Work in Progress Wednesday

This week a couple of us have made progress on the spaceship building competition currently being run. Above is my latest progress. I was given the original model by another club member. It’s a toy of some sort and I ended up taking it apart and repositioning parts of it. I also added a hatch/entrance to the front of the ship. Next up I need to design some sort of cockpit and then choose a colour scheme.

“Soaring Sow” There will be a small cockpit on top. Now, if I can only get the wings to look anything but wonky from the front…

Marcus also showed the progress he has made. Named the Soaring Sow Marcus has gone for a complete scratch build. Be interesting to see where he goes with this.

Just the basing to do.

Also this week Mark has been working on an army of 6mm Pontics bought from another member of the club. These are all based up with just the actual basing material to do.

Thant’s it for this week, see you next Wednesday.

Work in Progress Wednesday

Well life got in the way of being able to post this morning, but better late than never here is this Wednesdays offering from the club.

First we have a plastic barn from Renedra that Tony has put together and painted.

Apparently the model is fairly simple to put together, consisting of 10 pieces.

John has been busy scratchbuilding but this time in 15mm for the Spanish Civil War period.

Five buildings done so far

And another example from John

Just need to cover the roof with Slaters Plasticard pantiles, add window shutters, doors and then do the basing

Next up Eric’s painting mojo is starting to return with a chaos marauder and viking looking nice and sharp.

A Chaos Marauder for Warhammer Fantasy/ Age of Sigmar and a spare Viking that I had left over from building a SAGA warband.

And finally for this week Mark showed progress on a spaceship and crew for a little competition we are running at the club.

The Rocinate, from the series the Expanse, just needing to add censor array and complete painting ship and crew, going to be space police theme.

Hopefully next Wednesdays WIP post will be on time. See you then.

Work in Progress Wednesday

It’s Wednesday again and this week it looks like Andy and I have monopolised any progress being made.

I’ve managed to get my polystyrene ruins painted up. I’m sort of happy with the colour but will probably add a bit of moss to the ruined walls.

Ruined walls, just need a bit of moss

I purposely didn’t stick the wall pieces to a base so that I could position them in different ways on the tabletop.
I also had enough of the polystyrene to make some wall sections.

Wall sections, because every soldier loves having to climb over walls!

Andy has been busy finishing off his Space 1999 eagle.

Spiffing colour scheme and some nice transfer decal work

And as if we haven’t seen enough Dark Ages stuff from Andy he has started on some Gripping Beast Saxon Thegns.

Bodies stuck to bases and awaiting heads and arms. Shields will be painted separately and added when the figures are finished.

That’s it for this week, we’ll have more from the club next Wednesday.

 

Work in Progress Wednesday

This week we have some great work in progress stuff from Dave. He and club member Chris have been building scenery for the Infinity 28mm Sci-Fi game for a number of years, but it now looks like this has stepped up a gear.

A multitude of bits and bobs for a proper scratchbuild project

And of course sustenance is required when embarking on such building projects, especially when you can then turn your treats into yet more scenery.

We’re not suggesting for a moment Dave ate all of these Fondant Cremes

Next up I’ve started work on a set of ruins, I found some polystyrene that had a different structure to the standard packing stuff you get. This had much more defined pieces that to me looked like the sort of stone work you see in ruins of big walled buildings.

Just need to work out a good colour scheme for the stones, definitely not doing these grey

And finally out the other side of a work in progress project, Stephen has finished painting his Templars.

Not sure why they are in the clouds, but a good looking unit or two.

See you next week for some more spaceship action among other things.

Work in Progress Wednesday

Just a couple of offerings for this Wednesday. Above we have Andy’s 15mm crew figures to go with his Eagle ship model. The club is currently having a joint project of creating a 15mm space ship in preparation of the release of the Stargrave rules.

We will no doubt do a blog post showing of the entries in our small club competition.

Next up Stephen has finally decided to make a start on some Crusade era miniatures with some Templars.

Templar cavalry forming up

Any finally, I did say fellow club member efforts had convinced me to dig out my old 6mm Sci-Fi miniatures for a new paint job. I had a PacFed force from Brigade Models that have made it to the painting table once again.

Settled on a blue paint scheme so they can be used as Terran Authority Starmarines in Hammers Slammers games

That’s it for another week, see you next Wednesday.

