Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The Commission: Completed.

I've just posted the $400 commission off to Sydney.
Here are some pics for those of you who've been suffering Hippo Withdrawal.

There's so much of it my table proved insufficient...

The Hippo Rock - most sinister of rocks!

My some what petite Chaos Dragon guards the somewhat smaller toll bridge.
Cottage and tower...

Many a wood and wet thing.
Okay, enough of that. I will get round to the Blighted Altar pretty soon, but I've been working solid all of the easter term holiday on this, so I'm a bit burned out on terrain. And after the Altar there will be mysterious coolnesses committed.

Monday, 1 April 2013

New bundle deal available: My First Terrain Set DELUXE

We're proud to announce a new bundle deal has been added to our catalogue - My First Terrain Set DELUXE!
MFTS DELUXE includes everything from the original MFTS bundle (as seen in Ishoo Firteen), plus some cool buildings and a river - that means you get:

  • Two mediums sized hills
  • Two medium sized woods with removable trees (four in one wood, five in the other)
  • A ruin
  • A lake
  • Two cottages
  • A watch tower
  • A river consisting of six straight segments (including a bridge and ford) and four curves
all for the princely sum of $150!

Stop press! Polystyrene at Bunnings!

Yesterday I went to buy a power drill at Bunnings, and took my dad along, since he knows more about this sort of thing than me. Of course, taking my Dad to Bunnings is a bad idea. He treats hardware shopping much like a stereotypical blonde treats shoe shopping.
So we ended up looking at insulation, and I noticed polystyrene sheets! Now, this was not the cool extruded pink or blue stuff, it was expanded white stuff, but I prodded it with a powerful digit, and it seemed pretty dense. There are a few issues - it only comes in huge bundles which cost $60 each, it only comes in one thickness, and some of it appears to have cuts part way through it to allow it the bend... So I didn't buy any.
But this is a hopeful sign for the future - we can dream of the day when Bunnings stocks polystyrene!

BTW, Bunnings has a new branch in Mentone where the old Nylex plant was. We ended up there after the first branch did not have enough insulation to satisfy Dad. It's so big you can just about see the curvature of the earth when you stand at one end and look down the length of the place.