All the inspiration here is from Terrain Tutor - http://www.theterraintutor.co.uk . He made it look so easy, so I thought I would have a quick experiment. What I used: Newspaper Sellotape Multipurpose filler Plaster bandage £1 from Hobbycraft 6mm mdf How long did it take? 15 mins - cutting and shaping the bases Paper and … Continue reading So easy – simple rocky outcrops
So the runt of the pack needed dealing with so that I could move past it. Plastic shell, looking like a movie spin-off car: ugly. Tearing it apart, I noticed I had gold! Lots of bits that if I had a sharp craft knife - I went through three - I could salvage: a roll … Continue reading How to waste an hour…
So, I am amazed that the priming coat unifies everything and restores your faith in your initial ideas. It's also made me realise about placing bits on symmetrically as soon as it touches the glue! Now I just need some other base colours...yellow? Racing green? A nice blue?
So, the 'Velvet Originals' are almost complete. A little highlighting, tyres to be blackened and a varnish to do. Let's face it - these are not the comic strip sweet cars a lot of Gasheads are doing, but it's my first attempt. They are rough and ready. I still can't do stippling, either with a … Continue reading The Velvet Originals
So there are three of us. Geeky game players, living in different towns in the UK. With mileage and kids, the three of us gather together rarely. However, when we go we are keen game players. Our game of choice is currently Star Wars Legion. My friend treated himself to it last year, and spent … Continue reading Getting into Gaslands
Vallejo Model Colour gunmetal Vallejo Model Colour natural steel Vallejo Model Colour light orange Vallejo Model Colour violet red Citadel Chaos Black Spray Primer Superglue Plasticard A4 0.75mm white £1.50 Expo knife £2.50 A5 embossed plasticard - double diamond £3 Wilkinson's paint brush set - about 10 brushes! £1.75 Wilkonson's blusher brush - £2 Most … Continue reading Starting gear
So, I hit the charity shops close to me. Two out of three failed me, by the the third had a fairly wide collection. Not used to buying toy cars, I skulked guiltily in the corner. The green and pinkish cars, I'm relatively pleased with. The third, I initially liked the shape, however I think … Continue reading The second haul