Posts Tagged ‘Workbench’

Wood Working for Wargamers: Hand Tools Post #3

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

Pictured is what I think is a good set of hand tools one would need to be able to start into woodworking.  By now I’ve got 5x this number but these are the ones I use the most.  Total cost for all of these new is around $400.00 but if taken c…

30th Wedding Anniversary, New Power Tools and a Blog Series idea

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

 Last week (July 25th) was my wife and I’s 30th Wedding Anniversary.  Thats a pretty big milestone, so we decided to splurge a little bit and spend a week at our favorite place in the Florida Keys – Little Palm Island.  We had a very nic…

30th Wedding Anniversary, New Power Tools and a Blog Series idea

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

 Last week (July 25th) was my wife and I’s 30th Wedding Anniversary.  Thats a pretty big milestone, so we decided to splurge a little bit and spend a week at our favorite place in the Florida Keys – Little Palm Island.  We had a very nic…

Make Do and Mend Part 2: Praetor Tracks Fitted

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

Having now filed both tracks enough to fit them I glued them to the vehicles hull, which despite my best efforts is still slightly warped. Now though, I can loose-fit the remaining parts to get a glimpse of the finished model. Now that is looking far more promising even if it does highlight just how much I need to do to get this model ready for battle. I need to fill and smooth the outer track armour (I will leave some ‘battle damage’ when I do this), straighten out the upper track guards/missile launcher mount, find alternative parts to replace…continue reading

Thor’s Workbench: The Calling of Chaos

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

The projects continue. I’ve been a bit all over the place with them the past few weeks. If one project needs downtime (IE: washes drying, glue setting up, etc.), I’ll jump on to the next project. So, I’ve got a bit of this and that.   Raptors A un…

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 enclosed armoured fighting vehicle ever built at 188 metric tons. It … Continue reading “Eine kleine Maus”

Thor’s Workbench & WH40K 8th Thoughts

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

I’ve been getting some hobby work done since Warhammer 40K 8th dropped. I have a lot of unfinished projects (who doesn’t?) that I’m finally getting around to. It’s mostly been some repair work, like my Keeper, and some rebasing as well. Workbench I’m s…

Last minute terrain prep

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

A few desert oasis terrain to provide some light cover….2 days to go!Yikes!

Last minute terrain prep

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

A few desert oasis terrain to provide some light cover….2 days to go!Yikes!

The Mummy King and Friends

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

 The final figures for the Historical game are now painted – may I present to you the Mummy King and his retinue of mummy soldiers.  These are all metal casts from Reaper and are really very nicely sculpted figures. These will be used in…

The Mummy King and Friends

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

 The final figures for the Historical game are now painted – may I present to you the Mummy King and his retinue of mummy soldiers.  These are all metal casts from Reaper and are really very nicely sculpted figures. These will be used in…

Chaos Land Raider Conversion – The Final Touches (WIP #6)

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

The big updates since the last WIP post is the teeth on the assault ramp, assault launchers, some lights over the lascannon sponsons, a trophy rack on top, and a spotlight on the top. I did some smaller detailing work to pull some things together. Also, I added a few more random bullet holes, and chipped/scratched armor spots. Chaos Land Raider Gallery Thoughts The teeth and assault launchers I got off TheRhino. I had planned originally to do some work on the assault launchers, maybe some daemonic skin – something, but I like how they look as-is. Plus, I think too…continue reading

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains. Part VII

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

 Almost done!  The mountain sections have been given a coat of diluted matte medium (50/50 with water) to harden the exteriors.  As the matte medium was drying I added some scenery – tufts and some ground foam.  I tried to not go ov…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains. Part VII

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

 Almost done!  The mountain sections have been given a coat of diluted matte medium (50/50 with water) to harden the exteriors.  As the matte medium was drying I added some scenery – tufts and some ground foam.  I tried to not go ov…

Chaos Land Raider – Daemonic Flesh Applied (WIP #5)

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

This project continues to slog along. I can confidently say that I’m nearing the end with it though. The big thing you’re going to notice in this update is the daemonic flesh I applied. Prior, I had some flesh I sculpted, which was a lot more stylistic…

The Workbench This Week, 12 June 2017

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Much chaos in my non-gaming life, so time and brainpower to actually paint is kind of hard to come by, but this weekend I sat down and organized my pike & shot foot figures for Pikeman’s Lament and other English Civil War or Thirty Year’s War gaming. I now have exactly 60 figures assembled, based, … Continue reading The Workbench This Week, 12 June 2017

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part VI

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 The basic painting of the mountain sections is now completed.  The first coat of dark red brown (mix of Dark Burnt Umber and red) was followed up with a heavy dry brush Raw Sienna (a leather tannish color) and then a light dry brush of yello…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part VI

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 The basic painting of the mountain sections is now completed.  The first coat of dark red brown (mix of Dark Burnt Umber and red) was followed up with a heavy dry brush Raw Sienna (a leather tannish color) and then a light dry brush of yello…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part V

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

 Last night I had intended to start dry brushing the mountains to lighten up the colors.  As I was working on one section I then noticed that there were lots of spot where the pink foam was showing through – little dots of pink on all the pie…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part V

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

 Last night I had intended to start dry brushing the mountains to lighten up the colors.  As I was working on one section I then noticed that there were lots of spot where the pink foam was showing through – little dots of pink on all the pie…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains, Part IV

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

 With the day offI was able to get A LOT of work done on the mountain sections.  All of the carving was finished, ground texture was added and, lastly, a base coat of red brown was applied. The ground texture is my standard goto – Sandst…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains, Part IV

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

 With the day offI was able to get A LOT of work done on the mountain sections.  All of the carving was finished, ground texture was added and, lastly, a base coat of red brown was applied. The ground texture is my standard goto – Sandst…

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part 3 – Carving Rock Faces & Post #750!

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

 Tonights project was to carve the “rock faces” on the pink foam.  I managed to get 2 of the six section done in about an hour.  I used a new technique from model rail roader David Frary which I’ll explain below. The first step was …

Terrain Tutorial: Sectional Mountains Part 3 – Carving Rock Faces & Post #750!

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

 Tonights project was to carve the “rock faces” on the pink foam.  I managed to get 2 of the six section done in about an hour.  I used a new technique from model rail roader David Frary which I’ll explain below. The first step was …