Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Shipping Containers

I have been inspired by the card stock and paper buildings I have seen on peoples blogs. World Works Games make some great scenery. Wasn't sure where to start though. Then while I was playing a certain level on Battlefield 3 on xbox360 I noticed the shipping containers, and thought they seem simple enough to make. I have seen WWG sells some shipping containers, but wasn't happy with their colour scheme and texture. So I thought I would have a go at making my own in Photoshop.
I had to decide on a scale. So I did some calculations (here comes the science bit, concentrate). My average model height is around 1.5". So 1.5" equals 6 ft, and therefore 0.5" is 2 ft. (with me so far?)
Shipping container doors are apparently 8ft in width, so when scaled down that comes to 2". Theres 3 containers so it comes to 6" wide in total.

Basically the dimensions of the block are 6" wide, 6" tall, 7" long. But I'm wondering if they look too big. I'm thinking of making the width of a container 1.75" instead. That would make the dimensions 5.25"x5.25"x6". I plan on making some individual ones too, and some different colour schemes.

What do you think? How does the scale seem?

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Today I thought I would post some sci-fi miniatures. I don't play sci-fi as much as modern rules, so haven't used them in a game so far. Again I've had them kicking around in my collection for a while. Posting my old models gives me a chance to make new stuff, mainly modern scenery, which I hope to show soon.
These are based on the TV show Farscape. I think Scorpius is my favourite. He required a lot of green stuff, and patience, to make the suit. (Maximum points for the person who guesses the miniature he is originally based on (the original model is heavily converted).

Thursday, 10 November 2011

To start things off I thought I would post images of my Predator team. Based on the guys from the film, one of my favourites, they are made up of bits of GW Catachan Jungle fighters, first ed Imperial guards and bits of green stuff. Plus Chaos Knight heads for Mac and Dillon. Weapons from the Foundry and my bits box.
I made these up a few years ago and think I should really give them a better paint job some day.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

First Post

Thought it was about time I started my own blog. Been following a few and inspired by what I've seen. At the moment I am mostly collecting zombie and modern skirmish miniatures. Also been meaning to make some modern era scenery. I intend to post some of my collection soon.