Friday, 21 April 2017

Painting an Arquitens-class light cruiser Mk2

Painting the Arquitens Mk2 turned out to be surprisingly similar to painting the first ship. And not only because it is basically the same model.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Building an Arquitens-class light cruiser Mk2

It's been over a months since my last post but I've finally been able to lift the silence.  Here's how I built my latest masterpiece!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Commission: Arquitens-class light cruiser Mk2

About a year ago I undertook the largest scratch build of my career, a 50 cm long Arquitens-class light cruiser. Well now I'm back with another one! There must be something seriously wrong with me.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Painting an Ikaruga Fighter

The paint job on my Ikaruga was directly inspired by pictures of the ship I found on the interwebz. However, as it turned out, there are a few different versions of the ship and I managed to mix them up in my head. While it didn't matter in the end, remember to do your research!

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Building an Ikaruga Fighter

It's certainly been a while since I last posted anything but I've finally found the time to so something about it. Real life can be such a PITA sometimes. Anyway, here's how I built my Ikaruga fighter

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Commission: GX1 Short hauler 'Phoenix'

And here's the last ship for the year, a GX1 Short hauler known as the Phoenix. It was a ship in service of the Republic during the Clone Wars, though now it has been pressed into service with the Rebellion.

Sunday, 11 December 2016


The fourth in my series of SHMUP based conversions is the D117B Axelay, from the game Axelay. This is a game which I personally consider to be one of the greatest SHUMPs of all time. It is currently the last in this line of designs, though who knows when inspiration might strike again?

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Commission: The Sandworm

I can already hear the question; Haven't you already painted a Z-95 exactly like this before? And you are indeed correct. I think this is a first for me, a commission to copy the paint job of a ship from my personal collection.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Painting an Arrowhead

I'm finding it harder and harder to keep up with my paint guides. Real life can be such a problem sometimes and it certainly doesn't seem to let up. Anyway here's how I painted my Arrowhead.

Thursday, 24 November 2016


The third in my series of SHMUP inspired conversions, we have the Ikaruga from the game with the same name. Normally I don't like bullet hell type shooters but the polarity system of Ikaruga makes it stand heads above its genre siblings. To this day it remains one of the best SHUMPs ever made.