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About Nick

Who & Where? Me… sorry that doesn’t help! My name is Nick Brigg and i’m a gaming enthusiast in the Edinburgh area playing a variety of Wargames, Boardgames, Roleplay & LARPs on a regular basis. Currently I attend Edinburgh League of Gamers [elg] to get my weekly wargaming fix: http://elgamers.org/ What & Why? This blog is for me to share my enthusiam for the hobby, and in particular share my knowledge and experience of making wargames terrain and boards with the community. Hopefully improving the terrain which your playing on and making wargaming a prettier and more enjoyable experience.

Hobby Room Re-boot… Pt1

So have been in our new house for two and a half years now, and what with babby on the way I’ve been rejigging my hobby room (for baby safety) and finally getting rid of the nasty brown walls (at … Continue reading

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Tutorial – Form following function… storage?

This post is for those budding terrain makers out there for whom safe storage of there terrain is the most important factor (mainly here i’m thinking gaming clubs, but it also covers anyone whose storage space is limited). The normal way of … Continue reading

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Bolt Action / Flames of War – Intro Board Complete

So now finished the pva glue & vanish spraying and today delivered the board to 6s2hit along with some extra snowy based trees as they’ve gone all snow festive with there terrain at the mo (was so tempted to put … Continue reading

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All flocked up & baby!

So got all the hedges, texture & flocking now done on the board and here are some pictures of it prior to spray varnishing: Also went for our twenty week scan and here are our first pictures of our little … Continue reading

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Bolt Action / Flames of War – Intro Board… slow slooooooow progress

Thuth so now fiiiinally back to my hobby after a three month hiatus making (in this order) a baby, insulating & decking my loft (to clear house for baby), and starting painting the nursery (so baby can sleep *crosses fingers*). … Continue reading

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Brown & Cake…

So I’ve been progressing the texturing and some detailing on the bolt action/flames of war demo board. Also this evening had spare time, eggs & a tin of fruit more than would fit in the cupboard and voila pineapple upside … Continue reading

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Larp Props – 2nd Batch – Finished

So following a two week holiday in Canada I’ve now managed to get back and finish the batch of props off in time for this Sunday’s Fool and Heros larp in Edinburgh (where I can deliver some of these beauties … Continue reading

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Larp Props – Red & White…

So the batch has now been brown’d up (i.e. i’ve done the first 6-8 coats of latex on everything) and i’m now at the painting stage of colouring the liquid latex with artists acrylic paints and making the props look … Continue reading

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Larp Props – 2nd Batch – Pt 2

So a few more of the weapons are now ‘foam finished’, just working on the last one a “post apocalyptic staff, reinforced with a ‘stop’ sign for extra oomf”… still scratching my head about how to wrap the sign around one … Continue reading

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Larp Props – 2nd Batch

So for the last few weeks I’ve been working on making and refurbishing some LARP weapons for myself and for some players at Fools and Heroes: Edinburgh branch. Due to FnH having different weapon size rules than other Larp’s I’ve … Continue reading

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