Technically it should be BUUUGGGS…

but I only made one!

This thing is bloody massive. I reckon I need to drop it down to about 25% smaller at least and see how it looks. If you were wondering…the white stuff is baking powder. It causes a reaction with the superglue and sets instantly.

I had some de-lamination problems with the legs especially at the ball joints. Therefore I quasi posed it and then glued everything rigid. I printed the arms on a raft and had no problems with them so that might be the way forward if I do decide to do another one.

The one thing I forgot to mention and that is that this is a poseable bug (well it would be f I hadn’t superglued everything in place). It was designed by JOOXOE31 and again downloaded from Thingiverse.

I didn’t get any painting done this evening because of building this beastie, and various family related shenanigans… (including a stint of Ghost recon with my son. Who hasn’t quite grasped the tactical disadvantage of standing on a roof in full view of his father armed with a sniper rifle.) I also had a go at my hunting game and met the worlds first bullet proof Elk! Tracked him for 4 kilometres before I managed to bag him in the end.

Off playing Vikings in a school tomorrow so not too stressful a day 😁.


A Gritted Graveyard and a BBA

Couldn’t get the groundwork painted as I added some grit to the hill…

It was a very quick job to get the grit down but a very long time to let it dry. It should be okay to get a base coat on tomorrow.

As this was drying I had a mooch around the house and came across the BBA aka big bloody Alien…

The marine is there for scale… I reckon he is shouting ‘sit!’ Now I know a fair bit about the Aliens franchise of films at the very least. The only time I have seen this one appear is in the computer game (oh and the board game). Retail cost for him is normally £30. I got him for a tenner with free postage. Too good an opportunity to miss I thought.

Tomorrow is the first of Shetland’s Fire Festivals, the galley is burned on the water in Scalloway. It looks like the weather will be good. I will endeavour to get some kind of photos of the event.

Friday’s Forgotten Forces

Ooh I like a bit of Aliteration before bed…

Well after 90 day’s straight with a post every day, tonight I get caught up with things and don’t manage to get one up in time. Poop, poot and buggeration!

Anyway having a mooch about I came across some forgotten figures that haven’t seen the light of day for a couple of years at least.

So this Friday’s forgotten forces are my Colonial Marines and their little friend, or rather big friend.

The miniatures are by Prodos and sad to say I bought the game second hand before some people even got their kickstarter pledge. The only extras I have purchased was a set of face huggers. One day I may purchase some other bits and bobs. We use these for Role playing rather than the original game. I only ever painted one Predator, although three came in the game. All of the Aliens are painted too. For civilians I use pre painted Star Wars or Star Trek minis. I also printed out and built an APC out of card to go with these.

This may become a regular post as I have so many minis that never see the light of day and it will be good to get them out again.

The photos were taken a good while ago, I will have to take some more with the aliens in too.

Alien Eggs

I saw this cunning idea on the terrain tutor Facebook group. I thought I would give it a go. I cut some squares out of EPVC and sloped the edges. I then basically glue gunned a pile of Pistachios onto these bases.
I then mixed up some Milliput and smoothed this on with plenty of water. I added a bit of texture with one of the tool’s handles and then rolled up some longthin sausages and let these twist themselves up and stuck them onto the bases or draped them around the eggs.