Friday 22 May 2020

Aerosan OSGA 6

More stuff for Whiteout, this time 2 Aerosans from Baker Company.
In Whiteout you can have Sno-Cats as equipment or find them as terrain-encounters. My take on the game is more pre-WWII Pulp, so I was after something else. These Aerosans looked just right.
The Aerosans were used during WWII by the Soviets, and captured ones by the Finns and Germans.
The kit, especially the metal parts, are not the best, and I changed the tin-rods for plastic ones to get a more stable and rugged model. The rig for the motor isn’t very like the real part, but this being pulp I just didn’t bother to convert it more than I did.
We’re in the Arctic, and I already got some Winter War Russians painted, so my baddies in Whiteout will be Russians. I painted the aerosans to work here as well as in WWII-winter conditions.

Finally I 3D-printed a hatch for when I need an unarmed vehicle. It’s hatch + plug so I can just drop it in place when needed.
They were this week’s painting challenge.

Thursday 14 May 2020

Funland Ferris Wheel from Warcradle

My pulp/horror funland needed more scenery, and a Ferris Wheel would be a good candidate for imposing terrain.
The kit, from Warcradle Studios, is mostly great. It fits together real well but if assembled straight from the box you would get a static model that wouldn’t turn around.
So I modified it. The seats were easy, as I used plastic rods to anchor the seats to the wheel. Worked real well.
To get the wheel to rotate was a little bit tricky, but a sturdy wooden dowel, and some metal washers to keep everything in place, did the thing.
So, here it is. Wheel is turning and seats are swinging. Ready for some action in a game of Pulp Alley, 7TV or Hjärnor.
It is huge, as Soura Innocenza demonstrates.
In these times of isolation me and the gaming group have weekly painting challenges to help us get some motivation in the absence of our ordinary gaming sessions. We each present four different things/groups (each of at least two ordinary minis, a larger mini, terrain piece etc) to be finished in a weeks’ time. Sometimes with a common theme, sometimes without. The others vote which one to do. This was my first week challenge. A bit much to finish in seven days (which is probably why the others voted for it…), but I did it, just.

Friday 8 May 2020

Crashed aircraft for Whiteout

I’m building and painting terrain, vehicles and figures for Whiteout, which is a solo/co-op game that I think looks really interesting. Also, in these times, anything solo has a certain appeal.
Here´s the first finished terrain-piece, a Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing in 1/48 scale from AMT.
Built straight from the box, buried in a piece of foam insulation covered in sealant and painted with Vallejo Ground Texture Snow.
Now I’m letting the 3D-printer produce some suitable things for the game. More on that later.
Here it is on my Whiteout gaming-mat from Deep Cut Studio. (6x4' Winter with 1' grids and 2 point line thickness (I think)a greyish grid colour with 50% transparency for discrete grid-lines) 
You can buy Whiteout and lots of stuff for it from Sally 4th.

Thursday 23 April 2020

Monsters and heroes from Cthulhu: Death may die

The first one is a nun from Shadows of Brimstone. The usual crappy resin and I had to replace the barrels from the shotgun as they were bent and full of bubbles. I painted it just becuase I had these other two on the painting table.
The other two are Luke and Sister Beth from Cthulhu: DmD game. Beth comes from the base box, while Luke is a kickstarter exclusive.
These are ghouls and deep ones from the base box. Real quick paint-jobs on these, to get painted figs on the board (and less figs in the plastic-mountain).
We're playing along with the Cthulhu: Death May Die game, going through the scenarios and playing each a couple of times with different Elder Ones and different characters. Great fun! It's such a good game.

Tuesday 21 April 2020


I’m slowly printing and painting buildings for my Swedish small town, soon to be zombie-infested. I also want most stuff to be multi-purpose, so I can use it in more games.
This church fits that just fine, as it will look good in said zombie-apocalypse, WWII, pulp, modern, near future, medieval or anything between.
The walls are OpenLock, that is a snap-together system that works surprisingly well both assembling and disassembling.
I got the files for the church, walls and gates from Printable Scenery and they also have a ruined version of the church. You can get it all as a bundle at a very good price just now.
You can also extend the church, making it even bigger, but that was a bit of an overkill for me.
I’m very happy with this, as it turned out just great.
Disclamer – I’m affiliated with Printable Scenery, which means that if you go to their site via the links above and buy anything, then I will get a very modest kickback. Whatever I get will obviously be used for gaming stuff J Everything shown here is stuff I have bought at full price because I really like what they do.

Monday 30 March 2020

Modular Tavern from Printable Scenery

Corehaven is a series of modular walls, floors, roofs etc. for building fantasy buildings, even though they could pass for historical ones also.
This is the Tavern, made from pieces from the following sets: Clorehaven Roofs, Rustic Stone Floors, Rustic Stone and Wood Stairs, Rustic Wooden Floors, Schist Walls, Tudor Walls and Wooden Balcony Walls.
It’s real easy to assemble and disassemble, using the OpenLock system. Great stuff when you have a D&D adventure, or anything like that, and want to build a specific building or two. There are lots of pieces to choose from in the Clorehaven series, and you are sure to be able to build most everything.
I’m letting the printer spit out different pieces now, so I can do just that.

Disclamer – I’m affiliated with Printable Scenery, which means that if you go to their site via the links above and buy anything, then I will get a very modest kickback. Whatever I get will obviously be used for gaming stuff J

Saturday 28 March 2020

Some ships and a submarine or two

Here are a couple of 3D-printed ships and boats from 3D-Print-Terrain.
 Their models are scaled for 20mm gaming but I upscale them to 130% to fit my 28mm games.
That periscope is seriously to big, but I let it be for now. I might change it later, if I'm going to use the sub form ore than a scenario or two
Finally Proteus, a free download from Thingiverse. That will be used as an evil overlord's get-away in a pulp game.

Monday 23 March 2020

Paddle Steamer

Here’s a large piece for a Pulp Alley game. I just have to paint some small pieces to get that on the table.
It will work in an Old West setting also, I’m thinking a shoot-out on a limited space.
It’s 3D-printed and the files come from 3D-Print-Terrain and their ACW-kickstarter from a while back.
I had to fix the stl-files to get something printable, as there were some faults in the files and the paddle-wheel were not very good as it was. That I had to de-construct and modify a bit. Turned out well enough in the end.
I'm thinking about printing one of the even bigger paddle-wheelers for a truly spectacular Wild West shoot-out.