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



'Split Ruin'
The Chippy and Garage are free to download from 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


  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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!