Gisby's Gaming Blog

August 12, 2008

Darkest Africa: King’s Hall. An Ideal first Project

Filed under: Victorian Adventure Gaming — Tags: , , — gisby @ 22:56
African King's Hall

This was a simple piece inspired by a papier mache box sold in a craft store. It has a plain rectangular bottom, but the lid was a gabled roof-shape with overhanging eaves. It is structurally strong, and is pre-made with a removeable roof. There are several sizes available, including some I have looked at for European buildings.

I originally bought it years ago to make into a Dark Ages Hall (which wouldn’t reallyhave been all that different) but looking through Stanley’s Darkest Africa books I saw a similar structure and was thus inspired. More…


  1. Wow, that is a gorgeous piece, Gisby ! It must have taken you FOREVER to unravel the string for the thatch. Using the old RAFM grassland warriors shield above the door is genius.


    Comment by Chick Lewis — August 13, 2008 @ 03:45

  2. Very nice work, both in the concept and in the artistic finish. Thanks for sharing the project with the world.

    Comment by Jeff Johnson — August 13, 2008 @ 19:53

  3. Glad to see you back in the game, old boy.
    Play up! Play up! And play the game!

    Comment by misterpalmtree — August 14, 2008 @ 21:25

  4. Thanks, Gisby! I’ve been going to make myself some Darkest Africa huts and a “Mission Hall”, but (a) never get around to it, adn (b) couldn’t think past bought-in resin from the wargames shows at megabucks! Now I can see that a trip to my local HobbyCraft Store and a few papier mache boxes and some string and I’ll soon have a settlement and somewhere for the Reverend and his sister to run their mission awaiting Humph Bogart in his little boat to come swanning down-river… Cheers!

    Comment by Captain Squib — August 21, 2008 @ 21:04

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