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  1. Progress was a bit slower than first imagined after getting covid for the last week. Finally got the energy and motivation to get back to this challenge and pretty happy with how it turned out.
    4 points
  2. Finished today. The death company dreadnought is the last of my old metal ones.
    3 points
  3. This year I want to get through a bunch of models for the game SAGA, which i recently got into and seems to have a healthy local scene growing. I'm liking the idea of painting some historical models and have chosen ancient Numidians for my most recent 'Age of Hannibal' warband. Got them over Christmas from victrix and only just finished assembling a couple of weeks ago. Its a mostly horse skirmish army with a smattering of troops and one or two elephants. I'm also looking to make a SAGA fantasy warband for the 'Age of Magic' rules. Will be made from 3d printed models. To come after I finish the Numidians.
    3 points
  4. Work in progress on my current malifaux crew. Trying to get a good 'cherry blossom' look. Trying to figure out whether I should add leaves or not.
    3 points
  5. Finally some progress. have been working on some other things but now making a start. Using 'little big men' transfer sheets for the tribal patterns and shields. they are really nice and designed to perfectly fit these models.
    3 points
  6. Hi. Some more work done of this trio of buildings (apartments and two warehouses) to bring them up to tabletop playing standard for an upcoming solo game. Added signage (billboard and posters) to give a bit of colour and detail pursuant to the Pulp era period these belong to. Cheers.
    3 points
  7. The 40k reveals are up. New Chaos Codex and a bunch of new Chaos models, including a daemon prince, cultists, and mutants. World Eaters codex announced. I'm curious how they will approach them as their own faction / codex. It will be interesting to see what units they get, if they get any ranged support, or if it will all be CC oriented. Squat hover trike was shown too. I quite like it. New 40k competitive season was announced along with the points updates being "free" now. Prequel series to Angels of Death on Warhammer + announced More details here: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/05/04/warhammer-fest-online-all-the-massive-reveals-right-here/ Tomorrow sees Age of Sigmar releases announced, day after the smaller games like Necro, Warcry etc then the last day will be Horus Heresy
    2 points
  8. Yessir. I think I posted a hello in the introductions a couple of years ago - have since been dabbling in the hobby by buying too many things, and selling them again.
    2 points
  9. Nice work. I really want to get into terrain making properly at some stage.
    2 points
  10. Well, I've actually made a start on the project I wanted to do this year. Which is a 40k scale ork gargant. I've had a proxxon hot wire foam cutting table for some time and have finally used it for the first time to start getting the inner core for the gargant started. Photos of progress attached. Still have a lot to do and the plates to form the body are going to be a bit more complicated as there will be more angles involved. At least I have plenty of foam spare if I make a few mistakes 🙂
    2 points
  11. They've said all future releases will have an initial wave and a MTO follow up so people don't miss out.
    1 point
  12. And we're back. Only took me a couple of months, but I've finally got the first 5 done. 5 more to go, then the Sumpkroc.
    1 point
  13. Howdy. Managed to finalise custom decals except for the Shooting Star. Started painting up the aircraft - all hand painted. Second coating of dark green. Have not started on changing the tan to sand yet. Worked on cockpit detailing as it's always been a bugbear with me for some reason. After reviewing a lot of great markings and camo I settled on my initial first choice but modified a little. Cheated with the thin red stripe by using a marker pen and ruler then thickened the line. Other option of masking tape did not pan out as expected. Two coats of blue applied so far. Two or more to go to give good coverage and depth. Initial research yielded nothing online (for free) regarding the Soviet Air Defence units allocated this aircraft. So am keeping it plain and simply accentuated the build lines on the aircraft with thinned watered down black. Spent more time detailing the cockpit to my satisfaction. This is based on an actual NVA air force camo during the Vietnam War. Speckled look works and the wife liked this. The red and yellow roundels and markings should really add to this rather flashy design. Cheers.
