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Prospector Rover Vehicle on DriveThruRPG

The third of our vehicle packs is up on DriveThruRPG today! This pack lets you print and build a variety of sci-fi Prospector Rovers in 28mm scale, and includes a towable trailer that can be used with the Rover and our other vehicles. All our vehicle packs work together, allowing you to mix and match parts for even more variety on your sci-fi tabletop. This pack will be followed by a Light Armored Vehicle in 2019.

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Still here.

Hello and welcome to Inso's World again.It's still here... for now.This week has been very similar to last week but a bit more challenging at work. I've had a couple of days where things have been particularly heavy and at times, I have had to defend myself and my colleague against physical harm... so it has been an interesting week.Work is still extremely rewarding and worth all the highs and lows so I'm enjoying it immensely (even with the challenges)... dementia care isn't always straight forward.In other news, I have been continuing to sculpt the Predator team and have finished Mac:Click the Pic!I decided that the scorpion scene should be the main inspiration and also the scene where he cuts his cheek, while shaving (hence, he has a cut on his cheek). Dillon is next on the list and after a bit of 'on-line' chat, I have taken on board the suggestion to give Dillon big biceps... so he'll be the only member of the command squad that doesn't have sleeves. He is progressing nicely but I don't have any pic

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Maybe we dodged the Armageddon?

Hello.It would appear that the Google issues have held off so far... so maybe things will continue to go relatively unscathed. Who knows?Welcome to Inso's World again and this week has pretty much been the same as last week... plenty of work, plenty of chores and I am still running everything because my wife is still poorly.That said, I managed to escort her to the car, yesterday and we went and sat by the sea with a coffee so that she could get some proper fresh air. It's the second time I have managed to get her out of the house in three weeks (the first was to go to the doctors).Anyway... this week's hobby has revolved around the Predator hunting team so without further ado, here is Poncho:Click the Pic!... and here is Hawkins:Click the Pic!As you can see, they are not copies of the team but they do have facets of their counterparts. I have started work on Mac and he will have a scorpion to deal with.In other hobby news, I have been struggling to stay focused because I am tired and my creative mind has bee

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We're all DOOMED! DOOMED I tell you...

Hello again and welcome to Inso's World.A very short blog post this week due to life being very hectic and not having a lot of hobby time.To cut a long story short, my missus is still poorly, work is still heavy and having to do all the chores on top of everything has meant that my time has been all used up.That said, I decided (for some completely random reason) to dig out an old project and get back on it... the call of the Space Dwarfs was very strong...Click the Pic!This is an almost complete conversion of 'Dutch' for my special drop troop unit... AKA the Squat Predator hunting team. This picture was taken before a pair of bracelets were added... the following pic shows him finished, with his two buddies:Click the Pic!These will represent various Catachan Jungle Fighter troops; namely:Sgt. HarkerSly MarboPlatoon CommanderCommand SquadThat means that I have seven planned with four more to convert. Currently, I have 'Poncho' on the sculpting bench. If you are still none the wiser, this image of the rescue t

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Of Space Knights and Superheroes.

Hello and welcome to Inso's World again. It's been two weeks since my last post but I want to try and keep things relatively interesting so I felt a longer gap than usual, was warranted.This week, has been very similar to last week... lots of work, lots of sleepless nights and lots of tiredness... but I had a birthday in there, so it wasn't all doom and gloom.I have now been on the wagon for over eight months and the time is flying by now. May is creeping up nicely and I will soon be able to enjoy a nice pint of ale again.At work, I am now (more or less) part of the furniture so I am working hard and people are starting to listen if they need to... which is nice. I still have some ice to break, here and there, but I'm getting there.Hobby time has been relatively slim but I have managed to get a few things done.First up is a converted superhero:Click the Pix!It started life as THIS Hasslefree Miniature and ended up as a new speedster for my little group of superheroes. A very simple conversion and it has worke

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2018 in retrospect.

Hello and welcome to Inso's World again.It's very nearly 2019 so I thought I'd look back over a year that has seen a lot of change for me and my family... plus a little bit of hobby along the way... so let's get started.Early in the year, things were pretty settled. I was at home, my wife was at work and things were ticking along nicely... then my other shoulder froze up so the painkillers came out again. As a result, I became lethargic and began to get a little bit house bound... so I decided to do something a little bit different, in memory of my Dad, and quit drinking for a year (the only exceptions were toasts for very special occasions and the passing of friends/relatives). Since 8th May 18, I have been on the wagon and have had seven toasts... I will be finishing this drought on 7th May 2019, which is the evening before Flora Day and the first toast will be to my Dad.Quitting drinking has made a big difference and I have been more cheerful as a result. I have also lost all of my 'drinking' weight and am

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Company is a good thing.

