Friday, 12 July 2013

Genetic Engineering Space 1889 style

I received extracts from some of the new novels a couple of weeks back from an interested party on TMP who felt I should know about the new additions after a recent thread on the subject.Leviathans in the Clouds seems to hold the most additions with at least two new races.

There had been hints of bio/genetic engineer as we now know it in the back ground of the series with the creation of advanced planet Vulcan (not the Star Trek one lol) but we seem to have these back ground hints coming to the fore now.I could go on about the plot but that isn't the reason for the post.

I've always been attracted to the idea of Parrotmen on Venus and went ahead with buying some Kroot and and working towards building a colony along the lines of other (non-Space 1889)writers.

I'd worked on a plot (as there aren't any birds on Venus) of Vulcan bio engineering them as guards for the Vulcan colonies/lab bases/temples and using the Lizardmen (now known as the Skreelan) as workers.Well blow me down its already been written into the latest books,well sort of!.So my question is should I make my Parrotmen into quasi Therians? Or do I stick to the original plan and make them another engineered race on Venus?

Thoughts most welcome.

N.B.We also apear to have meat eating "Beastmen" under the surface of Ceres as well.I don't think I'll be starting an army with them until at least 2014 if at all.Wish these Vulcans had not seeded so many planets & moons lol.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Finally some progress on Space 1889

Well its been a while since my last blog (nothing new there :( )but I've been busy painting and constructing while dealing with the rest of my crazy life!

More progress on cloudships but I'll post that when they are all painted. In the meantime here are a few bits that have been waiting to be finished for a while.

A Royal Navy aerial patrol ship and an Imperial German walker both from Ironclad. A Gashant pulled wagon which will have a Royal Artillery driver added to it soon and in the back ground some Martian rebels Shastapsh. The Belgian Coprate army is nearly finished and was held up by another Fadath unit (it must be the last ...) and half a dozen more mercenaries for the HBTC.New Martian pirates, Red Captains, and evil Mastermind crews being worked on to. Plans for a balsawood kite going through the blueprint stage.

Lots of Venus terrain now finished only two large bits to do. These are an interchangeable plantation and German compound which can also double as ether port with the inclusion of other buildings.

Martian terrain expanded with strange colourful things!

Still lots to do if I'm to hit my start of the year list. I must try to stick to it and not go off and expand small projects like the Fadath army or the Coprates.

Still its keeping me out of trouble.  Once again sorry about the poor quality of the pics but I can't buy a super camera while I'm spending money on white metal, resin and plastic ;)