Thursday, 10 November 2011

Time ... where does it go??

Once again it's taken me ages to post ... sorry about that, but work - although not as hectic busy as it was - is still busy.  That said I have been hobbying in the evening, just not felt the urge to post. Here's what I've been up to ...

I took a bunch of photos of my WW2 Burma stuff to post, but they came out quite bad so I'm going to try again before I post that.

Having been alerted to its existence by Shelldrake, I ordered a copy of Witchfinder General: Days of Revelation as a christmas present along with a bunch of figures from Warlord Games for it. I'll post more details when they arrive.

Readers of my eariler blog may remeber that I tried making buildings with the various card/paper print pdfs you can get over the net and using foamcore as the structure. I found foamcore a horrid, horrid material to work with though and rapidly gave up. The other day though, while in Rymans Stationers, I found some artist's acrylic/oil board - which seems to be 2mm thick cardboard in essence and tried some of that. I've fouind it a much better building material and below are pics of 4 of the structures I have built so far:

Small Chippy

Garage

'Cottage'

'Split Ruin'
The Chippy and Garage are free to download from www.germy.co.uk whie the 'Cottage' - their name for it; it doesn't look much like a cottage to me! - and the 'Split Ruin' are from Dave Graffam Models that I got from Wargames Vault. I'm in the process of 'bashing' one of the DG models to create a pair of terraced houses and more on that and the other models I'm building soon (ish!)

edited: the board is called "the artist oil & acrylic board" and is £5.19 for 3 sheets, each 20 x 16 inches in my local Rymans, although that might be a reduced price - not sure

7 comments:

  1. Damn good work on those, looking forward to more...don't worry about blogging as much as real life gets in the way sometimes.

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  2. So do you just print these on a normal inkjet printer then glue on to the card?

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  3. looking good, i like the chippie and garage, ill have to get that free download

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  4. yeh, Witchfinder General: Days of Revelation looks good, and i could use a lot of my old lotr minis for it, nice one

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  5. Those models have come up a treat! I will have to look out for some of this card.

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  6. Nice work, but I'm looking forward to your WW2 Burma stuff....

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  7. @TAL - Thanx buddy. Wish I could post as regularly as you!

    @Brummie - I used to do that, but now I'm lucky enough to have access to a colour laser printer! so I print from that and stick to the card. I'm planning to do a step-by-step post on the building method soon ... well soonish!

    @Shintokamikaze - they are really good and have interiors as well; photos to follow

    And Witchfinder has arrived. Not read it as it's going to be an xmas pressie, but a flick through is impressive

    @Shelldrake - just bought a pile more of it to build my own empire ... err ... well, village

    @Extraordinarii - next on the list to photo!

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