Tuesday, February 28, 2017


The village inn.

This building would also make a nice shop.

Toy Shop, can't have too many of those!

Nice chimney.  

These two make a nice diorama together.

Monday, February 27, 2017


I like this small chapel.

Windows were painted well.

Town hall is a nice building, and could be used for an office building or clinic.

This is one that I got a couple of, I think I will re-paint one as a different type of building.

They look good together.

Sunday, February 26, 2017


This year Dollar Tree did not have their usual Christmas buildings, but I did get some at Wal-Mart.

They are a bit smaller than the old Dollar Tree versions.

Still, they are painted better than the old Dollar Tree ones.

The buildings look a bit more European than the old ones usually look.

The buildings are very distinctive so I did not get multiples of more than a couple of them.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Matchbox Cars

Sometimes I buy vehicles over a period of years to have enough of the same kind.

Sometimes I modify the vehicles, this vehicle has been changed into a robot drone vehicle.

Sometimes only a few parts need to be repainted.

I glue them back together with five minute epoxy and clamp them until dry.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Hot Wheels

Sometimes I use Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars, after a repaint.

Several projects at work at once.  Vehicles get taken apart so the windows don't get spraypainted.

I am also working on primer painting more spacemen.

Usually the wheels need to be painted so the hubs match the body.

These have been primer painted and are now getting a coat of black.

Some of these will be ground support vehicles form my Starship Troopers soldiers.

Three Hot Wheels B17 planes that are being repainted as Army Air Force recruiting vehicles.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Space Soldiers and Ray Guns

A small squad of space soldiers.

Rocket launchers are important because being recoilless they don't push the shooter around in space or on low gravity worlds.

These figures were cheap Chinese knockoffs of Airfix British Paratroopers and US Marines in 1/32nd scale, but these are 1/72nd scale.

The weapons are very plain so they work well for ray guns.

Like the rocket launcher, the ray gun has no recoil.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


When I primer paint the spacemen I use Tamiya Aluminum if they are going to have a metallic paint or semi-opaque paint applied.

Those space suits from Destination Moon were re-used in several movies and TV shows and very similar suits appeared in other movies.  Usually they were color coded so you knew which person was which character, since is was hard to see their faces.

Coral Blue is the first paint I will use.

Tamiya Gloss Aluminum.

All other figures get white primer from RustOleum.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Time Travel

The time shaman.

People from the future.

People from the time of The People.

A girl and a mechanical person from the future.

Two people who travel in time and two of The People.

They confer with two others who travel in time.

The People are being chased.

Chased by soldiers.

The People are chased away.

The Time Shaman speaks to those who travel in time before they have to leave again.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Deep Cut Studios

I put several of these pieces together and added some trees.

The terrain is really enhanced with the addition of more terrain.

The backdrop of sky helps too.

I think this is a great product.

They make a lot of different kinds and they fit together well.

Deep Cut Studios Terrain Tiles, I recommend them.