24 August 2015

A Lick Of Paint And They'll Be In Fighting Trim - 'Operation M' - Part 7

My project to use those excellent 1/1000th Bandai kits from the anime series 'Space Battleship 2199' on the tabletop has reached a mile stone.

I've finished assembling the Cosmo Navy navy ships. I'm going to keep the stem of the bases mounting the models but I'll probably replace the thick square base with something flat and less obtrusive. Once again I mounted the small scout planes on some Gamesworkshop flying bases I had to hand.

Meanwhile 'Number One Spawn' has been busy too, assembling the 49 little plastic ships that came in the Halo: Fleet Battles 'The Fall Of Reach' boxset. Now like me all Lachlan has to now is paint them.

17 August 2015

'Operation M' - Part 6

I've been busy assembling the Cosmo Navy ships and the mecha colle three step carrier that came with the first set, I plan on assembling all seven ships of the Cosmo Navy force and painting in them all as a group before starting on the Garmallis Astro Fleet ships.

10 August 2015

"Cinders and Ashes!"

The Model Train Show was held at the Tasmanian Transport Museum at Glenorchy last weekend and I went for a look. There were a number of interesting layouts which definitely will provide ideas and inspiration for terrain on the tabletop. But also interestingly, there was a steady stream crying small children, possibly upset because they were unable to play with all the cool toys.

04 August 2015

'Operation M' - Part 5

I've been busy continuing to put together the cruiser and destroyer from the first Cosmo Navy set.

But on Monday Beth had a trip to Sydney and while there she stopped by Hobbyco picked up one of the ship sets I wanted for the Garmillas Astro Fleet force, one more set to go.

Anyhow, what was Beth doing in Sydney? Something very cool. She appeared a ABC TV show called 'Q and A'. It's a live panel show where the panellists are asked questions by the audience. Making up the panel was Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist & Science Communicator; Ranjana Srivastava, Oncologist and Author; Adam Spencer, Broadcaster and Maths Geek; and Beth Fulton, Mathematician and Marine Scientist, CSIRO. Beth said it was quite the experience.