Posts Tagged ‘Workbench’

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…

There’s nothing wrong with my eyes; my arms are just too short!

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

I’ve been short sighted since the age of 12 but with my glasses I’ve had 20/20 vision, close or at distance. Until recently, that is! After an unproductive (figure painting-wise) year, I’ve noticed that after a fairly long break where I didn’t put brus…

There’s nothing wrong with my eyes; my arms are just too short!

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

I’ve been short sighted since the age of 12 but with my glasses I’ve had 20/20 vision, close or at distance. Until recently, that is! After an unproductive (figure painting-wise) year, I’ve noticed that after a fairly long break where I didn’t put brus…

Eine kleine Maus

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

The Maus was a German World War Two super heavy tank that was completed in late 1944. Five were ordered, but only two hulls and one turret were completed before the testing grounds were captured by advancing Soviet forces. It is the heaviest fully encl…

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 artill…

Vistula Lancers

Posted on October 29th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

“Za Polskę!”After recently reading the last instalment in the Goldsworthy series of novels which our hero is involved in the Battle of Albuera, I decided it was time to finally get my Vistula Lancers painted using the lovely, if intimidatingly det…