The future is now(ish)

24 01 2013

Cheap 3D printing is not quite here yet, at least with a fine iteration.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jan/26/pirate-bay-3d-printing

There is the temptation to pop over to  PB and download some files just for future research purposes.

 





All I can say is, “Holy Shit Batman!”

17 01 2013

This is this guys full time job, but even so. The sheer quantity and quality of his work is astounding. All of this was produced in one year! I’d be happy to have enough for one photo.

Anyway enough waffle, feast your eyes.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/499013.page

Here is his website, with a gallery of more goodness

http://www.gmmstudios.com

 

 

 





What to do with your models

14 01 2013
One use for your soldiers

One use for your soldiers

Well apart from sticking them in a display case….

The artist Dominic Wilcox has fused them to form a bowl.

Instructions to make your own can be found here

http://voices.yahoo.com/how-bowl-melted-army-men-561244.html

 

 

 

 

 

Another use for your soldiers

Another use for your soldiers

 

Or….

Dave Farnham has posed them with pyrotechnic fuse wire and photographed them.

http://www.davefarnham.co.uk/index.html





Puppets War Ork Warbus

10 01 2013
Puppet's War Orc Warbus 1

Puppet’s War Orc Warbus 1

Puppet's War Orc Warbus

Puppet’s War Orc Warbus

Finally finished this. It has been sat on my desk for almost a year.

I stumbled across Puppets War over a year ago. They are based in Poland and they produce resin parts most definitely not for any 28mm figures produced by EE.

If you compare their prices against Forgeworld’s you’ll find them very reasonable along with ridiculously cheap postage and packing. Customer service is excellent, I found that my parcel was missing a couple of pieces, contacted them and received the replacement parts with a few extras as way of an apology.

The kit is in several pieces and have a couple of different options. You can choose to have caterpillar tracks instead of wheels at the rear. Or it can be built with an open back instead of the enclosed “bus” body. There are enough grills to cover the windows or enough guns to have one at each window if you desire. The model was well cast, with one exception, and there were no air bubbles. FW/EE please take note.

This more of a display piece rather than a gaming piece as some bits, like the wing mirrors or guns are a bit flimsy.

I am very pleased with the model and on the strength of that I’ve ordered several more models.

Warbus with figures to show scale

http://www.puppetswar.com





Products of 2012

9 01 2013

There have been three products that have stood out for me in the last twelve months.

The first was, The Army Painter, Quickshade Ink, Strong Tone. It has been invaluable in basing, base colour, Quickshade and then highlight. Useful for leather, flesh and metals.

The second was Games Workshop’s (yes I’m praising the EE) Lahmian Medium. Part of the Technical range from their new paint range. I first saw Phil Stutcinskas use this last summer when he gave a demonstration of weathering. You can use this to make glazes and washes and it doesn’t leave tidelines unlike watered down paints.

The third was Foundry paints. I tried a palate and was very impressed. So impresses that I went and got almost the entire range. The coverage was great, supposedly due to pigment levels and the three colour system works really well. My portrait is painted with Foundry paints. The customer service from Foundry is second to none.








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