Classic modelling and 1/12 scale is not a project that I could consider as a standard. And indeed, the process of preparing a Ducati Panigale 1199 miniature by Tamiya was not easy. Dozens of parts, tubes, screws, hoses, springs – connoisseurs of two wheels will certainly be delighted with the care with which the manufacturer tried to reproduce the real motorcycle. I spent really long hours trying to get all this together. Compared to the complexity of the wargaming figurines, it’s like a collision with a wall If I had to make this model again, it would probably go faster – I already know how to plan the work, painting and how to avoid mistakes. To sum up – a satisfactory set that I can recommend to advanced modelers. Commission services – firstname.lastname@example.org OR message on Facebook
Alright people, now here's something a little different. A few years back, I claimed I wanted to use the imperial knight kit to make something fun out of it. Well as slow as I am, I can also be a stubborn one sometimes and the idea never really left my mind.If you don't know what I'm talking about just take a look at that brilliant picture from White Dwarf #133 :Read Moar Skullz »
Standing around at the studio, kitbashing a bit for Titanicus I thought, “Hey, there’s a Camera here… why don’t I just film this?” No idea what this series will entail or how often it will air, but let me know what you think!
Painted set by Curis from NinjabreadNow some time ago I painted a set of barricades that build a post apocalyptic fort, well of you folks feel like it, now is the time to go and pledge for it !You will probably don't do much promotion here apart and try to keep posts about what I paint but I really believe this Kickstarter project is absolutely great. I've had to the chance to paint Fogou's scenery and I have to say it keeps being an absolute pleasure.The quality is incredible, it is easy and enjoyable to paint (which is essential for that amount of stuff) and durable which means it's a really good investment.Read Moar Skullz »
OK so I've been pretty quiet for some time now, several factors could explain that but one of them was that I've been slowly bt steadily working on a lot of scenery for Fogou Models' upcoming kickstarter !I had the chance to paint their former kickstarter last year so I was pretty chuffed to get to work on this new one !This one is considerably more ambitious with a whole post-apoc fort !Read Moar Skullz »
WWII tanks are very beautiful, especially the German ones. I like bricolage tanks (old or foreign tanks recycled for new roles with new armour and weapons) and late war tanks. Moreover there are so many project for future tanks that you can design your fictional tank of 1946 or 1947. These are called paper panzer because they existed only on paper. The E series was the attempt to build a standardized series of tanks, from light ones to heavy ones. The E-10 was a jagdpanzer between 10 and 25 tons. I like its low profile and its flat top surface. I build even a E-10 panzer with a Leopard turret, just an historical extrapolation than a real project. My tanks are resin models with late war colours and camouflage. They are in 1/56 scale because I wish to use them with 28mm soldiers. A King Tiger or a Maus tank could be just a little bigger for a table. If you want to play tanks in 28mm, a realistic table have to be big as a swimming pool.
I have miniatures stuffed inside all available space in my house. But here on this blog you can’t find them enough. So, after photos of vacations, conventions and playtests, something more oriented to the world of 28mm. These are my Sherman V, with two of them in Firefly version. Resin models and turnable turrets.
It might sound like a rather quirky term; hobby exhaustion. It almost sounds a little absurd, I’d go as far to say. However, when you break down some of the ways you can find yourself stepping back from your brushes and miniatures, the symptoms are all too real. Some may call it a “funk” or a “wall”, but I find those terms to be ambiguous and obtuse respectfully. What I’ve found it to be categorically is a metaphorical fatigue. If you have hobby deadlines or fancy yourself a completionist then you’ll probably end up stewing angrily in these states; I know I have. Don’t worry, it can be overcome. The best way to approach this issue is analytically and with a positive outlook. So, let’s get started. Let’s begin by first identifying what hobby exhaustion is and how it becomes manifest. Typically, if you struggle to motivate yourself to sit at your hobby station this can be a clear sign. However, the biggest red flag is where simply thinking about start
A short review of some of the millions of statuettes, gadgets, models, action figures and similars that were around. You can find sexy things, perfect painted figures, auto-built models for modelling contests, rainbow Star Wars AT-AT made with Lego, giant Giger’s alien made with mechanical parts, Doraemon mesh-ups with animals, Marvel superheroes mesh-upped as samurai, giant dioramas with Marvel superheroes that you cannot put inside a normal house. Huge quantities of money is not always the problem, it is the available space the only limit to buy them.
Gundam is not a Japanese giant robot, it is an universe. Gunpla is a big business too. I still read new Gundam manga and new Gundam anime. But I don’t build more Gundam models because I don’t know where to put them in my house. However they ar
Go Nagai work is still popular not only here in Italy. A lot of new models of the same giant robots are produced. And some are reshuffled versions. I can’t count how many Mazinga variations are around. At the end even an Italian proposal of a gia...
See that imperial look, that nobility and the high standard of moral values Karl Franz embodies ? Of course you don't. Nothing here to see but inch think layers of hard enamels and gruesome gore effects... URGH...But hey ! What's the matter, all we need i
No D-Day campaign would be complete without the brave paratroopers dropping in to wreck havoc behind enemy lines. With that in mind, I present to you my 101st list.HQCompany command, 2iC and 3 bazooka teamsCombat platoons1st Parachute rifle platoon - 3...
Not wanting to get left out of the action, the hobby guys around here are getting geared up for WWPD's upcoming campaign. I've decided to go with an elite, compact force I've been working on (and off) for a long time- an SS PanzerkompanieHQ2x Panzer IV...
Modelling The Baptism of Fire of the ‘Blue & Grey’ Well the call went out for us to show our D-Day hobby, and what we were doing for our armies, as I have joined Battlefront since the last D-Day books were released, I never got a chance to take par...