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

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

Construction of Meng World War Toons King Tiger

Space Craft Dundee World War Toons King Tiger

Our latest build is the King Tiger from Meng World War Toons series – welcome to the world of cartoon tanks!

1) Included in the kit are the sprues, rubber tracks, and a small sheet of decal – which is a nice change from the Airbus A350.

Space Craft Dundee World War Toons King Tiger

2) This is a snap kit, the parts fitted nicely together but glue might handy for smaller parts.

Space Craft Dundee World War Toons King Tiger

Space Craft Dundee World War Toons King Tiger

3) The sprues come in grey, but we decided to prime it with a matt grey coat for a more realistic look. The finer details are picked out by hand.

Space Craft Dundee World War Toons King Tiger

4) In the final stage, decals are added. All the areas were nice and flat – no dramas here.

Space Craft Dundee World War Toons King Tiger

Space Craft Dundee World War Toons King Tiger

This is simple and straight forward kit, which can be built in an hour. The tank feels very sturdy, despite almost no glue was used.

Construction of Revell Airbus A350

The A350 is the first Airbus airliner with wings and fuselage made primarily from carbon fibre. Compared with traditional materials, carbon fibre is lighter and more robust. Thereby reduces fuel consumption and the cost of maintenance. Furthering fuel efficiency is the adaptive wing design. In mimicking the movement of birds, the wings can change shape whilst in flight to achieve maximum aerodynamic efficiency.

Revell A350 Space Craft Model Shop Dundee

1) Included in this kit are:

Revell A350 Space Craft Model Shop Dundee

Revell A350 Space Craft Model Shop Dundee

Revell A350 Space Craft Model Shop Dundee

2) The plastic components were pieced together to ensure everything fits. Test fitting the parts helps to work out which parts need painting and which are going to be covered up. This ensures that paints are not wasted and joints won’t be clot by layers of unnecessary paint.

Revell A350 Space Craft Model
The plastic pieces were held together with masking types. Disclaimer – no airplane was harmed in the making of the model.
Revell A350 Space Craft Model
Some surfaces on these engine components are left unpainted as they would be covered up

4) Once the fuselage was glued together, the model was primed. Revell Color Stop was applied to mask out the windows before the primer was sprayed on. This is a white gel that turns clear when dried. After priming, the gel was peeled off.

Revell A350 Space Craft Model

5) Decals were added to the model before a layer of varnish was applied to protect the paint and blend in the decals.

Revell A350 Space Craft Model

6) Here is the finished plane:

Revell A350 Space Craft Model

Revell A350 Space Craft Model

Revell A350 Space Craft Model

Construction of Revell Ghost Ship

In our latest project, we tried out an ‘easy-click system’ model by Revell. This box set contains everything you need to build a glow in the dark Ghost Ship.

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Dundee

1) Included in the kit are coloured plastic sprues, stickers, paint brush, and a bottle of  glow in the dark solution.

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Dundee

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Dundee

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Dundee

2) This is a snap kit, which means the parts are simply pushed together and no glue is required.

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Broughty Ferry

3) This is what the complete model looks like:

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Broughty Ferry

4) The glow in the dark solution could be painted directly on the coloured plastic, but we decided to add some colour to the ship.

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Broughty Ferry

5) The model was covered with several layers of the glow in the dark solution. The solution is a bit thick like PVA glue, you will need to thin it with water and blotted onto the model. Once it is dried you can’t see it.

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Broughty Ferry

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Broughty Ferry

Revell Ghost Ship Model Shop Space Craft Broughty Ferry

5) If you are wondering what it looks like in the dark, we are saddened to report that we have tried but failed to get a good photo. The solution gives off very little light, which our camera was unable to capture:

Construction of Hasegawa Eggplane

Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for some chibi cuteness. For in this project we are building an eggplane!

“Eggplane? You mean something that is edible and can be flown in?”

Well no….

“A vehicle that transports poultry away from the cruelty of mankind?”

What…? No!

“Please don’t tell me it’s just an egg-shaped plane?”

Without further ado, here is how we built our egg-shaped Mustang:

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

  1. Inside the box, we were confronted with some chubby airplane parts.

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

2) The parts were cut out from the sprues and pieced together. We masked the canopy ready for priming.

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

3) We sprayed on an even coat of primer before we started painting.

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

4) Carefully we separated and painted the individual parts. Once all our parts were painted, we glued it back together and applied the decals.

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

5) Finally, the paint was sealed with a layer of varnish and our eggplane is ready to roll!

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang

Space Craft Model Shop Dundee Hasegawa Eggplane Mustang
Not all the eggplanes come with a figure. We made sure we our plane had one; here is our focused-looking wide-eyed pilot.

Construction of Revell Camper Van

Today, we are working on 1:24 scale Volkswagen Camper Van (otherwise known as a Samba Bus). Now, with a glossy car body, you’d think anyone would be insane to try and paint it by hand. Using an airbrush would make it so much simpler, enjoyable, and produces a professional result. We’ve thought about this, and we were going to use one…but to cut a long story short: we chickened out.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

Here is the construction of our hand painted Camper Van:

1) To start, we painted the rubber tyres. It was little difficult to paint directly onto the rubber and took several layers of paint. It may be better to prime the whole tyre first before painting.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

2) Next, we went on to the interiors.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

3) The mechanical parts were very detailed. Be careful not to paint over any joints or the parts won’t come together, which we learnt the hard way.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

4) Next comes the car boot, where the engine sits. The instruction gives you a choice of two colours for the car body; blue or red. We decided to pick a third. “Ew, pink!” we hear you say. No, my friend, this is no ordinary pink. This is in fact the no-longer-in-production Citadel Tentacle Pink! The name alone gives this shade undeniable coolness.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

5) To paint the straight window edges, we employed the help of some masking tape.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

6) Here are the completed car body parts.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

7) The car body was glued together and we’re almost there!

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

8) Finally, we added the decals and glued on the glass panels.

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry

Revell Camper Van Space Craft Model Shop Broughty Ferry