Friday, May 23, 2014

Advances in framing...


...though as Doctor O'Connor pointed out, 
that's hopefully personally rather than professionally. 

I've been meaning to get motoring on framing for quite a while now and to be honest, I faffed around for far too long because I was afraid to make any mistakes. This is not the first frame I have put together and it's certainly not perfect, but it is getting there. My cuts are good, but my mitre box is a little loose and that's making it difficult to make a completely flat surface.  

I'm going to try again with a chop saw and see if that works. But once again, it's been proven that the best way to learn how to do something is to do it. 



What's in the box? 

Also a very pleasant surprise arrived yesterday, the result of a trade with David Crook



Trucks

These are Lledo "Days gone by" brand trucks which will be useful for my Very British Civil War and Operation Sea Lion games.  There's a very interesting assortment, though the scale seemed to wander a bit.  Most of the vehicles seem to match up with 1/72 figures or at least don't look unreasonable.  The largest appear to be about 1/50, so I could use them for 40K Rogue Trader games. I envision my version of 40K being a TV series shot by Granada in the 1970s, which is why all the battles take place near a ruined Gothic abbey and the bad guy always has his base in a country house or an industrial estate.  The extras always wear the same uniforms too. Makes perfect sense to me. 

8 comments:

  1. Don't forget the disused quarry to represent a bleak alien/post apocalyptic landscape.

    Is there nothing this man can't do? I mean, picture framing, wargaming, kitten wrangling. Where does it end?

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    1. Is there no beginning to my talents?

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  2. I shall eagerly anticipate the Granada version of 40k.

    FMB

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    1. I hear it only got three seasons, but you can occasionally find them on VHS at cons.

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  3. "40K being a TV series shot by Granada in the 1970s" - that's brilliant! Could have lots of fun with an idea like, while keeping things minimal and reusing terrain and miniatures, for all sorts of periods/genres of games.

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    1. That was what I was aiming for. Every alien planet is a quarry/industrial estate in Surrey.

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  4. I use a dedicated mitre guillotine for this job. It gives perfect angle everytime. It could be that for occasional use they are expensive, but you might find a cheap one.

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    1. They are a bit pricey to be sure. I'll look around.

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