Adventures in Blue Board and Foamcore

     This is a listing of the posts covering our projects built in Blue Board and Foamcore. It occurred to me that they appear in the blog in reverse order as you scroll down and my sometimes creative titles might not be clear to someone scrolling through the list of postings. A few of these are still "Works in Progress" and I will add to/update this list as time goes by.
     While anyone can cut foamcore with a matte knife I have found that making precise cuts in blueboard requires a special tool. My weapon of choice is the Proxxon Thermocut 115E; which I affectionately refer to as "Proxxie".  This tool functions as a table-saw and jigsaw would for woodworking allowing very clean and repeatable cuts. I find it invaluable.

The Island of Pinatella
It started with a tiny starfort
Which expanded into an island
Where I scratchbuilt everything
Including the town

Mediterranean/Caribbean Village

World War One Trenches

The Dramatic Hills

And the less dramatic dunes

The Ork Temple

 The Armored Cruiser

The Protected Cruiser

The Torpedo Gunboat

The 75' Coast Guard picket boat aka "Six Bitter"

Makin' Mektown

The Panther/Nemesis Saga, or how a small project got entirely out of hand and  ended up generating two boats instead of one small one.

The Tramp Steamer

The Dupuy de Lome (sort of)


The Accidental Battleship

Fort Matanzas, a real scale model for once!

Let's Build a Pirate Ship
 (and other Reckless Diversions)

The Frontier Fort of Kelnore

Way too long at sea; Another tramp steamer


 A Pair of Gunboats

The Starfort

At the Convention; Part I  and Part II

The Aztec Temple

The Kearsarge 

Sabot Bases from blueboard 

Tutorial on how to make your own; any size, any shape
Painting and flocking the bases 

The Keep

CSA Ironclad

Union Monitor 

The Ruins of Remagen

The Coliseum

The Hexagonal Tower  

The Afghan Village

1 comment:

  1. That looks really good! Have you tried using foam core with designs already on it? Check out this they do custom prints so you can get some intricate designs. I feel like getting some rivets printed on to the ship hull would look awesome.