New Pocket Money Range

“So where have you been, why are there no new Model Builds” We hear you ask.

“You’ve just been idling in the sun haven’t you?” Although there is some truth to your audacious thinking, we have also been working hard to create a new model range!

Introducing our new Pocket Money Range, which offers high-quality scale kits at affordable prices. Specially curated from popular wargaming brands, this range offers a wide variety of kits that are sold separately and are quick and easy to build. What’s more, the kits in each topic are of the same scale, which means they can be combined to create a large battle scene.

Full building instructions are available on our website. For those who needs more inspiration – the finished models are displayed in the shop.

Painting With The New Army Painter Speed Paint

We have a grudge with Dave from Dundee Library Wargames Club. Ever since he appeared in the local newspaper and became a local celebrity, he had not set foot in our shop. But we will not render evil for evil. No, we render an expertly finished wargame figure, which was painstakingly primed, coloured, washed, and highlighted.

“Why would you take such care to paint for him after he had treated you so badly,” we hear you ask. Because we are just really kind and good hearted people who wanted to try out the new Army Painter Speed Paint! It was truly speedy. We primed the figure in white and added one coat of speed paint on top and the result is a decently painted model with shading and highlights!

So, Dave, when are you coming to collect your giant in diaper?

Construction of Hasegawa Zero Fighter (Egg Plane)

In between two big projects, we have sneaked in this simple model build to save our sanity. Egg planes really are as fun as they look.

Hasegawa zero Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Albeit the box art, this is one of those egg planes that does not include a pilot. Boo!
Hasegawa zero Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
As you can see, this model is very straight forward. The decal sheet covers two options.
Hasegawa zero Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
We reached this stage within half an hour.
Hasegawa zero Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
After priming the model in matt black, the nose and wheels are masked off and the model is airbrushed Gray Green.
Hasegawa zero Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
We masked off the underside using a combination of masking tape and masking fluid. Straight lines are masked with masking tape. Large and hard to reach areas are covered with masking fluid.
Hasegawa zero Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
The canopy is also masked with masking fluid. The model is airbrushed IJN Green.
Hasegawa zero Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Once the paint has dried, we began to peel off the masking fluid.
Hasegawa zero Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
All the masking products are removed.
Hasegawa zero Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Decals are added to the model.
Hasegawa zero Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
The model is varnish. The panel lines are picked out using green/brown paneliner and the model is sealed again with varnish.
Hasegawa zero Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
This is what the underside looks like.
Hasegawa zero Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
The panel lines are more prominent on this side.
Hasegawa zero Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Done!

Model Build – Miniart 1:35 British Lorry 3t

Following our successful car build back at Christmas, we decided to make another vehicle. We chose this WWI era British lorry by Miniart thinking it would be a walk in the park. How hard could it be? It’s just a wooden box on four wheels, no? No!

Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
This interesting box art is what tempted us to build this model. There are types of lorry you can make: a coal lorry, a generic transport lorry, or wood carrier.
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
As always, it was only after we opened the box that we realised what we are in for. Hands down, this is the most detailed model we have built to date.
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Look, here are the parts for the wooden box! At least that bit would be easy…hopefully!
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Here is the decal sheet and some very delicate photo-etched parts.
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
A big chunk of the entire model build was spent on this engine, which is mostly covered up in the end!
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Here is the completed chassis.
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Large sections of the model is made up and primed in matt black.
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
We airbrushed the main body in matt yellow and hand painted the smaller details (such as the stirring wheel and lights).
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Here is the airbrushed wooden box. Next, we will be bringing out some of those nice grain details with paneliners and a layer of wash.
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
The decals are applied and the model is vanished with a layer of dark wash.
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
We used a dark brown paneliner to bring out the gaps between the wooden planks.
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
To glue on the clear window without clouding the plastic, we used UV glue. It’s a little fiddly to use, but it is much stronger than your normal clear plastic glue.
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
To finish off, we made the ‘coal’. We used cork boulders, which were the right shape and didn’t add too much weight to the overall model. We covered the lorry with cling film, so the ‘coal’ can be pulled out and sprayed black once the glue has dried.
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland
Miniart British Lorry Coal Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Scotland

To Infinity and Beyond

In this project, we have gone big with the Apollo Saturn V Rocket – the space vehicle that transported the first man to the Moon! The real thing was 110m high. We worked on a 1:144 model, which has an impressive height of 77.5cm.

Revell Saturn V Rocket Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland
What could have influenced us to build this model, we wonder.
Revell Saturn V Rocket Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland
The sprues come in two colours, grey and white.
Revell Saturn V Rocket Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland
This kit comes with a detachable stand, which we thought was very handy.
Revell Saturn V Rocket Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland
The build was straightforward, we got to this stage in a day.
Revell Saturn V Rocket Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland
The model can be twisted apart to reveal the stages of the Apollo Saturn V. This allows you to see how the rocket stages separate and is also convenient for storage! Considering the size of the model, we decided to use an airbrush for the exterior shell. The interior and smaller parts were hand-painted.
Revell Saturn V Rocket Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland
We first primed the rocket and then airbrushed it white. Next, we used a combination of masking type and masking fluid to create the monochrome pattern. Here is the finished rocket!
Revell Saturn V Rocket Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland
The rocket experts amongst you might have spotted an error in the monochrome pattern. There was only two ways we could have possibly painted it and, unfortunately, we chose the wrong way!
Revell Saturn V Rocket Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland
The Adapter Panels surrounding the Lunar Module are released.
Revell Saturn V Rocket Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland
The Lunar Module standing on its landing legs.