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Black Mamba

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

This Black Mamba Allied Dust aircraft was shown in an online magazine some time ago but apparently will not be out for quite some time. Shame really, as it is a great looking plane and this is about the only model left that I would buy from the Dust range, mainly because I have loads … Continue reading Black Mamba

Random Terrain

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

One can never have enough terrain. Advertisements

Random Miniatures

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

These two came out of a bits box at a recent show. I thought they would be useful in Rogue Stars and Scrappers. No idea who made them, but they are okay and only got very quick paint jobs. Advertisements

Landing Engine Nozzles

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I needed four more rocket nozzles for the transporter landing engines. As I have not been painting much recently, mainly due to building this monster, I have not been accruing very many of the Vallejo/Army Painter paint lids. So instead I have made four larger nozzles from white wood glue containers. Note sure if I … Continue reading Landing Engine Nozzles


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

Another cool model from CP Miniatures is this large bruiser type thug, another useful model for Rogue Stars and Scrappers. Advertisements

Port Boards

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

The 24″ square foam boards are coming along and are nearly ready for painting. I did not like the first attempt at putting balsa along the waterline , so I removed it and put it along the top edge instead. Much better. The finished edge looks okay. I now need loads of gray and wood … Continue reading Port Boards

He Is Blue

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

This is a nice figures from CP Miniatures with a rather impressive gun that can be pretty well profiled up as just about anything. I decided on blue skin as I really don’t have many models that have blue skin. I must try orange or purple sometime. Advertisements

Finished Jetty

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

The polystyrene, wallpaper and balsa jetty’s painted up okay. I had to drybrush the inked paper a bit to take the edge off and dull it down a bit. As a prototype piece, it is fine and now the task is to replicate it on four large 24″ square sections. Advertisements

Laser Cutting

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

One of the new things I am getting into is designing my own laser cut MDF accessories. I am not ready to start with any large and complex pieces yet as getting to grips with the terrible software used to create the cutting plans is proving to be a challenge. My first bits have been … Continue reading Laser Cutting

Inked MDF Houses

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

MDF just soaks up paint, so inking seems to be the way to go. These have been inked with Red Earth ink on the brickwork and Burnt Umber on the roof. A few random bricks were picked out with more ink. I think the painted white window frames work better than the Burnt Umber ink … Continue reading Inked MDF Houses

Mantic Tunneler

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

This is the Mantic Veer Myn Tunneler I received a short time back from the 2015 Kickstarter, don’t get me started… Anyway, I will be using this as a Steam Wars Mechanica Tunneler, primarily as a troop transport. There was the opportunity to make the nose removable so weapons could be added. I added a … Continue reading Mantic Tunneler

Stone Jetty

Posted on November 13th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Recently I had a pile of IKEA furniture to make and it is always supplied with plenty of useful packing material, from polystyrene to hardboard. Being a bit of a hoarder, I tend to keep loads of this stuff for terrain projects, like this:. Using some of the 20mm thick polystyrene, I have made a … Continue reading Stone Jetty


Posted on November 12th, 2017 under . Posted by

I reckon he can win eight more World Championships.

MotoGP Valencia

Posted on November 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

It is the last MotoGP race of the year on Sunday, I will have no excuse but to get on with painting stuff after this weekend. Marquez leads the championship and pretty much has to wobble around to win, but he did have his 25th crash in practice/qualifying today after setting pole. Luckily he has … Continue reading MotoGP Valencia

Foam Tiles

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

Some time ago, I bought some slabs of blue foam, enough to make four 24″ square tiles. The plan is to make these into a harbour and factory complex for several different wargaming genres. The easiest and quickest method is to cover the sections in textured cobble effect wallpaper and then slap some grey paint … Continue reading Foam Tiles

Roboplane Painting

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

The Roboplanes for the Steam Wars Mechanica army have been hanging around half painted for quite a few weeks. It could do with some weathering, but that is a painting skill I have not quite mastered, especially on flat surfaces. Fortunately, the cockpit detail is still reasonably visible, although the control stick is not painted … Continue reading Roboplane Painting

Landing Engines Installed

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

The landing engines have been finished and added to the hull. They needed some intakes adding to the top, so these were made from display bases and plenty of plasticard. Plenty of extra plastic was added to the engines but they still need some rivets. Some old pens were used as the supporting arms of … Continue reading Landing Engines Installed

Blood Angels On The Move

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

I can’t remember which edition of 40K I started my Blood Angels army, but it has grown quite a bit over the years. As it has expanded, I have just added more and more figure cases until it was just too many. So recently I acquired a large red Games Workshop carry case, well, red … Continue reading Blood Angels On The Move

Happy Halloween

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

Happy Halloween! Advertisements

MotoGP Sepang

Posted on October 29th, 2017 under . Posted by

The MotoGP season is rapidly coming to an end and I have been sidetracked this weekend with the qualifying and racing from Sepang. In the early hours, on a wet track, Andrea Dovizioso won the race to keep his slim chances of the World Championship alive into the last round at Valencia in a couple … Continue reading MotoGP Sepang

Marquez At Sepang

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under . Posted by

This defies all that should be possible on a motorcycle. If this was in a movie, I would say it was very good special effects… Advertisements

Thor Ragnarok

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

Really enjoyed the new Thor Ragnarok movie. I reckon that since the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Marvel have tried to add a lot more humour to their films. Thor Ragnarok has plenty of jokes with some of the best lines delivered by Jeff Goldblum playing the only character type that Jeff Goldblum can play. Kate … Continue reading Thor Ragnarok

Engine Intakes

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

The top of the engine casings are a bit plain, so some intake turbines seemed to be a good idea. I removed the center from a display base and backed it with some plasticard. The first attempt was not as good as I had hoped, but the second version had better shaped blades that fitted … Continue reading Engine Intakes

More Engine Work

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

These are taking shape, it is quite tricky to make a resilient tube, especially when you drill a 9mm hole in it. It sure is a messy business. Inside the tube, I wanted to make the supporting rods able to turn 90 degrees, so I have over engineered the inside and made a supporting pivot … Continue reading More Engine Work

More Rocket Nozzles

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

The last three rocket nozzles for the rear of the transporter have been finished and fixed to the hull. I have added extra plastic in a hope of making it a bit more resilient. From the rear, all of the engines look pretty good, at least they should when they are all painted. Advertisements