Tuesday, January 3, 2012

DETAILS 3: Signs, Bit Boxes

Signs are cool! Using them on the tabletop helps set a scene location as well as give combatants a bit of cover.

These were all made using INKSCAPE, a great FREE graphics program that lets you resize things without losing clarity! It’s really simple to make signs using downloaded fonts and backgrounds.

Here’s one of the tackle boxes I use for keeping bits. Second row down has critters. I “hide” one near or on most of the Medieval buildings I make. They bring a smile to viewers. Looks like the larger snakes have slithered down to the bottom row.

I keep my bit boxes in bins. I also store my buildings in larger tubs as well (not shown). Everything together, nice and handy to get at.


  1. Big D- what a brilliant house- and the signs are very very inspiring! Keep up the great work.

  2. Thanks, my friend! -d.

    (I had privately responded to Thomas shortly after his comment since the site froze up every time I clicked on COMMENTS for some reason. Didn't have time to solve the problem via Google but after posting THATCHING it seems to all be OK... for now. Weird!)

  3. I can't tell you how glad I am that I found your blog! Keep coming with the great instructions.

    1. Thanks! If you have any specific questions don't hesitate to ask. Need a long, drawn out response? Just email me at Yahoo.

      And a good time was had by all.

  4. Great post, much appreciate the time you took to write this