Hello and welcome to Inso's World again.This week has been pretty much the same as last week. I have been working hard, had a small amount of time off and have squeezed in hobby time here and there.At work, it has been a good week. I have had my first assessment and they are very happy with both my performance and my progress so I am happy with that. In between work I have been helping the Marie Curie committee with their accounting and have also managed to see my wife occasionally... I'm sure that one of the reasons I left the RAF was to see more of family but it doesn't seem to be working at the moment...So... hobby time.To start with, I finished painting my Tank Company Commander (I'll take some pics at some point) and this is where the Company is, at the moment:Click the Pic!I still need to add the markings but I have now received my order for varnish so it is just a matter of time before I knuckle down and get the Company finished.In the meantime, I have also received my Black Friday offer from Mantic an

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28mm Portaloos on Thingiverse

I’ve had a few folks question me about various small 3D bits and pieces that have appeared on this blog as well as the Facebook page. Many of these were created with the intention of releasing them as scatter terrain pieces. They are now released as a pack of 28mm scatter terrain on Thingiverse, including the portaloos, tape drive, lockers and drums: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3270343

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Grinding advance.

Hello again and welcome to Inso's World.What have I been doing this week? Painting a tank. Sadly, I haven't been able to get as far as I would like because I have had work and family distractions... plus a strained back... that has meant that my hobby time has been restricted. As it stands, I have a painted tank with a WIP tank commander and the model will be finished by next weekend... here's some paint:Click the Pic!The fully painted and assembled tank:Click the Pic!This image shows the base-coated and washed tank commander. She is ready for the highlight stage which will probably start tomorrow because I have to go to work very soon:Click the Pic!It has been a nice change to work on this tank... but I still don't enjoy the stippling part of the painting process... however, it does create the effect I am looking for so I guess it's just something I have to put up with.What happens when this is finished? I'm in two minds. I'd like to get more APCs converted and painted but I have a few distractions that are

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A little bit of sculpting?

Hello and welcome to this week's blog post.To say that this week has been an uphill struggle would be an understatement.Working in elderly care, especially where dementia is high on the agenda, can be a roller-coaster ride. This week has proved it to me. I have seen the highs of making a huge difference to some of the resident's lives and I have seen the lows of watching the coroner taking away residents who have succumbed to dementia.There have been staffing issues, disgruntled people and 'interesting' challenges that have arisen due to some of the more diverse behaviour that dementia can cause... I have even worked two extra shifts to try and ease the situation... but it has all been positive (for me) so I am happy ticking along.Add to that, my charity duties whilst I have had time away from work (counting charity boxes, creating event programmes and paying in money at the bank)... and that means that I haven't had a huge amount of hobby time...... however... a small miracle has happened. My muse has paid a

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Halftrack Recovery Vehicle on DriveThruRPG

The second of our planned three vehicle packs is up on DriveThruRPG today! This pack lets you print and build a variety of sci-fi Halftrack Recovery Vehicles in 28mm scale. All our vehicle packs work together, allowing you to mix and match parts for even more variety on your sci-fi tabletop. This pack will be followed by the Environmental Rover early 2019.

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Is this the real thing? Or is this just fantasy?

Hello and welcome to Inso's World again.Forgive me, friends, for it has been two weeks, since my last update.Last week would have been a fairly boring update. It would have just been about training courses, tiredness and work... with no hobby stuff at all.This week is fairly similar but maybe, a little bit more varied...Over the last two weeks I have been getting training and work experience and have been plodding along very nicely at work. I have been involved with most of the day to day duties that a Health Care Assistant, level 1 (HCA1) may face but I have had to be line of sight and monitored closely while I am in the learning phase. I have assisted with personal care, eating, hoisting, restraint and also have had time to enjoy the company of clients in a friendly environment. Sadly, one of our clients passed away this week so I have also felt the sadness of what Dementia eventually causes... so the last two weeks have been pretty full-on.This coming week, I have more training and then I will be free of i

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Outpost Utility on DriveThruRPG

The first of my planned three vehicle packs are up on DriveThruRPG today! This pack lets you print and build a variety of six-wheeled sci-fi Outpost Utility Trucks in 28mm scale. This pack will be followed by the Halftrack Recovery Vehicle before the end of 2018. The Halftrack Recovery Vehicle will also work with the Outpost Utility pack, allowing you to mix and match parts for even more variety on your sci-fi tabletop.

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Sci-Fi 28mm Outpost Utility

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Autumnal... it's a word, you know...

Hello and welcome to Inso's World again.This week has been relatively quiet.More form-filling finished, DBS certificates dropped off and more waiting for news about my new job. On the plus side, I have received a formal offer for my job and that means that I am back in the game of life again. It also meant that I needed to buy some shoes, trousers and a polo-shirt so that I could have separate work-clothes... which I have now done. Once I have decided whether or not I can cope with the type of work I will be doing, I will spring for some additional 'sets' of work wear because I will most certainly need them.On the charity front, I have been counting and banking collections and have started the investigation into how to thin down a few of the more onerous forms... that'll take a while but I reckon that I should be able to get some reduced effort for our collectors.I have also been running a small auction for Marie Curie on one of my Facebook groups and have carried out the draw this morning... parcels will be

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