Over the last couple of months I have been playing with the idea of using the Flintloque figures to wargame a Dwarven Civil War - The Dwarf Sauerkraut Wars, see earlier posts. In addition I have now seen the new multiple bases that Games Workshop have launched for Lord of the Rings. The thought struck me that a multiple figure movement tray may be the answer for the Sauerkraut Wars - see below.
Photo One - The finished 'test' movement tray, this one holding eight Undead Ghosts, each mounted on to a 2p coin.
Photo Two - Some of the tools involved in this project. The drill bit will cut a hole 26mm across, which is just larger than the UK 2p coin. The drawing was done in some detail, making sure that the holes were equal distance apart and 'square'. The holes are spaces 5mm apart. The modified dart is a modelling tool that my father used to build model ships in bottles. I am proud to say, that well over thirty years later, I still use this very useful tool.
Photo Nine - As with the Games Workshop movement trays, I chamfered the edges, by cutting with a 'snap-off' bladed knife, held at a 45' angle and later sanded the edges smooth. This was the most difficult part of the operation and needed to be done with some care.
PS. The cost of this project: The plastic card sheets were free, either picked up from tradeshows or at the side of the road (I am always on the lookout for scrap plastic), the hole cutter was bought in Ross-on-Wye earlier this week for just over £2,00. The whole test piece has taken less than a day to produce.