Television is rather a frightening business. But I get all the relaxation I want from my collection of model soldiers.
Peter Cushing

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Trolls and ships and Model Ts... oh my

I've been a tad busy with a few bits and pieces - of which more at the end - but today I managed to pick up a brush and actually get some painting done.

First up is HMS Caledonian, a First Rate ship of the line. Another 1/1200 naval model from the second hand haul this one is now done apart from the rigging:

Secondly, we have the second troll for my Bloodbowl team The Green Machine. This one wasn't done at the same time as the rest of the team due to a broken drill bit. I'm particularly happy with the Goblin Long Bomb player.

Now I just need to come up with a name for him.

Lastly, something a bit different. We've reached the time of year when I tend to build a diorama to help pass the long winter months. What to build this year? My choice has been guided by another recent activity. For the first time in ages I'm going to be running a Cthulhu RPG  for Halloween, so I've been doing a lot of thinking around Lovecraft over the last couple of weeks. Hence this:

This is a Lledo die cast model t ford, the 1927 model. It's also - as you can see modeled by the glamorous Boromir - as near as dammit 25mm scale.

Here you can see the basic layout plan:

And here's the Model T repainted and weathered:

Came out rather well, I think.
Some more details on what eldritch and rugose horrors will be a part of this in another post. I'll also pop up some details about the Halloween game after Saturday as I don't want to give anything away to the players.


  1. Very nice - particularly like the troll, very colourful.

  2. I love that Model T and always enjoy your dioramas, especially looking forward to this one.

    1. Thanks Mr A. Need to go shopping for a few bits and bobs.

  3. "One does not just drive into Mordor"

    1. One does in a Model T and if one is armed with an elephant gun and a stick of TNT.