Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
So here are two, one which I made and one which I picked up from a Salvo's store.
B1's cupboard, which I made, sits in our spare room. The door came into my posession some years ago and was actually waiting for a cupboard to be built around it. B2 was on his way so the cupboard was duly built for his room. It originally had a hanging rail in the top, the two shelves were added and the rail removed when his clothes got too big for the space and the cabinet was handed over to B1. As you can see an eight year old can accumulate a fair bit of gear. The cupboard at the bottom has one shelf.
My miniatures cabinet sits on the other side of the room and was something I looked for for a long time.
It's an ex police piece and still has the police id number on the side. I picked it up for $50 which is cheaper than i could have bought the glass doors and tracking for. It originally had three timber shelves but it now has four shelves with the addition of a glass shelf I picked up from the side of the road (in the middle of a thunderstorm mind you). I had to have a centimeter taken off the front and one side by a glass shop :(
This bigger cabinet is almost ideal for me although my wife has commented that its butt ugly which is fair enough. The bottom locks and the two halves , top and bottom, come apart for transport. I'll post some measurements later.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Towards the end of the second game where the wizard came into his own dropping a cave in on four skeletons and putting the finger to a brace of chaos knights. Just before this photo was taken we had a total of about 16 opponents appearing on the board sections.
Two enjoyable games were played over about 4 hours with the last one being unfinished and packed up for another day. I was really pleased with the way it went with our gamesmaster being very capable with the rules and keeping everything moving pretty quickly. Although at times I'll admit I was getting a bit lost with what was actually happening with dice rolls.
Monday, November 17, 2008
The model is cast in Resin by Fenris and was purchased from Hasslefree in the UK. The model looks awesome, there were some very fine bubbles at each bottom corner and one on the top of the light on the roof otherwise a perfect and very detailed casting. Painting it has been harder than i had expected due to the fineness of the police lettering on the four sides and the beading on the windows. It's not quite finished yet, as it needs to be based properly and varnished and I may yet repaint the windows.
One thing I have been surprised at is the number of people who don't know what the Tardis is... where have they been for the last 40 years?
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
I would suggest get this one on first then its right rear leg then the front left leg. The rear left leg goes on last as it doesn't seem to quite touch the ground.
If you have a look at the resin versions on the Hasslefree website they don't either so its not a fault of the mould maker or yours truly and superglue fingers. It won't be a problem as the basing material will come up to the paw anyway so no drama. Allow some time and be patient, you'll be rewarded as its a truly imposing model.
After a bit of thought and some posing of the model I've gone with a smaller base than anticipated. Less space but should be more use in dungeons.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I may actually put him on a smaller square base to get him into the dungeon.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Anyway everything arrived in good shape, well packed and with a lolly!
And a new hat modelled by b2.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
4. At this point you are ready to add the dry ingredients.
NB While the recipe calls for self raising flour in our house we make our own by adding baking powder. The habit developed a long time ago after walking into unfamiliar commercial kitchens where I couldn't be sure just what was in the flour bins. People have a habit of mislabelling things and when you are using kilos of flour at a time the results can be interesting. About two teaspoons to 200 gm flour gives a reasonable result.
Sift the flour and salt together then add the choc bits and sultanas. Mix into butter with a spoon.Sorry, forgot a step...lick beaters
As you mix the ingredients be mindful of not crushing the mixture, you want to keep as much air in the mixture as possible. Towards the end as it amalgamates scrape the sides down. When there are no floury pockets present you're there.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
B2 sitting pretty at a recent community ride in Warrnambool.