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Terrain Triptych, Part 3: Elevated Train Station

Elevated train stations are a common sight here in Chicago, so I’m extra happy to add this terrain piece to my collection. As with the other items in the Terrain Triptych series, this one started life as a toy playset. The original toy is a Fisher Price Geo-Trax Train Station. It’s an outstanding example of ... Read more


Terrain Triptych, Part 2: Power Station and I-Beams

I’m back with the latest installment in my “Terrain Triptych” series, where I kitbash urban terrain using toys found at resale shops. Click here to read the first post, about a multi-level construction site. Here I’ll show you how I took this Hot Wheels car launcher and transformed it into a power station.   Though ... Read more


Terrain Triptych, Part 1: Building Under Construction

In a previous post, I showed work-in-progress pictures of a number of larger terrain pieces. For my “Terrain Triptych” series, I’ll be revisiting three of these projects, as well as some additional bits. The miniatures used for scale throughout these reviews are Urban War Gladiators, Void Junker Buggy and a 1/56-scale Mad Cat mech from ... Read more


Post-Apocalyptic Cars and Motorcycles

Though Chicago Skirmish Wargames is preparing for our summer Song of Blades and Heroes campaign, I would like to dedicate two last blog entries to post-apocalyptic gaming, which has occupied a good deal of our time and energy over the last six months. In this post I’ll review a few recent finds that the penny-pinching ... Read more


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