zondag 24 februari 2013

Big Blue

My biggest building to date, when cutting the board I was going to build an even bigger house, but after slaping myself with a ruler I reminded myself that a bigger house just won't fit my cabinets. And with bigger I actually mean wider, my cabinets are 28 cm's deep so that is the max.

So far, it has given me the following ideas:
- A Gouvernors or Mayors house
- A hotel
- A police or militia station
- A radio station
- A political parties office

...and if I think really hard (or have a beer) I'd propably come up with a dozen more. Lots of windows in this one, it really pays off to keep refreshing those blades. Lots of doors too, now with knobs....the tops of pins snipped off and stuck on. And a small rock line from kitty litter (unused).

The bit on top is actually part of my 6mm Van Der Valk hotel sign I just grabbed from the spares box, just to see if it fits. And it does.

Somewhere this week I wil have to find the time to sand the edges of the base and the building and give it a few coats of Gesso.

vrijdag 15 februari 2013

High tower

High tower that will double as a tower (surprise!), a rural minaret (they are not all round, you know) or as a handy JDAM reference point. A good 17 cm's tall with a ornate large door a 28mm fig could fit through, with a smaller door for a 15mm/20mm for a truly multifunctional tower.

Other then the ornate door it is a simple thing, no windows. Thinking about making a seperate tile to put on top that has speakers on all 4 sides. Also damaged it a bit, both intentional and unintentional. Tip for next time, keep your eye on the sanding stick.

That's all for the past 2 weeks, work has been very busy.

zondag 10 februari 2013

Labelling 6mm bases, opinions wanted

Just a test I did tonight to see if it is readable and with enough information. Aimed at CWC.

I decided to go with just the vehicle name and number, as I feel that is enough info during a game. I've never been a fan of stats on such a tab as it makes it much bigger then it needs to be.

Font is Arial, size 6. (height of lettering is 2mm). The text would be centred as much as possible, with the sides filled in with the same dirt as the rest of the base. I think I do not need to add flags etc, the name alone will tell me what army these go with.

Since I'm looking at doing this for Battlegroup as well, I would like to make normal troops bases on 40x20, marked with a simple Inf Unit #1-1 till #1-3 and Inf HQ #1, MG-42 #1 till #3, the latter being on 20x20 bases. Same would go for things like Spotters (unless in a vehicle, then 40x20) etc

Its just a trial sofar, due to the fact I'm really bad at keeping own stuff apart unless it has markings of some sort that are easy and quickly deciperable. And while my colour system works great for 20mm, I don't want to use it for 6mm, hence this test.

What say ye?