Friday, 20 April 2018

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GO BACK TO THE BLOG

Since Salute I've been trying to clear a few old projects, I've finished a bear for " Heroes of the Dark Ages" and almost finished their second Sabretooth model as well.

For my company I've almost finished a 28 mm scale Megladon, just need to finish two small fins and then make the rock he will be displayed upon

Last up this week is Step 3 for the plane build :

First put a layer of green where the cockpit glass will be and leave to dry, once fully dry ( 24 hours ) shave smooth with a sharp scalpel, then use 260 production paper to shape and 1000 production paper to get a really smooth finish.
You'll read a lot of people say you can't sand greenstuff, this is not true if you use the right tools, and work in the direction of the grain ( the direction you smoothed the green in )

That's it for this week, so until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave

Sunday, 15 April 2018

ANOTHER YEAR DONE

As the dust starts to settle Salute is over for another year, and we are already looking at what we can do better for next year. First I have to say a big thank you to the organisers for all there help to make it as easy as possible for me as I needed to use my wheelchair, and they gave me a great position for easy access in and out of the arena.
Next a huge thank you to Jez for coming along and helping me run the demo table, and all the cool ideas for world domination, hopefully he enjoyed seeing the vent from the other side.
So this was the stall all set up before the show started, we were right next door to the exit
And the demo game of Death Match all ready to play with display figures to it.
And this was the view Jez and I had of my stall from the demo table most of the day ! Unfortunately I didn't get any time to take pictures while running the games but hopefully a few will surface over the next week as there was a few people taking pictures while we gamed.
Very tired after the event, but ready to expand and hopefully have a few new things to show soon, until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave
ADDITIONAL
Here's a You Tube video I was sent a link to by Sore Throat of his visit to Salute, he also stopped by our stall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgerzq4IriM&feature=youtu.be

Sunday, 8 April 2018

FINAL: POST BEFORE SALUTE

This week is already ramping up to be one of the busiest I've had in a long time, but I have however managed to finish this big beastie
 Would have loved more time on this, but just not on the cards, the next time I post Salute will be over for another year, so any attending will see you there, so until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

" WORKBENCH UPDATE "

Still trying to get all the casting finished before Salute, every time I think I've finished a section I seem to get another order for what I've just finished ! Have found a little time to finish the flight version of the gyrocopter

Have also started painting the Wyvern, nothing like cutting it close to the wire with Salute only 11 days away !

For anyone attending Salute and want to say hi, here is where to find us in the hall. Jez and myself will be at the Death Match table.

Hopefully soon will have time to post some bigger articles, so until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

" OFF THE WORKBENCH "

Still very busy on the run up to Salute, but have finished casting all the parts for the gyrocopter in non flight mode
Just need to finish sculpting the two alternative arms, one with a snake and the other with a molotov cocktail, then need to finish the rotating blade effect and will be able to cast up some for Salute.

Have also been working on the Wyvern, hopefully will get it finished in time for Salute, very short post today so back to work for me, until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave