Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The World turned upside down...

We have put our house on the market and are looking for a new home.
Preferably somewhere near the main roads west of Hull.
Among all the work getting our house ready to sell and looking for a new home, it means that most of my projects are put on hold.
I may also have to dispose of some of my toys and books. :(

On the plus side, our new home may have room for a garden railway and or a bigger shed/games room.
Also I have been in discussion with a prominent miniatures producer about reintroducing a beloved fondly remembered range of 1980's sci-fi models... :)


  1. Chris, on the subject of miniatures I think it's worth pointing out 3d printers are now looking at retail entry level units at ~$300.00 u.s. (450 pounds sterling? IDK it's an old rule of thumb needing updating I think) On top of being obtainable there is quite a bit of interesting software apps including My fav a routine allowing My Xbox 360 Kinect motion sensor device to scan objects into 3d print code. With this available I believe models and miniatures can carry much more information now such as movable parts allowing separate facings for movement and fire for example or 7 hex dragons with a bending middle (two 4 hex dragon counters joined at one end via brad w/counters) etc. Just thought it worth the consideration when rethinking mini's as the more info carried by the mini the less bookkeeping and 'splaining pictures with words via rules needs doing... always a good thing IMHO.

  2. Jay,
    I am away off from 3D modelling yet unless it involves cardboard or funky foam!
    (My dragons are fairly flexible except, they spring back to shape when you let go)

    I have seen some impressive 3D modelling for wargames and/or model railways.
    When you mentioned scanning I remembered this chap:

    He has scanned people in period clothes to make miniatures for his model.