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Gun Drones

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

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.

Roller Blades

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

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.

B4-P0 & AR-Two

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

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

40k 8th Edition

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

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

Post Salute

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

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 2017

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

Salute is tomorrow, I feel for my wallet.


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

Small, cute, hard target.

A couple of colours and then an ink wash. Done.

Arkanaut Frigate

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

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

Holiday Time

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

A am taking a week off in the sun somewhere to chill out and drink Gin.
I may be back.

Dreamforge Alien

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

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

Legends Of The High Seas

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

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

Mechanica Artillery

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

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.

Argentina MotoGP

Posted on April 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

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!

Zykhee Soulless

Posted on April 7th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

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

Dust Luther

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

Not quite finished, I may just leave it as factory fresh and not apply any weathering or damage.

TT Combat Crane

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

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


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

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

Aeroneff Landing Station

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

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

Top Gun Maverick

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under . Posted by

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 Is Back!

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under . Posted by

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!

On The Seven Seas

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

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

Aberrant Hammerer

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

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

Cutlass Games

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

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

Clockwork Dragon Wings

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

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

I Got Lucky

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

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…