Belated Seasons Greetings!

I know, too late, sorry guys. Anyhow, best wishes to all bloggers out there, especially those who have stumbled across my faltering blog. I haven't had much chance to post anything recently due to a  brush with the enemy within-a sneaky little dose of cancer-but that's all done now, hurrah!
Before Christmas, inspired by Spacejacker's excellent post about scenery based on cds, I bought some of GZG's little shacks and shamelessly copied the painting style of the aforementioned. Sorry Spacejacker, but they say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery! I decided against the cds in the end, mostly because the smaller bases (from Warbases) give me a little more flexibility when using a smaller gaming board.
I have finally discovered the benefits of using washes-something I haven't bothered with in the past-and they do help to weather things down successfully. I know this is old hat to most of you, but I'm a relative novice, particularly at this scale.
I particularly enjoyed this one. I don't know if the second rate photography picks it up, but I used an old untidily cast 'dune buggy' from...well it doesn't matter where from, but using Mig pigments, it rusted up quite well! What isn't shown on the picture is the sheets of corrugated iron leaning up against the wreck, rusted up good and proper again!
Here's the last one, complete with a GZG Tech. Rocks made from chunks of cork which to my mind look reasonably convincing.
I have also been making a few pieces of scatter terrain once again using mdf bases from Warbases, but this time on hexagons-I quite like the idea of slotting them neatly together to form some dense areas of rocks, foliage etc.
Once again, rocks made from cork pieces that I bought from Atenociti (I think). It was only about £5 for a good sized tub of chunks of varying size, and a GZG UNSC figure with head conversion. I recently made a big mistake trying to spray matt varnish on to figures, overdid it and now they look like they have a seasonal covering of frost!
So, many thanks to all of you out there who have given me food for thought, especially Spacejacker, the guys at Dropship Horizon, Paul from Mini Metal Mayhem, and all the others whose blogs I follow regularly.

I have a host of new toys arriving in the New Year bought with Christmas swag-buildings from Critical Mass Games, vehicles from Old Crow, minis from Khurasan and the Scene, and a copy of 5150 Star Army-can't wait!

Happy New (Gaming) Year!


  1. Wow. They look great. When you said they would be up soon, you mean't a lot sooner than I expected.

  2. Very glad to hear you overcame your condition. Hope this New year works out well for you.

  3. Thanks for the mention, glad you were inspired by my GZG stuff.. They are really nice little kits/ Great work, very nicely done indeed. (I will be copying your use of cork soon I think!)

  4. Thanks for the comments, guys, and the good wishes Brian. I hope to get a few more regular posts going this year-in common with all of us in this hobby, I've got a fair old pile of unpainted lead!!

  5. Hey Spacejacker-the cork works really well. Most pieces have at least one flat surface to make for easy gluing, and/or 'slate' type appearances, they're good and light, and take paint well-an all round winner!