Saturday 18 May 2019


Going to have to call an early close to Mechanismo May, as the house move/ sit/work starts on Monday, which means I will have limited access to the internet for the next four weeks, this also means I won't be able to comment on your blogs as well during this time, so apologies in advance.
So what did I actually manage in this shortened month ? Firstly I finished the FX medical droid

Next is a Imperial Droid R5 J2 that was a simple paint job

Next is another Imperial droid R4 I9 which was also just a paint.

Last to be finished was a RA7 protocol droid, it wasn't the pure black I hoped to do, but will finish that one later

Zippo and J4X-7  will be worked on at a later point, infact I'm thinking of modifying J4 so I can release it as a gun drone robot on the web site.
That's it for this post, and I'll see you all on the flip side, so until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave

Thursday 9 May 2019


So this week has been mostly taken up with painted orders and finalising the house move, which all being well will start next week. I have however made a bit of progress on my Mechanismo entries, first the FX medical assistant just needs the dome and umbilical arm finishing and will be ready for paint.

 J4X-7 looks less like a blob now, but still needs lot's of work, but I have decided to go with tracks for it's form of movement and probably going to go with sensors on the top pillar.

Zippo is the furthest along, and just needs his lower arms finishing and a couple of symbols, then on to the painting.

I have cast up an R4, R5, and 2 RA7's ready for painting so all going well should have these done shortly.

Been reflecting in recent months on what makes us take part in this hobby and why we do what we do ! Now I have played games with unpainted models, even paper tokens, but for me I get as much enjoyment out of making, and painting the models as I do gaming. I have also played solo, right up to tournament level gaming, and for me I always enjoyed the social aspect of gaming against someone, rather than controlling all the aspects. Now that's just the way I enjoy to play, and would never think of telling anyone that's the way to do it.
This then got me thinking about why we comment on other blogs, I've been commenting longer than I've been blogging by well over a year, and still like to comment as often as I can, which in recent months hasn't been as much as I used to due to constraints on my time, and if I have offended anyone because I've missed a post of yours, my deepest apologies, no slight was meant.
Now as we all have different tastes and interests, people may post up subjects from time to time that I have no interest in, but I still try to comment as I follow that persons blog, and like to show that I've seen their post, and respect the time and effort they've put into it.
What I'm trying to say is no matter how you enjoy this hobby, as long as your not hurting anyone else, enjoy it in whatever form makes you happy and remember we are a community that should support each other.
Until next time have FUN !
Cheers Dave

Friday 3 May 2019


This months painting challenge on azazelx blog is to paint mechanised pieces, as I want to do some more robots for both my Imperial Assault and A.B.C. Warriors I thought this is as good an opportunity as any to get my motivation on.
For Imperial Assault first I'd like to do some more R4's, R5's and RA7 protocol droids, probably going to do them all for my Imperial forces.
Next are some that are going to need building, first of these are the FX medical assistant, luckily enough I managed to get a good base model from Tritex Games so that should save time, and have started work on it already.

  Next is J4X-7 this is a model that was created by Fantasy Flight Games for IA, but they never made a model just an equipment card for Jarrod to use, as you may know I'd rather have a 3D model than a card so aiming to build and paint this as well.

The last one I'm aiming for this month is Zippo from A.B.C. Warriors, for those who don't know this robot he was introduced in the Volgan War series and recruited by the warriors to help continue their fight.

Will do updates as I go and a roundup at the end of the month, that's all for this post, so until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave

Wednesday 1 May 2019


No I'm not giving away free chocolate, but continuing on with the cantina for my Star Wars project. Now no bar would be complete without it's tables stools and booth seats, so I've been working on these

They are almost finished, and then I will be casting them as I need multiple of them, I will also be making them available on the web site at a later point as well.
Now I've also been continuing on with the denizens of the cantina, these models came from Tritex Games, which I then converted to make them more like the characters in the film.
First is Arieil Schous who was in the original episode 4 and remained for the extended version as well.

Next we have Sal'torr Kal Fas who was also in both versions, as you can see from the reference picture I need a another one like this which is Hrchek Kal Fas

the third one is Lirin C'arn, who was in both versions but really obscure to spot. You will notice I haven't done the base on this one as I intend to remove him from it and sit him on a bar stool

I have also added another model to my Imperial forces The Grand Inquisitor, he appeared in the series Star Wars Rebels, he has Sith skills and was a formidable opponent the model was from FFG Imperial Assault.

In other news I will be at Entoyment Unit 2, Fleetsbridge Business Centre, Poole BH17 7AF on the 11 th of May running a Death Match demo day, so if your in the area please pop in and say hi.
That's all for this post, so until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave