Showing posts from May, 2015

Organising my mountain of metal and plastic

Hey guys and gals, hope you're all doing well.

I'm having a bit of a late spring clean of my hobby area and supplies. I've lacked focus when it comes to my hobby output recently and I want to get it under control again. I'm packing up a lot of my miniatures and parts, I'm flitting between projects and ideas far too much, the fallout of which being nothing is actually getting finished.

So I'm trying to be strict on myself, I'm allowing myself a single shelf of current projects. Which I can replenish when I've cleared space upon it. (It's not likely to work, I know me, but I might be better at it than I have been recently). The second empty shelf in the pic below is for my other-halfs projects she's starting on.

The major pain at the moment is trawling through all the bits boxes and tubs that are scattered all over the hobby room, the picture below is literally the tiniest tip of the gargantuan iceberg. There was an incident involving all the model p…

Terrain: Shipping Containers part - 02

Hi everybody, this is just a quick update. I managed to knock out another two containers today between other things I had going on so I'm up to six now. I also found something in my bitz-box to use as handles on the "doors", I think they were from the old Rhino kit but I'm not 100% sure.

I'm not going to mess about making hinges and things, I'd like to imagine that they have internal hinges or something along those lines. Plus I'm being a bit lazy and I'm trying to keep them robust enough for constant handling on the tabletop.

I should be painting these up within the next couple of days. I'm thinking about trying out salt weathering on them, it's something I've wanted to have a go at for a while and these large flat(ish) surfaces should be good to practice on.

I'll be back as soon as I make some headway.

Take care.

Terrain: Shipping Containers part - 01

Hi everybody, I know, I know... I've been a bit lax with hobby updates recently , but random life events and injuries got in the way of some quality hobby time.
The Deadzone Plague miniatures I mentioned a couple of posts back are still in progress. I've just been finding it hard to motivate myself to actually sit and get on with any painting.
I decided to get on with something quick and easy to break me out of my hobby-block. And I've been needing to get on with some terrain for my collection anyway... So, two birds, one stone and all that.
I went to a local model railway store and picked up some supplies and this is what I've been up to today:

I've been wanting to make some shipping containers for quite some time, so I got some supplies together and made a start on them. I wanted them to still fit in with other 40k terrain I'll be making and the Necromunda bulkheads seemed just the thing to keep them in theme.
I'm pretty happy with how they've turned out s…