This project is taking way longer than it should be and the main reason is buildings. Over a year ago when we started it all seemed so simple, use the Sarissa South Of The Border range plus some from the City Block, bang them on some 2′ x 2′ mdf boards and away we go! We even spoke to Sarissa at the last Deby show and ideas about modifying the city blocks to look more ‘south of the border’ were discussed but time moved on, they were busy expanding their ranges we got sidetracked by other projects, blah, blah, blah.
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This is a short ranty blog post but one with a cautionary message for all. In short, if you are thinking of ordering goods from the US, don’t!
Some may recall an earlier blog praising the 3D printing revolution and Butlers Printed Models in particular? Well this one was meant to be a celebration of finding a cheap (ish) route to fielding the myriad of versions of ‘technicals’ (Toyota Hilux or Toyota Land Cruiser) in 28mm for actions in the Middle East. Unfortunately……
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Our Indo China jungle has grown to quite a reasonable size over the past year mainly using aquatic foliage and different shaped mdf bases from the likes of Warbases but no bamboo, until now.
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Readers may recall the recent couple of blogs on the Tabula Rasa middle eastern buildings from Shiny Games? Well a conversation with a local gamer (hello Bob!) about low cost and simplicity persuaded me to buy some of the Blotz buildings at the Newbury show, so here are my thoughts.
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After the fun of building the last three desert buildings from this range we just had to get some more so another order to Shiny Games and back came the 8 inch Compound, the Desert Residence 3 and the Desert Storage Building.
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I’m sure everyone knows what 3D printing is but for the uninitiated; you create a 3D CAD model of whatever it is you want to make, you then make a tool path of the model for the molten plastic to follow, then you send the tool path program to a specialised printer add some molten plastic and hey presto! If it was that simple of course we’d all be doing it but that isn’t the point of this post.
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These are a set of desert buildings I was recommended to by Michael at ChargeBlog when I was halfheartedly searching around for buildings to use for our proposed Benghazi games. They are made by Knights of Dice Scenery, who are an Australian company I think, and are retailed here in the UK by Shiny Games. Oh, and before I go any further, no one is paying us for this I just wanted to share with anyone who might be reading.
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