Monday, 20 October 2008

Psydon Ship - Command Module progress

Just about finished sanding the join between the vac form part and the Plasticard underside.

Can't finish that though until i address this bit.

As you can see from the reference pics in the background, the ship has a "sting" at the front (one of three attempts Mr Bower made to infer an insect), which is an engine bell from the Airfix Saturn V kit.

Got one of them ok, but Martin had truncated the nose then attached a disc then attached the engine bell to that.

The problem is: what is that disc? Not bothered to try and find the actual thing used as its pretty clear from the photos that the disc has exactly the same curve as the Saturn V half cone on the underside. Got one of them too and, by drawing around it on a piece of paper, i can figure out the diameter.

Its a disc 2.5cm across and, eyeballing it, about 0.5cm thick.

While rummaging around for something suitable you can see i've cut the end of the nose in preperation.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Grand Lunar finished

About time i pulled my finger out and got this done.

Kind of happy with it but i've tweaked it a bit in Photoshop to make it look a bit more menacing and try and detract from the blandness of the grey.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

S.A.F.S - the camo

Right, here's what i did.

Pic 1 is the pattern for it drawn over the basecoat of "Bleached Bone".

Pic 2 is where i panic big-time - going over the pencil with a band of dark grey.

Pic 3 is me feeling a little bit better as i fill in the inside areas with a dark brown.

Pic 4 is me feeling even better with Vallejo "Desert Yellow" mottled over the brown, a lighter grey inside the dark, and a wash of "Scorched Brown" over everything.

Monday, 13 October 2008

SFMUK London day out

Saturday last saw the first "proper" meet-up of forum posters over on the SFMUK site, with choice of venue being Comet Minatures.

Went up on the train with longterm modelling chum Dover Dave Trelfer (Gremlin on the Forum)and had a nice time meeting up with Mark (Tak5haka) as we tried navigating round the police tape near the shop, set up after the stabbing there. Yup, we were in London alright.

Bumped into Ian (MakMan) in the shop, who was true to form and did the usual of spending more than all of us put together.

Spent more in the pub opposite and that's where Phil (incrediblefruit) joined us.

A good day.

Picture has, left to right, Mark, me, Dave and Ian. Phil's behind the lens.

Thursday, 9 October 2008


And yet ANOTHER Ma.K suit. Pretty similar to my Fireball but this one isn't space-born so there's no engines on back, plus there's a seperate pilot figure - so that's why i got it.

Was thinking of doing a similar colour scheme to my Himmlespion but i really like the green decals that come with this fella and they won't show up at all on that one, so am thinking of a brown.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

My secret project

Not a lot going on here at the moment, and that's partially because of my working on the latest build challenge over on the SFMUK Site.
This time its build anything from British SF/Horror/Fantasy literature.
I'm well into my build but, because submissions have to be anonymus (sp?), i can't post anything about it.
Deadlines the start of November with voting shortly after. When we're there i'll tell you all about it.

Psydon Ship - Command Module assembly

Here we have it trimmed and stuck to the Plasticard underside. Helped immensily by the Vac Form sticking so well to it.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Armoured Crab - finished

Here it is then.

I've deliberatly kept anything off it that might give the scale away, so i can have it as a 1/20th Drone or a 1/48th manned craft as and when i fancy.