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How to Store and Use Decals to Create Models Above Your Skill Level

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Painting models, for everyone, is a skill that can be learned to a high degree of proficiency through informed practice and steady perseverance, even if mastery ever proves elusive. For every painter there are, however, essential icons, sigils, flag motifs, and other markings that are necessary to finish or improve a model but are too numerous, laborious, time-consuming, or just too difficult to create for yourself. Decals are the answer. Let’s have a look at decals and what they can do for you, and what you can do for them to get the most out of them.  Read More

Tangent: MosaiCanada 150 Topiary Gardens

MosaiCanada Canada 150 Birthday Topiary

Things you encounter don’t always fit a category yet demand a post of their own because they’re so damn cool! Bring on Tangents, a new place on this blog for the non-gaming eclectic to get some very occasional airtime. Today, we’re looking at imagination in action. I’m sure the same creative instinct that drives people to re-create history with miniatures on a tabletop also spurred the MosaiCanada Topiary Garden, an art installation that’s part of Canada’s 150 birthday celebration. It literally brings Canada’s history to life through flights of fancy.

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Roll Call: Machi Koro, Roll for the Galaxy, and Vengeful Impulses

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Roll Call summarizes the past week’s gaming exploits, and who was doing the exploiting. This past couple of weeks we’ve had 4 players at Thursday Night games which has allowed for a couple of long neglected 4 player games to hit the table. Friday night Madness with 2 players. Spoilers at the bottom of the post. Read More

National Air & Space Museum, Washington, D.C.


The National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. is a history, game, and modelling buff’s idea of a really, really good time. Iconic Space Race era rockets, landers, and astronaut’s suits rub shoulders with WWII vintage aircraft and rarities that look like they were brought in direct from Area 51. From the Wright Brothers planes to the Mars Rover and the nose section of a Boeing 747 to an eleven-foot long scale model of the USS Enterprise it’s an encompassing experience.

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Top 5 High School Club Games for 2016/17

Top 5 High School Games Featured

With the full school year of 2016/2017 just over we’ll look at the five most popular games at the high school lunchtime Games and Chess Club for the school year. There’s something to be learned about running a games club from each of the top five games.

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Roll Call: Niagara – Over a Barrel; Elder Sign: Unseen Forces

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Roll Call summarizes the past week’s gaming exploits, and who was doing the exploiting. With the busy end of the school year rush, games have been fewer and farther between. Here’s what did hit the table.

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Hornet Hobbies: Should you shop here?

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You know you’re onto something when you find yourself dropping by a scale modelling hobby store just because it feels welcoming to walk in the door. If you’re made to feel like a regular by both staff and customers alike you feel like staying a while. Once inside, you know you’re still in the right place if they carry a variety of plastic scale modelling staples as well as new shiny things. It’s also a giveaway if the quality of the customer’s work on display is top notch.  Hornet Hobbies in Toronto, Ontario checks all these boxes.

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Imperial Assault: Jabba’s Realm Class Decks, Fun for Everyone?

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Previously, we had a look at Imperial Class Decks that keep the fun in campaigns for the duration of an Imperial Assault campaign. In short: Choose decks that allow the GM to do more without squashing or limiting the cool abilities of the heroes. Here’s a post to see what the Jabba’s Realm expansion has to offer and evaluate the two new Imperial class decks on the same criteria.

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WWII Africa Campaign Map Part 3: Envirotex Water, Airbrush, Graphics

WWII Africa Wargame Campaign Map

Previously we laid down the foundation of our WWII Africa Campaign Map with 3D printing, resin casting of land and ocean hexes, and assembled the map and primed it. This time we’re pouring the same realistic water – Envirotex Lite – that we used to make a wargames riverAfter airbrushing we’ll prepare an African campaign timeline and some other graphics to make things look good.

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How to Build Your Own Gaming Table

Build Your Own Gaming Table

This blog takes its name from a project I completed a couple of years ago and a suggestion by Duff Wallis. If, like me, you’ve always wanted a good-looking, functional gaming table that takes care of most of your gaming needs, read on. This post is about how to build your own multi-purpose table without paying a king’s ransom or needing more than three power tools.

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