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

Marine Tactical Unit: Fire Team Charlie


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

This is the third set of White Dragon Miniatures depicting Marine Tactical Unit troopers. Fire Team Charlie is a heavy weapons unit equipped with missile launchers called MIPAWs. MAIN INDIVIDUAL PORTABLE ASSAULT WEAPON: Another weapon which can be utilised by the Fireteams is the MIPAW. This is a large shoulder fired weapon able to launch an […]

May 19, 2018

Challenger Hover APC


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

This is one of my first vehicle purchases from Khurasan Miniatures, a Challenger Hover APC. The model is cast from resin and was remarkably clean and required very little patching or trimming of flash. I really like the bulky, utilitarian design of this model and the details such as hull panels, smoke launchers, tow rings […]

March 30, 2018

Armadillo Support Mech


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

Another great model from White Dragon Miniatures, the Armadillo is an “automated pack-mule” robot that acts as a transport and fire support unit attached to a platoon of Marines. The model comes with a large armored shield that attaches to the right side of the mech but is not shown in the photos. The shield […]

March 28, 2018

Decals for Proteus Battle Mech


Hobbies, Miniature Painting

I finally had a chance to apply some water slide decals to the Proteus Battle Mech. Definitely not a level of detail I could have achieved by painting. I’m having some problems with glare on the water slide decal material from certain angles. The model is coated with Testors Dullcote Flat Spray Lacquer but I […]

March 28, 2018