Tag Archives: Patrick McGoohan

Control Room Display Screen

Thought i would have a go at enhancing the Control Room with a working display screen.

I managed to track down a little Digital Photo frame that has a screen size of 1.5 inches, (it was a key chain) called a Coby DP-151.You can get them from Amazon.

Uploaded a few photos to it I think it can hold about 50.

Here is a link to the Youtube Video of it working (not a brilliant movie but you’ll get the point!)

Here are some close up shots of some of the pictures

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Green Dome Control Room

Been working on this for a while, its a companion kit to the Control room equipment model. Doors open and shut!  The kit itself is designed to fit into the next release which will be the Green Dome building itself, so there will be external walls that will surround this model…..but for now this is the control room completed, all coloured parts with the exception of the front steps are already pre coloured. There is a basic printed image for the view screen, which is supplied but it is fairly easy to print off your own chosen image to fit the frame.

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The Green Dome (Pantheon) …Our next release

 


Prisoner Ebay Listings….

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If any of you guys are interested in owning these 2 painted sets, get yourself over to Ebay using links below. Auction ends on 24th December 2017

Mini Moke Set

Lotus 7 Set

Everything in the Photos are included…..and many hours have been spent painting up the figures especially for the sale, only just finished in time! I don’t think I’ll ever be doing this again, so likely your only chance!

For more details see the auctions.


Rover Control Console

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This computer console is by a company called figurebitz  although i modifed it to include some screens made from pics printed onto some photopaper and some clear plastic. the kits are also available from crooked dice.

I decided to make the kit into a Rover Control Console for my village project, as a means to activate the Rover, guardian of the village.

Nice little kit goes together well but no instructions so i good idea to look at reference pics of the model to work out how it goes together. No doubt i shall be buying some more!

I have a few other models from the range which i will be posting as and when they are complete.

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Ted’s Moke!

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One of the visitors to this site, customer of my decal sheet….and clearly also a Crooked Dice customer too Ted Eckel, sent me the photos of his finished Prisoner themed diorama, cleverly utilizing the Moke Box. I was so impressed I thought I’d Pop it up on my blog to show you guys.

Ted, you have made a great job of that Rover looks good too in the background, Moke looks very cool it has to be said, and number six’s badge is very effective.

Thank you kindly for sending the Photos Ted.

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Table Top Gaming Sound Effects

For some time now I have been trying to get sound effects on my gaming board to add another layer of detail. A while back I experimented with the little sound chips that come in gift cards, but once the battery runs down and you have to change it (quite tricky ) you lose the sound effect on the chip and have to upload it again.

Although small, the sound chip and speaker aren’t really small enough to install in smaller scale models….so after some minor success, I ditched the idea.

I found that model railway enthusiasts have fairly sophisticated devices to allow them to have train sounds on their layouts. Which is fairly clever, but these devices are quite expensive.  This is quite a neglected area for model makers, as it is quite unusual to find sound effects used on gaming boards….and i don’t know of any that are directed to that corner of the hobby.

Whilst searching on Ebay in the UK I found several sound effects machines built with railway layouts in mind, however, it was possible to remove all the train sound effects and add your own MP3 sounds via a USB connection.  Luckily my device was able to produce 20 different sound effects of varying length….mainly around 30 seconds each, but some shorter and some longer,   The machines are made by a guy called Peter, he has varying types available, with a range of capabilites and you can find his stock here Link

It is also possible to have a custom machine made, to meet your specific needs.

please email him with any questions you might have. I can certainly recommend him, well worth a look if you want to add some sound to you game or models.

I was able to find all the sounds I needed and tape them from the internet using a free piece of software called “audacity” Using this you can then edit the sound and convert it to an MP3 file and upload it onto your sound card.

I have marked all my buttons to easily find the sound effect I need! i will also wire in some additional speakers and place them inside some buildings at a later date, but the device tself does have internal speakers, which are very effective.

Anyway, really happy with the results, so I thought I’d share in the hope it might be useful for others.

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Where to, Sir?

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I decided to stage a scene early on in “The Prisoner” episode 1 “Arrival”

Using the Info Mat model and converted 1/43 scale Mini moke