Posts Tagged ‘Workbench’

The Workbench This Week, 21 April 2017

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

…is being relocated and cleaned up! Same room as before – our guest bedroom/office/workroom – but we’ve moved the shelf unit I used as a painting and building bench to the other end of the room, away from the door. It’ll be slightly closer to my computer desk, which is out of frame to the … Continue reading The Workbench This Week, 21 April 2017

Hirst Arts Molds: Some Thoughts

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

I’ve spent about a week casting and building with my new Egyptian themed Hirst Arts molds and have come to some conclusions about them for terrain making.  Overall I’m really pleased but have determined these are not always the perfect way to go. …

28mm Egyptian Terrain: Initial Assembly

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

 After a week of on and off casting I had enough blocks to start building some ruins.  I need 4 different terrain pieces for the Historican games as each will have a hidden entrance to the catacombs.  First up is a small Pyramid. Th…

28mm Egyptian Terrain: Casting, casting, casting….

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

Casting to date (after two days).  I’ve managed to cast the Pyramid mold six times and the other molds one of two times.It takes 24 hours for the dental stone to fully cure (the lighter shaded ones are fully cured).The casts have been remarkable g…

28mm Egyptian Terrain: Hirst Arts Molds

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

 I finally cleared enough space off the gaming table to break out my recently acquired Egyptian themed Hirst Arts Molds.  Pictured is my first attempt at pouring the pyramid mold.  The website has some really easy to use instructions and…

Egyptian Catacombs: Test Configurations

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

A pic of a test build for the catacombs.  I really like these tiles.For the game there will be a 6ft x 4ft sized catacombs for the players to wander through which all lead to a central throne room and “boss fight”It’s fun to be working on terrain …

Finally Some Terrain: Lunesdargent Workshop Egyptian Themed Dungeon Tiles

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

With the end of the Challenge,  last weekend was the first weekend I didn’t paint 20+ 28mm figures in three months.  I love painting miniatures but it was a nice break.  In fact I was able to start on the terrain aspects for this summer’…

Challenge VII: Total Output

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

 Here’s what I painted over the past 3 months as part of this year’s Challenge.  To be honest, the amount surprised me but at least I’m ready for Historicon.  As previously reported my final score was 4,125 points – not bad as it managed…

AHPC VII: A few more posts of stuff I painted

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

 The following are a set of pics of the stuff I finished in the last weeks of the Challenge, excluding the last weekend12 SAS troopers (Perry minis) A British Sherman without any decals A US infantry regiment from the War of 1812 (Brigad…

Insomnia , In Your Face And Some Work In Progress

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

Insomnia no, miniatures and stuff yes. Swarm bases are going to be the next project.  I got to spend last night in an actual bed and a bed big enough for me to fit in. I had a great nights sleep and have been full of beans all day. I have hardly s…

AHPC VII: More FOW Pacific Stuff

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

 Added a few more units to my FOW pacific inventory for the Challenge – first up a US Marine 37mm AT unit Another US Marine Infantry Platoon 3 Japanese Ho-Ro self propelled gunsand finally a group shot of the entire set of FOW Pacific un…

SDD Matilda II

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

The Infantry Tank Mark II, best known as the Matilda, was a British infantry tank. The design began as the A12 specification in 1936, as a gun-armed counterpart to the first British infantry tank, the machine gun armed, two-man A11 Infantry Tank Mark I. The Mark I was also known as Matilda, and the larger … Continue reading “SDD Matilda II”

SDD 15mm Tiger I

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

Tiger I is the common name of a German heavy tank used in World War II, developed in 1942. The final official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. E, often shortened to Tiger. It was an answer to the unexpectedly formidable Soviet armour encountered in the initial months of Operation Barbarossa, particularly the T-34 and … Continue reading “SDD 15mm Tiger I”

British Bedford OXD

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

The Bedford OY is an army lorry built by Bedford for the British Armed Forces and introduced in 1939. It was based on Bedford’s O-series commercial vehicles with a modified front end and single rear tyres. The OXD was a general service vehicle, a short-wheelbase version of the OY, designed for a 30 cwt (1.5 … Continue reading “British Bedford OXD”

