Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Factory engine assembly line

Printed an overhead crane with some engines. Then added some crates, boxes pipes, etc.




Saturday, 10 March 2018

More factory clutter

I did some more 3d printed  factory machinery ... smaller mills, some wheel barrows and some spanners for a laugh...

 Still to paint the wheelbarrows...might use some for supply transport, rifle carriers...
Sniper at the mill!
We also bought some loose scaled bricks today...

These look impressive at the moment . ..but  with a light wash and lots more volume, no really, a lot more...and this will look perfect.
We just need to get into production...MORE BRICKS needed !

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Factory power room scenery

Just putting together some power supply scenery for our factory  game.

All of these are 3d prints.

Also 3d printed a Russian gas truck.

So I printed a few pipes , painted them  and then joined them into the machinery...

This is how they  came out....
 So on a clear base...A4 is size
 Washed the oily metal colour to darken/dirty  it.

Pipes were added to the ends of the power units.
Now all we need is something to put it into...

Added some oil drums and some oil stains around the clear floor.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

RUSSIAN ARMY 28MM

Well Santas been... and it looks like the Russian army might be the next tabletop game... I got approx 100 plastic guys to build and paint so just working my way through them at the moment...
 We are thinking of moving to clear plastic bases. ..but at these are just cut from an a4 sheet at the moment. ...
 I need to dip these to get them a little dirtier...
These are mainly Warlord Games plastics. The assembly was fiddlely and takes time. You need time to match arms to weapons.

We have been thinking of a new setting as well...maybe the tractor or tank factory.

I am also thinking of 3d printing a T28 for some fire support. They are quite long and thin. But we mega mgs everywhere...
 So this the T28...in progress.

 And the finished, painted, decaled and weathered version!
Might even make some tank riders up for the rear....


Sunday, 12 November 2017

Targe 2017

Well...what can we say a great show and we won best in show again... so we won the Targe two years in a row. Aparently with all the judges unanimous. Thanks to all the judges and all the supporters.


So heres some pics and chat...on how it went.



German officer leads the way in a 3d famo...
German convoy escapes (all 3d printed) as they move behind the large factory ...a Morser 18's towed by sdkfz 9 , Famo 's and captured Russian tractors (Voroshilovets and Komintern), sdffz 7, Steyr car and Maultier.


You can see the pak barn door in the above picture at the bottom guarding the level crossing. Factory chimineys need sweep ! LOL. The other thing to look at closely is the oil drums and street explosions which have broken cobblestones...(next to the long pipes). All of these are on clear bases to allow blending. See also table and chairs.

The 155mm SPG (another of our 3d prints) gets a target from the spotter and hits the german half track in the pic below...

A stug gets plastered by american indirect fire.

Americans move into position...
You can just spot a German observer in the tall factory...below.

A lot  going on...

A nice overhead plan...
German troops mass at the hedge for an attack. Despite the American   defense they get into the buildings ...

Fighting in this alley was fierce. ..the Stug gets hit also an american half track and a sherman in this tight alley.it went back and forth three times in here...

The houses have rubble blocks which can be removed to allow figures inside.


I like the smoke effect ...really enhances the game play.

Whole battle then just gets messy with americans pushing forward acoss the tracks trying to flank the pak in the top corner.

The factory has all the usual machines lathes , mills etc. All 3d prints. Workers have left...


Americans move slowly forward.

Lots  of american armour...but roads are packed with burning wrecks...getting through to the front is difficult...

Woaaaw the german defender's are starting to get outnumbered...

It was a great day.  With lots of interest in the 3d printed vehicles.... I think we will see a lot more prints from the other clubs in the future...


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

New 3d prints are looking good... you might see some of these at Targe in Nov...
And we might bring a Mortar....just to look good....
Printed some oil drums...
Check out the engineer on the famo fixing the engine...with a large spanner lol...

Sunday, 13 August 2017

STOP PRESS ..the hogs are going back to Targe wargame show in November...see you there...