Privateer Press obviously do a huge range of models, many of which are suitable to use in a more steampunk setting. These gun drones are yet more additions to my robotic Steam Wars army.
These are made by Tor Gaming for the Relics game, but I have hijacked them to use in my Robotic Steam Wars army. Six in a pack was perfect and they don’t take much to paint up.
The R2-D2 model came off a McDondald’s Fatty Meal toy. Can’t remember who made the humanoid robot, it has been kicking around for years, I think it may be a Rackham model. I have a few uses for these models, mainly for my robotic Steam Wars army, but also for use in Rogue Stars. These … Continue reading B4-P0 & AR-Two →
I have not played Warhammer 40k for quite a few years, which is a shame as I have a Blood Angels army that I really like. Games Workshop are releasing a new version this year, which will be available as a free download from the sound of it. I may just give it a go. … Continue reading 40k 8th Edition →
Salute is over for another year. Although I managed to avoid buying into any new games, I did pick up a few mdf bits, some resin control panels and crew for a sci-fi spaceship project, a Wolsung robot thing and a few extra Black Scorpion Navy Marines. This Infinity Sci-Fi table was my favourite of … Continue reading Post Salute →
Salute is tomorrow, I feel for my wallet.
Small, cute, hard target.
A couple of colours and then an ink wash. Done.
This is the first GW model I have seen in ages that I could be persuaded to purchase, especially with my steampunk fixation still running high. I say “could”, as at £50 (US$80) it is a significant amount of cash. It should be available with 10% off from an independent reseller, which would make it … Continue reading Arkanaut Frigate →
A am taking a week off in the sun somewhere to chill out and drink Gin.
I may be back.
Free sample models are great, especially when I eventually find a use for one. This Dreamforge Games alien chap was holding a lead with some sort of beastie on the other end. As one of my exotic Rogue Stars crews was expanding, this model would be ideal. I removed the lead and replaced it with … Continue reading Dreamforge Alien →
The third of our recent pirate games was with Games Workshop’s Legends Of The High Seas rules. We had found over the last few weeks that Osprey’s On The Seven Seas was way too slow and not quite what we were looking for. Cutlass was much better with a nice dice mechanism but an activation … Continue reading Legends Of The High Seas →
I have no idea what the weapon profile will be yet for this piece, but it does look quite good. Based on a Titan Forge Metal Beards bolt thrower model, I have just reversed the arms and covered up the bolt.
Maverick Viñales is quickest again in practice at the MotoGP in Argentina. It does look like this year is a change of old guard with some new riders rising to the top. Makes it all very interesting. If you like bikes!
Getting into Rogue Stars has allowed me to dig up some old models from the Loft Full Of Lead that don’t get to come out very often. One such model for an alien crew was this Zykhee Soulless. I rebased it and gave it an ink wash as it was painted years ago and looked … Continue reading Zykhee Soulless →
Not quite finished, I may just leave it as factory fresh and not apply any weathering or damage.
This model is perhaps not quite steampunk enough, but I really liked the size and look of the thing. It is a nice big piece that still has plenty of room for models to move around under and on it. When I was at a port last year, I took some photos of the massive … Continue reading TT Combat Crane →
The Golum were a range that never quite made it out in time before FASA and the Vor The Maelstrom game ceased to be. Luckily I was able to get a few of these Golum prototype models, a few of which have been painted up for use in various sci-fi games. In my latest Rogue … Continue reading Golum →
With the recent reasonably nice weather, the mass undercoating of models is well underway of all those models put together over the winter. This has allowed me to finish some of the larger projects which have been taking up a lot of room. One of the biggest is the Aeroneff Landing Station for the flying … Continue reading Aeroneff Landing Station →
Maverick “Top Gun” Vinales wins the Losail MotoGP after a great battle with Andrea Dovizioso. Rossi somehow dug a third place from a weekend where he struggled. It will be a good year for the racing.
MotoGP returns this weekend, can’t wait for the first race on Sunday evening from Losail. It has been a long winter with no racing to watch, drives me nuts! New kid to watch this year is Maverick Vinales on the M1 Yamaha, he has just moved to the works Yamaha team and has been fasted … Continue reading MotoGP Is Back! →
So, we tried out On The Seven Seas last night for the first time. It was disappointing. It is a game that I do not think we will be returning to. The basic concept of Greed versus Fear sounded quite good, the side with the higher Greed value goes first and if a crews Fear … Continue reading On The Seven Seas →
A good friend at Aberrant Games very nicely let me have a few Rezolution CSO robot models for my Steam Wars Mechanica force. These are CSO Hammerer MIU (Mechanized Infantry Units) models which I will be using as medium support of the Mechanica infantry. I did a bit of trimming of one arm and attached … Continue reading Aberrant Hammerer →
Finally got to have a couple of pirate games, the first of which was with the Cutlass rules. My first outing was with a Royal Navy crew, mostly armed with muskets and bayonets, but the second game was with a motley crew of swashbuckling rum swilling pirates. A Royal Navy crew is all well and … Continue reading Cutlass Games →
A few weeks ago, I started to put together my Reaper Bones Clockwork Dragon. I had to do some boiling water reshaping of the legs to get them all level, but I am getting quite good at that with plastic models. I was not happy with the position of the wings as they stuck straight … Continue reading Clockwork Dragon Wings →
The weather on Saturday was fine undercoating weather. I also had to chop down some trees and get rid of the waste, but in between hacking sessions, I was able to apply spray paint to plenty of robot infantry and get started on the mdf Aeroneff landing…