Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Necromunda style vents scratchbuild

More scratch building here - using 2 inhalers donated by the father-in-law. The bulkheads form a great base to build stuff and by adding some brickwork sections it gives it a more Steampunk feel (which I like a lot).
The brickwork is just wallpaper with some filler on to give a look of old plaster. The rivets are very small nail art beads - mark them out neatly and stick them on with super glue all over the place to give things that industrial feel.
The corner pieces are plastic 'L' strips from B&Q - these are great to hide foamcore edges and neaten things up.
More stuff next week as I revisit some of my 'garage projects'.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Future shanty style mash-up

While I've been going backwards, forwards and all over the place with my sculpting I took a step back to regroup and made some scenery, finished painting some stuff and got back into the hobby side of things.
Here's an ad-hoc futuristic shanty type building before painting. Its been made by using Mantic's brilliant ruined sections and all kinds of bits and bobs from my extensive bits box. I gave it a western/frontier style with the raised signage on the front. The roof also lifts off but I left the interior plain and empty.
I'll post some full painted pics next week.

Cheers Si 

Monday, 20 April 2015

Get your Pig Iron stuff at Salute from Tablescape

Hi all, Just a quick visual reminder that you can pick up all your Pig Iron minis at Saluet from the guys at Tablescape. More pics of these painted System Scavengers next week.

Monday, 26 January 2015

We've had a restock...

Just a quick one to say we've had a restock of various codes this week. There's still a few codes out of stock but these will be coming in soon. Many thanks to Jane and the guys at Griffin Moulds for getting back up to speed after the devastation of Stewarts passing.


Friday, 16 January 2015

Back on the sculpting after a repaint...

I'm back sculpting after the xmas break and a general lack of enthusiasm and working on additions to the System Scavengers - special weapons etc.
To get me back in the zone I was playing around with a repaint of the sample figure I did for the first pack as it was looking too military for me so I did the fabric in dirty yellow to give it a more industrial bio-hazard feel.
I added some angular black patterns to break up the yellow and plenty of dirt and grime.
I'll post up some sculpts when they are a bit more finished.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Visiting Griffin Moulds

Here's a few snaps I took when we called in at Griffin Moulds to talk about some new work. We've been using Griffin for years but have never met Stewart and the lads so it was an interesting morning where we got to see the whole process for both metal and resin casting and pick up an order off them while we were there. The shots below show Lisa (the better half of Pig Iron) and Stewart Griffin, some moulds being prepared, a spin caster, a rack of our moulds and a mould for our resin tank chassis. Having seen first-hand the mould prep I can see now how Griffin manage to cast what some people would say couldn't be cast. All good.