Category Archives: Work In Progress

Whats On The Table?

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…

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West Wind Mech Kickstarter

Those lovely people at West Wind have delivered on their Mech Kickstarter, a sizable box arrived containing all manner of goodies.

The three Mechs were the main reason I helped fund the project, but the rest of the stuff is fantastic as well.


Apart from the three Mechs, there are a few robotic Terrier Machine Gun models that sound like they should be for the British, but I may well use them for my Steam Wars Mechanica force…and maybe the British as well…

There are also a bunch of character figures of different styles that will work really well in a variety of games from Rogue Stars and Fist Full Of Kung Fu to Steam Wars.


Finally, there are a couple of small wheel tanks, one for Mr Steinberg and one for me, very nice models. These will work great as light tanks of some description.

Of course what this all does to my painting priorities is yet to be seen, but once they are put together, I will be waiting for a dry day to undercoat.

Inking The MDF House

I have inked my prototype MDF house. Although the final design needs a few tweaks, which have now been done, the prototype was still a usable model, I don’t like waste.

It has basically been inked with reds and browns.

The first floor is removable, hence the hole for sticking a finger into!

I googled and printed a rug image with was glued to the pavement base, much more interesting than plain grey.

There are two guides at each side where the house locates, this stops the house from moving on the base during a game.

I should be able to see version two of the house this coming week.

Whats On The Table?

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 And Fences

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.

Industrial Tower

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.

MDF House

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.