Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Winter and work.

Well hello fine hobbyists,

Thought I'd share the small work project I was working on.  It's mostly for instruction purposes, but the intent for this project was to build map tokens of military units for work wargaming.  Strangely enough people still do it to figure out the best solutions to problems.

The picture above is a collection of these NATO unit symbol which I free handed, laminated and stuck magnets to the back.  They should be waterproof so they can be used outdoors, and they will be a good in class aid for instruction this spring.  Sometimes hobby skills can be used for work too.

Although not as colorful (at this point in construction) the above photo is the start state of the cities of death photos I was showing earlier.  The pink foam is scored with a battery operated soldering iron, which makes good even etches.  Remember that if you are doing this you need appropriate ventilation.  The black paint is enamel and won't score or eat away at the foam.  The technique developed a bit in the process and the next post will be a step by step walk through.

Happy hobbying,


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