Post by jeffgeorge on May 21, 2019 20:17:32 GMT -9
Hey, folks! Sorry I haven't been on around here much lately. In fact, real-life commitments kept me away from gaming almost entirely for several months. But things have settled down a bit now and I'm back at the keyboard and the craft table. Right now, I'm working on assembling an elaborate table for Warhammer 40K: Kill Team, using print-and-play terrain. Anchoring the set-up is Dave Graffam's amazing Babylon: Toxic Sands SF model kit.
I was initially put off by what seemed like a high price tag on the Babylon sets, but I picked them up as a bundle during one of Dave's sales a year or so ago. I didn't know what I'd use them for, and frankly, I was a bit confused and overwhelmed by them at first. But once I realized that they'd make excellent terrain for Kill Team, I gave the line a closer look, and WOW, am I glad I did! I assembled a few pieces from the Toxic Sands set, thinking they'd go well with my Mars-based Adeptus Mechanicus kill team, and I was hooked. These sets are infinitely flexible and extensible, allowing you to create massive, unique layouts for miniatures wargaming in just minutes (once they're assembled, of course!). I just can't tell you how fantastic I think these kits are.
But just because I can't tell you, doesn't mean I won't try! I'm two posts into a series on putting this Kill Team board together over on my blog, Print and Play Gamer. People don't normally connect cardstock modelling with Games Workshop games, but I'm proving that you can use top-quality printable terrain with the best-available 3D plastic miniatures to create an unforgettable wargaming experience. Check out the series, starting with the first post, Work in Progress: Kill Team!
Last Edit: May 22, 2019 10:46:25 GMT -9 by jeffgeorge: Forgot to tag @dagobahdave in the text! Whoops!
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Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9