Tuesday, 20 February 2018

" OFF THE WORKBENCH "

For this instalment I have an eclectic mix to show you, first up is a new post apocalyptic car, this one has a fighting platform in the back instead of it's normal back seats.



Next up is the 3D print ready for casting of our post apocalyptic falcon, this is a model I've wanted for as long as I can remember. The strange colouring is the resin I used to fill the print ready for moulding.


Last up inspired by all your kind comments, I've started painting T'eteko. First up is the completed base



Here is the WIP shots of the palanquin



Once I've finished the Palanquin I'll start T'eto but have found he needs a couple of repairs first.
Hope you all have a great week, so until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave

Friday, 16 February 2018

" AN ARMY NO MORE "

Just getting ready to set off for the show " BEACHHEAD " in Bournemouth the event is held at The Bournemouth International Centre, BH2 5BH, which is right by the sea so nice views as well.

After my recent post about old armies, it got me thinking about my old fantasy armies, now I have sold these a long time ago as I had stopped playing fantasy, I had two a Khornate chaos army based around using mostly marauders, and a Lizardman army. I still have a couple of bits of the lizardman army as one day would like to redo this one.
First up is my Slann mage priest, the colour scheme I chose was based off a golden bell frog, as they have such unusual colours and for his skink helper I went with an albino, as these are held in high regard within their society.

Next up is a sculpt I did for T'etoeko, I did this before GW released a model for it, and I actually prefer my rendition

Just a short post today, and will catch up on your blogs on Sunday, hope you all have a great weekend, until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

" FROM THE VAULT "

So I've had several people who've visited my workroom ask if I'll show some of my armies, not knowing which to show first I've photographed a sample and will let you decide which you'd like to see first, this might also help me finish some of these forces.
" DEMONS "
First up is a couple of models from my Slaneesh Demon force

First off is a conversion of Abyssa based off of Wayne Englands artwork from the visions of Heresay books, here is the original art I based it off

Next up is a Herald on steed, this was another conversion

" PINK & BLACK ATTACK "
next up are a couple of examples from my Emperor's Children Army
First is a converted Forgeworld Dreadnought, this was painted in pink with black markings to denote not being a noise marine.
This is a converted noise marine champion in terminator armour, as you can see he's painted black with pink markings to denote being a noise marine.

" DEATH FROM ABOVE "
Next are a couple of examples from my chapter of space marines the Night Hawks, these featured in White Dwarf 231 many years ago
This is the captain of my scout company Captain Tranquillitatis
This is the chaplain for my scout company Serenitatis

" THEY DELIGHT IN YOUR TORTURE "
Next up is two of the three clans I have for my Dark Eldar
This is one of the raiders for my Wych Cult, the " Cult Of The Crimson Veil "
Last up is a Razorwing Fighter by Forgeworld, this is part of my "Kabal of the Bloody Claw"
Still very busy with shows at the moment, but hopefully should have more time from next week to do some new bits, until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave

Thursday, 8 February 2018

" BUSY, BUSY ! "

This weekend on Sunday, we will be attending the show ROBIN at the following address
Nottigham Tennis Centre
University Boulevard
Nottingham
NG7 2QH ***PLEASE NOTE some Satnavs send you to the wrong place!  Please check before leaving or follow the signs for the Tennis Centre once on University Boulevard~***
10am - 4pm
If your in the area why not come and say hi !, we don't charge for them ! LOL
So this week has seen me mostly doing emergency casting to fill the gaps made at PAW last weekend, I have however managed to make a new display for one of my cabinets.

I like to keep adding to our displays and coming up with new ones, to keep it new and fresh when people visit our stand, so this one shows our current range of Future City Scenics, I still have pieces I want to add to this range but this will all depend on time.
Hope you all have a great weekend and until next time have fun !

Cheers Dave

Monday, 5 February 2018

" WHERE DOES THE TIME GO ! "

This weekend I spent a great two days at PAW 2018, I got to enjoy the company of Andy ( Da Gobbo) and his daughter, chat to lots of interesting people, run loads of demo games of DM, and generally enjoy some of the best elements of this glorious hobby has to offer !
" A DARK CLOUD "
Unfortunately there was also an element we could do without in our community, my good friend John at Gydran Miniatures had a stock box and a load of his bases from his display stolen, He lost over £400 of stock, this put a real dampener on the whole weekend. If any one is offered Gydran models cheap please contact John at www.gydran.com
" HOBBY TIME "
since Xmas this seems to have almost dried up completely with so much work to do, we now have the rules but there is still a lot of work to do on them before being ready, on top of all the normal casting and figure creation. With this in mind the skirmish game will probably not be ready for Salute, so rather than releasing an unfinished product, we will be putting back the release date and will keep you all informed as to when it is.
So what have I actually managed to get done for my hobby ? First up is two new droids, an R3 unit and a Death Star Droid
I've also managed to finish the three probe droids that come in the core box set

Then I was bad and did more work on my X-Wing than I'd completed old models of
As you can see I've started painting it adding lots of weathering and battle chipping, still a long way to go, but enjoying it so far. Then I was really bad and made and started painting my second new model a TIE fighter
Originally when I asked for these kits I'd planned to turn them into crashed fighters to use as scenery, but my in-laws were very generous and bought me the deluxe kits, hobby level 5 so decided to make them into landed complete craft.
Well that's all for now as I have another 2 shows over the next two weekends so don't know how often I will be able to post between, so until next time have fun !