Construction of Miniart Greek Hoplite

Our latest completed model is the Greek Hoplite – a common citizen-soldiers that can quickly take up arms to go to war. They are typically armed with a spear, shield, and sword.

Miniart Greek Hoplite Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Scotland

1) Included in the kit are the sprues for the 1:16 figure, armour, weapons, decals and a base.

Miniart Greek Hoplite Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Scotland

2) Here is the partially assembled model ready for priming.

Miniart Greek Hoplite Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Scotland

3) The skirt was shaded with three colours, here is the finished outcome that we are particularly proud of.

Miniart Greek Hoplite Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Scotland

4) This model came with some decals for the shield, but some details on the artwork are missing. For example the edge of the shield had to be drawn on and painted by hand.

Miniart Greek Hoplite Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Scotland

5) Once all the parts were painted, they were varnished with a wash. Various shades were applied, for example, a flesh tone was applied to the skin and a purple/blue tone to the armour.

Miniart Greek Hoplite Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Scotland

6) Another detail that was not included were the ropes inside the shield, lining the spear, and attached to the sword. To make the rope, we plaited together three threads (to add thickness) and glued onto the various parts using superglue.

Miniart Greek Hoplite Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Scotland
Details of the rope shown on the inside of the shield

7) Finally, we stuck the figure on to the base and added vegetation.

Miniart Greek Hoplite Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Scotland

8) Here is our finished model:

Miniart Greek Hoplite Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Scotland

Miniart Greek Hoplite Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Scotland

Miniart Greek Hoplite Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Scotland

New Monsterpocalypse Fractions and Buildings

Available at Space Craft from today are two new fractions from Monsterpocalpse. Fighting for the Protectors are Shadow Sun Syndicate – the mysterious, scientifically engineered ninjas.

Monsterpocalypse Shadow Sun Syndicate Zor-Maxim Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland Shop
Monster – Zor-Maxim is clad in high-tech armoured that enables flash attacks
Monsterpocalypse Shadow Sun Syndicate Zor-Maxim Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland Shop
Units – S-Type Shinobi and Interceptor
Monsterpocalypse Shadow Sun Syndicate Zor-Maxim Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland Shop
Units – Sun Fighters and Shadow Gate

Joining the Destroyers force are the Lords of Cthul – dark beings here to enslave the human race. Here are our painted version:

Monsterpocalypse Lords of CthulCthugrosh Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland Shop
Monster – Cthugrosh is capable of telekinese and draws energy from carnage

Monsterpocalypse Lords of CthulCthugrosh Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland Shop

Monsterpocalypse Lords of CthulCthugrosh Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland Shop

Monsterpocalypse Lords of CthulCthugrosh Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland Shop
Units – Squix and Meat Slaves, the elite Squix has been picked out with contrasting paints
Monsterpocalypse Lords of CthulCthugrosh Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland Shop
Units – Spitters and Task Master

Also new this week are six new buildings to spice up your game. Each building comes with their own stat card. Upon destruction, they can benefit or harm your monster depending on your agenda (whether you are a Protector or Destroyer).

Monsterpocalypse Buildings Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland Shop
Downtown High Rise and Communications Array
Monsterpocalypse Buildings Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland Shop
Skyscraper and Power Plant
Monsterpocalypse Buildings Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland Shop
Corporate HQ and Industrial Complex

New Stock

We have restocked on Tamiya paints and sundries, but unfortunately the Extra Thin Cement won’t be available until mid-December.

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland Tamiya Tanks

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland Italeri Chinook

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland Army Painter

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland Fireforge

New Tabletop Game: Monsterpocalypse

Privateer Press Monsterpocalypse Scotland Dundee Broughty Ferry Space Craft Model Shop

In a dystopia where extraterrestrial beings have zeroed in to destroy and plunder Earth of its vast resources, a group of protectors (made up of giant robots, scientifically engineered ninjas, and Terrasaurs coming out of extinction) are stepping in to save mankind from brutal annihilation.

You have a choice of two starter sets: Destroyers or Protectors. Each set consists of:

  • Rulebook
  • Game Map
  • Tokens
  • 26 Dice
  • 6 Apartment Buildings
Monsterpocalypse Starter Set Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland Shop
Contents that appear in both starter sets

In the Protectors starter set you will find the Monster and Units from the G.U.A.R.D. fraction:

  • Defender X
  • 4 G-Tanks
  • 1 Repair Truck
  • Stat Cards
Monsterpocalypse Starter Set Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland Shop
These are our painted Protectors models and stat cards – all models come unassembled and unpainted.

In the Destroyers starter set you will find the Monster and Units from the Planet Eater fraction:

  • Gorghadra
  • 4 Belchers
  • 1 Crawler
  • Stat Cards

    Monsterpocalypse Starter Set Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland Shop
    Models and stat cards from the Destroyers starter set.

Now you’ve got to ask yourself; are you a Protector or a Destroyer?

Construction of Microace Five-Story Pagoda

Recently we worked on the Five-Story Pagoda from Microace. We don’t sell any Microace kits in the shop (sorry to disappoint), but it so nice that we had to show it off here.

This 1/250 kit consists of all you need to make your own mini Japanese garden. It comes with plastic sprues for the garden structures and seeds to grow the plants in the garden. In our built we decided against planting the seeds because keeping things alive, in general, isn’t one of our forte.

Microace Pagoda Model Shop Dundee Scotland Space Craft

1) Included in the kit are: a base to hold the scenery, a pagoda, a bridge, the entrance and surrounding walls, and seeds.

Microace Pagoda Model Shop Dundee Scotland Space Craft
Base and sceneries
Microace Pagoda Model Shop Dundee Scotland Space Craft
Coloured sprues of the pagoda
Microace Pagoda Model Shop Dundee Scotland Space Craft
Planting seeds and basing materials

2) We completed the main model as per the instructions. Instead of planting seeds in the area under bridge we decided to model a river.

Microace Pagoda Model Shop Dundee Scotland Space Craft

3) To start off, we covered the river base with texture paint.

Microace Pagoda Model Shop Dundee Scotland Space Craft

4) Next, we painted over the texture paint to create a realistic riverbed.

Microace Pagoda Model Shop Dundee Scotland Space Craft

Microace Pagoda Model Shop Dundee Scotland Space Craft

5) The riverbed was sealed with a layer of varnish then rocks and grass were added to the riverbank.

Microace Pagoda Model Shop Dundee Scotland Space Craft

Microace Pagoda Model Shop Dundee Scotland Space Craft

6) An even layer of Javis Simulated Water was poured onto the base and left to dry.

Microace Pagoda Model Shop Dundee Scotland Space Craft

7) Here is the finished model.

Microace Pagoda Model Shop Dundee Scotland Space Craft

Microace Pagoda Model Shop Dundee Scotland Space Craft

Microace Pagoda Model Shop Dundee Scotland Space Craft