Saturday, January 11, 2014

The devil is in the details

Today I snuck in enough time to assemble one of each type of 6" mine tile that I had kitbashed. I must admit, they look pretty good... :) I made them without anchors, as that is a lot faster, and I didn't want a bunch of half-made pieces lying around. I'll go back and add anchors when the time comes - when I have some walls and posts done. I'm looking forward to snapping some pictures of an actual mine!

In addition to making the tiles, I got around to making some little latches for the mine carts. When I say little, I mean TINY. But, they kinda work, and really aren't THAT hard to assemble. I like posting pics, so here are a couple to show what I'm talking about.

They're really not that bad to assemble, and they kinda look cool on the models! Of course, now when I make a buffer box for the tracks, I'll have to compensate for the possible latch. Rather than a buffer box, I might make something a little different... You'll have to wait and see...

That last one shows the tiles look like when printed. I have a little bit more work to do on the hand cart, then I'll move onto a couple little details, like stuff to put IN the carts!

I'm hoping tomorrow to get some quality time on the cave walls. What I might do is make some that fit in with the mining tunnels, and some that are deeper into cave territory...


  1. Looking good! Will the carts all be on one page (or at least the latches for the cart)?

    I look forward to seeing where this goes.

    1. One cart per page, but there will be two sets of latches per cart, if only because I fear being so small, I might screw one up and appreciate the second copy. :)