Sunday, July 17, 2016


So it's been a while since the last post.  I've recently been away on course without the ability to do any modeling.  It was a long course, lasting from March to the end of June.

I have also been posted.  I will be headed back to the mothership, i.e. The Regiment. Recently went through the process of buying a new house aswell.  

Between finishing course, planning the move, clearing out and traveling, it has been a temultuous couple of weeks.  Suffice to say this hasn't left much time to think about modeling.

That being said, I have spent a considerable amount of time planning a gaming table with built in storage.  I'll be sure to post the schematics when I get a chance.  I hope to be back at it by the 20th of July, but heck, who knows.

Happy hobbying,


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Turret troubles

Hey Hobbyists,

So I've been working on the 30k Deimos style turret.  Finally completed the mock up and even sealed it against permeation. 

 I had decided early on the I wanted to use a mold to minimize the work on myself.  

Unfortunately it didn't turn out as all I had was a two part epoxy putty mold maker, which unfortunately didn't keep the finer details.  I'll try again in the not so distant future and post my results.

I've also been working on this little guy for my Inq28 warband.

Happy hobbying.


Saturday, March 12, 2016

30k predator turret

Hey hobbyists,

Continues to work on the OOP Rhinos.  I have always had a little think for the old predator turrets.  I've had a bit of inspiration from the Blood & Skulls industries turret.

Here is the rounded turret base.

The basic measurements were eyeballed, but seem to be about right.

Here it is, trying it out on the hull.

I'll have more for you later.


Friday, March 11, 2016

Updating OOP Rhinos

Hey Hobbyists,

A while ago a buddy of mine was getting out of the hobby.  He handed over a bunch of old Rhinos.  Since I've been working on a 30k era Ultramarines army I figured these would be a great addition.

I scraped off the old track and replaced it with Chimera tracks.  They fit perfectly and look great.

I'm trying out the fence incense burners from the imperial sector box as a stand in for the old exhaust pipes.

And I'm current working on scratch building a Deimos pattern rounded predator turret.

happy hobbying.


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Another random project

So a little project I've wanted to do for a while is a leather pistol holster, but instead of guns, it's for a flask.  Looked at some finished products on the Internet, and sort of randomly delved into making this.

 I think it turned out fairly well.

Until next time.  Happy hobbying.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

New photos

Hey hobbyists,

Here are a couple of picture for you.

I've been pretty inspired by the guys over at iron sleet.  Here are a couple of work in progress models.



Thursday, February 11, 2016

More flames of war

Here are a couple of shots of the ongoing flames of war 4th Canadian armoured brigade.

Here you can see the extent of the forces.  4 x tank troops each with 2 firefly tanks, supported by a Sqn HQ and a troop of 3 x Stuart light tanks.

I decided that I would represent the Sheldt campaign and give them 3 x duwks as their echelon vehicles.  No idea if it is accurate and isn't even playable, but I'm currently doing the research.  

Still requires a dirty wash on the canvas and painting up the crew.  Picked up these solid pewter models at BC Shaver in Victoria, BC.  Apparently they had been on the shelves for years.  Got em for a song, and happy about it.

Happy hobbying.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Completed projects

Hey hobbyists,

Here are just a couple of of completed and ongoing projects.

I think I totally underestimated how awesome the Cameo Silhouette is.  I used the program and cutter for a project to help the girlfriend with her business. Will show photos of that one later.

Recently used it to cut out a stencil for the ammo crate army carriers.

Next are some new elements for the army that are being primed.  

I learned some airbrush tips while surfing Bell of Lost Souls and can't wait to put them into use.

And finally the guys over at Iron Sleet have been inspiring me with their Inq28 gold.  They even did me the honor of using one of my suggestions for naming a character.

Love 40kifying reaper models.

cheer gents,


Friday, February 5, 2016


Hello Gents,

Thought I'd give a snapshot of what I have been working on recently.  A long time ago I painted up 13 some odd Sherman tanks for Flames of War.  I was originally supper stoked about the 4th Canadian Armoured Division rules when they originally came out.  I then bought the market garden rules book so I could do it justice.  My intent was to do up a Sqn from the Governor General's Foot Guard with attached recce. 

To complete the project I needed more firefly tanks.

Enter the fireflies.

Also you can see the inside of the ammo carrier crates.

Hope you enjoy.


Monday, February 1, 2016

New works.

I'll keep this one short.  I had a spurt of inspiration the other day at the dollar store.  Saw some wooden boxes that could be augmented to make something else.  I'll let the pictures do the talking for me.

I'm planning on weathering and stencil long the boxes to look like Sherman ammo boxes.  When that is complete, I'll happily post more photos.  Especially to detail on the inside lid.

Happy hobbying.

- Helbuck