Category Archives: Craft work

Doing things on the cheap

One of the things that often appalls me as a wargamer is the apparent entry cost of many games. First you have the rulebook, its supplements, rulers, dice, terrain and then the unpainted figures you then have to paint or … Continue reading

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From Russia with love…

Last year I ordered a couple of card building kits and one ship kit from a company called Rubrand in Russia. They were really cheap and looked excellent from the photographs on their website. I had seen some of them … Continue reading

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New Houses

In preparation for the next round of shows, I have been experimenting with unfamiliar materials to build houses from. In the past I have mostly used mounting card and 5mm foam board for this. They are sturdy, especially when based, … Continue reading

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Hobby time!

As some of you may know I am a bit of a cheapskate when it comes to craft materials. This means I shop a lot in Pound stores and The Works (UK discount stores). I had two lovely finds today … Continue reading

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The Ministry of Works! As some of you may realize from seeing our participation games at various shows, terrain making is part of my wargaming hobby. It began back when we were going to launch Daisho at Salute. I had … Continue reading

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Big Autumn Project 3

As I am going to be building a lot of houses over the next three months, I thought I might take you step-by-step through my basic method. Tools Retractable blade heavy craft knife Scalpel blade knife 12″/30cms steel rule A … Continue reading

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Autumn Project Part 2

So,  a few days have passed and I have managed to get a few more things sorted on the project. The first of these is that House A1 is close to complete. The longest part of any card house construction … Continue reading

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Craig’s Big Autumn Project

Well here we are, summer’s over so now I need a project to keep me busy this autumn. So why not make it an ambitious one? A while back I challenged the stalwarts on our Facebook pages to determine how … Continue reading

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IHMN Gothic village III

Last week I had got the point where the outer walls were complete and just needed the paint job. The stone walls came first and rather than use up the fine figure paints I have I went to my cupboard … Continue reading

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IHMN Gothic Village houses II

Last week I had got to the point of marking out my design on the foam board which shall form the four external walls. This weekend I began a series of experiments which shall culminate in the production of the first … Continue reading

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