Monday, 18 May 2015

Progress chums, progress!!!!!

I've completed the conversion work on my Space Pirate, here tis;

Two copper feed hose's added to the flamer.

Fuel tank taken from a "Secrets of the third Reich" mini.
You can just make out the shoulder strap in this pic.
More strap action!

This pic is just to show the hoses a bit more.

So, what did I do?

I made a shoulder strap & belt (to make it look like the tank was strapped to his back) out of thick sticky tape, cut thin & glued down with super glue.

Used the fuel tank from the mini I took the flamer arm from for my Space Ork conversion late last year. The most useful donor mini I've had so far....even if the mini on its own sucks!

Made a couple of hoses from copper wire and ran them from both sides of the tank to the flamer, trying to make them gather around his legs & feet a bit.

You might have also noticed that there's a bit of a gap between the hoses & the base? This was done deliberately, once the basing material has been added the gap will be filled, making the hoses look like their resting on the ground.

So, his finished now, as far as converting goes. Now for the paint.

Time for a lie down & an afternoon nap.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Amputation is a severely underrated pastime.

I thought I'd do a post about my entry for the "Oldhammer Legacy Crew". For those of you who might not know what the hell I'm talking about I suggest you go on over to the forum & have a look.....sorry, I can't be arsed providing the link. You'll just have to use your Google-fu to find out.

Here's my progress to date,

Originally I was going to do some sort of space ork, but then I thought "nah, stuff that, I'm sick of the green skins atm". So I had a dig through my lead pile & found this GW harpy. He's not the best posed mini I've ever come across, but I thought that he showed some potential.

Looks like he's playing catch instead of posturing for a fight in this pose!

I really enjoyed cutting his arm off. 

Basic posed fixed! No argument will be entered into on this point!!!!

Hole in his back will be turned into a large puss filled pimple......or something?

Drilling out the barrel on a minis weapon adds that special "kick arse" look to it.

Parts used for this conversion so far are:

SM shoulder pad
IG flamer
Broken Lego robot arm for the top weapon handle
Plastic thingy used for rear stock handle

I'll try and get the conversion part of the build finished off this week....famous last words huh?

Good evening.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015


That's what's been keeping me away from blogging, seriously! Those damn grapes have been a thorn in my side (or pain in the arse... take your pick) for years now, but with the wonders of modern medicine I no longer feel the need to blah blah blah......

No dear followers, don't be alarmed, tis not another one of those dreaded "I'm about to cark it" posts you sometimes come across on the blogosphere. I've just ran out of hobby mojo, plain & simple. I blame batch painting, never again will I attempt such madness. From now on I'll only be painting up a couple of minis at a time. I'll try to anyway :p

So, enough whining from me, I thought I'd show you the few orks that I've been able to finish. It's only four, but their all the same god awful mono pose jobs :(

All that's left to do on them is some weathering of the bases & varnish.

I tried some body paint/woad on a couple of their arms.

Yes, you guessed right, he does have a shoulder pad! Good on you.

And just so they'll never miss their next committee meeting, they all have a time piece strapped to their wrists.

Next up, I thought you might be interested in seeing a couple of conversion's I did a few years back. If your not, then I apologise.....half heartedly.

Made from four minis.

Should look boss when he eventually gets some paint slathered on him.

The head was mangled on this dude when I got him, so I mangled him a bit more and came up with this.

I'm really looking forward to getting this guy done, soon my pretty, soon!

So, the plan is to slowly chip away at the ork horde until it's done, then finish off the Hovertank, then complete the other unpublished project, then.....who knows?

Oh, before I sign off, I'd like to give a plug to a fellow blogger I've been following for some time. His names Ace & I reckon his blog rocks! His got cool FF reviews, retro games, minis, terrain etc etc, basically he's got the lot, so click this thing and have a gander.

Errr, umm, that's all I've got, bye.