Thursday, June 28, 2012

LakeTown Dockside Warehouse.

The LakeTown dockside warehouse.
Shown here next to one of the other LakeTown houses  (it printed a little orange on my printer...I think I have to fix my printer settings, its more of a yellowish brown....)

This is a two storey structure, quite a bit bigger than the other LakeTown houses, with a handy loading hook.

Four page PDF, here's the link:

LakeTown DocksideWarehouse.

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

I'm not really happy with the colour of the first one, so I played with the colours a bit...toned down the saturation of the the bright orange so it prints a little more brownish.
 Here's the link to the new one:
 Better Coloured Dockside Warehouse
(its on Google the File flydown and click on Download).
Forget the first one...this one looks much better.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

LakeTown House Number Three.

The third LakeTown House.

With a wood shingled roof and a rougher barn-like exterior.

Here's the PDF:

LakeTown House Three.

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

The MotorHome.

Trying to find sanctuary during the Zombie Apocalypse?

Maybe you need one of these for your (completely futile) cross country odyssey:  A big @$$ MOTORHOME!!! (I think it comes with an electric can opener to open those "mystery meals.")

Here's the link:


Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

The Cab Over Truck Cab.

Here`s an extra for the truck sets: a CabOver Cab.
There's three in the pdf file: one yellow, one red and one green.
You can put them on any of the truck bodies for a bit of variety...or come up with one of your own.

Here's the PDF:

CabOver three colours.

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

LakeTown Ladder.

Just a little extra for the LakeTown set.

If you cut out the little spaces under the rungs like a downward facing flap, you might be able to balance a figure in a real ladder.

Here it is:

LakeTown Ladder.

Grendel's Mother64.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

LakeTown House Number 2.

The second house of the laketown set.
With a timber plank roof.

Could fit into many historical time periods as well.

A pretty simple build (2 page pdf).

Here's the link:

LakeTown House 02

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Viking Wagon: The Oseberg Cart.

Here's a viking wagon, loosely based on the cart found with the burial goods of the Oseberg Ship.
Perfect for hauling hay, pillaged goods, slaves or pickled herring.  Whatever ya got....

You're on your own for rounding up a few horses or oxen though.

Here's the model (one page jpg):

Viking Wagon.

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

LakeTown House Number 1.

The first house for LakeTown.
Also good for use as a Viking or Dark ages home.

The curved roof is a little tricky, just remember to glue it to the beam first.

Here's the link:

Laketown/Norse House.

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

Friday, June 15, 2012

More LakeTown Dock Bits: Ramp and Bridge.

So here's a shot of some of the rough prototype pieces of Laketown put together in a small layout.
The final parts are a faded, weathered grey like the bridge.

This set contains the bridge and the ramp, to pretty much complete the LakeTown Docks set.

Here's the link:

LakeTown Bridge and Ramp.

The other parts are at these two previous posts:

LakeTown High and Low Dock.

LakeTown High Dock Spacer.

So with all these bits, a truly large scale LakeTown Pier tabletop layout could be made.
(If you make one, please send me the photos!)

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

The Box Truck.

The box truck.

Big enough for a lot of contraband.
Or a mobile nerve gas factory.....

Here's the link:

Box Truck

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

The City Bus.

The city bus.
Correct change please.

I wonder how long a busload of citizens could hold out against a zombie hoard in one of theses....?

Here's the link:

City Bus.

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Garbage Truck.

The garbage truck.
Tough and smelly.

The final PDF is red instead of yellow...and covered in crap.
Because someone convinced me a garbage truck would be much cooler if it was red and covered in crap.

Here's the link:

Red Garbage Truck.

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

The Schoolbus.

The first of my "big vehicles" set:  The Schoolbus.

A great setting for a perilous showdown between your superheroes and supervillians, or your cops and zombies, or your aliens and national guard....just make sure you save the children.

Here's the link:


Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

PS: yes, that is bird sh!+ on my picnic table.

LakeTown: more dock bits: the "spacers"

This piece is a spacer.
Not very glamorous I know, but important in the big picture.

In order to present a continous post/cross-beam/post/cross-beam/post face in the LakeTown model, the spacer goes between the high dock sections.
In the pic above you can see how this works....except for the one floating there all by itself (just to show what you're getting).

They've already been textured (a greyish weathered wood look) but I don't have enough made for a decent picture so you'll have to imaging it from the graphic above...I'll get one up later.

I've also included a few squares of the planking texture in this one, so you can use it for the interior bits of your model (mount it on heavy cardboard or foamcore...that way you don't have to build endless high dock bits....).

So download it here:

LakeTown Spacer Bits

And if you actually build one, let me know....maybe send me the pics....

Hoope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

LakeTown: the dock platforms.

The first part of my LakeTown project.  Based on Tolkien's Esgaroth from The Hobbit.
Read about the town here:

The dock platforms.  Pretty straightforward. One high, one low (not pictured here, but its in the PDF).

There's other bits to come: ramps, bridges, buildings...but you've got to put them someplace so we'll build the platforms first.

Here's the link:

LakeTown: High and Low Docks

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Knarr: Viking Cargo Ship.

Got a lot of loot to move?  What you need is a seaworthy ship with lots of room for cargo:  the knarr.

These were the workhorse ships of the Vikings (when they weren't looting and pillaging).  These were the ships that sailed across the North Sea, the North Atlantic, up the Volga River....bringing trade goods, loot, slaves and settlers to and from everywhere the vikings went.

Here's a waterline model (a fairly big one: 16 inches long as printed, but you could always make it shorter) good for tons of loot, settlers, livestock, or anything else you want to cram in.

8 page pdf.

Here's the link:

Viking Knarr Cargo Ship.

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Viking Drakkar Longship.

The Longship.  Also known as the dragon ship, or drakkar.

Here's a waterline model of a smallish warship...just the right size to transport a dozen or two of your best berserkers to some foreign port or monastery to sack....and burn...and pillage.

It's a four page pdf with options to make a short, or long, or very long ship.

With a few different dragon heads to fancy up your bowpost and instill fear into you hapless victims, and some oars for when the wind fails.
(the fig is from OneMonk from Cardboard Warriors)

Here's the link:

Viking Drakkar

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother64

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Pony Car.

The Pony Car.

Mustang or to sixty in 6.8275 seatback compressing seconds.

In "arrest me red", and a few other cool colours.

Here's the links:

Pony Red

Pony White

Pony Grey

Pony Blue

Pony Black

Go vroooooooom....!!!

Grendel's Mother 64

Edit: links fixed now.  Sorry about that.

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Pickup Truck.

The workhorse of the the paper model universe.

With a king cab and more stones and towing power than....another pickup...

And Okum's Klingons.

Here's the link:

Pickup Green.

Pickup White.

Pickup Red

Pickup Grey.

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother.