Thursday, 29 December 2016

Strange '53 poster

Very odd movie poster - not how i saw them at all

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Martian Handling Machine - colours

HG Wells has the Martian craft as metallic. Problem there is that could be a bit dull, especially as the bridge girder work will be the same. So how to jazz it up? Well, I've got a pot of Citadel Metallic Green that I've had for a good 30 years and is still viable. So, after basing in gun metal, I've dappled on another coat with some of the green mixed in. A bit bright, but the next stage will take care of that.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Martian Handling Machine - progress

Right, with tentacles made from Green Stuff and legs from coathanger wire, the thing was given a dapple of Mr Surfacer to give it surface texture, then primed.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Martian Handling Machine - getting started

So, i bought me a yogurt pot for a new project- Alvim Correa's brilliant depiction of the Martians handling machine. I plan on buidling it in this pose, set amongst Red Weed-encrusted ruins. Hopefully i'll be able to source some suitable scale birds from the railway modelling section. Studying the picture, it looks like it has organic tentacles front, left and one coiled up at back. Assuming there's also one on the right that's either retracted or snapped off, I've drilled four holes in the yogurt pot and capped them with some wheel bits.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Neat images (3)

A terrifically chunky Tripod that seems to merge with elements of the Martians.

Neat Images (2)

Fantastic, pretty darn accurate depiction of the Fighting Machines. The Martian doesn't look bad either!