Making

Fauxtorian Guard (Praetorians Done Cheap)

I recently started a kitbash Imperial Guard. Inspired by the now out of production Praetorian Guard but with the constraints that it had to be cheap and require the minimum of work to achieve. Here’s how I’m doing it.

Hobby Goals 2021

Heading into 2021 and with the end of lockdown possibly in sight, it feels like a good time to reflect on the past year (and my first six months of mini painting). To set myself some targets and to keep trying to form positive habits.

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.