X-Wing Space Station Modelling

With all the extra space ships etc landing in my X-Wing collection and how great the asteroids look, I thought that modelling up a custom space station would be a cool next step. The idea was a…


X-Wing Storage and a Raider

With the recent creation of my 3D asteroids for Star Wars X-Wing I knew I needed some sane way to store and transport them. Since they already had metal stands (for weight) I did a quick test on a…


X-Wing Playmats and Asteroids

Star Wars X-Wing is one of the prettiest games you can have grace your tabletop. On the weekend I picked up one of the FFG playmats (the one featuring the 2nd Death Star). It looks just gorgeous with…


Sunday Supanova

Due to other commitments I only enjoyed a single day of the Sydney Supanova this year. As always I had a great time with all the cosplay, seminars, merch shopping and more. The highlights for me…


Deskosaur Project

This is a quick post with some pics showing some of the pieces I contributed to the Deskosaur project which was for a desk organiser system which required designing, modelling and then building to…


Katie Art and some Cosplay

Despite how uncredited and strangely anonymous the artwork for League of Legends is, one of the awesome talents at least is Katie De Sousa. I created myself a youtube playlist so I can sit back and…


Experimental Modelling

This years group of UNSW Architectural Computing students doing the Experimental Modelling course spend even more time generating form with Rhino and Grasshopper which they output through the 3D…


D8 Escalation Die

One of the groovy mechanics in the 13th Age tabletop RPG is the Escalation Die. The idea is simple enough, starting from the second round of combat we put the biggest D6 we can find on the table on…


Rune Buns and a Blinks Pawn

Susie was making more easter-ish buns where our tradition had been to have smileys and squiggles etc on them. When I suggested Dwarven Runes - here is the stunning result (they look great and taste…


Custom Pawns

When I grabbed 2 boxes of Pathfinder Pawns some time ago, one of the ideas that they invited for me was being able to create my own custom ones using illustrations or downloaded pics of various…


A Party of Minis and Pawns

For our new fantasy RPing game (now using the 13th Age ruleset and starting any day now), I have a huge armada of D&D minis loaned to me (thanks Mik) but I also couldnt help myself and grabbed…


Cosplay

With both Supanova and PAX.Aus on it seems I should finally get my act together and have something cool to wear. I always feel guilty that I havent put the effort into having a costume of some sort.…


Special Dice

My Loch Maiden game has one special set of dice called the Mood dice which are rolled by a monster when trying to impress the maiden. There are four moods of different colours, so the normal caltrop…


Figures on the Table

Before I get into this post a shoutout for the super blogging of friend Mikhail on D&D 4E, revelations, solutions and deep thinkering abound. His Retrospectives on D&D 4E part1 and part2 are…


Mcor Iris first prints

3D printing is in a real boom at the moment as innovators bring to market more interesting machines all the time. The Mcor Iris uses sheets of A4 paper glued and cut to build up the 3D models and…


Arty Welcome Post to 2014

I was browsing around the LaughingSquid site after following a tweet at some point and really liked these posts that show how four artists using a range of materials in clever ways. First we have…


Star Wars Snowflakes

Instead of more traditional cards to go with the little family gift-giving coming up later today, I crafted up some paper Star Wars Snowflakes! The designs are straight from Anthony Herrera Designs…


3D Scanning Printing and Such Things

Here at UNSW Built Environment we have been exploring 3D printing not only for final models of product or architectural designs but as a way to explore the design options and ideas during the…


Thrail Mini

Our 13th Age RPGing is great fun and our Shadows of Fire Haven campaign has some very interesting characters and NPCs as well. Thrail is my tanky Tentacle Dwarf fighter and founder of the Red Cloak…


Papercraft

I hadn't realised there was such a refined hobby/process for creating these paper or cardboard models. They are generated from digital models, but must require a fair bit of work digitally to not…