MotoGP Silverstone

Off to the races today at Silverstone for the MotoGP. I think that Marc Marquez, having been beaten at Brno last time out and for the first time this year, Marc will be all out for the win. As he starts from pole position, who would bet against him.
EVENING UPDATE: Marquez does indeed win, just beating Lorenzo after a fantastic battle. Rossi Third.

Steampunk Medium Support

This golf ball sized steampunk support tank has two locomotion options, tracks or legs. Using some 2mm x 1mm magnets, they are interchangeable.


It is armed with twin rocket launchers and a medium cannon.


This is another of the Armorcast steamer models, I don’t have many left to paint now, but at least that means I can start on the rules for a steampunk supplement for No Quarter.

Relic Knights Delivered

After a Kickstarter campaign generating $909,000 and a huge wait, the Relic Knights Kickstarter has landed in the UK. A somewhat smaller box than I was expecting, but it does seem to have the rules, counters and two factions. The trouble is, it has been so long since I completed the pledge manager, I can’t remember what I was expecting to get.

The rulebook looks pretty good, plenty of background fluff and a rule section that does not look too large or complex. There is also a quickstart mini booklet with just the rules.


The first of the factions I opted for were the Black Diamond faction. Basically armoured human soldiers.

The second faction is the Cerci Speed Circuit, chicks on hover bikes I think.

Due to several other projects on the modelling table at the moment, this will have to wait for a while. I do need to try and check that everything I am expecting is actually there and I may put together a model or two to see what they look like. I just hope the resin/plastic is better than the Sedition Wars material.

Battle Dog In Progress

I have finished putting together the first of the three Battle Dog / Püg tanks from Ramshackle Games. It needed very little trimming really for a kit of this type. The hull and the tracks went together very well.battledogwip1g

With so many weapon options on this model and the option of having either the turreted tank for the turret-less tank hunter, I went over the top with 2mm diameter magnets to have this vehicle as variable as possible. The first magnet was for the main turret weapon.

Once the turret was together, all the weapons had magnets inserted to fit. To line up the magnets, I used a bit of masking tape on the weapon and pressed the weapon into place, this left an indent in the tape which showed exactley where to drill the corresponding hole.

The same process was followed for the hull so all the main guns will fit.battledogwip1e

Here are a few examples of the finished build, first up, the siege gun.battledogwip1d

…and the tank hunter, I think this version will be perfect for the Steampunk Prussian Scrunts from Olleys Armies.battledogwip1c

I think it even works as an infantry support APC armed with just a machine gun.battledogwip1b

Two more to go, maybe completed by Tuesday and ready to undercoat on Wednesday, although I do have a cunning plan for the optional sponsons that may require a bit more work.