Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Terrain is everything – New display board – ‘bloody marbleous’

Posted on May 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I really didn’t expect to progress so quickly with my new display board but I had a puncture last week which meant I had to take a day off to get it replaced. This afforded me some time during the day to work on the board. In the hobby for me, some job…

Terrain is everything – New display board

Posted on May 14th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I started this display board the other week. This patterned sheet of hardboard was left at my Aunt’s house when we cleared it after she passed away. It has a glossy finish to look like tiles and I hoped the slightly embossed pattern might still be visi…

Terrain is everything – Sanctum Imperialis Big Build TO DONE!

Posted on May 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

After my last Confession I’d assessed what was on my palette and distilled it down to the ‘Big 3’ which begs the question why I was suddenly building the Sanctum Imperialis from my Imperial Knight Renegade set… In fact, on the sprue this took up far …

‘nids part 251 – Tyranid VSG

Posted on April 30th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Almost two years ago now, there was another one of my ‘honestly not’ diversionary tasks while the Dark Angel drop pods failed to motivate me. But what a task to get distracted inspired by – the Tyranid VSG. Although don’t get too excited I haven’t touc…

‘nids part 250 – Tyranid Void Shield Generator – how to sculpt a chitin plate NSfW!

Posted on April 27th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

To celebrate my 250th Tyranid post I thought I’d finally publish this ‘draft’ post officially to the world. I originally sculpted and filmed this almost 2 years ago but I know what it looks like and just couldn’t bring myself to share it publicly. I’ve…

Terrain is everything – Ferron Fire Firs

Posted on April 22nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The other week I had a day off, mainly to attend a funeral but afterwards I was productive in moving a lot of logs created from my mutant Sycamore tree I had to cut down – it was starting to move the foundations of my garden fence. Having put the wood …

Terrain is everything – 40k future container scatter terrain – To Done!

Posted on January 15th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from the Deathwatch and the sentinels I finished up two future containers. These pieces of scatter terrain have been knocking around for years. Whereas I’d completed six of them and been using them in games these two had stalled because I …

Terrain is everything – Ferron Fire Firs

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

You may recall last year I picked up another two packs of Lemax Trees, basing and painting them is one of my To Do items on my Hobby Season List but you would be forgiven for thinking they would be high on that list.

But with the Sentinels To Done, alongside the Deathwatch I’m in a hobby void at the moment with no task calling to me. Which leaves me with the opportunity to crack on with some of the mundane tasks that I might ordinarily shy away from, or more accurately have something more interesting to capture my attention.

At the very least I felt I could get these based and perhaps primed. Then should I feel inclined to paint the bases fully and the fir trees themselves at least I had a headstart on that, logic I’ve applied previously to great success.

Over a couple of nights I managed to base them all. I really like Ben’s approach to trees – tall trunks with the foliage at the top which allows you to move the miniatures into cover but still know they’re in cover. But one of the reasons for doing focusing on these is that although you get none of the advantages compared to Ben’s these do provide some great line of sight blocking and can be positioned to not take up too much room doing so.

Unfortunately the process was hit by a failure of my Simoniz Red Oxide Spray Primer. This particular batch has been a little temperamental. The coverage hasn’t been great but the finish was exceptional. While I was spraying the underside of the bases the spray nozzle started to leak, I think somehow it became detached and just continued to spray. Almost an entire can dripping and fizzing but sadly not enough direction to complete painting the trees. At least I wasn’t covered in it though #silverlinings  So they’re on hold while a new can of Primer is being delivered.

And in case you were interested in LEMAX trees they’re available at Dawson’s Department Store again but at £11.16 [presumably £3.95 postage], not the £6.50 I paid [you could always gamble on another sale after Christmas though?].

Terrain is everything – Ferron Fire Firs

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

You may recall last year I picked up another two packs of Lemax Trees, basing and painting them is one of my To Do items on my Hobby Season List but you would be forgiven for thinking they would be high on that list.

But with the Sentinels To Done, alongside the Deathwatch I’m in a hobby void at the moment with no task calling to me. Which leaves me with the opportunity to crack on with some of the mundane tasks that I might ordinarily shy away from, or more accurately have something more interesting to capture my attention.

At the very least I felt I could get these based and perhaps primed. Then should I feel inclined to paint the bases fully and the fir trees themselves at least I had a headstart on that, logic I’ve applied previously to great success.

Over a couple of nights I managed to base them all. I really like Ben’s approach to trees – tall trunks with the foliage at the top which allows you to move the miniatures into cover but still know they’re in cover. But one of the reasons for doing focusing on these is that although you get none of the advantages compared to Ben’s these do provide some great line of sight blocking and can be positioned to not take up too much room doing so.

Unfortunately the process was hit by a failure of my Simoniz Red Oxide Spray Primer. This particular batch has been a little temperamental. The coverage hasn’t been great but the finish was exceptional. While I was spraying the underside of the bases the spray nozzle started to leak, I think somehow it became detached and just continued to spray. Almost an entire can dripping and fizzing but sadly not enough direction to complete painting the trees. At least I wasn’t covered in it though #silverlinings  So they’re on hold while a new can of Primer is being delivered.

And in case you were interested in LEMAX trees they’re available at Dawson’s Department Store again but at £11.16 [presumably £3.95 postage], not the £6.50 I paid [you could always gamble on another sale after Christmas though?].

Terrain is everything – 40k future container scatter terrain – OOCL

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

For those that have been following the blog since 2010… Holy Throne the blog is going to be 7 in a couple of days, finally getting into ‘big-boy pants’! Anyway, you may recall I created a number of ‘future containers’ back before there were Munitorum…

Terrain is everything – 40k future container scatter terrain – OOCL

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

For those that have been following the blog since 2010… Holy Throne the blog is going to be 7 in a couple of days, finally getting into ‘big-boy pants’! Anyway, you may recall I created a number of ‘future containers’ back before there were Munitorum…

It’s a Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad…

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

Funnily enough I can never seem to find a complete ‘To Done’ showcase of my scratchbuilt Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad. The best I have doesn’t feature the walls/petals, they hadn’t been completed at that stage. In all honesty these aren’t great pics b…

It’s a Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad…

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

Funnily enough I can never seem to find a complete ‘To Done’ showcase of my scratchbuilt Tyranid Skyshield Landing Pad. The best I have doesn’t feature the walls/petals, they hadn’t been completed at that stage. In all honesty these aren’t great pics b…