Storage solution

I have a growing collection of 28mm figures based on 25mm mdf disks. The Spectre Miniatures figures are really nice but they can be a little fragile and easily damaged in the normal foam trays. No one likes a broken gun barrel. Retrofitting magnets to the mdf bases is entirely possible, but a huge faff. …

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Mikasa electronics prototype

I am building the Hobby Boss 1/200th scale model of the Japanese pre-dreadnought battleship Mikasa. My idea is to create the control systems myself using off the shelf Arduino components, this presents some challenges with when to install the electronics in the timeline of building a plastic model kit. I have created this prototype frame …

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The walls go up!

With the bases for all of the walls and buildings traced at scale size from the satellite map of the compound I had to start laying out the cuts for the walls. The heights of the various walls are well documented in articles like this: https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/05/02/world/asia/abbottabad-map-of-where-osama-bin-laden-was-killed.html?ref=world A simple scaling calculation gave me the height of …

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Building the Beast (Spectre Miniatures LTV)

Our trip to Vapnartak 2019 led us straight to the Spectre stand to pick up some new goodies. Amongst the goodies on offer was their brand new vehicle the LTV (light tactical vehicle). This is the US Militaries replacement for the Humvee, but is also attracting interest from other countries including the UK. Enough of …

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