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Friday, 16 November 2012

50th Post!!!

Wow finally hit the 50 post mark, I suppose this one should be something special...

After being inspired by the awesome stuff happening in the 28mm Inquisitor scene I thought I'd knock myself up some interesting back-drop type scenery for my most recent sci-fi mini's, shortly after having this idea the universe serendipitously smiled on me by dropping an old printer in my path. So last Friday armed with screwdriver and hammer I set about demolishing my foe and this is what I ended up with:


This was the most fun I've had making scenery and is the biggest single piece of terrain I've ever put together. I think the 'water' could do with some added depth ala clear resin but for now it'll do. I imagine this station to have been long abandoned after a catastrophic failure somewhere in it's past but has since been re-occupied and partially re-built (hence the brick work and roof top work station. For the rust and general look of the station I had a mooch around the galleries on the amazing Opacity urban exploration website:
There are hundreds of locations from around the world with gorgeous galleries, check out the gallery for Bethlehem Steel Mill:

Here's a ton of moody close ups:

I'm debating whether or not to make this the first of four pieces that all sit together as I've got three more of the same bases and an idea for an overall theme. Unfortunately I don't really have anywhere to keep any more chunky terrain so I may have to leave it for now.

Also this week I've expanded my sci-fi range of mini's with these fella's from Prince August Miniatures in Ireland who have the rights to the Warzone mini's:
Before I show of the mini's I should mention Prince Augusts awesome customer service. I placed my order on the 31/10/12, I received a follow up email on the 7/11/12 apologizing for the delay in getting my figures out to me as they couldn't locate one of the moulds and would I like a free mini of my choice? Awesome stuff as I didn't think a week was to long for shipping from Ireland, Prince August I doff my proverbial cap to you.

Anyway here's the mini's:
Dark Legion Nepharite of Demnogonis (with Plague Gun)  

Sons of Rasputin - Soldat Flammen Trooper 

Dark Legion Pretorian Stalker
Dark Legion Spawn of Demnogonis

Dark Legion Razide (on 40mm base)

Dark Legion Curator of Demnogonis

Dark Legion Gomorrian Emasculator

Dark Legion Golem of Darkness

And here's a shot to illustrate how large these guys are for those of you into that sort of thing.

To be honest yes they are a little on the huge side but for mutants it's not really a big deal and if I base them on less built-up bases they should fit in fine with the earlier Bob Olley Marines. As to the casting on these mini's it was top notch, virtually no flashing and the tiniest of mould lines so overall a great bunch of mini's that would fit in with a huge amount of games and systems (Necromunda, Inq28, etc)

Also this week I managed to nab a copy of the Ian Miller book, Green Dog Trumpet and Other Stories which I didn't even know existed until last week.

I've not had a huge amount of time to sit down and digest it's contents so in the meanwhile here's a couple of shot's of the interior for anyone thinking of getting hold of a copy,

Beautiful and moody as always.

Does anyone else know of or have a list of the early GW artists book releases, at the moment all I can really find are RatSpike and Blood & Iron, are there other books I'm missing?

Here's to the next 50 posts and thanks to you all for checking out my stuff and keep the comments coming as it's awesome to hear what people think and also that way I'm not just talking to myself :)


  1. Wow, that is just proof that junk can be made into anything! Great job! Great work.

    1. Thanks very much, I'm on the prowl now for other abandoned electrical goods to cannibalize :)

  2. Amazing piece of terrain! I like all the little details. Unfortunately I know what you mean with lack of storage space, few of my buildings sit on my table in lack of appropriate resting place :P

  3. I bow down before your superior modelling skills! An incredibly well-made and evocative piece of terrain/photo backdrop.

    The 'Green Dog Trumpet and Other Stories' looks fantastic, too. Y'know I think I prefer Miller to Blanche (am I allowed to write that here?).

  4. Well I'm an early GW artist and I also have a book out....but it doesn't have any of my GW stuff in it due to IP considerations. Here's a link:

    1. Fantastic looking book! perfectly timed too as I've just been paid, I'll get an order over for your book later today.