Work in Progress Wednesday

To start us off this week we have a wonderful piece of scenery from Stephen in the form of a landing pad for his toy converted spaceship. The landing pad was made from the floor and walkway pieces from the game sets called Robogear. It’s great stuff if you can get hold of it.

Next up Marcus has painted even more aircraft. This time a mixture of Beaufighters and Mosquitoes.

John admitted to the club that a recent online discussion (and a vigorous one at that), prompted him to start work on some Spanish civil war buildings.

He just can’t stop building!

If lockdown doesn’t end soon John is going to run out of room!

After all those Dark Age figures Andy has shifted somewhat to painting up a bunch of 15mm Sci-Fi characters. No doubt to go with his recent Space 1999 Eagle.

Motley Crew …

And finally for this week, yet more progress (though not as much as hoped for) from Mark on his 6mm Hammers Slammers forces.

Building up quite the force

And couldn’t resist a close up of the paint scheme.

I’ve been enjoying Mark painting up his forces so much I’ve dug my old 6mm tanks out and will be adding them to the painting queue.

See you next week.

Work in Progress Wednesday

First up for this week we have a wonderful Quar Tank from Phil. I always liked the look of the Quar. Too late now of course I have far too many projects on the go.

Stephen has been busy finishing up the Sci-Fi figures he’s been working on.

Here we have We have Acton Ianov (a young tech scavenger) and Tiran Jones (a smuggler and pirate)
Also a couple of sci fi objective markers…
And lastly is Bryn ap Iowerth, the court bard of Owain of Bangor…

And finally for this week, I’ve finished my Medieval houses. I made 13 in total, more than enough to represent a small hamlet.

Forces move through the local town on a recruitment drive.

Keep on modelling the end of lockdown is in sight …

Work in Progress Wednesday

Welcome to another Work in Progress Wednesday. We start with some English Civil War miniatures from club member Kimber. The image above is of the Royalist Commanders, below we have a Parliamentary unit.

Parliamentary unit with artillery

Next up Stephen has been adding more characters for both Sci-fi and fantasy.

Sirrek Kim (a scavenger from Magura IV) and Devo Whipitt (a corporate hit man). And another member of the College of Mages for a Dragon Rampant army, Maxander Lindstern.

Because I ask about this last week Andy has provided evidence of the various baggage terrain pieces he did fitting into his Ox cart.

But that’s not all Andy has been working on. Here he has started painting a kit of an Eagle from Space 1999.

1970’s Aifix model kit finally gets built

And finally (again) I’ve built even more 15mm medieval buildings for my Wars of the Roses battles.

Foam medieval houses

I’m currently engaged in a discussion with club members over the colour of plaster for buildings in the medieval period.

I should have the results by next week.

Work in Progress Wednesday

This week we start off with some Sci-Fi rogues and scoundrels  from Stephen. The miniatures are all converted using various bits from other sets and miniatures.

Ricard Snyder – a soldier of fortune from the colonies
Jesrick Yoon – a bounty hunter with a fearsome reputation
Babu Dor – a Jovian pirate from the Don-Andros system
Acton Ianov – a ex-naval pilot who now makes his way as a smuggler

Next up Andy has made more progress on his Ox cart. I wonder if any of Andy’s terrain pieces will fit inside?

Travel in the olden days

Now we have some RAF and Luftwaffe forces from Marcus.

Aces High!

And finally (why do I always leave my stuff to last?) I’ve made some progress on my Tudor buildings. I’m trying several different colour schemes and seeing how grey thatched roofs look, since that is normally the colour of thatch after a short time.

The many shades of Tudor

See you next week.

 

Work in Progress Wednesday

This Wednesday we start with some adventurers for Perilous Tales painted by John. Above we have the Gentlemen and below the Ladies.

and the Ladies

Next up a rarity from Phil showing his new Quar project.

Creevin and Fidwog cavalry

Steve has added a bounty hunter to go with his recent Spaceship model.

This is the notorious bounty hunter, Boone Sadist, with his ship Scourge Reaper…

Continuing with his Dark Ages theme Andy has an Ox Cart on the workbench.

And finally for this week I decided to scratch build a new camp for my 15mm Wars of the Roses army. I’ll probably do a post about how I built this camp.

See you next week.