Posts Tagged ‘work in progress’

The Adeptus Mechanicus Project Part II

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

++++++BEGIN TRANSMISSION++++++ Part I Welcome back to part two of the The Adeptus Mechanicus Project, for this update I have managed to build all the […]

Chaos Predator – Assembled and Painting Has Commenced

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

Those who follow me on social media will have seen some progress updates on the Chaos Predator. However, I realized I haven’t shared anything here since stripping the paint and tearing it apart. So, picture time! Chaos Predator Gallery Modeling So, sin…

The Adeptus Mechanicus Project

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

++++++BEGIN TRANSMISSION++++++ I have played a lot of Warhammer 40k over the years, all the way back to Rogue Trader.  With every edition I ran […]

Salt Weathering Technique

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

As part of my Afrika Korp project I am planning to use salt weathering to give the vehicles a used look, hopefully this will ensure […]

And There Was Light

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

I am done with the lights, they took much longer than I thought to complete.

In the engine area, I have built the first of the control panels with a switch to operate the lights.

And it all works!

Let There Be Light

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

I may have gone over the top now as I have added even more LEDs. I decided that some more internal lighting was required, just a few here and there. It is now a bit of a wiring nightmare, I had to drill loads more holes in the hull to allow the wires to run … Continue reading Let There Be Light

More Power Captain!

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

I decided to add some lights to the transporter. I had to drill loads of holes to pass the wiring through, I also found the limitations of using pre-fused LEDs which was a bit annoying as I had to created several separate parallel circuits. The lights are mostly on the outside as running wires into … Continue reading More Power Captain!

Landed Transporter

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

Some magnets have been added to the underneath of the hull and now the landing gear will stay in place.

This gives me the height I need to construct a decent boarding ramp that will run between the rear struts and into to middle of the hull.

Transporter Interior

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

Almost ready to start on the interior of the transporter conversion.

I have not stuck anything down yet as there is still some preparation to complete and holes to drill and decisions to make before the deck goes down.

Landing Gear Completed

Posted on July 22nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

All four landing struts are finished, complete with magnets to hold them on to the hull and magnets to maybe use for perspex rods to have it “fly”. I just made up the construction as I went along, I had an idea of what I wanted, but just let the shape and design take care … Continue reading Landing Gear Completed

Landing Gear

Posted on July 20th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I have started work on the landing gear for the transport ship, I have a pile of bits and I am seeing what takes shape. It needs to be quite strong, not to support the weight, but so bits will not drop off after the first game. I also want to make it removable so … Continue reading Landing Gear

Sci-Fi Transporter Ship

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

A long time ago is a town far far away (Margate I think), I was driving along minding my own business and saw some Star Wars models in the front window of what was basically a junk shop. I stopped and bought them for a few quid each thinking about conversion possibilities. So, twenty plus … Continue reading Sci-Fi Transporter Ship

Mud Huts

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

5 mud huts
I’m currently working on 5 mud huts. Inspired by the classic 40K scenario ‘Seize Ground’ where you have to roll for D3+2 objectives, I want to use them as objectives for Dragon Rampant. I think this will be fun.

mud hut

Progress on the mud huts has been a bit slow, partly because the house I live in doesn’t have a roof at moment. This causes several “real life” problems.

real life problems


I have to deal with metal objects falling onto our balcony every other day and my “Arbeitszimmer”, ähh … how do you call that in English? My study has already been flooded three times.

mud hut

Never mind. I hope to finish the mud huts soon.

Mud Huts

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

5 mud huts
I’m currently working on 5 mud huts. Inspired by the classic 40K scenario ‘Seize Ground’ where you have to roll for D3+2 objectives, I want to use them as objectives for Dragon Rampant. I think this will be fun.

mud hut

Progress on the mud huts has been a bit slow, partly because the house I live in doesn’t have a roof at moment. This causes several “real life” problems.

real life problems


I have to deal with metal objects falling onto our balcony every other day and my “Arbeitszimmer”, ähh … how do you call that in English? My study has already been flooded three times.

mud hut

Never mind. I hope to finish the mud huts soon.

Whats On The Table?

Posted on July 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Recently the weather has been to nice to paint models and the nine to five job has been rather hectic. Consequently, not much has been worked on. On one of the very nice hot days, I did sit in the garden with my Dystopian Legions Ke-Ho resin tank and clean up the mold lines. I … Continue reading Whats On The Table?

Fast Panda

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

Just checking some parts on one of the most novel miniatures I’ve had on the workbench in some time. Noodles anyone?

Dark Imperium – Praise Father Nurgle

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

The new Warhammer 40,000 Set Dark Imperium was released recently and I split the box with a few people, keeping two Death Guard Plague Marines, the twenty Pox Walkers and a handful of Primaris Marines for myself. For this article, I want to keep the focus on the followers of the great father Nurgle. The […]

Primaris: A flawed masterpiece

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Actually another title could be “it’s too bloody hot to hobby!”. Being a Brit I’m unequipped to deal with the three days a year we actually have pleasant weather (circa 32 degrees). Aircon is something that happens at work not home, so suffice to say the man cave keeps being …

Cantabrum Indoctum Iuga Ferre Nostra

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

“Cantabrum indoctum iuga ferre nostra – Cantabria, that won’t bear our  yoke”, Quintus Horatius Flaccus. Continuing the ancient SAGA projects, more cavalry arrived for the Iberians. I had a bit of trouble continuing this part of the SAGA warbands, as Victrix is a bit of a problem to get your hands on. Some sets, like […]

Cornelius For Rogue Stars

Posted on May 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Yet another spare Karman model, in this case Cornelius, allowed me to convert another for use in Rogue Stars.

I have not worked out a profile for this chap yet, but I reckon he will work out as a lot of points.