Friday, 9 October 2015

Ship ahoy, a guardian & a nice find

Heading onward with the perilous island campaign we'll come to a shipping town to go looking for a sailor, as I've said many a time before I wanted Tricol to be all kinds of everything as that gives me more modelling opportunity's.

I'd never build a ship from scratch before & haven't build a ship of any kind since I was a child building airfix models which was not today or yesterday I might add, sadly I didn't do any WIP photos, but I must say I found the challenges of doing this project very enjoyible, it must be the carpenter in me as it's made of balsa wood for the most part.

Adding a few 40k bit helped mix it up a bit & create the pasted/future look that I wanted in keeping with how I see Tricol, to help add to that I just went for a wooden pier, I'll have 2 of these in the game.

Even given that we haven't gotten as far as the island yet anyone that has been fallowing this blog will know that I've been getting models ready for that part of the adventure & I've added another who will take the part of the guardian, I won't say any more then that.

The model it's self is nothing to writhe home about nor is the paint job as this s one of them things that I don't see getting much use, so I was never going to put in to much effort on it I will how ever stick it on a clear base.

Been for the most part a Warmachine/Hordes model it did give the different look that I need this to be to tie in with the story, a spat of sliver & a wash of army painter dip later & the jobs a good one.

Last on today's list is one for even further ahead I pick up this piece in the charity shop for 2 Euro (yes my wife thinks I mad) now all I've got to do is make it look like its a couple of thousand years old.

Since starting Tricol my hobby seems to be taking me in all kinds of directions & has me now making & buying things that a year ago I would never even have thought of which is really for me great & long may it continue.

Well that it for me as always my thanks for dropping in & may your hobby take you on an enjoyible ride.      


  1. That Guardian looks awesome. Very old school "Imperial Robot" looking with the big eye thing going on.

    I love cheap scenic finds. Yours is an exceptionally good one.

  2. Thanks for the fed back Wil, on the guardian that is the kind of look I was trying for so I must have done something right, as for the scenic find I was very luck.

  3. such a horrible trinket - perfect for pulp games :-)

  4. Thanks for the feed back Joakim I'm glad you don't like it but approve lol

  5. I like the boat.
    What are you going to use for the river?

  6. Thanks Darra, for it first outing it will be just at a harbour like in the picture above but with whole table set up, after that I'm not really sure mate i really only built it to see if I could lol

  7. The boat looks great, functional and playable. That 'statue' is incredible. I'd laugh at someone buying it if I was in a charity shop, but now I want one!

  8. Thanks Jason, you never know what you might find in a charity shop & your doing a good deed if you do find something so it win win.