Steampunk


I’m Melting!

The rather warm temperatures of the summer may be a distant memory, but when I was looking for models last week in the Loft Full Of Lead for a game, I found one of my resin models was a bit wilted. It is meant to look like this… It does get very hot up in the loft and this chap was on a shelf and just could not cope with the temperature. Having skinny legs and a chunky body does not make a good combination. The poor thing had drooped forwards with his gun now just about resting on the ground. I have repositioned resin models before a bit by dunking them in boiling water and then once the desired position, dip them in cold water to fix the pose. But I have not doen this before with a painted model. When it got immersed in boiling water it when really floppy really quickly, I had to quickly try to get it standing back up without scalding myself and dip him in cold water. It worked and it has been saved!

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Malifaux 3E Battle Report – Ep 01 – Ten Thunders vs. The Guild

Greg’s Guild Marshals are combing the streets of a much damaged Malifaux City looking for Arcanists and their ilk. What they encounter, however is Youko and her Geisha and a dispute ensues.

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Steam Wars Game

I have been a bit tardy in posting details of bigger games played recently, but I do get around to it eventually. Mr Steinberg and I played out a decent sized Steam Wars game with his US Navy making an airborne assault against my Mechanica force. Mr Steinberg has built up quite an armada of steampunk flying ships from Blotz, and they have plenty of deck space for transporting his troops. To counter the threat, The Mechanica had a new weapon, the OW81 Air Superiority Aether-Jet Fighter, armed with a substantial node mounted Gattling Cannon. The US Navy narrow barge can carry a squad into the thick of the action, and there were a couple of these, each flanking the main twin hulled flyer. The larger twin hulled flyer can easily carry a couple of units, I think it would be possible to get a least four six man squads onto the deck of this thing if needed. Once the Skyships had made it most of the way across the table, it was time for the ground offensive, the troops rappel from the flying ships to deploy into

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Prussian Exo-Armour

In preparation for a large Steam Wars game, I had to finish off my latest Bob Olley Exo-Armour Scrunts from his recent Kickstarter. I painted these up in the same dark blue to match the rest of the infantry, but these had loads more gun metal on the extensive armour! With a total of ten models from the Kickstarter, I was able to organise three units of three models for Steam Wars and have one spare to be used as a Hero. For a little more variety, I changed two close combat weapons, one on the Hero and one regular trooper. I hope that these are the last models I will be adding to the Prussian Scrunts as there really are quite a lot of them now.

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Adventures In Airbrushing

After many year of thinking about and wondering if the investment would be worth it, I have finally purchased a compressor to see what I can do with it. I sprayed a few bit of paper and then decided to have a go at undercoating something I was not going to be worried about if it all went horribly wrong. So to start with I picked on a fair sized lump of plastic with the intention of just undercoating it in Vallejo Air Gun Metal. I selected my Mantic Tunneller as it does not need to have a clean finish. Once I got started, I realised that spraying Gun Metal onto a grey model means it is quite difficult to see where the paint is actually going… I then did a few bits black, which it means it is much easier to see where the paint is going… First results were okay, I will have to get more practice in. I picked out the detail by hand and finished off with a bit of drybrushing.

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Exo Armour Scrunts

I know it is the last day of January and I know the Exo Armour Kickstarter was not due to deliver until February, but it has arrive today, early I tell you. If only all other Kickstarters would take note. Of course this does now present me with a problem, my well thought out modelling and painting schedule has now been jeopardised and I need to rush these to the top of the pile. With a bit of luck, the promised snow will arrive tonight, grinding the entire UK to a halt and I will be forced to stay at home, and stick models together over the weekend.

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