Posts Tagged ‘Modelling’

The Helpful Hobby Guide – How to store models ?

Posted on October 20th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

We hobbyists all have one thing in common, no matter what game or range we use, no matter if we're painters, collectors or gamers mostly. STORAGE. That's right storage. This hobby has an unavoidable problem : it takes space. The more models you…

Genestealer Cult – Aberrant 2nd Generation Hybrid

Posted on October 14th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Mr Saturday

My hobby has been intermittent lately, due to this, that and the other thing. I did get a few hours in recently though, and I managed to finish putting together this guy, the melta-gunner for the squad of hybrids.He’s not your standard bald bloke with …


Posted on October 6th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Zombies. The brain-dead scourge of mankind have returned to wreak havoc, feasting on the flesh of the living.  And if you order them NOW, you can have them in time for Halloween! Available in 20 or a mega 75 pack! New and affordable multi-part hard plastic sci-fi zombies! The new 28mm scale Plague Zombies combine military-themed […]

Dreadball Ultimate and Season three…

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

I’ll be honest and say that I’ve yet to arrange a game of Dreadball Extreme, though I live in hope. So, instead of just telling you what it says in the manual, I thought I’d hand over to the guys at Beasts of War and let you decide what you think. The Season three teams…. The […]

Dreadball Ultimate and Season three…

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

I’ll be honest and say that I’ve yet to arrange a game of Dreadball Extreme, though I live in hope. So, instead of just telling you what it says in the manual, I thought I’d hand over to the guys at Beasts of War and let you decide what you think. The Season three teams…. The […]

Dreadball Season Two overview

Posted on September 30th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Much like my earlier overview of Season One’s teams, Season Two’s teams are just as great! A little about the Season Two book first Along with the other four teams, there are additional rules introduced in the Season Two book, including Cheerleaders and coaches.     Four more new teams Human (Void sirens) Agile, nimble […]

DreadBall – The Futuristic Sports Game is back in stock in October!

Posted on September 30th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

DreadBall is the Futuristic Sports Game set against a backdrop of glitz and glamour. Intense rivalries brew as teams play ball on the neodurium pitches of the far future. The game is famous for it’s deft dodges, stinging strikes and last-gasp action. The game is a 2-player affair, where you take on the mantle of […]

Martian painting guide

Posted on September 25th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

With the imminent retail release of Mars Attacks, I thought we could share a quick painting guide.  This guide from Army Painter gives you the exact steps to paint your Martians.   I love these guides because they show you the exact colours you’ll need and saves a lot of prep time – you can experiment […]

Genestealer Cult – Parts for Hybrids

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Mr Saturday

I’ve been back in the hybrid toy box lately. I need a couple of specialists for the squad. My plan was to have the special weapons carried by larger 2nd generation hybrids, so that they would be easy to pick out. This guy here is almost ready for green…

Drybrushing is Your Friend: Completed Ruined Pillars From Advanced Terrain

Posted on September 19th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I completed a set of ruined pillars tonight using some simple drybrushing techniques. The pillars come from Advanced Terrain who had a Kickstarter back in 2010, I believe, and even though the store is closed, I was able to order … Continue readin…

Supplies and Shortages

Posted on September 16th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

It’s been a bit quiet around here recently, hasn’t it? Well on top of the usual real life things that get in the way of playing with toys, I’ve also been busy getting ready for the next Herefordshire Big Game; to be held at Burley Gate Village Hall o…

Influence you say ?

Posted on September 14th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Small post but I wanted to share with you what came out of a sculpting session with my beloved 4 years old daughter Alice (no it’s not one of those “I’m the best dad” or “my kid is the best” blatant kind of posts) :You can see my work on the left and m…

After all of that….Burning cows?

