Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Feast of cylinders...

Picture curtesy of Taelen from the Twilight Forums

Featuring a pair of furbarnii desperately emptying cylindrical snack containers to allow them to build wargaming terrain! :)

Thank you Taelen!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Start shopping for Xmas

Look what's hit the shops in the UK for Christmas. Buy now, keep the tubs...!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Now that's a paint job!

Soon to be released Grymn (space dwarf) Admiral from Hasslefree Miniatures, painted by the obscenely talented Iacton over on the Forum of Doom Here.

I notice from my followers list that there are a number of people joined now that are NOT war-gamers or role-players or even painters of toy soldiers, and you may be a little non-plussed by what you are doing here, tempted as you were by pictures of fairy castles and wizard towers made out of Pringles tubes... So, just to get this in context the figure beneath measures just 22mm from sole of foot to top of head.

I'm just off now to snap my brushes...

Friday, 18 November 2011

Oddly tempting illogical walker thingie...

Despite my entirely logical, well reasoned, dislike of anthropomorphised robots, I feel strangely drawn to this walker made by hassle free miniatures...

And the dismounted Grymn (space dwarf) pilot...

Sunday, 13 November 2011


I went to the International Plastic Modellers Society (IPMS) show at Telford yesterday and had a good couple of hours wandering around the models. I'm not really interested in the WW2 and modern aircraft and armour, but there were a few sic-fi models on display.

Bargain of the day was picking up an AMT model of NC1701E for just £14.99 rather than the £35 retail price tag.

Never made a Star Trek kit before, but I now find myself wanting all of them!

Another highlight was my son buying his first model kits. An Airfix Tornado GR1 (because Daddy used to work on it) and a Alligator Russian helicopter kit (because it looked cool). work on the tornado began this afternoon around the kitchen table, pictures later.

Finally I also discovered the Berna Multiclamps. These are by far the most useful "extra pair of hands" I've ever owned, simple precise and incredible versatile. Thoroughly recommended!

They are available under the Model Craft Brand (PCL8710/2). I bought two pairs (large and small), but they're so good that I want more!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Just saw these

... and thought they might make good Grymn drones/remotes. They're actually from infinity.

Bargain Bucket

It's been a while since I did any work on my laser cut styrene building models, mostly due to work life being astronomically busy.

However, inspiration (and indigestion) struck yesterday, in the form of this...

By heck it's big though!

What do you think...
Town hall?
Warehouse/grain store?
Engineers guild building?
Manor house?

Views and comments welcome.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

I never thought I'd say this...

Those of you who bother to read my infrequent and rambling rants will know I have a logical detest of walking robots in sic-fi, or any other genre for that matter.

I won't go into the very rational mechanical and economilitaristic arguments here, suffice to say I'm right and the rest of you are wrong.

However I've always admitted that SOME walker robots look cool, but I've never found one I would actually buy.

Until now.

This is a wip of a Grymn walker from hassle free miniatures.... And it's calling me. I might actually buy one... Or two.