Posts Tagged ‘Workbench’

Scenery Workbench and Workspace

Posted on June 10th, 2018 under , . Posted by

 The other half of the newly “reclaimed” 8×8 ft storeroom will be used as a scenery workbench.  The actual workbench is 5 ft by 3 feet which will provide plenty of room for just about any scenery project – from basing to 2×4 ft terrain panels…

Sectional Terrain Storage

Posted on June 8th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

 As I recover from my little health drama, the wife and I have been doing a little clean out of the stuff (ok, crap) we’ve accumulated over the years.  It’s a depressingly large tally and has almost filled the full sized dumpster I rented. &n…

Jungle Terrain – Finished!

Posted on May 20th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The 24 Jungle Terrain sections are now done.  Overall I’m very happy how these came out and this was a really fun project. I tried to break up the green monotony by adding some different colored flowers and other types of tufts. The sect…

Jungle Terrain Test Piece

Posted on May 14th, 2018 under , . Posted by

 Here’s a shot of an “almost completed” jungle section that was built as a test.  I added the yellow and purple plastic flowers on a whim and like how they came out.  Some of the hot glue is still visible so I need to make another pass w…

Jungle Terrain – A New Project

Posted on May 11th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I’ve been cleared to go back to the hobby bench, which is a great relief for me.  I decided my first project will be building some jungle terrain plates to use in my upcoming Historicon games (DAK & Dragons 2.0 and SOCOM & Sorcery 2.0). &n…

Basing Sassanids on a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on March 18th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I got a whole bunch of ’em to do today!

There Was A Reason For This Post

Posted on March 17th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I remember waking up with a really good idea for a post this morning. I should have written it down.The day has worked out quite well and I think I am getting closer to my eventual painting goal for the week. At close of play today I am pretty relaxed …

Back To Work

Posted on March 6th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The stated goal of the week is to have a workbench clearout. Anything that is part painted is fair game. Let’s face it, if it’s on the bench it’s also fair game. Hopefully the five dark age figures I am working on will be at the top of the list for com…

Terrain Squares

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

 This week in the Lair it’s been an all out effort on terrain production – in the form of 1 foot square pieces from Sally 4th’s new Terra Former line.The rather garish white you see in the first picture is 1/8 inch polystyrene plastic sheet which …

Ground Cover – Which color do you prefer?

Posted on February 27th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

 I’ve been working on a “secret” terrain project for this year’s Challenge.  Well, perhaps now not all that secret. given this post.  Anyway, I’m a bit stumped on the color of ground flocking.  I’ve got two on hand – a dark green an…

Plastic Comet

Posted on January 25th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The Tank, Cruiser, Comet I (A34) was a British cruiser tank that first saw use near the end of World War II. It was designed to provide greater anti-tank capability to Cromwell tank squadrons. It was armed with a 77mm HV, a derivative of the 17 pounder…

Dungeon Terrain Tutorial, Part II – Painting

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Once the glue has set, it’s time to paint the sections.  I typically give the tacky glue at least 8 hours to set.  My method involves a four step sequence of:1) Priming with a black primer2) Painting grey3) Dry brushing a light grey4) Washing…

Dungeon Terrain Tuturial

Posted on January 15th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

 I’ve been on a bit of a tear making geomorphic Dungeon terrain for this year’s Challenge.  I thought it might be helpful to put up a short tutorial on how to make these sections. Please note I’ve “borrowed” (OK, stole) the technique from Jer…

Yet More Challenge Stuff – Dungeon Terrain

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

 Taking advantage of the terrain category addition to this year’s challenge, production has commenced on some dungeon terrain. My “system” is based on 4×4 inch sections and everything is made out of 1/2 inch polystyrene foam aka “pink foam”. &nbsp…

A Look Back on 2017

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

 2017 has come and gone and overall it was a good year for us.  We spent a quite New Years day as a geeky family with our son fixing all of our tech related issues. On New Year’s Day, Sean got around to fixing my 3D Printer.  He got…

Terrain Testing: Sectional Interior Castle/Dungeon Terrain

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

With terrain now being a part of this year’s upcoming painting Challenge, I’ve resurrected a project that that’s languish in the “should do but don’t” list a long time – sectional interior terrain for skirmish and role playing games..  I really li…

Terrain Testing: Sectional Interior Castle/Dungeon Terrain

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

With terrain now being a part of this year’s upcoming painting Challenge, I’ve resurrected a project that that’s languish in the “should do but don’t” list a long time – sectional interior terrain for skirmish and role playing games..  I really li…

More Prep

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

Yet more figure prep for the Challenge – a bunch of vehicles in the background and 2 Pirate factions for Blood & Plunder. The B&P factions are French on the left and “Unaligned” on the right.  The figures come “pre-based” on metal stands t…

More Prep

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

Yet more figure prep for the Challenge – a bunch of vehicles in the background and 2 Pirate factions for Blood & Plunder. The B&P factions are French on the left and “Unaligned” on the right.  The figures come “pre-based” on metal stands t…

WoodWorking for Wargamers: Shelving, post 15

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

 Storage – its the bane of all miniatures gamers.  If it can be said that a woodworking shop can never have enough clamps, then it can be also said that a gamers lair can’t have enough storage options.  Last Saturday, I received orders t…

WoodWorking for Wargamers: Shelving, post 15

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

 Storage – its the bane of all miniatures gamers.  If it can be said that a woodworking shop can never have enough clamps, then it can be also said that a gamers lair can’t have enough storage options.  Last Saturday, I received orders t…

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge VIII: prep work commences

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

The first preparatory step for the upcoming 8th iteration of the painting challenge (which I will call the “Ocho”) is to clean of my painting workbench and get the game room organized.  I spent most of Sunday afternoon cleaning up the space and ge…

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge VIII: prep work commences

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

The first preparatory step for the upcoming 8th iteration of the painting challenge (which I will call the “Ocho”) is to clean of my painting workbench and get the game room organized.  I spent most of Sunday afternoon cleaning up the space and ge…

Driving the Post Apocalyptic Highway

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

I’m starting a project to finish all the unfinished lead on my painting desk. On top were some Hot Wheels cars I had set aside for some Post Apoc racing. Behold the results.I started by gluing them to some bases I layered out and gluing bits of scrap f…

Driving the Post Apocalyptic Highway

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

I’m starting a project to finish all the unfinished lead on my painting desk. On top were some Hot Wheels cars I had set aside for some Post Apoc racing. Behold the results.I started by gluing them to some bases I layered out and gluing bits of scrap f…