Niðavellir Shipyard

The Nidavellir Shipyard is a large UCM Shipyard hidden far away from any planetary system.
After the scattering of humans after the first Scourge attack many ships used their ftl drives and made an random Foldspace jump just to get away. Many of this ships found themselves alone in the dark, to close to a star or a black hole and perished but some made it to an empty place in space. And that’s how the Nidavellir belt was discovered. A collection of large rocks, asteroids in different sizes and collection of dust and sand. Exactly how this place come to be, far from any sun, placed in between systems is not known. It is believed it was created after an extremely unlikely collision of two larger celestial body, with no stronger gravity pull in the vicinity this collection of minerals and rocks have held together by their own combined pull of each other. The scatter of large rocks and the natural background radioactivity have created a hiding place. After the survivors made contact with the now formed UCM the area have been put to good use.

Named after the Norse mythology Nidavellir, the world of the dwarves, for its rich mineral and metal resources. Perfectly for foundries and a large shipyard complex.

This is the place to produce ships...

Friday, 5 October 2018

White star, luxury hotel and restaurant spacestation

 Welcome to "White star" luxury hotel and restaurant. Have you booked?

The "White star" was built as an luxury hotel, and restaurant for the absolute richest persons in the society.
With large spaces rooms with large glass domes and windows offering and unprecedented view for its visitors.
It offered a remote place for business meetings and a luxurious bar and restaurant that is beyond this world...  

 The "White star" was really fun to build, I used some other bits mixed in to get a unique feeling. The smaller domes on the sides are from a smokelauncher from 40k and the larger domes on the sides are the sidemounted lasguns on a Chimmera, also from 40k.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Unboxing a PHR Dreadnought

Well since I'm a PHR collector I had to have the new PHR Dreadnought. But I don't think it's really play worthy if you don't play mega battles. Still it's a cool model. So let's get on with the unboxing.

 The box is pretty nice with a new design and nice art work. 

The backside features a fully assembled ship with some technical info. I think this is good since you can pretty much assemble the ship from this one picture. But if you're still unsure you can download the manual from ttcombat's webpage.

All the parts are nicely wrapped in bubbleplastic. You get a stand and stand-stickers with the model.

 Well you get a total of 26 pieces aside from the stand. First impressions are somewhat disappointing. I spot a couple of large moldlines and excess plastic cling to the models. Some of the fins have warped :(  

Massive excess plastic.

Ungh this piece really made me cringe.

3 of the 5 fins where warped

I mean what the hell. I hate trying to bend resin back with warm water.

Moldlines , still they're on the bottom so should be okey with some sanding.

Massive moldlines and holes from the bubbles in the resin.

Lots of bubbles.

This one wasn't that bad, but still had to use my hobby knife to shave some of.

:( This one will need some greenstuff to smooth out the the hole and bubbles :(

Moldlines and some bubbles

Something that bothered me when I was fixing the diffrent bits was that the quality differed from piece to piece. And the color and texture wasn't consistent. You could see it very clearly on the fins. Both the texture and color. Weird that they use diffrent stuff on diffrent parts on a new model.

Well here are all the parts cleaned.

I tried some dry assembly and the large parts are like forgeworld. Horrible

Could be that I trimmed a little to much. Still it's a difficult fit that needs some work to make it happen.

But when you put the side panels on it's pretty forgiving. But it still needs some greenstuff on the upper part.

Well that's all for the unboxing. I'll be back with a assembly walkthrough to put this beast together.
See you until next time.

Friday, 28 September 2018

B12 - Greenhouse space station

The B12 was and still is a Greenhouse space station. Originally constructed to offer fresh vegetables to the serving men and women of the growing human space population.

This is an luxury that strengthen the moral of the troops.

The B12 is an civilian space station with lots of specially design rooms, giving each crop or vegetable its optimum living condition. With large solar panels and a huge water tank this ship is able to provide the humans with food for an uncounted future.

I painted the "glass" windows with gloss varnish after the miniature was done to get that nice shine to it.

Seen here is a New Orleans class Strike Carrier resupplying with some freshly grown food.