Alliance Model Works Steampunk Submarine

| Monday, 23 December 2013 | 0 comments |

I recently received  the 1:144 scale Steampunk Submarine from Alliance Model Works. The model is a beautiful kit, combining a resin hull and main parts, brass etch detailing and water slide transfers. It even has a very delicate turned brass antenna!

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The model comes well presented in a sturdy box.

Alliance Model Works Steampunk Submarine

The parts of the kit.

Submarine parts

The kit also includes two double sided instruction sheets. As a complex kit, I feel that these are quite essential.

Submarine Instructions

I will be building this kit over the next few weeks and you can expect to see updates as the model progresses.

West Wind: Nemo and the Nautilus Crew

| Tuesday, 10 December 2013 | 0 comments |
West Wind Productions have released their latest Empire of the Dead faction, Nemo and the Nautilus Crew.


In the Shade of the Ishtar Trees

| Thursday, 5 December 2013 | 0 comments |
I have just finished reading In The Shade of the Ishtar Trees by J.P. Medved.



This is a 40 page short story available via Amazon Kindle and captures everything that a VSF fan could want. The story feels just like one of those movies that capture the colonial sagas, Gunga Din, The Four Feathers, Khartoum, Lives of a Bengal Lancer etc.

The story tells the tale of a young officer on an expedition into the unknown jungles of Venus. The expedition is soon ambused and fighting for their lives and the officer and a veteran sergeant lead the remains to safety.

Making an ideal plot for a wargame, or indeed for Space 1889 or the like, it is well worth a read by any fan of VSF, whether they are gamers or not!

I was very impressed by this story and I am looking forward to picking up a few more of J.P. Medved's stories.

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