Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Sunday, 19 March 2017
I acquired this great Hydra for £16 of our English pounds.
Friday, 17 March 2017
Now, as it happens, the Oldhammer Stegadon is more like a Triceratops and, as it happens, by chance I have a few very old Natural History Museum Triceratops knocking around. :)
Monday, 13 March 2017
The great thing about this ship is that you could use it straight out of the box. The flat wide deck is perfect for standing models upon so it is more than just a scenery piece: the ship could be used for skirmish naval battles.
Highly recommended and two shapes means that you can have two fleets: Vikings versus Alfred's navy, anyone?
You can buy the kits here.
Monday, 27 February 2017
The Troglodon is, however, one of those wildly overpriced large-but-simple plastic kits that GW specialise in.
However Carnegie Collection dinosaurs are available prepainted for around a tenner and are gorgeous models. This is their Spinosaurus. All I did was reposition the feet (using boiling water) to tilt the body forward into a more accurate pose - bipedal dinosaurs did not walk upright - add a couple of skinks, and put it on a Venusian base.
Thursday, 23 February 2017
It is one of Reaper's polymer models retailing typically in the UK for about £2.75. To give an idea of scale, the model is mounted on a 50mm base.
Reaper Bones miniatures are made of a soft, light polymer but unlike polyethylene it is not greasy so it sticks easily with superglue and does not resist paint. The material is very robust but not easy to cut or shape. However the molding is excellent with no obvious lines.
I love the disease/reproduction pods along the side.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
First Impressions: when you open the box are of a typical Games Workshop terrain piece made of chunky bits of plastic.
Manufacturing Quality: Pretty crummy, as I've come to expect from GW Terrain pieces. Nothing fits together properly. If you blow up my photos you will see that the walls almost touch. I deliberately didn't use plastic filler on this build.
Suitability For Wargaming: Excellent, it is tough, light and has plenty of room to get models on. And it breaks down into halves to put models on the first floor. All this makes it easy to store and transport.
Value For Money: Sigh, about average. £45 is a great deal of moolah for a cheaply produced, simple kit of dubious manufacturing quality, even if it is nicely designed and well thought out as a wargame piece.
Recommended?: Hmm, depends. If you really, really fancy it then go ahead but be prepared for a lousy build and a hole in your wallet.
The painting technique is simple: Spray with black primer, coat with black gloss, and then spray on the multi-effect.