    1 point
  14. Decals are fun. Decal design is even fun-ner. Been working on the Strikemaster decals for 1/100 aircraft. Know they are commercially availabe in 1/72 but I prefer to scratchbuild because it's personally more fun. I like the challenge of simply finding a suitable photograph and working off that. After all the research done therefore, I've gone and designed a comparison sheet that I will print off and compare the scaled off elements (usually starting at 100% and decreasing in 10% increments) until I find the "right fit", so to speak. In past, it's been a lengthy trail-and-error process that wasted a lot of paper and time. This sizing sheet is handy because I can refer to other scales should I do so. Anyway, this is my sizing sheet prior to printing up the decals. Some alterations to the Omani tri-swords emblem and manually creating the shield on the tail flash. The aircraft is quite straightforward for decals roundels on both wing - top and bottom tail flash shields (both sides) buzz numbers on both sides of the fuselage. Red cross on left side in line with trailing edge of wing Danger symbol above the jet intake. Some planes feature two but I believe the second is in the native language Rescue arrow shown here is in English but later variant featured it in Arabic The variant I am going with operated during the early 70s. It is the model 80 variant and is painted in dark green and tan pattern with light grey underneath, non-reflective black forward of canopy. Working on the F-80/80C Shooting Star next. Then the MiG-21 and Su-9 or 11. Once done sizing will combine the selected designs on to one decal sheet and print out. Hopefully will have the planes gapped, sanded, basecoated, and painted by then. Cheers.
    1 point
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  16. I think the biggest thing to make use of vertical space more appealing in games is actually having a ruleset that supports the advantages (and disadvantages) that you get from going high Unfortunately most game designers seem to have difficulty with getting the balance right, which means that instead of going high being useful, in many games it becomes more of a hindrance (e.g. shooting ranges when shooting down should be measured parallel to the tabletop due to the increased range that height gives you, but when shooting at a model that is higher the range should be measured from model to model, but in most games it's one or the other)
    1 point
  17. Ok, so am soooo behind on this, but the end is in sight for my spearman unit, 12 more to go!
    1 point
  18. Bugger this. I have so many side projects on the table at the moment that I figured adding a few more to this OZTTG project won't hurt. So, I am adding these 1/100 aircraft that are for 15mm gaming. Found them the other day during a clean up. Models are combination resin and white metal. Bought these a very long time ago. Two of the aircraft are for Vietnam War (to go with my two painted F4 Phantoms). The first is the MiG-15 or NATO designation Fishbed). Just attached the tail fin to get me started. Note the join is not neat so grey putty to clean it up. The other is the Sukhoi 9/11 (NATO designation Fishpot/Fishpot-C). Also tail fin attached to get started. The other two were personal interest picks when I was ordering - a BAC 176 Strikemaster. The Kiwi air force had these when I was in the service and I bought it for sentimental reasons but am doing this one up in the colours of the Royal Air Force of Oman around the time of the Battle of Mirbat (famous SAS engagement). The other sort of ties in with the Korean War aircraft I am building for this OZTTG project - a F80 Shotting Star. This will be done up in the colours of the 35th Fighter squadron, 8th Fighter Wing. This unit flew both F80s and F86s (Sabres) during the Korean War. First thing has been reacquainting myself with the various. Then some filing and making the parts fit was exercised on both the Strikemaster and Shooting Star. That part proved hilariously frustrating. Anyway, I am hoping to have all four assembled, gaps filled, sanded, and base coated by the end of this weekend. The challenge with this little side project will designing the customised decals as I am not going with commercial sets which I estimate will take the longest time. Cheers.
    1 point
  19. These 15mm buildings (rural French WWII) have been 1/2 done and sitting on the painting table for months. Nice to have finally ticked the box and moved them on.
