Friday, 18 December 2015

Seasons Greetings to All

So this year has seen few finished projects due to work and family, but one soldiers on.

What for next year? I'll continue to finish the projects from past years and oh no new projects! What are you mad? !!! Yes crimbo time has tempted me to buy new things! A few for the lead pile and a lot for terrain to go to future Space 1889 games. If we can get in a game before the end of the hols we will but if not hope to get some games in next year.

Thank you for your interest.

May your God,Gods or Richard Dawkins go with you at this time of year and may 2016 see you modeling and gaming as much as you would like to.

DLI in VSF :)

Sunday, 22 November 2015

A little bit more street scatter or Google photos gone wacky!

Sorry not much this month either and it nearly didn't get posted thanks to Google's new photo "service" which I guess happened some time this month?

Trade goods/ market produce and a makeshift chapel for the Lords work.

You may just work out a fountain in the early stages.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Slow progress on Mars

As you can see these days have been slow at the Workshop. A chest virus and family comments have hit me hard this October but at least things haven't completely ground to a halt.

More wagons!

A greenhouse in the making from,

Land Train well under way.

Two gentlemen from the East to show scale.

Finally a walker from Ironclad nearing the final painting.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Space 1889 Martian Tavern Project

One of my cork buildings aimed at a Martian tavern.Basic cork rectangle with a coffee can corner tower.

I've to add some finishing touches before it reaches the table.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

A few Martian Marines

I've found a little time to play with some more ideas on Space 1889 Martian Marines. I've taken some Perry Sudan sprues and some Agema Early Roman Republic and here are some of the unpainted 'un-green stuffed' results.

With a bit more work I think they could do as a some city states Martians detachment,what do you think?

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Martian City Boards Part 2 Or playing with glue in the kitchen!

As most of you will expect by now I'm still behind on lots of existing projects but I managed to get a few hours in today to do a bit more of some of my city boards. So I've been testing the street layouts and started to repaint and retexture some of my cork builds.

The idea its to make the boards mix and match for different uses. We will see if this works without altering my buildings too much.
Edited 22/07/15

Working on some street/market stalls as well. Cheap and cheerful ;)

Edited 050815 working on the boards by adding sand and first paint layer then a undercoat for the paths.Plus some more cork buildings re-texturing.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Canal Cranes Part 2 or Martian Ancient Canal Crane

An Ancient Martian Canal Crane from my imagination and a pre-cut kit.

So how to depict a Martian crane?

Well metal is scarce on mars and as most machines from the advanced age are limited so the answer would have to be wood. But still ancient in style and knowledge.  Something that the Canal Priests could still maintain or oversee its maintenance as keepers of such “secrets”. So a wooden crane then with some metal parts. Real wood or resin/plastic?

I searched and couldn’t find any that looked remotely like the image in my mind of a large ancient structure able to work on the canals, powered by water technology. So I looked for wooden kits of other types of model to convert as scratch built felt a little much given my current number of projects on the work bench. I found after a few hours on the internet a wooden trebuchet kit from Youngmodeler. Sadly I couldn’t find one in the UK so had to go ebay and bought one from Korea.


Still it finally turned up and I got to work on it with the addition of a couple of Warbases 120mm circular bases for the rotating platform. This is planned to sit on a ‘powerhouse’ overlooking the canal.


The conversion wasn’t huge as you can see.  More of a case of missing bits out from the pack and reserving other bits with a few add on features to try to show it’s a powered crane.

N.B. I was waiting to finish it before I published this post but as I've already had some comments of a tease yesterday here is the post away.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Late June post

A late post due to work and family matters. Not much done this June, many working on human and Martian transport / street scatter. Oh yes the Martian canal crane has had an outing!

Thursday, 28 May 2015

For King and Gumme Part 5

For King and Gumme Part 5

"Come with me Red skin we have plans for your kind" Another human is taken off by the Martians.

The freed slaves join on a die role and add to the ranks of the Free Legion.

The 4th breaks and the officers run for cover.

The last line of defence.

Hurrah! The Marines.



Charge! The Marines are caught off guard before they reach the entrance of the plantation house.

The feared Tossian Heavy Cavalry!

You'll need more than a bayonet gentleman.

Times up and at the final round the Martians take the game.
What will happen to the human captives?

For King and Gumme Part 4

For King and Gumme Part 4
Things aren't going well for the plantation guards.

"They just won't go down" As the Tossian rifles rip through the ranks of the 4th.

The Spider reaches the slaves and declares "Freedom!"

"Fall back!"

An orderly retreat as the 4th is forced back while the Emerald Guard continues forward, lead bouncing off their armour.

Run for your lives!

The bulk of the supplies safe.....for now..

For King and Gumme Part 2 and 3

For King and Gumme Part 3

"We can't hold out much longer" "Damn the slaves, they can fend for themselves"

This way to safety.

Hold the line! The 4th see the Emerald Guard untouched by lead advancing.

For King and Gumme Part 2

To the walls!

Call out the guard!

The 4th Advance.

Close quarters with the Hesperian Free Legion and the plantation guards. The slaves look on.

Anderson is taken. The Emerald Guard move forward.