Thursday, November 26, 2015

28mm Ork Truck Photos

I've been working on my post-apocalypse world off and on this year, and part of this has involved re-purposing old figures and whatnot for use in my PA world.  One of those re-purposed groups of figures are the mix of my daughter's and my old space orks.  In my PA world, they will manifest as a mutated form of a pre-event genetically engineered weapon (more on that in about a month or so). 

Anyway, I dug out the ork trucks that I was working on, when my daughter lost interest in gaming, and just started working on them again.  I haven't done much on them beyond cleaning them off, and trying to match up some of the bits with the right trucks, and sorting out what out the bits that have gone missing.

Two of them were in the background of a photo in my last post about the blockhouse, and several people have asked me about them, so here are some pix that I dug up from seven years ago.



Construction is all styrene sheet, strips, and bits except for the wheels, which came from a couple old kits, though I can't remember what.  I'll have more pix in the near future.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

More WIP Pix of my 28mm Post-Apoc Blockhouse

Got more work done on the doo-dads attached to my post-apoc blockhouse.  Most of the high-tech hardware is built, though I still need to make the doors and hatches. Here are some pix:

The blockhouse measures about 7.5 inches to the roof,
and almost 18 inches to the top of the antenna mast.
The next step will be to make the amenities outside.  I want to add an outhouse, a shower, fire pit, maybe a doghouse, a makeshift shelter and some other odds and ends.  Hoping to get that stuff built this weekend, and maybe some paint on it too.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A little Painting this Weekend

Had a very relaxed weekend for a change, and just kind of worked hit and miss on various figs on my painting table.  Got three of the figs done from Moonraker to round out the infantry for my old IG, Dawgies trops.  The will function as a territorial defense unit in my Post-Apoc world (more on that later).  Here are the finished dudes; a sniper, a medic, and a squad leader:

Also got three 15mm Centurions and a Saracen from QRF done.  The Centurions are Centurion IIIs with 20pdr, and the Saracen is one of the remolded castings.  Very clean and with modified wheels, making it easier to assemble.


Also got paint on a few other things that I'll probably finish later this week.  Going to do some work on the blockhouse tomorrow.  Feels good to finally get a few things off of the table.  It has been awhile.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

A little Progress on my 28mm Post-Apoc Blockhouse

Though time has been scarce, I've been making little bits of progress on the blockhouse, whenever possible.  I managed to get the dirt berm added around the first level, got the basic paint on it, and started adding the "extras.


The goofy thing on top is part of a solar panel array.  There will be various bits of equipment on the roof of the first level, instruments and whatnot on the roof, and a collection of makeshift accommodations on the ground.  Most of the work will be from styrene.  More pix hopefully coming soon.

Monday, November 2, 2015

First Order from Moonraker Miniatures

I received my first order from Moonraker Miniatures a couple of days ago.  A mix of figs from their 28mm Spacelords and Future Skirmish lines.  After placing my order, I got a quick confirmation and the order was received in 8 working days.  The figs are all very cleanly cast with no flash, three came with slotted bases.

Most will be worked in with my old GW Imperial Guard troops, adding a sniper, a medic, and a couple command figs to the various HQ sections.  Most of the others will become vehicle crew (with a little conversion work), and one will be added to my post-apoc scavengers.

They scale pretty nicely with my old GW figs, and with the newer plastic Cadians.

So, a big thumbs up for Moonraker; great service, really cool figs, and a very reasonable price.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

28mm Post-Apocalyptic Block House: A Work in Progress

One the factions of my post apocalyptic world is the a small, high-tech army that is trying to  re-acquire territory for the remnants of the old Federal government.  As the army expands its control over new territory, it builds outposts to mark its claim.  One of the common types of outpost is the Block House.

Today, I managed to complete most of the construction of the blockhouse.  The basic structure is made of extruded polystyrene insulation foam cut with a band-saw or hobby knife, glued with artist's acrylic matte medium, and based on .06" thick styrene sheet.  The foam pieces are held together with straight pins, until the matte medium is dry.  The following photos show the construction process:

The block house drawn onto the base, measuring approx. 13"x10".

Foam stock cut on the band-saw.  The pink, blue , and grey-green foam
 come from different manufacturers, but behaves the same for
construction purposes.

With a GW Cadian in the doorway for size reference.

I need to add a couple of foam walls to the interior of the first floor, pull the pins and then start to paint.