Monday, August 29, 2016

Laser Cut Card Doors and Windows

I used a couple of these great door and widow kits from Laser Cut Card on a couple of card stock boxes from Hobby Lobby. The effect is great and I will be making more of these. 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Jungle vines

I found this stuff a few weeks back in Joanne's fabrics and thought it would look good as a jungle vine. 
After a little some highly scientific experimentation ( smushing it around in some brown and green paint) I came up with what I think is pretty decent jumgle vines. 
I added some green flock (left) and some oregano flock ( right) for leaves. I like both, I will be doing this again for sure. 
Thanks for looking and let me know if you use this idea! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

More Car Wars (or Axles and Alloys or Dark Future or Outriders...

I finished up a some more cars for my PA car combat games. These are the smaller 1/64 or hot wheels scale.

This last one is the car that came in the Mad Max Xbox one game. It's got new wheels, a lift on the back and a repaint. 
Thanks for looking!
Papa Spanky

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sci-Fi shanties (and a product review)

For a long time I've had an idea about creating a futuristic shanty slum. The concept is that cheap, modular, habs are shipped to planets for terra formers, miners ect. After a while, maybe  these clusters of temporary homes become abandon or forgotten due to the economy collapsing, or war or something else equally devastating. People start doing what they need to survive  and a sci fi slum is created. 
I sourced some recycled materials for the main body of the habs. Mainly dairy tubs that are square. For the details I Purchased several different kits in the "do it yourself" section over at Laser Cut Card. Great kits, I highly recommend them, but you'll see that in the pictures. I tried to keep them somewhat the same, i.e. modular, but make them look as he residents have repaired or personalized them over time. 

Some of the card details I made, and some are the "bonus" pieces you get from the Laser Cut Card kits. What do I mean by bonus? 

 These. These are the leftovers when you punch out the doors and windows. When you stack them and combine them with others they make great detail pieces. 
Here are a few more examples from thier door range, and their AC units.
Thanks for looking, comments welcome!
Papa Spanky

Sunday, January 31, 2016

"Frankenstation" my new painting desk

This is my new painting station, made from 90% recycled and scrap wood. It's pretty hideous up close and would make a real carpenter throw up in their mouth a little, but hey it's my monster.
Here it is with just the lights installed. They are painted pvc pipes, also recycled. 
The pipe up close.

And here it is naked during the build phase, when I originally was going to try to stain it.

Now to actually start painting miniatures with it. 
Thanks for looking,
Papa Spanky 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Double Trouble and bikers

Double Trouble, two buggies in 1/64 scale, painted up not at all like the ones in that really bad movie from which they modeled.

These three bikes are for my bigger scaled 28 mm games. 

I really liked how the blue one came out, but as usual it was my least favorite when I stated building these. 

Here they are harassing a poor duelist on a courier mission.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Car Wars in 1/64

As I mentioned in this post , I was bit by the Mad Max bug and have been sucked into the world of Hot Wheels conversions. Now, I'm not giving up my 28mm scale Car Wars. I am adding in another (sigh) layer of my hobby. So here are my first attempts.

The left one is a popular Hot Wheels car with the hittle rack removed and some Epic 40k bits put in its place. (My kids call them hittles, not missles. If you say you are shooting your missles, they will miss.) The right car is stock except for the paintjob and a piece of card to cover a keyhole launcher in the back.
These are Hot Wheels motorcyles thar are actually in 1/64 scale, unlike the ones that come in the blister pack. I don't know alot about them because i got them from a thrift store. The rear tire was a magnet. I guess they went with some sort of stunt track. I took the magnet out because they kept sticking together.

Thanks for looking! Put your questions and comments in the box.
Papa Spanky