Posts Tagged ‘Sci-Fi’

Missile Rack

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

I have yet another weapon option for the top of the transporter. Over on the Lead Adventure Forum, a regular poster offered to send me a Taurox missile rack all the way from Finland for no charge, very nice of him indeed. This weapon is nice and low profile and so looks perfect on the … Continue reading Missile Rack

Air Raft From Beyond the Black Nebula!

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I made some add-on weapons for the Air Raft. All of the Air Raft variants and the weapons are here; http://www.onemonk.com/squirmydad-dl.htmlhttp://onemonk.com

Forge World Dread

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This is another model that has been in the Loft Full Of lead for ages. I have magnetized the weapon mounts so there is plenty of scope for weapon combination using the three I have and possibly adding more in the future. I really like the model, but having it for years, I was not … Continue reading Forge World Dread

Another Crack at 40K 8th

Posted on October 15th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

We had another crack at Warhammer 40,000 (8th Edition) on Saturday. I had hoped to write a fluff-filled reproof the desperate defence on Tractabon IV or a hopeless assault on  Fwick’s World… But then things ended up running late and we started t…

Another Crack at 40K 8th

Posted on October 15th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

We had another crack at Warhammer 40,000 (8th Edition) on Saturday. I had hoped to write a fluff-filled reproof the desperate defence on Tractabon IV or a hopeless assault on  Fwick’s World… But then things ended up running late and we started t…

War Rocket Ajax

Posted on October 15th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

With a club outing this evening I wanted to try and see how a larger Crusier type would fair.From the first play test, fighters were mighty fast so how would a larger craft be handled under the rules?Another casting from the chaps at Hydra and their Wa…

Finishing Internal Detail

Posted on October 14th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The last bits have been added to the ship interior and I really should stop. Any blank wall space in the following pictures will have detail added when it is painted, these will mostly be computer displays with some graphics. Other wall space has been covered in techno gubbins that should look okay when painted … Continue reading Finishing Internal Detail

Star Eagles Latest News

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

This Kickstarter is a little on the late side but I was heartened to received the following update for Star Eagles.
 

Sorry for the slow rate of updates.  I know it has been frustrating for you all waiting for some news on the project.   Not wanting to make excuses, but my day job decided I was not working hard enough and has been sending me all over Asia for the past few months to deal with manufacturing problems. Things have final returned to normal and I can get back to focusing on finishing this project.  Normaly I am very responsive on my KS projects and I am sorry for the lack of more frequent updates. 
Production of the minis will begin this month, I have finalized the scaling of most of the ships and will be sending them off for production later this week. Based on where I am now, I expect the revised timeline is to have the KS shipping in later part of December.   
I am also working with Litko to have the move templates and counters made of Acrylic rather than cardboard. This will be a perk for the delay in the project.  Hopefully can show off some of these in a few weeks. 
In regards to the rules, I have received a lot of playtest comments and it seems the inititaive aspect of the game is causing a lot of confusion.   I have been rework the initiative mechanics to enhance the flow of the game and make it easier to understand.   I estimate I need about another two weeks to finish the rules and then I’ll be ready to release the most current version for all to see.  I will then wait for another round of feedback before passing it off to Andrea for formatting.   I think the revisions improve the game a lot and make it evn better than before. The feeling of a dogfight will be even more intense.


This does give me the opportunity to paint up a couple of items hanging around the paint table, I would much prefer to have a refined product than rushed out with holes in the rules and poor finishing to the production.

Carrying on the Alex Raymond – Flash Gordon theme, I thought I would paint up these War Rocket Mini’s as Vultan’s Fighters, Hawkmen on their own are not enough to protect Sky City from Ming’s War Rocket’s, although how they they got into the cockpit with their wings is one for me to think about…

I opted for a couple of shades of gold with white strips for effect, they blend with the mini’s I painted several years ago which have been in storage for several years and looking at some of the older pic’s could do wth a make a make over as my painting style then was rather flat.
Perhaps one day they will get a repaint but for now the new fighters will be gracing the table on Sunday.

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Radar Dish

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Any decent spaceship needs a radar dish of some description. I have several options for the top of the hull, all interchangeable. The radar dish is a few bases stuck together and finished with some perspex off cuts and plasticard. Initially I did not have a bit for the center of the dish, I was … Continue reading Radar Dish

Blade Runner 2049

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

Went to see Blade Runner 2049 last night at a nice big screen, big sound, iSense Imax. Well worth it, a great movie which does not feel nearly 3 hours long! This is the Blade Runner sequel the world has been waiting for. Advertisements

878 Vikings at the club

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

We had eight guys out at the club this week. Chen and Brandon played a game of Dropfleet (sorry–no pics) while Taylor and Jonathan played from Dragon Rampant.Scott, Terry, Bruce and I tried out 878 Vikings with Terry and Scott being the axe-weilding i…

