Last 15 posts from Inso's World

Back sculpting Squats again.

Posted on April 24th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Welcome to this week’s blog post and this week, much like last week, it has been a relatively quiet one for hobby stuff.That doesn’t mean it hasn’t been a busy one… just that what I am working on takes a long time to get any ‘show-offable’ progress…..

Salute weekend.

Posted on April 17th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Hello and welcome to Inso’s World on the day after Salute 2016.What can I say about the show? Nothing… apart from I am both glad and saddened that I didn’t go this year.This week has been very quiet and I haven’t really been very much of a hobbyist. …

A week of getting grounded.

Posted on April 10th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Hello again.I’ve just got back from a lovely stroll around Henley with my wife and am sitting with a cuppa so it seemed the perfect time to update Inso’s World. Here’s the river Thames over at Henley:Click the Pic!It was nice just to get out and about …

Which way?

Posted on April 3rd, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.This week has been a bit of a damp squib to be honest. I was feeling poorly for the first couple of days and with a lack of sleep added into the mix, I really didn’t feel too much like doing much hobby stuff.So…..

A post at Easter

Posted on March 27th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hello and Happy Easter (if you celebrate it).The good thing about Easter is that you get time to spend at home (unless you are one of those people who have to work) and that means time for hobby as well as other things.So… where to start?During this …

Two posts on the same day?

Posted on March 20th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I know that this doesn’t happen very often but I have been caught up in a bit of sorting… and in the process have catalogued an army that I will be selling soon. They are called the Soran 8th Army and are based on the old style, metal Cadian troops.T…

The ECO warrior returns

Posted on March 20th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Hello and welcome to Inso’s World again.

This week I have been away on another course (Energy Management) and have learned all sorts of interesting things like:

  • LED lightbulbs are super efficient, don’t contain the harmful materials that other bulbs do and also save you money (they use less than 5% of a traditional bulb). The light is very bright and white (so takes getting used to) but is instantaneous and really quite good for painting lamps.
  • Methane is much worse for the environment than carbon dioxide.
  • In Argentina, they tap cows for methane… yes, they actually stick a pipe in the side of cows and tap the methane which prevents it entering the atmosphere and enables it to be used for energy production… see the video below if you don’t believe me.
  • Disturbing a bat roost can cost you upto £5,000 per bat.
  • If you polute, there is a rule that says ‘the poluter pays’… and that can be an unlimited fine and years in prison if it is suitably bad.
I also learned lots of other stuff… but the whole ‘cow back-pack’ thing was just mad… even before you consider the ethics behind it:

So… apart from the course, I have been ticking along with my Ghar suits and have now got this far with three of them:

Click the Pic!
The one on the left has been roughly basecoated and needs tidying up ready for a wash but the other two are finished apart from the bases (although I am thinking of adding some markings). To continue with the Ghar theme, I have bought another little box of three, this time with ranged weapons. I am thinking that I will assemble little units of four suits which will be arranged like this:
  • Leader – Assault suit (as shown above)
  • Trooper – Battle suit (claw and scourer gun)
  • Trooper – Battle suit (claw and scourer gun)
  • Trooper – Bomber suit (claw and bomber gun)
With that in mind, I now have the leaders for three squads and the three additional troopers needed to complete a single squad.
If I buy another two Bomber boxes, I will have 3 squads of four suits and I think that will make a nice little platoon sized unit. If I keep the platoons ‘straight out of the box’ I can assemble them fairly quickly and give myself the option of spending my converting time on a couple of command units.
So… that is what I think about the mecha-suit side of the Ghar army… what about the troops? Well, I don’t want the troops to be a major part of the force so I don’t plan on getting very many of them, however… I have been thinking that the Ghar miniatures are a bit naff and I don’t like the fact that they are bi-pedal… because it really casts doubt on why a race of bipedal creatures would opt for such a difficult, tri-pedal option for thier battlesuits. As a result, I am thinking that a more alien approach to the troops is in order; particularly Cephalapods like THESE. I haven’t decided on which miniatures to use but they will need to be small and the Black Hat ones could be a good choice.
So… there you have it. What other hobby stuff has been going on? Well, I have been keeping an eye on my Squat transports and will be actively chasing components this week as I have been halted in my tracks by events of a logistical nature and I need to maintain some momentum or I run the risk of losing interest. I have also been sorting stuff out for selling on Ebay and I have a few bits and bobs that will be going up at 16:30hrs GMT today. Only two lots but worth a look later on:
EBAY LINK
There is much more to go… but little and often is the way forward.
Well, that about says everything for now.
See you from the platform overlooking the ANAEROBIC DIGESTERS!

Another change of direction.

Posted on March 13th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.This week has been fairly settled so I have had a small amount of time to get stuck into hobby things. As I mentioned, I am a bit stuck on the Squat APCs because I am still waiting for bits (namely the six mini t…

Yo duuudes… I’m like ‘eco-friendly’ now.

Posted on March 6th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Welcome to this week’s blog post and to start off I’d like to say hi to Da Gobbo Grotto as they are the newest follower of Inso’s World. I hope you find something of interest on your travels here.So… another week and more travels… this time an ‘Int…

Production line fun.

Posted on February 28th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

These week has actually been quite interesting.Sunday afternoon I travelled down to Aldershot for a Career Transition Workshop… a 3 day course that helps you with CV writing, interview techniques, provides you with pointers on career options and also…

An early post.

Posted on February 20th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello again! Yes, I know it’s not Sunday but I will be busy tomorrow so I thought I’d post today.This week has been interesting. My insomnia has blown my mind and I had to resort to a sleeping tablet… but one of the things that insomnia is good for i…

Of Robots and Squats.

Posted on February 14th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.This week has been a bit topsy turvy but, for a change, apart from my missus getting poorly for a day, I have had quite a reasonable week.So… this really caught my attention this week:I love the way it can go a…

Pugs!

Posted on January 31st, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

This week has been another slow plod but I have managed to slap some paint on things so here’s a few pictures.First up, Pug number two is finished:Click the Pic!The bases will all be finished together so that they match the scenic base. Next we ha…