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Topiary ball foliage

Topiary ball foliage

I made a bit of a discovery in a local discount shop today. They are selling small topiary balls for £5 which are basically big balls of plastic leaves similar to artificial aquarium plants. What makes them interesting is that the plastic foliage can easily be popped off as they are grouped together with 4 stalks on a plastic base. Each group is about 20mm-25mm high as can be seen in the photo below. For …

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Power generator and some soft transport

Power generator and some soft transport

I’ve been more productive in the past few weeks than I have been for a long time. I’ve set up a painting workflow that seems to be helping me get things done. More on that in another post maybe. First off are 2 Matchbox vehicles that will act as generic soft transport. Not 100% happy with the green I’ve used, I think it’s a bit dark.   10 years ago I ordered some 6mm sci-fi …

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WIP – A generic desert/arid compound

WIP – A generic desert/arid compound

After a fit of inspiration caused by this thread on theminiaturespage.com, I’ve managed to cobble together a generic 15mm compound based on those seen round about the Middle East. I had already started building 2 Middle Eastern type houses from 5mm foamboard so I decided to base them on a piece of polystyrene (that once supported a pizza) and add more foamboard to build a wall around it. Unfortunately when I was adding a 3rd …

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Work in progress modern/sci-fi wooden barn scratch build

Work in progress modern/sci-fi wooden barn scratch build

I have been planning to write up an AAR on my first Tomorrow’s War game from a few weeks ago but found something more fun to do, a bit of scratch building. I started work on a wooden barn for modern and low tech sci-fi games, largely inspired by this post on the excellent Sippin’ On Paintwater blog. Here are a few shots of work so far, more to follow as I get time to …

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Hexon Terrain Boards Review

Hexon Terrain Boards Review

I recently decided to try out Kallistra’s Hexon terrain boards, having read good things about them on quite a few blogs. They are available in a variety of colours or Kallistra can supply them pre- flocked. I decided to go for the flocked version, as recommended in this blog post. They arrived only a few days after I ordered them, packaged well and undamaged. I’m looking to start off with a 2ft square playing area …

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