878 Vikings at the club

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

We had eight guys out at the club this week. Chen and Brandon played a game of Dropfleet (sorry–no pics) while Taylor and Jonathan played from Dragon Rampant.Scott, Terry, Bruce and I tried out 878 Vikings with Terry and Scott being the axe-weilding i…

Upper Hull Detail

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The upper hull of the transport has had plenty of rivets and detail added. I may still add some more rivets, particularly around the edges. The front recess also needs a bit more so there are not too many flat spaces left. I found some really old plastic twin lascannons in the Loft Full Of … Continue reading Upper Hull Detail

A Scrap in Colony Town – 15mm Sci-Fi AAR

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

K. and I have been playing a lot of Sharp Practice recently, as we’ve been playtesting scenarios for the booklet I’m preparing. We suddenly felt like we needed a change and wanted to play something completely different. Remembering the whimsical and colourful…

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Adding Details

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

With the fiddly bit done, the main build of the transport ship is done! All that is left is to add three more rocket nozzles and more bits of interior detail. Then it is a case of waiting for a nice dry day to undercoat it. The bridge had some plastic bits added to hide … Continue reading Adding Details

Bridge Fiddly Bit

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

I went with a curved front wall for the bridge and this presented a small challenge in covering up the remaining space. Rather than use one piece of plastic across the front wall, I decided that multiple panels would be much easier. A rough cut piece of foam board was inserted first to provide some … Continue reading Bridge Fiddly Bit

Upper Deck Door

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The door is in place on the upper deck of the transporter hull, it looks a bit flat, but hopefully will look better when a control panel and more rivets are added. Advertisements

Gaming Tiles

Posted on September 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Over the last couple of weeks I have been playing about with the idea of  doing some gaming tiles for roleplaying and board games. This stems from playing Star Wars: Imperial Assault and Descent as well as looking some of the home made 2.5d dungeo…

Gaming Tiles

Posted on September 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Over the last couple of weeks I have been playing about with the idea of  doing some gaming tiles for roleplaying and board games. This stems from playing Star Wars: Imperial Assault and Descent as well as looking some of the home made 2.5d dungeo…

Scratch Built Turret

Posted on September 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

On the top of the transporter hull is an opening that needed filling. I can make several things to go in here depending on how I want to use the ship when it if finished. I thought a turret would be a good idea, but building a symmetrical turret seemed a bit tricky, so I … Continue reading Scratch Built Turret

September New Releases End of the Month Round-Up!

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

Nearly the end of the month, and this month’s releases too. Here’s a quick round-up of the releases this September so far… http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222254/SingularityAdventure-Module-GSAM02?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222319/SRVC-Clausius-Ship-Plans-Poster?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222315/Ferrous-Sun-Ship-Plans-Poster?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222364/Singularity-Adventure-Bundle-BUNDLE?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222006/100-Dusty-Paperbacks-on-an-Abandoned-Bookshelf-for-all-Modern-RPGs?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/221314/20-Sides-of-Karma-Evil-Toys-from-the-Toymasters-Workshop?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/220550/SciFi-Bundle-Collection-Vol-1-BUNDLE?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/220429/100-Things-Killer-Toys-do-when-your-back-is-turned-for-all-Modern-Horror-RPGs?src=newest&coverSizeTest=true http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222655/Grims-Fantastic-Dungeon-Collection-Bundle-BUNDLE Also don’t forget to check out our publisher pages at: RPGNow: http://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/8807/Grinning-Skull-Studios DriveThruRPG: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/8807/Grinning-Skull-Studios Wargame Vault: http://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/8807/Grinning-Skull-Studios For more titles in our ranges!!   

Upper Desk Platform

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

A deck has been added to the front of the transport which can be used for models to disembark from. Getting the plastic deck to fit was a bit hit and miss so there are some large gaps around the edge. In these situations, it is sometimes better to make any remedial work a feature. … Continue reading Upper Desk Platform

The Adeptus Mechanicus Project Part III

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

++++++BEGIN TRANSMISSION++++++ Part II Welcome back to part three of my army build for the Adeptus Mechanicus, its been a while but I have some […]

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Internal Layout

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

Finally worked up the internal structure for the bridge. The front of the bridge will be a curved wall for a change, although I may be making it difficult to conceal some of the nose section where the wiring is. The rest of the ship is pretty much done except for some more detailing here … Continue reading Internal Layout

First Crack at 40K 8th

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

Friday I tried to set up a quick game of 40K 8th Edition for the kids to play.To start with we cranked some Bolt Thrower….Okay so none of us are playing chaos… but Dark Millennium…? Eternal War…? Eye of Terror…? That’s all 40K themed, right?T…