Friday, 24 December 2010

Super secret project - III

There is one question I have yet to resolve.  How to assemble, store and transport this thing!  I dislike sectional boards as the edges are always so visible so I would prefer to glue this all together into a 6x4 or 8x4 complete board. The location of the buildings and river and such like is also a problem as they dont match the edges of the boards.

I guess I should glue the foam to a sheet of 6mm MDF or something similar? I'm then paranoid about the edges being damaged... especially as i will need to move it about the country. Should I surround the outside in a box structure of ply or MDF or something?  I can probably borrow a van in which it will travel and the buildings will be held in place by magnets so I am not too worried about them getting damaged but the other end of the board is going to be wooded with sea-foam trees and the trees will be a nightmare to transport. I'm also worried about stuff falling on the board and damaging the foam. My natural reaction to this is to make a wooden box with handles that completely surrounds the board?  Those of you that transport large terrain boards regularly... what do you do - advice please?

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Super secret project - I

Shhh - don't tell anyone.

A little something I am playing around with

Shhhh ... i can't tell you anything as this is a super secret project that only Mike Thorp and I know about, and i only have until the middle of April to finish it (so don't ask ...ok?)

Thursday, 9 December 2010


Well, it's been a while, but finally I think most of the problems and delays are behind me and I find myself back in a position to be able to relaunch my small laser cut buildings endeavour. The only problem  have now is one of time, so don't expect anything other than a snails pace.

I expect to be reopening the store in late january, with a couple of new products already shown here, the watchtowers and stockade walls, with a few new modular bits and pieces thrown in too.

I also have secret plans for Salute 2011 in the works, so maybe see you there?

Thank you all for your patience.