Monday, January 28, 2013

Boys Will Be Boys.

So recently I had my 40th birthday, which means I've been playing with my "toy soldiers" for 26 years. So what do you get a 40 year old child for his birthday? The Shrine of the Aquila, of course.
I love the size of this thing and already know how I'm going to mount it and paint it. In the mean time I'll continue to work on my Damocles Command Rhino as it's not far off being finished now. There's just a few more details to paint and some weathering to do.

Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year, Old Projects.

So another year has passed, but I'm not about to do one of those "year in review" things that everyone seems to love doing. We all have our ups and downs and that's all there is to it. Time marches on.
Instead I'm going to share some photos of the old Damocles project that I started so long ago because it's finally progressing at a reasonable pace. Goodness knows that there are a ton of other half finished projects as well, and if I did have a new years resolution it would be to finish them all.
Enough with the verbiage. On with the show.
The top still isn't glued in to place, but at least you can see the interior at the moment. I as just going to seal it up originally and leave the interior out.

This should give you some idea with the top on. It's just sitting on there.

And here's the longer shot with the radar unit sitting in place. Again, not glued at all.
Still a heap of work to be done, but it's all coming along nicely. I'm never driven by the need to do fully detailed damage or anything. I just like them to look OK on a table. Anyway, happy new year to everyone out there and I hope you all progress nicely in your projects this year too.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dark Age of Technology

So in my last posting I took a shot at Games Workshop over a topic that has been plaguing their customer base in Australia and New Zealand for quite some time now, but in a show of good will I'm going to share something that I have been enjoying recently, which are the digital downloads.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


I know it's been a long time between posts, but please excuse me while I get this off my chest.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Reviving relics

As I was rummaging through one of my many many boxes recently I came across some older Citadel Miniatures, and yes, I have used the correct name as these figures are old enough to have originally been packaged as Citadel.

So today I took delivery of some Enigma miniatures that I intend on using as count as figures in my Warhammer Fantasy Chaos army. There will be one of the count as miniatures per squad as I don't want to replace the Games Workshop models as much as add a champion style character that really stands out and towers over the rest and the Enigma miniatures are in heroic 32mm scale.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

And I said, "Let there be light"...

...and there was light. And I saw that the light was good; and I separated the light from the darkness. Ok, so that's about all the biblical reference I can handle in one post without bursting into flame. In a previous post I wrote about dipping my toes into the water of magnifying lamps to see if they could make things a little easier for me in the long term and am happy to say that they have. So now I've graduated to a much larger clamp mounted version that I got from Jaycar Electronics. It has a much larger viewing area and when it's not in use I simply push it up and out of the way.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Alternative scenery.

Recently in a group I'm in on the dreaded Facebook (say that in hushed tones), there's been a few postings on a little Australian scenery manufacturer that go by the name of CNC Workshop. The product scenery in 3mm MDF and it works as a great base to start scenes from, or even kept in separate pieces for gaming clubs and ease of transport.