Head in the sand

I finished off the second of the four objective markers the other day, as well as doing another palm tree. I finally got around to photographing them today. I go out to Back2Base-IX tomorrow to pick u...

Spending time with fronds

Decent looking palm trees in 28mm scale are difficult to come by. The stuff they sell in model railway stores is generally over-priced, too small, and not especially accurate. And is not really robust...

A knife in the dark

For many years, I have been meaning to build a hilltop for my model of Weathertop, but just never got around to it. Like most projects of mine, they remain almost finished yet abandoned, for many year...

Another objective achieved

Updates are coming along thick and fast now (heh, won’t last). Here’s another objective marker – an abandoned campfire, in the lee of an ancient moss-covered ruin. The ruins are made...

WIP Toltec Statue

Another objective marker under construction – this time it’s a Toltec statue half buried in the sand. The piece is semi-painted because Iwanted to see how well the detail shows up before I...

Strange Seas

In the lead up to the Bugle Call 2011 in April, I am building a terrain table that will be used for the game Strange Seas, being put on by Andrew and Greg – friends of mine from Victoria. The is...

Pond Wars diorama mk II

I have finished the foliage on the bonzai tree as well as painting the assassin turtle. I put the diorama inside the pot as well, so you can see how it will look once it’s all finished. All I ne...

Pond Wars diorama WIP

I have been quietly working on a diorama in recent weeks (my first), in between other, more important projects. But I’ve nearly finished and couldn’t wait to show you all. It’s a Jap...

News from the Kamarg #3

Nic Robson from Eureka Miniatures kindly cast up some copies of a segment of the battlements for the tower. These came out really neat and enabled me to press on with the master model. The plan is to ...

And at a deadly pace…

… it came from outer space, and this is how the message ran. Just put the finishing touches on a scratch-built flying saucer model and it’s now ready for invading Planet Earth. I bought en...