Category Archives: Work In Progress

What’s On The Table?

It is big, grey and getting painted.

I have started with the upper hull and the engines, I wanted to do a multi grey pattern like the Enterprise D, well a bit like it anyway.

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Whats On The Table?

When I need a break from painting the rather large transport, I am returning to the excellent Westwind Mechs.

I am still deciding what colours to go for, one will likely be for my British Steampunk force so may be a patriotic red, white and blue. The other may get done in grey.

Detailing The Tower

In the last mountain of MDF I cut at Products For Wargamers, was various detail components for the Industrial Office Tower.

I had a lot of fun making a large extractor fan, the plan being to build it up so it had a nice raised and stepped edge.

A more simple piece was this boxy thing, although I do have a load of other bits to stick through all the holes.

This is one of my favourite, something that I think will be called a heat sink.

The final design for the stairs was also completed, as long as models are not too big, 25mm bases should fit on the steps.

Industrial Office Tower

Having designed the Industrial Processing Tower based around a Pringles tube, I thought I would design a Pringle-less tower, something that does not require munching through a pack of snacks (although having a couple of teenage girls around always helps in that respect.

This construction, the Industrial Office Tower, uses level at the same heights for the levels as the Industrial Processing Tower so they fit together nicely with the joining ramps.

There is still loads of work to do on all the boring flat surfaces, I have plenty of sketches that I will turn into designs in the next few weeks.

I have also been experimenting with a removable wall section to allow models to be positioned inside.

Hiding tabs is sometimes quite tricky, so in some places, I make a feature of it and make some interesting alternating patterns, such as where there are raised sections around the stairwells.

On the top level is large design, but I think that may be going or at least changing to something else.

The most difficult bit has been designing the stairs, they are almost finished, watch this space. Some of the supports were a bit short on this iteration and did not line up with the wall tabs.