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.

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

From Tanks to Monsterpocalypse – Are you game?

Today we announce with sadness that three our tanks were badly injured from their fierce battle on Saturday. Mr Michie once again turned up in the shop and unleashed his suspiciously fortunate dice throws. Beating us once is fortunate, beating us twice is suspicious, but THREE times? Something is wrong.

WWII Tanks Wargame Space Craft Broughty Ferry
Photographic evidence submitted by Mr Michie showing our defeat – this is very cruel you know, but probably nothing compare with how he will feel when he loses the next game!
WWII Tanks Wargame Space Craft Broughty Ferry
We can’t bear to witness this any longer.
WWII Tanks Wargame Space Craft Broughty Ferry
Nooooo!!!!!

Space Craft hereby challenge you, Mr Michie, to a game of the highly anticipated (by us anyway) Monsterpocalypse. Read up on the rules because you can no longer hide behind your measly cornfields or rural cottages as giant robots are coming to town!

Monsterpocalypse wargame Space Craft Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop

Construction of Revell Mil Mi-24D Hind

Revell Hind Broughty Ferry Model Shop Space Craft

First introduced in 1972, the Mi-24 “flying tank” is the first Soviet helicopter capable of transporting cargo and troops without compromising its attack capabilities.

1) Included in the kit are:

Revell Hind Broughty Ferry Model Shop Space Craft

2) The canopy was carefully masked over before brush-on primer was applied.

Revell Hind Broughty Ferry Model Shop Space Craft

3) Individual parts were painted before assembling.

Revell Hind Broughty Ferry Model Shop Space Craft

Revell Hind Broughty Ferry Model Shop Space Craft

5) This is the assembled model with decals added:

Revell Hind Broughty Ferry Model Shop Space Craft

6) To finish off, a layer of dark wash was applied to accentuate the panel lines and protect the model.

Revell Hind Broughty Ferry Model Shop Space Craft