Last 15 posts from The Warbard

BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 8

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

Blomping along… Primer! Got the gondola spray-primed grey and the balloon envelope brush-primed black. The LAF Build Something 2017 contest rules ask that you not post painting progress photos of your project past the priming stage, so this will be the last photo anyone sees of the Blomp itself for a while. I’ll try and … Continue reading BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 8

In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle…

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

Several years ago now I did a whole banker’s box full of jungle terrain, but it was all fairly low-lying stuff, thickets and bushes and that sort of thing. I’ve always intended to add some bigger trees to the set, inspired by the nice trees DM Scotty does in this video… …and Dr. Mathias’ extravagantly … Continue reading In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle…

BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 7

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

Greenstuff all over the place this time! I’ve started on the heavy leather harness that the troll uses to tow the Blomp along, as well as structural greenstuff to secure and cover the magnets in his base, hold the barrel in the right position, and secure the steel plate the barrel magnetizes to. There’s at … Continue reading BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 7

BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part Six

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

Progress, the purpose of the troll revealed, and IT FLIES. Well, sort of! I got most of the structural parts of the base done today, barring more greenstuff putty to solidify everything. The big troll – an old prepainted WotC figure that I’ll be repainting – has a hole drilled between his shoulder blades and … Continue reading BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part Six

Tables From Last Weekend’s Infinity Tournament

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

We had another one-day, three round Infinity tournament this last weekend, our first of 2017. We had two players come over from Vancouver on the ferry to play with us, which was awesome, and while we only had eight players total it was a good event overall. I did the terrain for two of the … Continue reading Tables From Last Weekend’s Infinity Tournament

BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 5

Posted on January 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Progress! Greenstuff! An incompletely explained troll! I broke out the greenstuff and went at the gondola this evening. I filled in under all the various discs where piping will come out, and then ran lines of greenstuff across the two spheres of the engine to make it look like it had been roughly welded or … Continue reading BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 5

BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 4

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

Good progress on the Blomp gondola this weekend, with all the major structural assembly finished, skinning done in styrene sheet, and the start of the lifting-gas engine and associated pipework. The bow and stern have “masts” (not sure what else to call them, really…) that will eventually have lines connecting to the envelope overhead, with … Continue reading BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 4

BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 3

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

Blomping onward, in a classic goblin-engineering “make sh*t up as you go” fashion! The front half of the gondola has been skinned with styrene sheet, cut in one continuous strip for strength. I also glued in more styrene strip on the inner edges of the gunwale. The edges of the flying bridge received similar treatment; … Continue reading BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 3

Build Something 2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 2

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

Progress on my Lead Adventure Forum Build Something 2017 entry, the goblin-crewed Bloodyear Blomp! I’d said previously I was going to finish covering the blimp envelope in fabric before moving on to the gondola, but in standard wargamer fashion I’ve been distracted into working on the gondola first. The basic skeleton of the gondola is … Continue reading Build Something 2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 2

Build Something 2017: The Bloodyear Blomp

Posted on January 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Every year or so over on Lead Adventure Forum they hold a friendly Build Something competition. There’s a theme that imposes some restrictions; one year it was “your scenery must be based on a CD”; we had “marine/watercraft” once, and this year the theme is “flight”. I’ve been a LAF member for years and it’s … Continue reading Build Something 2017: The Bloodyear Blomp

Hab Module LV4-26 Finished

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

First of all, Happy New Year, everyone! Hope your 2017 is full of excellent gaming, good friends, and completed projects! On the “completed projects” note, I get to move my first completed project of 2017 off my bench and into my scenery boxes. I’ve finished painting and adding signs to the habitat module facade I … Continue reading Hab Module LV4-26 Finished

Merry Christmas! (with an airlock!)

Posted on December 26th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Between the Christmas season and what appears to be the worst cold I’ve had in many, many years there’s not been a lot of wargaming activity here at Chez Wirelizard. I did manage to spend one sickie evening messing about with Inkscape and created a nice floor airlock piece to add some colour to the … Continue reading Merry Christmas! (with an airlock!)

Papercraft Spacecraft!

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

I’ve been calling my Infinity space station table project a space station since I started planning it, but really it’s been a collection of big walls and random bits until recently. What does a space station really need to make it feel like a space station? How about some actual space craft? To that end … Continue reading Papercraft Spacecraft!

Hab Module LV4-26, Part One

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

This shop front/apartment facade for my ongoing Infinity space station project has been inspired mostly by the depiction of some of the habitat levels of Ceres in the TV show The Expanse. If you haven’t watched The Expanse I highly recommend it, it’s good quality TV (not something I say regularly!) that depicts a hard … Continue reading Hab Module LV4-26, Part One