Category: spaceship

Insert Obligatory ‘Still Here’ Joke Here

December 21, 2012.  Time to throw out your old Mayan calendar and get a new one.  Let’s skip all the obvious jokes, okay?  If you want those, just read Twitter for five minutes – you’ll get every single one of them a few dozen times. On the spaceship front...

It’s Worse Than That, It’s Gym, Captain

Here’s a nice open space for a shoot-out.  The ship’s gym comes complete with a futureball court and target, and a sparring/wrestling mat.  I’d hoped to do without the Necromunda style yellow and black striped caution marks, but darn it those patterns just plain work.  The boys at GW...

Bridge Construction

Tell me this bridge doesn’t evoke a TARDIS feeling.  That’s a basic hex base for a 28mm figure with cereal packet painted with dials, screens, and other controls.  I took the same style syringe cap used for the engines and stuffed it full of green and unpainted toothpicks.  The...

Little Touches

Every little detail added makes the rocket come alive just a little more.  This shot shows some successes in that department.  The engines are starting to look the part with bright green glowy cores surrounded by plastic casements. (Those are the tops of big syringes over a painted bamboo...

Ladder for the Lads

Like I said – a little drybrushing and those zip-ties really pop as ladders.  If you don’t think about it too hard. This shot gives you glimpses of other design decisions.  The vents turned out just fine, but they still need numbers on them.  The teal and orange will...

Rocket Lessons, Part the Second

Do as I say, not as I do.  I did as I do, and it was a mistake.  So from here on out, I will do as I should have done and would have done, if I had somebody making these mistakes for me the way I’m making them...

Cheese it Boys, It’s the Copse!

This looks like your normal wargame tree stand.  Art posterboard cut into a circle, a few dollar store plastic trees, some rocks, sand, and paint, and it’s an instant forest.  In my world it becomes a low-cost oxygen generation machine.  This is designed to fit right into the heart...

First Furniture

Various bits and bobs slapped together make a mighty fine med-tank.  This is the first piece of furniture for what my daughter has taken to calling my space-doll-house.  (“But Daddy, it has a kitchen and everything!) It’s not a doll house, it’s miniature wargame terrain, and they aren’t dolls,...

Still in Virtual Orbital Drydock

It’s interesting how one design choice leads to another.  The bridge of this ship is calling out for a Tardis-style control panel in the center.  That sets the theme and we’re off and running with the circular wall motif on the bridge.  It might not be bigger on the...

Time to Vent

The good ship Everything needs a way to move air around for the meat sacks that pilot it.  The things that eat the meat sacks that pilot it also need a way to move around unobserved.  The meat sacks that pilot the ship need a way to move about...