Optimus is here

A huge box arrived today from Japan. Optimus has arrived. I’m so excited but must finish Treadwell first. That’s a MaK SAFS snowman snuck in too..

Motorway mayhem

Before I start my structure build, I’m finishing off a few things including my Bonecrusher diorama. I broke out some new epoxy which then took ages to set. 4 minutes it wasn’t! I propped the truck up and glued piano wire into a hole in the road base and the front of the vehicle. I …

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Bonecrusher base

I tidied out my utility last week as it’s getting repainted and found a bonecrusher wheel. Guess I did build the right number 18 months ago! I haven’t taken a lot of photos of the base but here’s where I am: This is the freeway where the battle takes place in the movie. It was …

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Semi-Finished Photos

My Maschinen Krieger diorama is finished. It’s not in a great place for photos and I’m trying to clear out my kitchen for redecorating so it will be a while before I take them. In the meanwhile, here it is:

Icicles on

I’ve also stuck all my epoxy icicles on. They’ve yellowed up a bit and I still need to bed the big ice flows in. I can’t find my acrylic thick gloss medium. Oooohh, I wonder if it’s in that cupboard, too late now. I tried mod podge but I’ve never had a good experience with …

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That truck

Well the truck’s done. I wouldn’t call it stellar or even mediocre but it’s finished and I’m now watching paint dry, literally. I’m actually trying to load photos into WordPress but yet again, ios8 screws up. Apparently it’s broken the photo uploader. Typical. I keep thinking thank goodness my phone is still 7 something but …

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Painting the truck

I have not been happy with my truck painting. I wanted a gloss black but didn’t have any Tamiya so I went to Hobbycraft and they were out too. I picked up gloss Humbrol. Now I don’t spray enamels any more and it was a huge mess. Orange peel has nothing on my truck! Not …

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Now my Ipad is back on form again, I’ve uploaded those pictures. I’m actually catching up on some work today so no more modelling this weekend but it’s starting to come together. I started with some taut(ish) fishing line stretched across an old cardboard box: I dribbled epoxy down it – around 3 coats: It …

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iOS 8 shenanigans and icicles

Well, I could have got loads done today but I spent nearly 6 hours trying to restore my ipad after the iOS update trashed it. Hmmm. All working now. Thank goodness for back ups. I’d post some photos but now WordPress is refusing to upload and I’ve had enough of computers for today!