Tuesday 12 August 2008

029 Shed and Scenery

I'm back. And I have the internet in the cottage. Result!

I feel like I have some catching up to do. Still, here are some pics. Firstly, here's my homemade painting/modelling tray in The Shed, along with a wider view of the inside. Honestly, it's a little cramped, but I really like the quiet and lack of distraction:

And here's the outside view of The Shed. We've had torrential rain here recently, so that made painting in there late last night particularly atmospheric:
This is something I'm quite proud of: one of my pieces of vehicle wreckage/scenery. I like two things about it - (1) it's my first successful decorative airbrushing effort (sadly my mate's taken the airbrush back now); and (2) it is - I think - the only piece of scenery I've got that's actually in a finished state. I work on the other bits and bobs piecemeal. It's the port track cowling of the Belgranos:

Finally, although I've loads more scenery similarly unfinished, here are two of my three 4th Edition-style bunkers. I've been using old paints and sand to (fairly successfully) texture them. Bunkers are rock solid in 5th Edition, and I can't wait to use them. I might even make more. What I'd like to do is build some fortifications to link them for a Guard defensive battle:It's good to be back in the game - can't wait to see what you lot have been up to!

- Drax


  1. Ha. I only moved into my new place the last couple days... in fact I'm not completely moved in yet... but I already have working internet! Now that I've rubbed that in...

    I really like your work area. The lack of distraction sounds great, but I hope you at least have a radio or something for a bit of noise when it's not pouring down rain.

    The scenery look nice too. Working some terrain is on my to do list, but that whole list has been shifted back recently with my latest shipment from Forge World.

    I'm glad you are back online and I look forward to more frequent updates! Take care.

  2. I like the bunkers.
    I am trying to get ahold of an old Rhino so I can build a bunker and then make a checkpoint type piece of terrain.

    Nice to see you're back.

  3. Thanks, guys.

    I've got my old clock radio out there - sadly, there's no DAB digital radio signal out here, but I've been listening to BBC Radio 3 and 4...and the World Service in the wee hours! Radio 3 and 4 will speak volumes to any British listeners about my musical tastes!

    Ron - I like the rhino idea...

    - Drax

  4. I need a small project so I can feel like I am accomplishing something.

  5. Thats a nice little area to work in, just hope it's completely waterproof!

    The garden looks nice and big too.

  6. Great little work place you have there! Congrats! There's nothing like having a dedicated area to do your hobby stuff. I expect to see great things as a result of your new-found space! :)

  7. Woo I have the same Ikea desk light! yeah!!!!

    also does in not get a bit nippy out in the shed?


  8. Yes, it's waterproof, and yes, it's a little nippy in there. I figure it'll be colder yet in the winter (this is supposed to be summer, damnit!) but I'm going to get a little heater. Also, I'm going to try to fill some of the gaps. Hopefully the combination of gap-plugging and dry heat will take a little of the damp out of the air...but I doubt it.

    SUMMER, damnit!

    - Drax.


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