Tag Archives: Papercraft

Prefab Post Pain in Posterior

In addition to miniatures, I have a fondness for prefabricated buildings, although these two interests rarely intersect. However, this is one of those rare times. A while ago I found a website (now gone) which showed proposals for disaster relief in Haiti. One of the designs was a shelter made of a shipping container. I […]

I could feel the darkness of the city seeping into my bones

I apologize for the lack of reliable updates. In early November our apartment was flooded with sewage, and we were forced to live somewhere else while the damage was repaired. That’s very nearly finished, but to top it all off I had a bout with pneumonia, after which I emerged on the losing side. Now […]

Modern architecture comes to your table

I’m sorry that it’s taken so long to update my site. Having a flood can do that sort of thing. To make it up to you, I’ve finally finished a distributable PDF of my modern building. It’s now available for download, complete with lengthy instructions. Please let me know if you find any horrendous typos, […]

A hint of paper things to come

I’ve already had a post about paper buildings that don’t really look like paper (plus a downloadable template). I can understand that many people don’t like paper because they look flat and lifeless, and are anathema to the three-dimensionality of miniature figures. I’m trying to change that. With the exception of the miniatures, everything else […]

Blocks for adults

It’s been quite a while since I posted anything because the two weeks of summer arrived and I’ve been doing things (gasp) outside. Now that it’s nearly over, I thought I’d celebrate with more modular building goodness. I had a design goal for making something simple and stackable that could be used for SF (or […]

Paper modelling in the 21st century

I recently extolled the virtues of illustration board as a modelling material. It has the benefits of both paper and plastic and is cheap to boot. Because it’s actually paper, I thought about how to combine paper model design and traditional plastic design into a monstrous hybrid. The result is similar to products now being […]

Modern buildings for modern wars

While having a shanty-town is somewhat satisfying, I wanted to create a more modern-looking built-up area. My goal was to keep the buildings as generic as possible, to allow use over a wide variety of time periods from the early 20th century to the indefinite future. Doing a google image search for generic tower blocks […]

Sitzkreig WWII

Here are some artsy-fartsy shots of the setting for my WWII Ambush Alley game. Much to everyone’s disappointment, the After Action Report reads like a Sitzkreig. If you’re having a two player game, the best results are not found from having one side defend and the other withdraw. Anyway, it sure looked pretty. Note: Construct […]