Making

Painting my first mini

This is the first mini I have painted in nearly 25 years. In fact, it might be more accurate to say that this is the first mini I have ever really painted.

Getting into Gundam / Gunpla

Gundam is for people who enjoy Manga and can’t build proper models. Well, that’s what I thought for years. But I was recently shown that they can be more than toys and gave one a go. I’m now hooked. So here’s what happened.

Starter Model Set Group Build #shtktbuild

This week we launched an officially unofficial Adam Savage’s Tested model build challenge. The objective is to build a model starter set using only basic tools and techniques – just like the earlier modelling days. Think glue smeared, poorly painted, badly constructed, childhood joy and frustration.

Creating a Compact Garage Workshop and Workbench

When all you have is one-half of a one-car garage, you need to think hard about how to make the most of the space. A new house though, needs a new workspace and workbench – even if it has to be compact.

Fixing a Collapsed Deck

I was worried we’d have to replace the deck on our new house within a year of moving in. Instead I was able to repair it in less than two hours with some basic tools.