Thursday, August 13, 2020
I'd like to take credit for this amazing act of selfless organizational effort but that would be untrue. Lets just say the CEO of the household suggested that I should, maybe, clean things up a bit. You know, one of those offers that couldn't be refused.
I discovered a good number of hobby related items including the Gamecraft bridge kit in the lower left of the picture
It's really nice to have a clean office and I have pledged to keep it clean and organized from now on. Betting has commenced on when that last statement is proven to be untrue with the prevailing sentiment being late September of this year.
Monday, August 10, 2020
Why are a handful of hexes not fully done? I suspect there will be some form of special terrain there...
It's a good thing I have found making hexes fun as one does need a lot of them. To fully cover a 6x4 gaming surface one needs 216 hexes!
Speaking of failing fast...
I've been experimenting with different ways to make both trees and make them removable without excessively damaging the hex. I think I've come up with a way that works by using small plastic tubes as sabots to hold the trees and covering the area with a forest floor flocking. I've also been experimenting with making wire trees and pine trees from bumpy chennel. By the way, there is a great "2 Minute Terrain Tutorial" on how to make 6mm pine trees on the Little Wars TV Channel - heres a link.
The copper wire trees proved to be too delicate so it's back to the drawing board there. The plastic tube sockets worked great, so that's a keeper.
Once I figure out the tree method I'll do a more detailed "how-to" post.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
As you can see, there are a lot of river hexes.
I really need to clean up my workbench. Lee over at the quarantined gamer you tube channel has an episode on just that topic - here's the link
Pico Armor is pretty good. By the way, I highly recommend the company - they have great products and superb service.
Hmmm, I wonder what we're trying to build out here. Please be advised some of the clubs projects never see the light of day - usually because I'm involved and screw something up. This might be one of them.
Making these hexes and scenicing them has proven to be really fun. I've also got some ideas of using these hexes to bring some hex and counter games to the tabletop. So many plans, so little time.....
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
The survey has become an essential tool in understanding our hobby and finding ways to support its growth, so please take a few minutes to fill out the survey. I may have even added a question or two so bonus points if you pick out which one.
Let's see if we can get past last years record breaking response rate of 11K.