Saturday, January 5, 2013

Dockside Container Yard

Just before Christmas my friend Deansy From the Internet™ asked for my help with building his gaming table. He has been collecting TONS of the excellent and sadly OOP Rackham shipping containers and decided to make a shipping yard. He primarily wants to use it for games of M.E.R.C.S, which uses a 3x2 table size, so decided to do a 3x3 with one foot of water on the dockside. The addition of piers and boats will extend its usefulness to games using a 3x3.

Anyway Dean took a bunch of pics of our progress which I am stealing to put here. It was 40 degrees Celsius the day we did this so paint/goop etc dried in about 5 mins, it is amazing how much you can get done in Satan's own weather, you could see the paint drying! Still a fair bit of painting on a bunch of stuff so a couple more working bees and this should be good to go!

This is me literally watching paint dry!

The resin pooled because of the heat. We have since poured a second coat which evened it out.


  1. If you guys are free, I'd welcome you in Florida to help build another one like that!

  2. That is some nice work. The cracks on the edge of the sidewalk are amazing.