Posts Tagged ‘work in progress’

Dust Zombies

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

Things have been a bit slow here for the last few weeks due to some real life stuff going on. It has also been damn cold, so no chance to do any undercoating outside. So the only painting in progress has been some Dust Zombies so I can finally get my Axis on the table. … Continue reading Dust Zombies

Landing Engine Nozzles

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

I needed four more rocket nozzles for the transporter landing engines. As I have not been painting much recently, mainly due to building this monster, I have not been accruing very many of the Vallejo/Army Painter paint lids. So instead I have made four larger nozzles from white wood glue containers. Note sure if I … Continue reading Landing Engine Nozzles

Port Boards

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

The 24″ square foam boards are coming along and are nearly ready for painting. I did not like the first attempt at putting balsa along the waterline , so I removed it and put it along the top edge instead. Much better. The finished edge looks okay. I now need loads of gray and wood … Continue reading Port Boards

Finished Jetty

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

The polystyrene, wallpaper and balsa jetty’s painted up okay. I had to drybrush the inked paper a bit to take the edge off and dull it down a bit. As a prototype piece, it is fine and now the task is to replicate it on four large 24″ square sections. Advertisements

Laser Cutting

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

One of the new things I am getting into is designing my own laser cut MDF accessories. I am not ready to start with any large and complex pieces yet as getting to grips with the terrible software used to create the cutting plans is proving to be a challenge. My first bits have been … Continue reading Laser Cutting

Inked MDF Houses

Posted on November 17th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

MDF just soaks up paint, so inking seems to be the way to go. These have been inked with Red Earth ink on the brickwork and Burnt Umber on the roof. A few random bricks were picked out with more ink. I think the painted white window frames work better than the Burnt Umber ink … Continue reading Inked MDF Houses

Mantic Tunneler

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

This is the Mantic Veer Myn Tunneler I received a short time back from the 2015 Kickstarter, don’t get me started… Anyway, I will be using this as a Steam Wars Mechanica Tunneler, primarily as a troop transport. There was the opportunity to make the nose removable so weapons could be added. I added a … Continue reading Mantic Tunneler

Stone Jetty

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

Recently I had a pile of IKEA furniture to make and it is always supplied with plenty of useful packing material, from polystyrene to hardboard. Being a bit of a hoarder, I tend to keep loads of this stuff for terrain projects, like this:. Using some of the 20mm thick polystyrene, I have made a … Continue reading Stone Jetty

Foam Tiles

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

Some time ago, I bought some slabs of blue foam, enough to make four 24″ square tiles. The plan is to make these into a harbour and factory complex for several different wargaming genres. The easiest and quickest method is to cover the sections in textured cobble effect wallpaper and then slap some grey paint … Continue reading Foam Tiles

Roboplane Painting

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

The Roboplanes for the Steam Wars Mechanica army have been hanging around half painted for quite a few weeks. It could do with some weathering, but that is a painting skill I have not quite mastered, especially on flat surfaces. Fortunately, the cockpit detail is still reasonably visible, although the control stick is not painted … Continue reading Roboplane Painting

Landing Engines Installed

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The landing engines have been finished and added to the hull. They needed some intakes adding to the top, so these were made from display bases and plenty of plasticard. Plenty of extra plastic was added to the engines but they still need some rivets. Some old pens were used as the supporting arms of … Continue reading Landing Engines Installed

Winter is coming

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

With the last two month of this year right around the corner, the planning for Winter is necessary. One of the next events on my schedule is the Crisis, as I already shared with you here – Crisis 2017 prelude. Usually I prepare an advent calendar for December, but this year I’ll schedule something different. […]

Engine Intakes

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

The top of the engine casings are a bit plain, so some intake turbines seemed to be a good idea. I removed the center from a display base and backed it with some plasticard. The first attempt was not as good as I had hoped, but the second version had better shaped blades that fitted … Continue reading Engine Intakes

More Engine Work

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

These are taking shape, it is quite tricky to make a resilient tube, especially when you drill a 9mm hole in it. It sure is a messy business. Inside the tube, I wanted to make the supporting rods able to turn 90 degrees, so I have over engineered the inside and made a supporting pivot … Continue reading More Engine Work

More Rocket Nozzles

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

The last three rocket nozzles for the rear of the transporter have been finished and fixed to the hull. I have added extra plastic in a hope of making it a bit more resilient. From the rear, all of the engines look pretty good, at least they should when they are all painted. Advertisements

Landing Engines

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

I am considering mounting four landing engines onto the hull of the transporter. I started by using some deodorant can lids as the engine body, but the plastic proved to be resistant to glue! One alternative was to do it the hard way and make four engine cylinders from plastic card. Sometimes, you just need … Continue reading Landing Engines

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

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

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

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

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

No Help At All

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

When all you want to do is sit down and get on with some painting… Advertisements

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