Construction of EM-4 Universal Spacecraft

In the search for a quick and simple project, we set our sights on EM-4 Miniatures’ Universal Spacecraft.

  1. This kit comes with 12 spaceships, each with its own unique design.

2) For our project, we split the spaceships into six groups. Each group was painted with its own colour scheme.

3) Once painted, the models were vanished with a layer of dark wash to enhance the details of the ships.

Construction of Bandai Ohm with Nausicaa

As the cold weather sets in, we have been getting back into model making. Our latest creation is the fourteen-eyed baby Ohm from the legendary anime Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.

1) The kit comes with coloured plastic sprues of one Ohm, Nausicaa, and Teto.

2) Here is the constructed model before painting. The Ohm’s eyes come in clear plastic, you can choose to paint it blue (when its calm) or red (when its angry). You could also add LEDs instead of painting, but we are not going so high-tech here – angry it will be!

3) In the film, Nausicaa came to the rescue of the baby Ohm when it was wounded and captured. We drilled into the Ohm shell and glued on harpoons to recreate this scene.

4) Contrary to the guide we painted the Ohm grey. In the film the rescue happened in the dark, so the Ohm never looked green to us.

5) Here is the completed Ohm with the eyes glued on.

6) Metallic blue paint was mixed with simulated water to model the Ohm’s injuries.

Construction of 1/72 Spitfire MkIa

Spitfire MkIa Airfix Starter Set Dundee Model Shop Scotland Fife Broughty Ferry Hobby

Taking a welcome break from painting millions of minute Roman figures, we are building a Spitfire!

Spitfire MkIa Airfix Starter Set Dundee Model Shop Scotland Fife Broughty Ferry Hobby
1) First things first – the sprues are given a quick rinse and primed in white.
Spitfire MkIa Airfix Starter Set Dundee Model Shop Scotland Fife Broughty Ferry Hobby
2) Inside the cockpit – the pilot sitting smartly ready for take-off.
Spitfire MkIa Airfix Starter Set Dundee Model Shop Scotland Fife Broughty Ferry Hobby
3) The plane is assembled.
Spitfire MkIa Airfix Starter Set Dundee Model Shop Scotland Fife Broughty Ferry Hobby
4) A dark green base coat is painted.
Spitfire MkIa Airfix Starter Set Dundee Model Shop Scotland Fife Broughty Ferry Hobby
5) A layer of dark earth-brown is added to create the iconic camouflage.
Spitfire MkIa Airfix Starter Set Dundee Model Shop Scotland Fife Broughty Ferry Hobby
6) Finally, markings are added to the plane.
Spitfire MkIa Airfix Starter Set Dundee Model Shop Scotland Fife Broughty Ferry Hobby
Our Spitfire is complete!

New Monsterpocalypse Factions

The final two Monsterpocalypse factions are here! Joining team Protectors are the Terrasaurs – cold-blooded reptilian creatures with warm regard for mankind.

Monsterpocalypse Terrasaurs Fraction Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Monster – Terra Khan, a terrifying dinosaur that destroyers everything in its path.
Monsterpocalypse Terrasaurs Fraction Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Monsterpocalypse Terrasaurs Fraction Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Units – Carnidons and Spikodon
Monsterpocalypse Terrasaurs Fraction Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Units – Raptix and Brontox

Standing with team Destroyers are the Martian Menace – hostile visitors here to plunder Earth of its inhabitants and resources.

Monsterpocalypse Martian Menace Fraction Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Monster – The Ares Mothership is ingeniously designed to capture and transformed Earth’s resources into new Martian assault craft!
Monsterpocalypse Martian Menace Fraction Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Monsterpocalypse Martian Menace Fraction Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Units – Vanguards and Hunter
Monsterpocalypse Martian Menace Fraction Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Units – Saucers, Power Pods, and Hunter