Sunday, 27 January 2013

SP/VSF Month: Ishoo Sventy-Free: Steampunk Bunkers

Once more unto the breach dear friends! And what do we find defending the breach? Bunkers. Time to revisit bunkers, with a steampunk twist! Originally be tackled SF Bunkers back in Ishoo For, and I was always intending to revisit them for a snow-bound partially buried look. Well, the time has come. Mostly because Nick Cook decided to use his $50 TFH voucher for winning Best Sports and the Warhamer World Series 2012 to get a set of snowy bunkers built for his Menoth army.
Take it away Grot!

 Here we see my three favourite heavy squashing books in action - Chronicle of the Cinema, Cars 1930-2000 and Classic Cars of the 20th Century. In the absence of these, or a set of encyclopaedias, I guess the 8th ed Warhammer rule book will work.


And there you have it! Fairly quick and easy to build, and a great benefit to the defence of the realm!
Incidentally, when painting the snow, it's always best to give at least two coats - the photo above shows only one coat, and as you can see, the natural orange-brown of the sand shows through.

Friday, 25 January 2013

SP/VSF Month: Ishoo Sventy-Too: Airship Docking Tower

Here we are at last with Ishoo Sventy-Too! This was going to go up last night, but an important plug on my phone line decided to die...
One of the great Steam Punk and Victorian Sci Fi images is the airship in it's various forms. What with all those dirigibles, zeppelins and aeronefs whizzing about, it's vitally important to have somewhere for them to dock. Which is where docking towers come in handy! And here to demonstrate the cunning construction methods of just such a tower is Sir G. E. Bag VC of the Royal Lighter-Than-Air Corps!

One of these days I will manage to get a decent pic... you can just see the holes on the back in this pic, but you cannot see the matching bumps on the front. Sigh.

 And there you are! You may be wondering how the Airship docks... Well, it's nose nestles inside the cup on top, which can swing around with the wind. This is not how real airship docks work, but it looks much more steampunk this way. As to the airship... well that's in the works as well.
Stay tuned next ishoo when we tackle some snow-bound steampunk bunkers!