Ricky's Blog

Wargaming, motorbikes, modelling, anything else I'm interested in.

Ricky's Blog

This is my new Blog, I'll be writing about the things I do in wargaming, motorbikes, and model building (boats, airoplanes, etc).

More 3D printing of my Big Boy steam locomotive.


23 Oct: Here are some more pictures of my work in progress Big Boy steam engine.  I'm really getting into this 3d printing lark! :-) Big Boy WIP 2 Big Boy WIP 3 I'm making a start on the boiler now, just for a change of pace from the chassis.  Stay tuned for more 3D printing stuff soon! (read more...)

Big Boy Locomotive model


11 Oct: I've been printing a model of the Union Pacific Big Boy steam locomotive, the biggest steam engine in the world (I think?). Big Boy This is how far I have got, after 58 hours of printing - still a long way to go!  The original model was posted up on Thingiverse , it is a 1/15th scale model.  I am printing it at a reduced scale, so I end up with a 2-1/2" guage model, still pretty ... (read more...)

2mm Horizon Wars Playtest - Alien Invasion Supplement Playtest


11 Oct: Horizon Wars Playtest On Thursday 27th September, Rob and I tried out my 2mm Horizon Wars figures, and also tried out my Alien Invasion! Supplement.  Here is a quick rundown of how we got on. Set Up Rob laid out the playing area, using the wooden rods he made for deployment areas in our 6mm games, an area 45cm x 45cm was chosen. This equates to a 45" x 45" table at normal scale.  Rob took ... (read more...)

Horizon Wars Battle Report 2 - 4th August 2016


13 Aug: Battle Report for Horizon Wars game on Thursday 4th August, 2016. This was a game played between Rob Wilson and myself last Thursday evening, we used Horizon Wars rules, with the "New Adventures" Supplement. Mustering We decided on a 15 Point game.  My Battlegrooup consisted of: Heavy Infantry CHQ 2 x Heavy Infantry 2 x Armoured Artillery 2 x Recon 1 x P2 mech (M4,F5,A2,D2, Assault Rig, Ace Pilot) Total Force Cost (FC):15, Total Force Presence (FP):18 I ... (read more...)

Horizon Wars Battle Report - 21st July 2016


30 Jul: My first battle report, before I had my own blog, so posted up at Precinct Omega . We used 15 FC (Force Cost) to build our battlegroups, so my starting force was composed of: 1 x P3 Mech M3/F6/A4/D2 Assault Rig, Frag Screen 1 x Heavy Infantry CHQ 2 x Heavy Infantry 1 x Mobile Infantry 2 x Heavy Cavalry 1 x Armoured Artillery To see the whole report, click here . (read more...)