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Tuesday, 23 April 2013


Hello everybody sorry for the lack of posts, I've not really had much to show off recently and I was away in the lake district for a week so haven't been near my desk to slap paint or glue on anything. Hopefully this week I should be back on schedule so I thought I'd start with showing off the loot I'd nabbed from Salute:

This was my first Salute and happened to fall just after my Birthday so meant that I had a large chunk of 'free' cash to blow on new toys. I went in with the proviso that I would attempt to keep the number of mini's that I purchased down to a minimum as I've got far to many as it is and with the Reaper Kickstarter arriving sometime soon I'll soon have more than a lifetimes worth of painting. All that being said I still somehow managed to come away with some mini's, here's the haul in all it's glory, I'll try and list it all below:

From top left working across and down:

1. Bag of mixed leaves for basing from
I used to make my own out of chopped up leaves but I always make too little or forget completely then can't be bothered when I need it so this is the lazy option.
2. Rust effect paint/medium from
This stuff looks amazing from the demonstrations that the guys running the stand were showing off, I'll post pics when I ever get round to using it.
3. Prepainted starwars and D&D figures from
You can never have to many random monsters.
5. Ainsty Castings Swat Van
6. More Ainsty Castings stuff, Skips, Salt Bins, Fax, Safe Desk etc
7. New pin vice form the Troll Trader
I bought the Scavanger Tank Busters and the two packs of not Predators that they do as I seem to have most of the rest of the Future Wars ranges.
He's slightly larger than the Copplestone predators so should make a perfect leader.
11. Some random Dark Sun D&D monster that cost me £1
12. Some Stowage from 
15. Not pictured above, A nodding Donkey from Fenris games:

Last but by no means least:

Three awesome Laser Cut buildings from Sarissa Precision
I've been eyeing these up online for a long time but wanted to actually have a look at them in person before making a purchase and as they had a large stand with everything on display I finally bit the bullet and dropped a large part of my cash on three buildings:

I intend to jazz them up with a little extra detail inside and out, I've already removed the middle banister on the bottom building as my 30mm bases didn't quite fit with it still on there. Now all I really need are some more sets of 28mm furniture...

That's all for this week, should have some more progress at the weekend and a few more pics of the buildings.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Mini tank and payday loot

More post apocalyptic bits and pieces for you this week. As it was payday recently I decided to have a mooch around town and see what the retail gods would offer up for my painting table. First up I popped into TK Maxx and grabbed this from the toy section for £4.99:

It looked roughly the right scale for 28mm figures so I gave it a shot, once painted up should work really well as a terrain piece. Here are a few shots of the pieces and the with some mini's so you can see for yourself:

I also popped into Model Zone for quick look around and came out with a couple of airfix kits that were on sale, £1.99 for this little WWI tank

and £15.00 for this beast of a kit:

I think the Russian BMP should be easily apocalytic-iffied, it is a little on the large size (1:35 scale) but looking at the seating on the sprues they look about right for a 28mm arse.

As I've not put together any airfix kits for about 15 years I started with the WWI male tank and with a little tweaking ended up with a mini one man post apocalyptic flame tank. Most of the additions are Ramshackle games resin parts and a little extra plasticard.