Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Tokyo Was Not Built In A day... [3]

Hey Internet,

I've done a bit more of Japan City.

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Two more big ones and four littler ones.

This time it was far less tedious compared to my first attempts. It turns out that using a scalpel to score them along the folds and to cut out the fiddly bits saves a he'll of a lot of time, and males for a far less wonky office block.

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All together, looks like I'm about 1/4 of the way there, or at least the box is 1/4 full...


*Updated 25-09-2014: Fixed broken links.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

"Kirov Airship" by Ratgard Miniatures

Hey Internet,

On seeing this, I knew that I either had to write something up on here or otherwise place an order for one.


The hobby budget for this month (lifetime?) is exausted - but, gaw, I don't half want one.

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It is, of course, the iconic Kirov Airship from Red Alert 2.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Find me a Centurion!

Hey Internet,

I've been playing the rather fantastic Mental Omega mod for Red Alert 2 rather a lot for the last two days. If your a fan of Red Alert, give it a try. Its fantastic. Honestly.

If you've not played Red Alert 2, go download it now. Like. Seriously. Stop reading. Go play it.

Wait, no, keep reading. I need a hand with something.

As with just about every computer game to ever cross my screen, one unit has jumped out in particular as something that must be owned in miniature.

This time, its the Chinese Centurion Walker.

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Its the biggest, meanest thing in the game, and as such deserves its place on my gaming table. Like, its a giant Chinese siege robot that topples tanks and crushes entire bases single handedly.

The plan is to integrate it into my 6mm "Monster Kaiju Battle Hour" project. Should fit in seamlessly as part of the Soviet force.

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So - I put it to you 'the internet' - I know there has to be a model out there that would fit the bill for this one.

I'm not looking for an exact facsimile- just a model that encompass all of the 'spirit' of the thing - a big cannon walking on three or four mechanical legs - perhaps even with the bunker complex on its back.

Doesn't want to be too big though. Size wise, I'm thinking that it should be no much larger than about 40mm in height. It's 6mm after all. Will go larger if the model is nice though.

So - give me your suggestions!

Mr. Marx.

PS. This is only a small 'one model' detraction. I'm still plunging away at the All Quiet stuff at the moment.