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!

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 figures:

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 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: