you can see what deck is inside. Not sure if this will be retained yet. The drawer will take a deck on cards in its original box, or the cards can be loose. Without … Continue reading Deck Case

Walls And Fences

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

Walls are always good and I wanted a 40mm high wall to block line of sight for standard sized models. These sections can be used to make various shapes and there is a gateway section in progress. This next railings section was not as good and needs more design work to make is feasible. I … Continue reading Walls And Fences

Industrial Tower

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

Apart from the mdf house I have designed, I am also working on a laser cut industrial complex for sci-fi games. My first piece is a tower using a Pringles container as the core. The idea is to have multiple pieces linking together with walkways and ramps. This first attempt looks okay when put together, … Continue reading Industrial Tower

MDF House

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

Over the last couple of months, I have been trying my hand at some laser cut MDF things. I am getting better with the design software and have created my first house! A basic house is easy enough as it is basically a box, but that is not say that there are still some tweaks … Continue reading MDF House

One Down, Three To Go

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

The first of the 24″ square boards is finished, plenty of dry brushing has completed it to a suitable standard.

I reckon when all four are done, I may have to touch areas up when they are all laid out together.

Finished Prototype Stairway

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

The first of the port stairways is finished, plenty of dry brushing brought out the texture of the wallpaper and it looks quite good. Advertisements

Inking the Cobbles

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

I have found some time to splash a bit of ink onto the first of the cobble boards. To give a bit of variation, I have used two different inks and tried to vary the level of cover across the area. Darker than I wanted, but some drybrushing should bring out the look I am … Continue reading Inking the Cobbles

Wallpapering The Stairs

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

I decided for a different approach with covering the prototype port stairway, instead of folding paper over the side edges, I trimmer the paper to fit after it was glued. Only the steps had the paper folded over the edge. Will have to see how this looks. Advertisements

Happy New Year

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

What will 2018 bring? What projects can I get finished? How many new ones will I start? Advertisements

2017 MotoGP Spills

Posted on December 31st, 2017 under . Posted by

Well it is the end of 2017. I could post a few photos of my major painting and model building achievements from the last twelve months, but it would take ages to find them in the Loft Full Of Lead, especially as it is currently in Christmas chaos mode. So instead, I present some spills … Continue reading 2017 MotoGP Spills

Building A Stairway To Heaven

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

Well, maybe not quite heaven, just the 8cm up to the cobbled harbour level.
This is the first attempt, 1cm high steps with each step being 3cm wide, enough for most bases. It is now wallpapering time.
I have some plans for more stairways that are a bit…

Ho Ho Ho

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

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The Last Jedi

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

Just seen The Last Jedi on a large 2D iSense screen with big sound, best way to see it. I enjoyed it, but there are a bunch of “why did they do that” moments and “well, if that’s how to destroy a massive spaceship then why don’t they do that all the time?”. Maybe that … Continue reading The Last Jedi

Zombie Horde

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

After some quick inking, the Zombie horde for my Dust Axis force is complete. Three units of five Zombies with a hero Zombie to lead them. Hero Zombie? That just does not sound right… Advertisements

Dust Zombies

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

Things have been a bit slow here for the last few weeks due to some real life stuff going on. It has also been damn cold, so no chance to do any undercoating outside. So the only painting in progress has been some Dust Zombies so I can finally get my Axis on the table. … Continue reading Dust Zombies