Posted on September 1st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

No, we’re not having a BBQ to celebrate the successful end of our Kickstarter.  And what a Kickstarter, huh? May I take a moment to say thank you to those that took part and unlocked all of the amazing pieces we have gotten.  It’s going to be an epic game – roll on next summer! […]

Our Final Add-on Wednesday

Posted on August 27th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s four days until the end of the Kickstarter, and I thought I’d make sure that people know about a couple of the things that have zipped by because of the Kickstarter’s stretchgoals just zipping by at times.  But remember that in four days, it’ll be all over, so this is your last chance to grab […]

Model rescue part 1 – how to save a chaos warrior and get back to work

Posted on August 27th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

“Krontharg Hornhelm, Chaos warrior. A man barely alive.”  ”Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make another converted beastmaster. Krontharg Hornhelm will be that man. Better than he was before. B…

Forgin’ On

Posted on July 24th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Faction Focus: Forge Guard The armour worn by the elite warriors known as the Forge Guard epitomises the qualities that set the Forge Fathers apart from other races. Fully enclosing its wearer, the armour provides a complete suite of life support, targeting and environmental data systems and combines them with the strength and protection of […]

The Painting Continues- Hell Dorado Saracen Starter

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’m still working on that Saracen starter for Hell Dorado slowly but surely.  Below you’ll find some pictures of the leader, Nazir  Ibn Hamid Ibn Hajjad and his trusty sidekick Youssaff. I’ve been painting the entire starter up now …

Brokkr, Brokkr, Brokkr

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this focus on the Forge Fathers, we take a look at the Brokkrs in the upcoming Faction Starter. Of course, there’s still the Forge Guard to explore as well… The Forge Fathers most often encountered by humans are those known as ‘Brokkrs’. These individuals merit the following entry in the vast datastacks of Corporation […]

Mars Attacks Early Bird – grab your copy now!

Posted on July 18th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

When the death rays start firing, you’d better be prepared… Backed by an incredible amount of support on Kickstarter last November, we funded a crazy game of Martian brain splattering, giant mutant bug attacks – oh, and we set some cows on fire too! We are now two months from launch and Mars Attacks – […]

Safe and Sound, plus flickering explosion markers

Posted on July 15th, 2014 under . Posted by

2 days at Universal Studios was just what the Dr ordered…well a certain Lad did anyway!

Ahoy from the USA Man Cave denizens! The clan is now in New England safe and sound after a few days in LA en route and is now busy arranging the various rela…

Flame Fougasses (or is that Fougassi?)

Posted on July 14th, 2014 under , . Posted by

I’ve been planning to build some Flame Fougasses (or is that Fougassi?) for some time, and finally got around to doing so recently.They were very easy to do – plastic tubes to represent barrels of various sizes cut at an angle and glued to a base befor…

Strider and Stunbot – sneak peek

Posted on July 10th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Strider With Deadzone: Incursion introducing bigger and better battlefields, you’re going to need new equipment to combat the new threats. Enter the Strider, a versatile Light Support Vehicle that we’ve been previewing for a little while now… ‘Strider’ is a generic term applied to a variety of bipedal vehicles employed by the Corporations.  The GR-77 […]

Deadzone and scenery – more resources and inspiration

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ll admit, when it comes to the hobby, I’m most interested in scenery – there is something to me about setting and terrain that I really enjoy.  I think it might be the writer in me. So, today, I thought I’d share some of the stuff that first attracted me to Mantic – the Battlezones […]

A Deadzone retrospective – Containment Protocols in effect!

Posted on June 30th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

We’re all about Deadzone right now, getting ready for Wave 2, so I thought I’d share some content from the days before I started with you about Deadzone (so I can catch up too!). Unboxing, unveiling The video title says it all…it’s a MEGA unboxing. From the original post…. It’s an incredibly detailed look at […]

Magos Kurgan – Update 1

Posted on June 27th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Mr Saturday

Work on the genemechanicus continues, this time focusing on one of the characters, magos Kurgan. Kurgan is based on an old Jes Goodwin model that I acquired in a trade. He’d seen better days, missing his horns and the end of his scythe, but he reminded…