Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Being an occasional series while the paint is drying, the glue is hardening or waiting for enthusiasm to come back, where i have a waffle on the things, films, books and whatnot that had a direct influence on me, getting me into this hobby or the whole SF/fantasy malarky.
Monday, 26 November 2012
Saturday, 24 November 2012
Having a rummage through a bits box, i came across this:
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear. Remember when the Star Wars prequels were announced and you go "Hope, they're good - if they're not, then they'll spoil memories of the originals". Then you get to see it. And what you get is a pale rehash of what's gone before, clumsily handled, with all the charm siphoned off, with flashy CGI effects that aren't a patch on what's been seen already. A hollow, waste of time. With Liam Neeson. "Groundhog Day!"
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Okay, had a day off today, with my Wife at work and the Sprogs at school, so had time to focus and finish off my Orky build. Here it is just before Primer stage, with final detail added:
Friday, 16 November 2012
Wanna buy a fridge magnet?
Sunday, 11 November 2012
Friday, 9 November 2012
In this first shot, i've ripped off the tanky bits, removed the undercarriage, backed the windows with mesh from Halfords, covered up the hole on top with half a ping-pong ball then added sticky gems to it for studded detail, covered up the hole where the turret went with a piece of Plasticard and attached to that a plumbing part that the tower slides tightly on to, and cut a section out of the side that was too darn pronounced to lay parts on to:
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
With redundancy looming and no prospect of a new job to be seen just yet, i've been looking at my Mr E Models venture to potentially bolster my income. I've already decided the Ork Weirdboy Tower Battlewagon and the Stuka Nurgle Fighter are two such projects and i'll be finishing them to primer stage before putting them up for sale. I want to do more - but what? It'd occured to me that gaming terrian might be a way to go - offer folk somethings that's not really available. On holiday last week, i was reading the Titanicus novel by Dan Abnett and got all fired up on all things Titan. Coming back on the Eurostar was kind of dull and i got to thinking: what if i did aruined Titan for a piece of terrian? Obviously not a full-size one in 28mm scale as that becomes a model rather than a piece of terrian. What then? I first thought of maybe a leg of two, blasted apart and standing, just foot and ankle, on the table. But then i remembered the bit in the box where a Titan cockpit actually ejects. Hey, that's an idea - how about a Titan cockpit, ejected and crashed, maybe as an objective or just a bit of scenery? And, if i make it Nurgle, i can have alot of fun with it. Almost straight away on the train, i knew what i'd use for the donor main body - deep in a bits box i had a toy submarine that i'd picked up at a Boot fair yonks ago, liking its curvy shape. Once home, it was up to the attic and down it came: