woensdag 27 februari 2019

Double bricks for everyone!

Yes, 1 metre of brickwork isn't enough....lets make more....and now I have 2.4 metres of this stuff....

Not sure if I can manage anything tomorrow, pretty busy. But I'll try.

dinsdag 26 februari 2019

Paint it Black-Grey - WIP Brickwork

After a wee too many meetings today, I've set the aquaduct aside to add more bricks tonight. Slappeed on a mix of Black Gesso and grey paint that dries waterproof on it for a base. I'll toutch up any spots I missed tonight, and let it dry for a while to make sure it has fully hardend. Handling the brush for the past 30 minutes killed me a bit, so the rest of the work shall be done with sponges...gives a more natural pattern anyway.

And here is a picture of black grey basecoated ruined walls. :D

Edit: I'll also be cutting down the arches a bit to make it more in tune with realism, and trimming the base of the large section to make it a lot narrower....ease of storage and transportation.

Edit: The first walls just got another coat of grey and black, with mixed in Mod Podge for extra strength. Depending on the time available tomoprrow, I might get started on painting that section. Spent another 2 hours or so on the aquaduct/viaduct/whatever, trimed the sides of the large bridge top a size my storage space would agree to more. I have a few hours spare in the morning and set aside for either adding more stonework, or....

The lot I have now spans 1 metre across. I think I will add some more ruined arches to I can pick and mix or span the full 6 feet of a table if I wanted to. Might as well go for broke, right?

maandag 25 februari 2019

Even....more....bricks..... WIP

So, with the 4 walls ready for paint, I of course started painting.

Just kidding, you know me by now.....

After dropping off the kids at school, donned my superman outfit blue coverall, maks and ear protection and sanded every pre cut of MDF I had lying around plus all of the WIP paddy fields, just to make sure that messy task was over. Cleaned it, took the stuff inside and, checked if the 4 walls had set completely and though.....might as well make a ruined viaduct, right?

Yeah, reasons.

Bit more of a plan in these for a change).

Short ruined colums first (DONE)
Build everything up to arch level.
Do the insides of the arches first so I don't lose the will to live.
Work everything up to the top.
Do the roadway/canal on top.
Celebrate with cake.

Well, it is A plan....never said it was a good one?

zondag 24 februari 2019

Another 3 gazillion bricks in the Wall - WIP

So, 1 wall became 2...and became 3.....and baecame 4. Thank you brain. Finally have focus again and I'm doing something not even on my wants list.....

It's really not that hard to make, just mindnumbingly boring and takes forever, so right up my alley ey.....

I could not decide between Desert or European....so I'm going with sandstone  on a light brown base like almost all of my figures, with some green and mostly dead tufts in places. As it is scale friendly it will work for Afrika,Afghanistan and everything in between, even the Balkans.

zaterdag 23 februari 2019

Another brick in the wall - WIP

We had a chat and build night today at my place, and I had cut some foam to make some smal bits for FotR....

....and then this happend after a couple of hours of glueing bricks on a scrap of MDF already sanded. (yes, I'm still slow as a glacier, my hands are not really cutting it atm)

Guess I'm making a LOS blocker for Mordheim, Frostgrave, Dustgrave, something? I dunno, just winging it.

donderdag 21 februari 2019

Panzerturm WIP

Panzer 4 tank as used in the defence of Berlin, dug in.

 The real deal

My version

Need to break some bricks, add more debris, detail the tank and then paint it. And I need to look up where I put the stats for it for Battlegroup. PSC kit I had left over after using the track, plus brass barrel, and Juweela bricks.

dinsdag 19 februari 2019

Victor, Charly and Bob - WIP

Did not feel like building more stuff, so decided to grab the brushes and have a bit of painting fun while I still can. So, Victor, Charly and Bob.

The other 3 are still in various states of conversion, so those are for a later date.

maandag 18 februari 2019

BFG?: Kill Kroozer WIP - More power! She's giving all she got Kaptun....MORE POWER!!

I think we all can agree that More Gunz! and More Power! are very Orky things....thingz....whatever.

So, I've been adding more and more engin gubbinz, and started working on the basics of the prow. Atm she will be a hair shorter than your average Imperial Cruiser, so she is a good size.

 Prow scaffold. Looks shit now, but is easier to get all the gubbinz in place and gives a feel of her size. She is a big girl compared to a GW metal Kill Kroozer....

More power! Even more Power! And enough radiation leaks to kill all life on a small moon by now, but hey....More Power!

I'll flesh out the rest of the prow, work on the winglets, and find something that could function as the command bridge. After that add more gun turrets, final detailing and pop her on a base.

dinsdag 12 februari 2019

Syrian Dalek

Added some extra armour to my BMP VBIED and removed the crew....most of the time it will be a static target anyway. Also added a Syrian Dalek...basically a towed BMP-1 turret. Yes, really.

maandag 11 februari 2019

BFG: Kill Kroozer build WIP

Was kindly asked to join our BFG campaign. I have my Imperials painted and ready to go, but would like to add some Orks. I have a disused fleet, and plenty of escorts, but I always hated the Ork Kroozers and BattleKroozers shape wise. I will sell those off when I finish enough ships by scratchbuilding them.

This is a few nights of kitbashing into the first Kill Kroozer, as yet unnamed.

Torpedo prow or gun prow, not sure yet. Big base or small base....also not sure yet.

woensdag 6 februari 2019

To Zim or not to Zim.

More progress on the Munitionspanzer for FotR.

More sandbags and added a crew.

First bits of Zim to dry and to be chipped later.

Need to buy new Milliput. This batch is past his shelflife.

zondag 3 februari 2019

Tyranid Killteam: Don't think some Paracetamol is going to cure his headache....

A tiny bit of progress on the lead Stealer (for now anyway)

Used a Forge World torso I picked up a while ago, and a skull from the ever so handy Citadel Skull box. When it has all dried, add sand, then sculpt extra toes on the other foot and fix the cuts in the leg.

Much more to do.