Monday 24 November 2014

Adeptus Mechanicus Icon 1

So I decided to go for a quick, small project before getting back into more involved hobby work. Something quick and easy to 'get my eye in' as it were. And something which wouldn't give me a (literal) headaches which most things seem to at the moment.

A while back I picked up a Forge World Adeptus Mechanicus Icon piece off ebay. I am 99% certain it is actually a recast going by the resin used and the quality of the casting.

Above is what it should have looked like. Below you can see what it actually looked like...

You can see lots of miscasts, cables are all rubbish and many details are lost or obscured and the thinner parts of the eye socket and nose walls are missing. Air bubbles in the mould have left some areas of clean up and one part of the cog border actually sags down.

I have always wanted one of these, no idea why as I have no real use of it, but I decided to have a try at rescuing the piece.

So first off I removed a lot of the details...

I ended up having to remove a bit more resin as I went along rebuilding everything.

After a days work I have ended up with this finished piece (though after I undercoat it I may go back and do some clean up work which is required).

Quite happy in the end how it turned out.

Not sure what to do with it, probably hold on till I can incorporate it into some terrain.

Saturday 22 November 2014

Recalcitrant Daze - ticking over.

So I am still ill and been in no state to work on any models.

But I have been doing stuff. Mainly buying more models and pottering about.

The Heresy Weekender tickets arrived - yay...

...but I am still waiting for Conquest to arrive, a bit annoying as I know plenty of people have had theirs arrive early. Bugger.

One thing I did build was this:

I used my entire stock of Finnboard doing that, and 'what is it?' I hear you ask...well something I have wanted for ages, namely a storage and organiser for my styrene strip. No longer will I have to spend ages trying to find a particular strip in the draw.

While doing that I also got a couple of hooks and a bungee to sort out my sheet materials:

I mentioned buying things didn't I? Well after picking up IA13 I have had Militia on my mind. I wanted to add a bit more of the chaos into them, something with just rank and file Militia it is hard to do - I didn't want to add Mutants or similar units but I felt they lacked something to set them a bit more apart from Guard.

Now I have always been a fan of the Renegade Ogryn and not long after doing my regular search of ebay I found these in my possession:

A cool thing with the Oggie unit in IA13 is that they combined the regular Berserker Ogryn unit with the Packmaster & his hounds unit. I wanted to take advantage of that and add even more character to the unit.

I like the FW hounds but don't like the Packmaster model. So as an alternative I went for the Warhammer Forge Skaven Wolf Rats. The full unit would therefore be four Ogryn and five Hounds.

Scale wise the Wolf Rats are certainly big enough, with their heads on they will be longer than an Ogryn is tall.

While rummaging around trying to sort some things out I came accross a box full of bits i haven't seen in ages. I did these for a participation board at a Games Day I ran a few years ago now.

I will have to re-work some of them and put them to some use again. If you want to see more of them including WIP shots have a look here.

While stuck killing time I came across a great blog which I encourage all to look at. A Galaxy in Flames - the WIP Istvaan III gaming board are worth paying it a visit alone.

I am hoping to get back onto the Junka tomorrow. Fingers crossed there will be an update in the week on it.

Saturday 15 November 2014

Recalcitrant Daze - and the tumbleweed rolled lazily across the road.

So things have gone quiet.

This is down to two reasons:

1. Work has been a bitch.
2. I'm ill.

So what time I have had free has seen me in no state to be able to work on anything.

So time for a filler post.

At the model show last weekend I picked up a few bits:

New brushes, clippers and circle cutter. Plus below you can see I stocked up on rubber and resin and picked up some little mixing pots. Just because I liked them.

My seventh (and final) Toad has arrived. As you can see he has a broken horn so I'll have to do something about that when I do a bit of conversion work on him.

What else has happened model wise I hear you ask?

Well I pre-ordered Conquest last Monday so that will be hear in a couple of weeks so that should be a good read. No doubt I'll post something up on here about it.

I've also pre-ordered tickets to the Heresy Weekender for February next year. That has been excellent on the previous two occasions they've had it so I am looking forward to that.

I am hoping to get a proper update up in the week, i've got my fingers crossed that I am in a better state to be able to get back to the Junka.

Until then.

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Monday 10 November 2014

IPMS Scale ModelWorld - Part 1

So I paid a visit to the IPMS Scale ModelWorld event this weekend and took some pictures.

Thought I would take a sample of pictures and post them up in two parts.

So this is part one - covering modern day or historical models (mainly tanks). Part two will be sci-fi & fantasy.

Can't be the only one that remembers the old advert...

I do like odd vehicles, offset turrets, multiple turrets etc. Gives me plenty ideas for, most notably, Ork builds.

Not that fussed about plane models. Tend to find most boring, but the detail on this was very nice.

A very impressive (and large) diorama.

Flying tank. Not much else to say about that.