Before I allow myself the time to put together any of the new West Wind models received this week, I must clear some of the painting back log.
There are four extra British Navy Marines from Black Scorpion, these should give me enough to make two full squads and plenty to crew the British Navy Man O’War.
There are also five boxy robots from Meridian Miniatures, these should not take long to finish off, I am thinking green…
I have been speed painting some Axis units for the next game of Dust Battlefield.
An entire Zombie platoon seemed like a good idea. I already have plenty of standard zombies, so adding some zombies with guns seemed like an insane thing to do, zombies with guns?
The first batch are The Cursed with plenty of anti-tank capability.
The second unit are Braineaters, which does not sound very pleasant, but these guys are a bit more shooty.
Walls are always good and I wanted a 40mm high wall to block line of sight for standard sized models. These sections can be used to make various shapes and there is a gateway section in progress.
This next railings section was not as good and needs more design work to make is feasible. I like stuff to be durable and this would not last very long before it would break.
Apart from the mdf house I have designed, I am also working on a laser cut industrial complex for sci-fi games. My first piece is a tower using a Pringles container as the core. The idea is to have multiple pieces linking together with walkways and ramps.
This first attempt looks okay when put together, but it was very fiddly to construct. What seems like a good idea in a 2D design program does not necessarily translate to an easy to build kit.
So although the three level design will be retained, I have to go back to the drawing board (so to speak) to redesign the supporting structure. I have sketched out what should work better so will get busy redrawing the plans in the next week.
Over the last couple of months, I have been trying my hand at some laser cut MDF things. I am getting better with the design software and have created my first house!
A basic house is easy enough as it is basically a box, but that is not say that there are still some tweaks required here and there. The template for the next version has been updated with a better roof and windows and is ready for cutting.