Making Jungle Brush
I've been collecting lush jungle vegetation for a while and decided I need to finally get some jungle terrain completed!
Custom Rider Bases
I hate most of the raised surface plastic bases out there and like to make my own.
Buildings From Scratch
While in El Salvador for an extended period of
time, I decided to enhance my local wargaming terrain. After a day of
raiding the local stores, I came up with the required materials.
I recently ordered some 1/144 scale bombers from
Shapeways which are absolutely awesome! I love the fact I can order
them in ones or twos. This also meant that I finally needed to make
a nicer hex map for my WWI air combat games which I've been meaning
I was out in the garden the other day with my
wife collecting Sun Lilly pods in order to have the seeds for planting
in the spring time. I laughed and held up one of the pods for her to
see and mentioned how it looked like an Aliens egg after it opened.
Swiss Army Dice
So I was playing a table top game a few months
ago and it had these neat dice with the results for several different
things on the same die. What a great use of a single D6. So I thought,
heck, why not make my own Swiss Army Dice!
Making Roman Tents
Joe Saur, a fellow member of the Society of Daisy
Yahoo group, was kind enough to send me his scratch built Cold War Mediterranean
fleets for free. Feeling indebted to him for his kindness I offered
to scratch build something for him in return. His request was for some
I've been getting more involved with 1/285 micro
armor gaming and have been expanding my forces as well as my terrain.
I was walking through the local DIY store when I saw this tube of "Cedar
Tan" caulk and decided it would be a great start towards making some
much needed dirt roads.
Scratch Built Gotha IV in 1:144
Last year I caught the WWI air combat bug and
have been expanding and developing my kit ever since. After mashing
up a bunch of rules and taking the best juices from each my local club
has had several enjoyable sessions so far. All I need now are some bombers!
Urban Rubble Piles
While I was working on my Ancients project I decided
I needed a break. I stared at a bottle of white glue, my bag of cut
down left over sprue, and a disposable bowl.
I was walking around a toy soldier show (bad idea)
with some money in my pocket (bad idea) when I stumbled across boxes
of 1/72 scale plastics (unfortunate) that were only $4 USD a box (very
unfortunate). So naturally I bought all of them.
Sci-Fi Tank (1/35 Scale Kit Bash)
I started getting involved with miniature sci-fi
war gaming thanks to ALIENS. I purchased a gaggle of bug figures
and even found some nice Marine minis as well. Then one day I saw a
1/35 scale tank for a few bucks and couldn't say no to the purchase.
My mind immediately saw that a basic kit bash could net me a nice piece
of light armor for my games.
Vegetation On The Cheap
I recently discovered that several of my brothers
in arms are war gaming fanatics just like myself. I was invited to their
private war game fest at a local hotel where eight of them were holed
up during a weekend pass. As they were occupied trying to glue their
new figures together I decided to run out and pick up some basic supplies
to make them some terrain.
Basing 1/285 Scale Trees
My previous tutorial was on how
to make 1/285 scale trees
. In this tutorial I will show you how
I mount or base those 1/285 trees. I happened to rescue some quarter
inch cork panels from the trash bin at work and decided to recycle them
for my bases.
Making 1/285 Scale Trees
I needed a bunch of 1/285 scale trees but I wanted
to make them myself to keep the cost down. I needed a lot of them, after
all, so any easy and cheap method was preferred.
How To Paint 1/285 Scale Buildings
I made the plung into 1/285 micro armor for WWII
about a year ago. Although it has been tedious at times, I have to say
that it was rewarding to start seeing the vehicles come together. Next,
of course I needed buildings.
How To Recycle Figures
Stephen Gilbert was kind enough to send me some
figures that had those bases on them, the kind with stats and stuff
where you click or slide it around to change the values? Well, I never
have nor want to use the actual game systems these were meant for, but
I do like to add more figures to the gaming table where possible. What
we have here is a recycling situation just waiting to happen.
How To Store ASL Counters
I started with the classic, Tactics II,
around 1965 and moved on to Blitzkrieg, Stalingrad, Afrika Korps,
etc. Storage was accomplished by just dumping the pieces back in the
box. I never liked those plastic trays with flimsy plastic tops that
came with the old SPI games and I think are still sold by Multi-Man
as a component part. It was usually impossible to get the lid sealed
without messing with the pieces in the compartments, and counters were
always migrating to other spaces.
How To Campaign Like Me
We all enjoy war gaming, or else I would assume
you would not be reading this article. What better way to have much
deeper and more meaningful experience than to run a campaign?
How To Ink Figures
Well, when I was a kid I loved all those children's
adventure stories, filled with colour plates of the action. Similarly,
I adored the gentler atmospheric tales such as Winnie the Pooh, Wind
in the Willows, Paddington Bear, and all the Beatrix Potter books.
The ones I liked best were those which contained lavish water colour
plates... you know, the ones that were softly dabbed with a brush -
almost stylised, where you could often actually see bits of the white
book paper showing through underneath the colour print.
Online Dice Generator
Ever go traveling and forget to bring your dice?
How about needing to roll 100 D6 - or even a 1000? Heck ever wanted
to roll 10,000 D20s just for the heck of it? Now you can!