    1 point
  20. So today I worked on the window framing and started on the entrances for accessing upstairs. This is for the eastern section only. Am going for variety with the windowing but still kept simple because of the techniques used (and basic skill level). With the entrances to the upstairs, I want removable facades (to hide assassin or gangster in ambush). The one is the photo above is square pillared. This is how I sketched my imagined doorway. This entrance is for the western section. Used rounded columns (dowels). Cheers.
    1 point
  21. The street frontage started the other day. Cut up baseboard into two sections - west (left) and east (right) to facilitate construction. Two occupancies in the west section; three/four occupancies in the east section. Access to upper level shown as recessed 50 mm parts. Done today the eastern section upper levels to roof level. Using varying heights to break skyline. Names of occupancies will change as the build progresses. The rroftop left to go for this bare bones framework. Detailing to follow in due course. Cheers. .
    1 point
  22. Finished the last of the marines for my little 1000 point 2nd edition force. Very happy with the overall look even though I didn't particularly enjoy painting them: Here is a shot of the completed force - started painting in Dec last year. Other than that I have a little project finishing off a Malifaux crew - but no other big projects that I've started. My two main options for the next thing to do are a star was legion clone army (painting up droids with my son when he's in the mood - so that will happen as it happens) and a kings of war halfling army. Both of these are played at my local club - although star wars looks like the one I could get up and running faster - I'm not certain which yet I will work on.
    1 point
  23. The posters and billboard are a nice touch.
    1 point
  24. In a bit late to this party, but I’m going to continue my plan of doing a small update for each army I collect during 2022. The “light” will be a white scars dreadnought for Inquisitor Ono Dile to play with. The “dark” will be a death company dreadnought for X chapter.
    1 point
  25. This is what I'll be painting for this comp
    1 point
  26. Been busy with the 'Crons. Here is a group short of everything I've touched up and re-based over the past fortnight. That lot plus the models I already had still isn't enough for 'proper' 40K, but I can easily field Kill Teams and the rest will follow in due course. I am going to put the 'Crons aside for the rest of the month to focus on some other stuff, but I'll do more in May.
    1 point
  27. Howdy. Long time between posts. Finally got around to completing the tenement building shown in first post today. This image shows what's lacking - cornerstone (as shown on ground floor entry), finish off the windows, rooftop completion, and front of the building. Needing to complete this for an upcoming solo gangster game. Using gutter mesh sized 80mm x 110mm for the two-floor sections. Fortunately I had the foresight to buy a large coil of gutter mesh long ago. Cut to size and hot glued. Kept the offcuts for later. Each middle module section is two floor high which was separated by a removal cork floor. The windows next. Used paddlepop sticks cut to 15mm lengths and 5mm widths. Hot glued. Painted. Progress showts revealed what was missing which was the cornerstones. Once that was remedied using stiff card cut to size - 80mm x 10mm - I made a start on adding to the rooftop with a small ledge and then the front of the building which looked empty so created a cordoned off area that could either be for bins or as entry to the basement (not included in the tenement build). With this done, some painting and the final finished item looks as follows: ============================ And now for the preamble... 1140 Maple Street, Central City. Officer Johnstone is finishing his morning rounds and about to check in with the station. He glances around and notices the normal everyday routine - the newsboy in his strident singsong proclaiming the latest news, the baker's van parked illegally in the alleyway offloading his daily delivery to Wangdoo's Store. In the background he can hear a radio from one of the apartments. Suddenly he spots the flash gold-coloured Dusenburg cruising his way travelling very very slowly...
    1 point
  28. I may have been productive today.
    1 point
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  30. Long time dude. I believe that my newly painted Knights 40k army may share some titanic fun with whatever you may have (wasn't it smurfs?). I'm in lane cove and can host a garage, beers, and some painted scenery as well. Baron_Gustav
    1 point
  31. Welcome 🙂 My wife is an Avalon girl, and we got married at Whale beach 16yrs ago. Haven't been up there for awhile, not much reason since the in-laws sold up to downsize and move closer to their grandkids.
    1 point
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