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Too Many Ideas - Archive for the ‘Wargaming’ Category

Mark II Eyeball

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Spotted this on the BBC web site – the I-Ball – a camera for use in looking in dangerous places. How long till they adapt the idea for sport? It will make for interesting footage from football and cricket plus no more watching a blue sky where there might be a ball during golf. It […]

Two Paper House Variations

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

I’ve finished the first two variations of my paper house model Update: These models are now available free from the impworks web site cardboard buoings page.

Paper House for Gamers Updated

Monday, September 24th, 2007

A month ago I posted a beta version of a simple models house for wargamers and role players. I’ve had some feedback on it: a request for chimney stacks, variations of the ends and an extension for the ends. I’ve also added some assembly instructions too. I’ve posted the first of the PDFs this morning […]

Miniature Victorian and Edwardian Posters

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

I was digging through past projects looking at the nets I’d designed for paper buildings but never finished off when I came across something I’d actually finished. A sheet of sixty-five Victorian and Edwardian advertising posters resized to fit on to a sheets of mini address labels. They work with Avery Inkjet Labels Code J8651 […]

Paper House Beta 1

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

I started work on a set of simple, cardboard building models using pepakura originally for Serious and Organised but which, like Serious and Organised, I’ve yet to finish. A discussion on the SFSFW mailing list kicked me into finishing a simple one of a house. It can either be used as a single, semi-detached house […]

Pepakura Revisited

Monday, August 20th, 2007

When I first got Pepakura designer I played with it a bit but didn’t really get into using it. The last couple of days I’ve been playing with it again working up some simple building models for table top gaming. I’ll post the first buildings soon if I’m happy with them.

Ragnarok 52

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Issue 52 of Ragnarok the SFSFW‘s journal of fantasy and science fiction wargaming landed care of the Post Office today. My first Rag cover. It wasn’t a picture I’d done expecting it to be used on the cover but John liked it and wouldn’t let me fiddle with it. I’ve got a couple more illustrations […]

Ragnarok 51

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

Raganrok issue 51, John Wilson’s first as editor, came through my door this morning. A very good read it looks to be too.

Sometimes You Just Need to Let an Idea Stew

Monday, January 8th, 2007

I was reminded by the problems at Little Chef of a discussion I had with a friend over ten years ago inspired by a rather battered Little Chef map. The last few days I’ve been working on the project that has sat on the hard drive of two computers untouched for so long. I’m glad […]

Pepakura Designer

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

Came across a little shareware application that will take simple 3d models and produce a design for a paper mesh of the model. It can read a lot of fairly standard formats like wavefront object (.obj), lightwave (.lwo) and 3d studio (.3ds). It can also read some texture maps too. I’ve not got anything to […]

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