Y-Wing 1/144


Hobbies, Model Kits

This is a 1/144 Y-Wing from Bandai’s Star Wars Episode IV, V and VI vehicle range. It came as part of a boxed set with an X-Wing and Y-Wing. The level of detail is remarkable, especially for a model in this small a scale. The kit parts fit together quite snugly without glue and Bandai […]

July 15, 2018

New General Purpose & Minitaire Paint Racks


Hobbies

With the generous use of my brother’s Glowforge, I was able to fabricate three paint racks for my workspace. Two of them are general purpose racks, designed to hold paint bottles from various manufacturers in an upright position for easy identification. The third rack is designed around holding the full set of Badger Minitaire airbrush […]

July 14, 2018

Paint Rack Concept Revision 4


Hobbies

I went back to the drawing board for another design based on what I learned from revisions 1 through 3. The biggest change is that I’m adding two more shelves and reducing the width from 20″ (50cm) to 16″ (40cm). This will allow me to fit three racks side-by-side in my workspace. Revisions 2 and 3 […]

July 9, 2018

Rogue Squadron Snowspeeder Diorama


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

I finally completed the T-47 Airspeeder model from Star Wars Legion, painted up as one of the iconic Rogue Squadron Snowspeeders from the Battle of Hoth. Since this was a gift for my brother’s birthday, I wanted to create a snow-covered diorama base to show off the speeder. This was my first experience with creating […]

July 8, 2018

Paint Rack v1


Hobbies

This is the laser-cut version of the paint rack concept. The Glowforge cut it perfectly and the parts fit snugly enough to be dry-fit but with enough margin to allow them to be glued easily. It was also surprisingly sturdy and the central spine gave good support with the shelves only flexing minimally when loaded […]

July 5, 2018

Paint Rack Concept


Hobbies, Technology

As my collection of paints has grown I’ve purchased a number of paint rack solutions such as Vallejo’s Front Module Paint Stand and Angel Giraldez’s Custom Paint Rack. They are both well constructed out of laser-cut MDF and relatively inexpensive. However, there are a number of things I don’t like about most of the laser-cut […]

July 4, 2018

Star Wars Legion T-47 Airspeeder


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

While I haven’t gotten into the Star Wars Legion game quite yet, I picked up a model of the T-47 Airspeeder, best known as the iconic Snowspeeder from the Battle of Hoth from Episode IV. This model is from Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars Legion line of miniatures and is scaled for 25mm humans, roughly […]

June 26, 2018

Nemesis Light Strike Vehicle


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

This 15mm scale Nemesis is from Clearhorizon Miniatures. It’s a multi-part resin kit of a stealthy, light armored recon vehicle. The original 3D model sculpt is by Steve “Coolhand” Tyler. The model has an aggressive, “crouched” stance that looks like a cat ready to pounce. It looks like it would be able to handle pretty rough […]

June 10, 2018

Talos Exo Suits – Heavy Weapons Squad


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

This is a pack of Talos heavy armored infantry from White Dragon Miniatures Marine Tactical Unit line. The pack comes with four troopers and one drone. According to the flavor text from White Dragon, two of the troopers are escorts armed with carbines, one being magazine fed and the other belt-fed. One heavy weapon trooper […]

June 2, 2018

Proteus Frontline Battle Mech with Chaingun


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

This is my second Proteus Frontline Battle Mech from White Dragon Miniatures. This model is the chaingun variant and has a more active stance than the cannon version. The mech’s torso is rotated to the left with the chaingun clearly being aimed rather than held at rest. As with my last Proteus model, I added […]

May 19, 2018