Category Archives: Sci Fi

Control Room


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Control console buttons yet to be added, and the phones are still being painted!

A nice chunky Globe chair and tulip chair in resin, Mdf control console, suitable for various scales and eras.

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At last, number two has somewhere to chillax

 

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Meanwhile on Skaro’s version of “Dragon’s Den” A cyberman tries to sell Davros the idea of a Globe chair for his dalek empire…………..

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After school Club 5


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For the next Club we thought we’d go a bit Sci fi.

I had spent some weeks collecting the figures from ebay, I went after the daleks but also managed to get quite a sizeable amounts of other alien races, like Cybermen and Sontarans. All these figures were issued free sometime ago with the Childrens Comic “Dr Who Adventures” and were roughly 28mm ish, (enough for me to consider an army or two of Daleks for myself. )

After an epic amount of painting I had managed to get together two dalek armies and still have some left for the children to keep  for themselves.

I also managed to paint and convert hundreds more figures for selling at the summer fayre to rise more funds for the club, but more about that later……

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DW Judoon

DW The Silence

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Some shots of the battlefield, we used a street in other games, sadly no photos of that!

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Here is our Summer fayre stall to raise club funds

This is another good way to raise funds and buy stuff for the club

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some of the conversions for sale!

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Gold Flak dalek

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We also ran a participation game with the help of some of the club members

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All the Daleks and other aliens  were sold and we raised enough funds for our next project.


Rover Control Console


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This computer console is by a company called figurebitz  although i modifed it to include some screens made from pics printed onto some photopaper and some clear plastic. the kits are also available from crooked dice.

I decided to make the kit into a Rover Control Console for my village project, as a means to activate the Rover, guardian of the village.

Nice little kit goes together well but no instructions so i good idea to look at reference pics of the model to work out how it goes together. No doubt i shall be buying some more!

I have a few other models from the range which i will be posting as and when they are complete.

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Ted’s Moke!


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One of the visitors to this site, customer of my decal sheet….and clearly also a Crooked Dice customer too Ted Eckel, sent me the photos of his finished Prisoner themed diorama, cleverly utilizing the Moke Box. I was so impressed I thought I’d Pop it up on my blog to show you guys.

Ted, you have made a great job of that Rover looks good too in the background, Moke looks very cool it has to be said, and number six’s badge is very effective.

Thank you kindly for sending the Photos Ted.

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Oldhammer 40k Catachan Army For Sale!


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I have lots of visitors to my blog who are 40k/Space crusade players so here is a little treat for them.

One of my friends is finally selling off his old 40k Catachan army on ebay

Link here

Fully assembled and painted to a very high standard the full list of units are as follows

Armoured infantry.

A well painted 40k army. A mixture of steel legion power and catachan

Grit.
Imagine an army dragged together in the face of unstoppable hoards.
1 X Lemann  russ.
1 X Command vehicle
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2 X jungle walkers
2x steel legion walkers
1x jagdtiger
1x troop flyer
Lots of infantry …a mixture of heavenly lead and practical plastic.
A rare chance to get your hands on such a huge piece of nostalgia….but you’d better be quick!!!!
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Crooked Dice, Future release!


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I don’t normally give advance warning of other companies releases, but I was pretty pleased to see these two figures which are going to be out in March this year, according to the Crooked dice newsletter.

Both are suitable for populating the village!

I have been telling several prisoner fans about this in the last few days but they don’t get the newsletter so couldn’t see the picture….here it is.

Can’t wait to get my hands (and brushes) on these!


Table Top Gaming Sound Effects


For some time now I have been trying to get sound effects on my gaming board to add another layer of detail. A while back I experimented with the little sound chips that come in gift cards, but once the battery runs down and you have to change it (quite tricky ) you lose the sound effect on the chip and have to upload it again.

Although small, the sound chip and speaker aren’t really small enough to install in smaller scale models….so after some minor success, I ditched the idea.

I found that model railway enthusiasts have fairly sophisticated devices to allow them to have train sounds on their layouts. Which is fairly clever, but these devices are quite expensive.  This is quite a neglected area for model makers, as it is quite unusual to find sound effects used on gaming boards….and i don’t know of any that are directed to that corner of the hobby.

Whilst searching on Ebay in the UK I found several sound effects machines built with railway layouts in mind, however, it was possible to remove all the train sound effects and add your own MP3 sounds via a USB connection.  Luckily my device was able to produce 20 different sound effects of varying length….mainly around 30 seconds each, but some shorter and some longer,   The machines are made by a guy called Peter, he has varying types available, with a range of capabilites and you can find his stock here Link

It is also possible to have a custom machine made, to meet your specific needs.

please email him with any questions you might have. I can certainly recommend him, well worth a look if you want to add some sound to you game or models.

I was able to find all the sounds I needed and tape them from the internet using a free piece of software called “audacity” Using this you can then edit the sound and convert it to an MP3 file and upload it onto your sound card.

I have marked all my buttons to easily find the sound effect I need! i will also wire in some additional speakers and place them inside some buildings at a later date, but the device tself does have internal speakers, which are very effective.

Anyway, really happy with the results, so I thought I’d share in the hope it might be useful for others.

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