Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A couple of potential projects

Fret not my modelling chums, i'm still around.
Not much from me just lately, mainly due to my needing neato, tiny bits for my Slab Ship, but can't justify the 20 quid plus for the Tamiya kit to provide them.
So, eyes are roving for something new to start and i've in mind two 2000AD-themed one's.
One of them is Shakara's ship seen here.
Thought it'd be a doddle - make the basic shape out of Plasticard and sculpt the unusual prow right?
Not that simple when you see from the rear shot that its actually more of a handle shape rather than a long box affair.
Not being up to making such a shape, i'm lurking in hardware and homegoods stores looking for a suitable donor.
Will keep you posted.
Second project i may or may not do, again its a matter of being able to find the right materials, so i'd rather not waste mine or your time inposting about it if i don't give it a go.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

My new Blog

Nothing to do with modelling, but thought you might like to swing byand take a look at my new Blog - basically a bunch of rambles on me being a nipper in the sixties and seventies:

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Alien Documentary update

More interviews and some excellent, very rare photos have been added to this site. How i love the Internet:

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Slab Ship - getting there

Sorry, my modelling chums for the lack of updates just recently - work, a stack of graphic novels and pointless distractions (like yesterdays course on what a ladder is), has been keeping me out of my den.
Anyway, a quick photo for you today, not too clear as the thing is just so long and an odd shape that its hard to photograph.
As you can see, the conning tower is now back on after priming and i'm almost there with the detailing.
Trouble there is, i need very small, flat bits for the detailing, so as to not take away from the "slabness" of the ship.
And i've run out.