Sunday, July 12, 2015

IHMN Civilians, Wagons, Company Characters and Rugs

Always looking out for additional In Her Majesty's Name resources, we stumbled upon Blue Moon Manufacturing. Blue Moon was established in 2007 and have developed a range of figures sculpted by Bob Naismith, covering many genre.

If you are looking for Company leaders and their supporting cast, stop in at their Pulp Character Section you can find Captain Josiah and his Crew with Firearms (as seen above). There are 4 figures in this set and only cost $12.50.

Also check out their Egyptian, Japanese and Russian Agents. There are 5 figures per pack and only cost $14.00 each. Pictured here are the Russian agents.

For towns folk and civilians to add color to your tabletop game, check their Things That Go Bump In The Night section.

For 41.00 you can get 20 figures in each of the Romanian Civilians and London Victorian Civilians box sets.

For additional table details to add flair to your game, the Wagons Ho Section contains the Doctors Wagon This is a resin and white metal kit, some assembly required.

And the Mail Wagon. Each of these carts comes with 2 horses and will run you $26.00 apiece.

Lastly, if you like to go for interiors, print out these awesome oriental rugs, cut and place inside your buildings!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

How To Make Wooden Panels for Set Designs

Recently, taking a break from gaming, we did a set design with a lot of wooden panels as you can see here. Folks asked how we did this so we're going to show you how.

We used the same premise as model houses and fences built for war gaming . Starting with 4 by 8 polystyrene insulation board, we measured distances from 4 6 8 and 12 inches across the board. Vary these so your boards are not uniform.

After spacing out  your measurements  draw long  vertical lines along the board . Using a utility knife  cut a v-shape along your lines .

Next we made knot holes by taking a piece of pipe pressing it into the foam and gouging out an oblong hole.

After you have the hole in place, use your knife to cut a V shape running from the hole out to a point. Then use a pencil or pointed stick to score out other lines around the knot as you see here.

 When finished you'll have a panel something like this.

Painting them will depend on the wood look you are going for. You basically need a dark brown for the shadow areas a medium brown for the main portion of your wood and a lighter brown for your highlights. As you can see in the earlier photo we used medium Brown as the basis for the main boards. Here are individual boards made to attach as needed.

Here on this window we use a lighter more olive brown as the main color.

For our main building we used more of a redwood color.

We plan on getting back to "small" scale modelling soon! Till then,

Have a Great Battle
The Old Crow