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Thursday, 27 December 2018

Provisions for the new year

Another piece of 3D printing from


As before, my printer is having issues with the round items in the sacks for some reason.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Cabbage patch kid

Well actually sans kid. This is a little STL I picked up in an advent calendar I supported on Kickstarter, but it didn't print all that well on my printer - it still has issues with dome shapes for some reason. Anyway, didn't want to waster the print so added some Stirland mud and green paint and here we are.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Well, Well, Well, Merry Christmas!

Not very festive, but it's another job done, a well from the Mantic terrain range. Hope you're all having a very merry Christmas!

Monday, 24 December 2018

Barrel of laughs

Just 4 Mantic barrels, now painted. Hopefully full of Christmas Spirit! Posting early today due to family commitments.

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Bear with me

This is another make something out of a failed print. This bearskin rug looked bad off the printed, but with a liberal coating of super glue, some green stuff repairs and a coat of paint, it's quite usable. Sadly having issues with the camera tonight, so the photos aren't the best, but best I can do for now.

As printed and doctored.

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Man in the mirror

Another piece of scatter terrain today. Here we have the mirror from the Nolzur's set: Mirror and Bird on Stand.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Putting the cart before the horse

Just a quick and dirty paint job on one of the Nolzur's pre-primed 2-wheeled carts.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Militia Guard

This is just another piece of noodling that I've wanted to do for a while. A low tech world's militia guard, in suitable retro garb, with a laslock. Essentially an Empire gunner with a lasgun muzzle grafted on from some spare IG bits.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Rogue Trader's Armsmen

Inspired by the models I saw in the  Kill Team Rogue Trader box (I think opening that game, was the best GW purchase since I bought Space Hulk back in 1990 or thereabouts), I fancied making some extra armsmen for 40k RPG games. At the same time I was wondering what to do with all the left over Empire Outrider bits I had from my Rough Rider project, and so, with some buying on the bits sites (Catachan legs) we have my first armsman. He's very steam punk looking, but I think that works in this case, and I so love that head gear, and because I have loads, I'll be making some Lavuran Guard troops with them too (my IG regiment that's filling 2 boxes in my hobby room with semi and ubuilt models).

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

This is another piece of 3D printing, using this model on Thingiverse:


To which I added a 'glass' cover using some thin clear plastic. I have just placed that in the reveal for now, as I plan to add some tempting relic for my players to steal, but don't have something suitable ready at the moment.

Here is the model in it's as printed state. The legs do need to be glued to the bottom of the display section, here they are just placed together.

Aces High

This weekend gone, I was teaching my girlfriend's daughter to paint, and this was the model we both had to paint up for our practice : 80070: Pulp Hera Female Pilot by Reaper. This is my model, which I finished up with a custom base afterwards, so that it matched my other figures. I'm pretty pleased with the result.

Sunday, 16 December 2018


..but this isn't the end, my friends! No I'll still be publishing one article a day until at least Christmas. These are more Mantic scenery, round topped doors.

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Meet the Cardassian?

Well he sort of is, but mixed with a little Elf and marketed as a Rach Solder by Reaper (50278). A nice model, and one that will no doubt come out for Starwars, or Ashen Stars.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Turning the Tables

Just a couple of tables from Mantic's Dungeon Quest scenery set.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Werewolf of London

Well Coventry really, but this was one of the first minis that I ever owned, a Prince august Werewolf (apparently MS2-RM2), which I have now repainted after 30 years give or take to use again.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Realm of Battle Board Clips

Just a short one tonight as it was board game night, so little time for painting. I just wanted to share something I've found, as it may be of use to others. A while back, I bought a second hand RoB board, which was sadly missing the clips to lock the tiles together. All is not lost though as I found the following on Thingiverse, and after printing a full set, I will be able to lock the tiles together again. They function a little differently to the originals, but beggars can't be choosers.


Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Killer Death Bot

One of Maxmini's models from their Green Alliance Kickstarter, a Gubbinz bot. This one has a flame thrower, the others have rockets and a scrap launcher. Obviously I'll be using these as Killa Kanz, along with my GW and kitbashed/scratchbuilt examples.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Pink Robot

Haven't done any Starwars cotent for ages, so here's Reaper's Maria She-bot (50246), another figure clearly inspired by the classic film Metropolis. I painted this using my Vallejo Metal Medium, mixed with some Army Painter Dragon Red, and then washed it back with Army Painter Soft Tone. Since these photos I've added some very subtle highlights using the above colours and a touch of white - I've also painted the eyes with yellow.

Anyway, now headed to see service as a protocol droid.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Weekend wash out

I'm sticking to my plan of doing one post per day on the blog until at least Christmas, but today has been a bit of a bust for getting anything completed. I ended up spending over half a day clearing my spare room so I could extract my Christmas tree and decorations from the loft, and then had issues with models falling off desks and breaking. This was followed up with the paint water pot going all over my stuff and the rug - much cleanup needed. Oh and on top of that, the 40k scenery I was 3D printing decided to have a brainfart halfway through, before resuming, leaving me with a model from a 7 hour print that needs to have the centre section scratchbuilt as I don't have another 7 hours to spare. Anyway, here are some things that have been moved along, and will be completed in the next week or so.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Being Objective about my Blood Pact

Sorry, meant to say being an objective for my Blood Pact. This is another project I started years ago, back when I was in Canada (so prior to 2013), and that I've finally completed.

Note the destroyed Imperial Guard symbol on the ground, this was one carved off a Leman Russ turret when making one of my original pair of AT-70s.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Dirty Rat!

A rat, not sure where this guy came from now, (small metal rat, can't find it on the Reaper site or Alternative Armies, so no idea now).