Grekwood Miniatures

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

28mm Scale Hospital Almost Ready!

This is my 40th post. I didn't realise I had posted 40 already! Seems like only yesterday I arrived at blogger.

Hospital PDF
Yesterday I started some work on the hospital building documentation. I really want to just get this sorted and online. So I spent most of yesterday doing it and I managed to finish the instructions for building the ward. Only bits left are the roof, and the joining hallway which I will do in the next day or two. I'm hopefully looking at an upload of the PDF files (there will be 2) next week, early if possible.

When I say 2, I mean one set of instructions, and then another file with all the printouts. The documentation is long, but it is a step by step guide which has step by step photos. Hopefully this will make it easier to follow and construct. I plan to release the hospital as just a building, so no interior furniture.  One day I plan to create some resin furniture to be released at some point in the future but for now I want to get this done quickly as I want to "move on" from the hospital setting and onto different things!

Here's a photo example of one of the steps, so you can see what I mean. I photographed it on my pool/snooker table. I thought the green worked well hehe

Grekwood Sculpt, Dalek Princess and more!
I have decided that when I get the Grekwood sculpt cast, I will put him in a mould with the Dalek Princess (in previous post), 8 figures from a new range, which will include a horse, and then maybe an extra one or two "special" figures, possibly zombie related. No idea when this will be done though, but if I work hard I can aim to get it done before Christmas. When casting figures I tend to fill up the mould as rubber for the mould is very expensive, and it just works out cheaper this way (which as a new hobby/business I need to keep costs down). Maybe when I am established like the big companies out there, I can bring things out quicker! I'm currently working on another 16 zombies, so I will work on everything else here and there.

In case you didn't see my last post, here's the Dalek Princess I am talking about.

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Kate - She's on TV!
I realised I never gave an update about Kate. Her liver biopsy was confusing and didn't specifically pin point anything. So they gave her some steroids (not those anabolic ones!), and that seems to be bringing the levels down.

On a plus, she went to Tenby (South Wales) yesterday as she is filming as an extra in a TV series which I think will air next year. So gotta watch that to see if I can spot her!

Long hair no more!
After just over a year, I got my hair cut. I went from a pirate look, to more of a Dr Who look, something in-between the current doctor (Matt Smith) and the previous one (David Tennant). It took around an hour to cut (longest it's ever taken). I apparently had so many kinks in it that they had to use a hair dryer (to dry the water they put in), then hair straighteners and tons of spray, all to make it easier to cut and help get rid of the kinks! It looks better now :)

Righty oh, have a great day!


  1. You have certaintly got the hobby going again after the move!

    Brilliant mate! It looks great and I am looking forward to the Dalek princess.

    No more long hair? I am sure you still look great!

    1. Yeah I think it's finally getting back on track! :) The princess needs some work, she has hands and stuff now, but I havne't updated the pic!

      I'll take a photo at some point for Facebook with my hair, it's WAY tidier lol

  2. Nice to hear you're moving full speed!

    It is only natural you want to fill the space in mould as much as you can!

    1. Yeah, I need to do things as cost effectively as possible! Welcome back too! It's been a while since I saw a post from you (apart from the one I commented on!)

  3. It's good to see you back on track after the trials of moving house. I'm very much looking forward to seeing your work on the hospital PDFs. I know you were thinking of them being freebies at one point, but seriously, mate, I would charge for them.

    1. I agree. I think the amount of time I've taken, and materials I have used, I probably should charge for it. I'll keep the costs down though. As a man who has bought many PDF buildings, maybe you could suggest a price? It'll be the print outs to allow someone to build 2 identical wards, and a hallway to link them together, pretty much everything in this photo (apart from two grey wards and not the green one):

      So any ideas?

    2. I think for a build of this size and complexity that £4.00 would be a fair asking point. Will you be adding stairs and/or elevators to the model as you did mention about the option to make it multi-storeyed?

    3. £4 sounds good :) I plan to sell this PDF as shown in the image (so 2 wards, single story). But I do plan to bring out an expansion pack (which will be cheaper) to allow people to go wider (3 or more wards) and taller, so stairwells/lifts/different hallway pieces. I also plan do a zombified/apocalyptic version, which should be fun to make! The aim is to give people choice, so they can choose what they want and how much of it, rather than buying it all and not using it. Some might be happy with the basic ward, whilst others might want a full scale hospital wargame (or to simply look impressive on a table!).

  4. Good to hear that you're almost up to speed again.

  5. Glad things have settled down and your catching up. Did they charge you more though for using all them styling implements on you

    1. I was dreading the cost when he pulled out the hair dryer/straigtners etc as I only wanted it cut, which should be £9. When he was cutting my hair it was taking ages, and I feared the price would increase, but I was happy (and lucky!) that it didn't change :) So yay for that!