Friday, 14 December 2012

Terrain WIP Update 14/12/12

managed to finish drybrushing the base layer of grey onto my rock terrain section, so just the final layer of lighter grey left then it should be done 


Thursday, 13 December 2012

Terrain WIP update 13/12/12

got a wee bit of work done last night, roll on the weekend so i can get stuck into making my nice big workbench so i actually have a decent surface area to hobby on.


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Terrain WIP Update 12/12/12

whilst waiting for either the zombie or mayan apocalypse to come knocking on my door i decided to get started on another forest piece of terrain. this time i covered all the holes and what not in there with that white powder stuff you mix with water to fill in small holes in walls (hereafter referred to only as polyfilla)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Terrain WIP update 11/12/12

it's raining like nobodies business here where i live so yesterday morning before i went to work i gave the one piece of terrain a heavy black wash and when i got home it was still wet so had i had to apply a fan to the piece just to get it dry so i could start drybrushing. not done but here is where i'm at


Monday, 10 December 2012

Terrain WIP update

Many thanks to my favourite dog who lives down the street for yet again waking me up at 2 am. this time it happened to be on saturday morning, so i made some coffee and got down to some hobbying. many hours later i looked with pride and what i had accomplished. not all that much, but enough to reward myself with a quick catnap. bad idea as i was supposed to go watch a large IG on IG tank battle but when it starts at 12 and you wake up at 3 that sorta goes out the window.

 First up is my forested hill where the 4th tree snapped like the dried twig it was so i had to cut off the old stem, drill some holes to pin it. that was the top.

 at the base of the tree i had just over 12mm of foam to support the whole tree which was not nearly strong enough of a bond so i drilled 2 small holes in the bottom and pushed some paperclips into the foam through the holes. proper support :)
 just to be on the safe side i made sure it wasn't going to move or be moved with a 40mm base and some steel epoxy
 forested hill after it got some sand glued onto it and my little rock pile multi-level thing getting some more paint
 doesn't it look pretty?
 ok so now i've missed out on what was most likely an epic tank battle, sad panda time all round. cheering up was needed so i made a quick and dirty version of a lightbox to cheer myself up. still have no clue if i did it right or where you are supposed to mount lights but it kept me busy
 removable foil covered cardboard sections for when they get worn out and you want to replace them

 silly scouts got all excited and went to play on the rocks
 rocks scenery almost done, just in need of some sealing, a wee bit more drybrushing and some static grass / flock

Friday, 7 December 2012

Forest WIP Update 5

Slowly but surely fiddling most nights with making and finishing off bits of 40k scenery that i'm working on, last night decided to stick some trees into my little hill, make a little section of cobbled road going through the forest and started working on a pile of rocks that might end up looking decent :)

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Rock Scenery Part 3

tip i should have adhered to before all this is to make all your bases and the bits you're going to glue on there beforehand, but as i'm making all of this with bits and pieces scrounged from everywhere i sorta shot myself in the foot a bit and made more work for myself. i like to think of it as the scenic route approach to making terrain. so small update, pieces are taking shape, just need to slap on some more paint, do some drybrushing and glue some grassy bits on there and it should be done i hope

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Rock Scenery part 2

splashed some more paint onto the rocks last night and made a few bases for them to sit on :)

Monday, 19 November 2012

Rock Scenery part 1

ran into a few issues with my tall tree forested hill thing so in the interrim i've been fiddling around with making some rock terrain sections. lots of craft knife slicing and dicing later, and a coat of watered down glue, some fine sand then paint and we have a bunch of rocky bits that still need more paint and basing but progress is being made

Monday, 5 November 2012

Laser Cut Card .co .za

morning all, been a while since i posted any kind of hobby update so i thought i'd post someone else's.

this is now a small online store selling a few very nice kits for your games of 40k, especially if you're a necron player. owned and operated by my mate who actually got me into 40k many many moons ago, so this is my little effort to get his awesome stuff some wider exposure

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Forest WIP Update 4

alrighty, been a while since i posted, my computer decided to die on me a week ago so no internetz for me :(
to take my mind off that i've been reading my may through some 40k novels and fiddling with polystyrene. here is a bunch of photos to show the progress of my forest, which has now turned into a multi-level forested hill.ok so the trees are almost done, now to start fiddling with the base. 

as i've already spent a decent chunk of change on the many many packs of scouring pads i had to use to make the trees, i reached for some printer packing foam i have stored in a box, guarded by she who has no name, defender of the box and the reason why i can never again own something that doesn't have loose hair on it

i sketched a rough shape onto some scrap paper and then stuck it onto an old masonite clipboard i had lying around

using my dremel type tool i cut out the shape of the forests base

using a few pieces of about 1 inch thick foam i glued that to the base and cut off the excess

me starting to sketch where i want what to be on the hill


every little forest needs a path running through it :)

 cut down 2 small sections of the forest to make the base even more multi-level

marked out the positions of where the trees are going

cutting holes for the trees

 and there we have it, the base as it stands right now

Monday, 8 October 2012

Forest WIP update 3

finally got the 4th and last tree done and dusted, time to start working on the ground section

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Forest WIP update 2

finally got my bum into gear and finished off tree number 3, and included a space marine for scale ;)

Friday, 21 September 2012

Dark Eldar Baron Scratchbuild

hello all, up next is by far one of the best hq choices methinks in the dark eldar codex, baron Sucks-On-Eggs. no i can't be bothered to remember his proper name, my guy is called different. in 5th ed he was my one and only hq choice, in 6th i'm learning to love hemmies with liquifier guns, power axes and free pain tokens. My version of the mini deathstar is the baron leading my 20 man blob warrior squad with 3 attached hemmies for feel no pain, furious charge and fearless. Not the most awesome close combat unit, but with a total of 16 str 5 ap 3 attacks, 38 str 4 ap -attacks, 5 str 7 ap - attacks on the charge, it's at least respectable. and thats not even mentioning the 47 poison shots, 3d3 liquifier hits, blaster and shuriken pistol shot on overwatch. all twinlinked thanks to prescience. oh yeah did i forget the farseer tagging along for lols? evil lolz vibes i mean. so without further warbling, meet the baron ...

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Dark Eldar Blob Squad Done assembled and primed

been a while since i posted anything, been getting in a few games of 6th with my dark eldar and i'm really starting to like this unit so i did a few mods on it :)

and a closer look at the special weapons section, from left to right
blaster, splinter cannon, splinter cannon, power axe

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Forest WIP update

Finished my second tree and started work on megatree. Making trees is actually quite relaxing. After 2 done now and all the building mistakes that go with it i've made a start on the biggest tree i want in my "little" forest. Of course this forest will a bit on the weighty side and a paint to safely store so i might have to look at making the trees removable. it just won't look as nice though