AHPC VII: Week 11

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

Through 11 weeks of this year’s Challenge, I’ve managed to post 3,338 points (purple bar) which is just slightly ahead of last years total of 3,306 (green line) and there are two weeks left to go.My totals are a little higher than the official score as…

4Ground Single Storey Small Building Under Construction

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

This is a laser-cut mdf building from 4Ground for Great Escape Games’ Dead Man’s Hand set of rules. When a camp town started becoming more prosperous the residents would start producing town buildings, these were often frame buildings in which the timber frame was built as a shell and then the rest of the building … Continue reading “4Ground Single Storey Small Building Under Construction”

I have no Centurions

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

Alas it wasn’t to be…. In a previous post I said So I ordered and purchased a couple of Sho’T models from the Flames of War Fate of a Nation range and will paint them up as British Army Centurions for use in Team Yankee games. They never arrived… Alas the supplier was unable to … Continue reading “I have no Centurions”

AHPC VII: FOW Pacific Submission

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

Whew – I’m finally caught up with all my submission (to date) in the Challenge.  This submission was fairly large (458 points) and was made up of FOW Pacific units. First  is a Japanese infantry platoon with 54 figures.  I really li…

Analogue Hobbies Challenge: Modern Russians and Brits plus some Chindits

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

 I’m starting to get back into “high production” mode for the Challenge.  With this group I’ve completed all the figures I need for this years Historicon games. 16 Modern Russian infantry from Empress miniatures.  Wonderfully sculpt…

AHPC VII: Week 9: Sprint to the finish

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

Forward momentum has returned to my AHPC VII performance with a total of 476 points submitted during week 9.  My current total now stands at 2,571 points placing me firmly in third place but within striking distance of the leadI’m not sure I can c…

15mm Sarissa Precision Chateau

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

This is a laser cut MDF (and card) model of a Chateau from Sarissa Precision. It is unpainted model and comes as a flat pack of MDF and card. The chateau has steps back and front. They comprise the steps and go together quite easily. I like the railings which work well and don’t look … Continue reading “15mm Sarissa Precision Chateau”

Lair of the Uber Geek 2017-02-21 05:52:00

Posted on February 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

 Yet more Trenchworx tanks and some dungeon baddies in this installment of “As the Analogue Hobbies Challenge turns…..First up two tank destroyers  a US m-18 and a Jagdpanther. Next something a bit more modern a BTR-80A 2 reaper B…

Portuguese Artillery and Spanish Command

Posted on February 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

“Pronto!… Fogo!”

I am terrible at resisting the “ooh, shiny!” impulse, especially when it’s for a unique set in my chosen scale and can add to my already existing collection. With that declaration made, let me introduce you to my new Portuguese artillery battery!

These are from the expanding range of metal Napoleonic figures offered by Hagen Miniatures. The figures are great, the gun very detailed, and there’s quite a range of paraphernalia that comes with the set. In fact, I found that I could only use 4 of the 6 figures provided, otherwise the base would have been very crowded!

I’ve added my patent tuft of cotton wool to the portfire and blackened the muzzle to show that it’s been in heavy use.

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“Yo espio con mi ojo pequeño….”

This is the second of my recent Spanish command figures. He’ll act as an infantry brigadier or cavalry divisional general. Again, he’s from the Italeri French command set with a head modification using a Lancier Bleu head. He’s had his epaulets removed and his collar built up with Milliput after decapitation of his original head took off more than I intended!

Building the Blood Bowl Travel Box/Dugout

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

 The overall dimensions are 15 inches by 12 inches and 2 inches in height.  All the wood was recycled from old projects.Clamps are your friend while working with wood. Cutting the “stone blocks for the dugout – they’re brought .75 inches…

Finished the 4Ground 15mm Corner Bakery

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

Finally finished one of my Christmas presents (from some time ago) was the 4Ground 15mm Shop 4: Corner Bakery. I already have a couple of the 4Ground 15mm buildings, a pair of semi-detached houses and one of the hotels. The Corner Bakery is a great piece of terrain to enhance your battle board. It comes pre-painted … Continue reading “Finished the 4Ground 15mm Corner Bakery”