Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Trash Terrain: Giftbox Sci-Fi Dwelling


It's hip to be square...
This is my first blog entry in literally months, mainly because my day-job as a full professional writer has also been full-on over the past couple of months. So this is a short and sweet little entry to let anyone that cares know I'm still alive and trying to find the odd hour here and there to paint and model.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Trash Terrain: Modular Compound Walls

A local grandee, flanked by hired bodyguards, watches from the gateway of his private compound as a PDF patrol sweeps the streets in a show of force after continued rioting and civil unrest in Far Corfe.
One thing that I've been meaning to do for some time now is work on fences, barricade and walls to use with the rest of my home-made terrain, but it's just never been as exciting as the prospect of chucking everything else aside and starting up a new build inspired by the random acquisition of an interesting piece of junk.

But I saw recently that someone in the myriad and various Facebook groups that I follow had been making walls out of polystyrene foam, and his work inspired me to finally get down to it and make something in the same spirit for myself.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Trash Terrain: Sanitation Truck

An armed sanitation patrol meets with stiff resistance from local residents not keen on the idea of being forcibly cleansed.
One of my favourite elements of this hobby is the chance to root around in charity shops and other second-hand sources for something that could be converted into a vehicle or piece of terrain for the gaming table. Recently I came across a rather chunky fire truck in just such a place and snapped it up for around a quid (and stumbled across a sealed box of Dark Eldar Wyches for the same price, which was a nice bonus).

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Far Corfe: Battle Report - Clash of the Younglings


Chaos ensues as the Cherry Gang decide that, if they can't have the rocket, no one can!
My kids seem to have developed a fascination for watching me work on the various hobby projects that I have on my desk at any one time, wanting to help out when they can and just see what I'm up to when they can't.

I think it's tapped into my daughter Martha's naturally creative streak, and my son Sam is fascinated by the possibilities of freakish characters rendered in miniature, the weird vehicles that go with them and the possibilities of combining the two with various plastic dinosaurs that lurk around the house.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Trash Terrain: The Block House

The Block House: Grim, weathered and off-white.
I've been following for a while and would heartily recommend Iain Wilson's excellent tutorials over at Maelstrom's Edge where he often makes use of gift boxes as the starting point for many of his buildings when making terrain.

It was from these articles that I got the inspiration to have a go at this terrain build, and I also happened to have a few pieces left over from a Maelstrom's Edge Terrain Sprue as well, which ended up making its way into the build.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Trash Terrain: 1 Crater Cottages

1 Crater Cottages: Des Res in the Rad Wastes
I can never seem to pin down exactly where inspiration comes from and when it'll strike, but the closest I've ever come is realising that when I see a piece of packaging with an interesting shape or that would produce an equally unique shape when pressed into service as a mould, the wheels of the imagination start turning.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Far Corfe: "Who rules Bunkertown?!?" - 2018 Year End Round Up

Far Corfe - a rad-scorched wasteland, populated mainly by wastemen...
I haven't really got enough decent pictures to make a proper post for December and the end of 2018, so instead, to capture the true spirit of Far Corfe and its inhabitants, I'm throwing together a collection of odds and ends, featuring stuff that's done and hasn't been photographed very well yet and stuff that's not really finished but still manages to look interesting anyway, all in the hope of getting some attention and convincing people that there might be something worth coming back for in the New Year as well.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Far Corfe: Bully Boy - Abhuman Mercenary Muscle

Bully Boy - dislikes include jokes about bullshit, horns and massive choppers...
I keep meaning to put more effort into photographing my output, but it's so much easier to sit down and paint or model terrain that I have a massive backlog of stuff that's never seen the light of day online and in this blog.

Guess who's back.
Bully Boy here's a prime example of that - a plastic Warhammer Quest Minotaur that I got it into my head would make a great subject for a conversion after seeing similar efforts made with Trolls, as well as the old and rather obscure Rogue Trader Minotaurs that were released back when 40K was basically WHFB with guns stuck on.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Far Corfe: Tinribs Clau - Freelance Heavy & All-Round Hardcase

Tinribs Clau - willing to do very nasty things at a very reasonable price.
I'm still fairly new to the ever expanding world of small, independent and often one-man-band sculptors that are out there on the internet, and they seem to run the gamut from bloody awful right up to sheer brilliance, and James Sheriff of Brass Monkey Games certainly falls into the latter category in my humble opinion.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Far Corfe: Widdershins's Corpse Junkies - Improved Mugshots

Messing with Widdeshins's crew or chewing on a brick - both good ways to lose some teeth...
I've dropped a couple of posts with bad shots of Widdershins's Corpse Junkies in the past, but I actually managed to snap some half-decent ones last night, including some of the newer gang members recently completed and added to the crew as well, and so I decided to do another post to catch up on how the gang's developing.


Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Far Corfe: Howling Eddie - Gun for Hire, Hair for Hire

Howling Eddie: he's got a big chopper...
Just a quick one today, something to tide me over until I have a more expansive post to make and better pictures to share. But until then, here's Howling Eddie, a minor conversion based on the Orlock gang leader from the original edition of Necromunda.

I was loathe to sell off all of the Orlocks that had been languishing in storage for so long, and so a number of them have already seen conversions of this kind, basically head-swaps and small cosmetic additions in order to free them of the now rather generic look of the old-school gang.

Trash Terrain: Giftbox Sci-Fi Dwelling

It's hip to be square... This is my first blog entry in literally months, mainly because my day-job as a full professional writer...