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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

WIP Wednesday

Some more terrain. On the right is the last of my Amera order - two of their ruined building corner kits to make one structure. I've put in a collapsed middle wall to fill the middle space, provide cover and act as a elevated firing space\ramp to the higher floor.

On the right I've put doewn some texture on the basing before looking to fix down some Hirst Moulds wall parts I've had kicking around (and used) for years. I think they might get a bit more play if they are actually set as a terrain piece rather than a collection of blocks. That's the theory anyway...

Not in the picture I am also on the last trio of a gang of mummies for my IHMN Servants of Ra company. Hopefully they'll be presentable very soon.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Four A Miniatures Chaos Dwarves Kickstarter.

We all have companies we have a softspot for. Four A Miniatures is one of mine. Run by an enthusiastic gamer who decided to commision a few new sculpts to call his own and sell - something I'm sure many (if not most) of us dream of.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Tablet Tabletopping

Many moons ago, when the second edition of Two Hour Wargames Gladatorial ruleset, "Red Sand, Blue Sky", came out I had a bash with Adobe Flash to make an online-ish board. Some of the functionality did not work with touch devices though. I have just bought an app that will let me play on my Kindle Fire (also on android and ios).

Friday, 15 July 2016

Many More Ruins

Not been feeling too great over the past week, which means that I've not felt like concentrating on painting figures. On the flip site I quite often end up making a bit of terrain to scratch that hobby itch, and this time with the painting process and colours being the same I did a few pieces at the same time.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

4aD: First Adventure - Life Can Be Random

Earlier this year Ganesha games brought out their core rules for "4 Against Darkness", a dungeon crawl rule set to harken back to "the good old days". It was inevitable that I was going to pick them up. Simple rules, solo game play and random dungeon (and encounter) generation - what's not to like? With no miniatures required either, just the rules, a dice app on the phone and a pencil,  those lunch breaks suddenly seemed to have a new avenue to explore.

So here is the report of my first game. For those who have already bought and played the game some of the narrative may seem slightly out of step as I made a few errors, forgetting some paragraphs, backtracking sometimes to correct, sometimes not! But a tale was woven none the less...

Friday, 1 July 2016

3D Printing

I'm sure I'm not alone in seeing the rise of 3D printing and wondering how useful it may (or may not) be for your hobby.

So I was very interested to see this series of articles on TMP (The Miniatures Page) describing the basic 3D process and then documenting some attempts to use it.

3D Printing: Striations, Surfaces, Wisps & Fusing

Printing a 3D Model From the Internet

3D Printing 28mm Fantasy Figures