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

Saturday 6 June 2020


The lost watchtower of Amon Sul. 

Another piece of Middle Earth scenery, this time a hard foam product from Ziterdes bought from Mighty Lancer games. It arrives ready painted and with flock attached but the paintjob is really just a grey spray. 

Fine for pick up and play - but we can do better. 

First a quick highlight drybrush and then a black wash. Then some more drybrushing and it's already looking good. 

Then some weathing pigments, fixed in place with airbrush thinner.

And then some modelmates Moss effect

And finally a few grass tufts to finish. 

The ForgeWorld one costs a couple of hundred quid. I reckon this one looks pretty good for 35 or so. I'll definitely have a look for some more of their stuff. 

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Das Boot (Redux)

After the major project of the Warlord Titan I needed a quick palette cleanser do knocked off the U Boat from Cruel Seas. Really simple and done with the same sea base as my other naval work. 

Monday 1 June 2020

God Machine

Edit: the new blogger interface seems to have rearranged the entire post so none of the pictures are in order. 

Sorry! Post text is at the bottom.

"The very ground beneath us shook; the heavens above us thundered. The air around us was ripped asunder, and we rejoiced, for we knew the God Machine had come."

My first major lockdown project was the Warlord Titan to go with all my baby titans. As a large - and expensive - model, I decided to take my time. 

Obviously, as per previous experience, all the weapons were magnetised. 

I took my time painting all the side panel details but realised they would be covered with armour plates; so I magnetised the armour plates to allow them to be added or removed easily*.

Lots of yellow hazard stripes to accentuate the purple. 

I added crew, once again provided from the fabulous stock of Vanguard Miniatures.

This time for the base, I added some painterly details as well as modelling; simply because I had time on my hands!

*in the final piece I ended up leaving these armour plates off at the midriff as I preferred the slightly slimmer silhouette.