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Saturday, December 14, 2013


Killing time time over here so I decided to be at least a little productive.  I  have always thought realistic crops on the field would be pretty neat.  I have been collecting ho scale corn stalks for a while, but will not be able to get to that project until I get to the UK.  One thing that I can make is pumpkins.  They are just a blob of putty that has creases down all sides.  Pretty straight forward.  I made about twenty over a couple of weeks.
Here are the masters.
 And the mold using a cheap Allumite kit
 A couple of casts
 I will be pinning each pumpkin to the base with the vine.
 Then fold the vine over the top.
 Bend in an appropriately odd shape.
 Using a wire bending pliers.
 When they are together they will look the biz. 
 Once I get back to the UK I can punch some leaves with a paper leaf punch.  Right now I am just casting these so I have them available.   It will be a bit of a different surface for my rough terrain markers.   Hope you like.
Snitchy sends. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Old terrain

Just some images of some of my old terrain that has been sold off for the move.  I managed to save them from my account on void gamers.

Half timber house.

Tower keep.

Alchemist shop.

Individual aquaduct.

Hope you like.
Snitchy sends.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Update on the "dynamic" vanguard and my crappy paint job.

Finished the paint and base.  I cannot claim prizes here.  My painting is not what it use to be and I am working with only a small portion of the tools/paint/lighting that I normally would.

The last photo is becasue I had many questions about the rake on the PP forums. 
Hope you like.
Snitchy sends.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Día de Muertos

The day of the dead is a big deal here in Tucson and my wife has always wanted a decorated "sugar Skull.  I found this resin replica and decorated it up for her.  Just have to deliver it to the UK with me in tow.  Probably in January.

Hope you like.
Snitchy sends.

Green stuff added to the vanguard.

Don't mind the mess.  Thats it for now!
Snitchy sends. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Still Stuck in Arizona. Doing a bit of "work"!

As the title suggests, I am still here until at least January.  That means that I have time to kill.  So being a sadomasochist I found a Warmachine Vanguard on eBay.  I only have one and have conveniently forgotten what a pain they are to assemble.  I really hate the same pose so I had to to some conversion work to get it ready. 
I did some major pinning using both 20 guage brass wire and some coat hangers.  I cut out major pistons and replaced them with the hanger to get this reposition.   Green stuff will be added later.
Hope you like.

 Snitchy sends. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Transporting the Galleon

With such a large model, I needed a transport case that would keep it safe, and be relatively handy.   I paid $25.00 at a sports store for a four pistol carrying case from Plano.  If you look around in the winter, you can find them under $20.00 at wallymart (hunting season).  The middle foam is cell cut so you can pull out the pieces you need.  Once that is done, I carefully cut the top and bottom foam to accommodate the base (since I did not want the corn stalks damaged).  Hope you like. 

Snitchy sends.

Saturday, June 8, 2013


A while ago I said I would post an article on how to do pallets. 
First I cut wood coffee stirrers and match sticks.  They are cut to the same length.  1 1/2 inches.

 Then I glue down the two outside internal supports (matchsticks) to the outside edge of a coffee stirrer.  The second coffee stirrer is used to support the matchsticks and are not glued.

 I then glue in the middle support.  Note I did not measure in any way. 
 Then I turn the set pallet base over and glue another coffee stirrer to the other edge of the top and I add another strip roughly in the middle of the supports. 
I then add the next two strips to finish the top of the pallet.
 When set I turn it over and glue the three bottom boards. 
When completed, arrange them in an interesting stack and glue them in place. 

   I usually make about twenty at a time so I have parts drying the whole time that I am working.  Hope you like.  
Snitchy sends.