Saturday 6 March 2021

Hobby Diary Part 1: Monster March and 2nd Ed. Army Challenge


Hi folks,

Every Saturday I am going to try and publish one of these Hobby Diary posts. With so much stuff going on, I think a quick post to show some work in progress will help keep me sane. This week I have started some work on an old 1995 vintage Forest Dragon for Monster March. I have had this one since I started going out with Jen, and we have been together for 21 years now. So it is definitely time to do it some justice. This first week has been spent just cleaning the model up and pinning the hell out of it. I'm hoping to prime it tomorrow.

I have also primed and added the first layers/blends to a Razorback for the 2nd Ed. Army Challenge. I can't express who much of a joy it is to be working on this model. It is such an iconic model of that edition, with some really neat details and opportunities for splashing some colour. 

I don't have any new photos, but I am also still painting the Van Diemen's World heavy weapons squad for my mate Wade. they are taking forever, but in a good way. I have also popped the lid on Laurie's Valkyrie and Marauder. I'll have to invest some time this week to add some more details, just to keep them moving towards completion. Below is the reference image Laurie sent me to use as inspiration; smokin' hot.

Thats it for now. Let's see if I can carve out some regular hobby time over the next couple of weeks.

See across the table,



  1. Great to see a hobby diary from you! Posting regularly helped me to sit myself down and do some hobbying, which was very good for both my mental health and my output.

    That forest dragon is such a beatiful scuplt! But it's a bit of a pain to put together with so many places to pin and maybe even putty.

    1. I need a diary just to get it off my mind! I hoping I see the same kind of positive results that you did. The forest dragon is a particularly evocative sculpt I am really looking forward to the detail stage. I just need to get through the base layers first...

  2. Sweet! All good projects. The old metal dragon brings back some memories, as does the Razorback with the metal turret! Hobby on!