I know for a fact that plenty of us have other hobbies outside of theme parks. So I thought it's about time we had a thread for people to show off their latest project. Anything remotely crafty counts. Art, model kits, painted gaming minis, knitting, papercraft, sculpture, Lego MOCs, cosplay, replica film props, built your own hanglider, made a bird table out of an old pallet... you name it! (Though if it's something built in a video game - Minecraft, RCT etc. - that's probably better suited to the Box Office). Feel free to go in to as much geeky detail as you like with the build process. Threads like this are here to inspire others, after all. If your post is especially picture heavy, it might be an idea to break it in to sections using the spoiler tags. ********** Now, as some of you know, I've spent the last 8 months building myself a flight simulator. While it's near enough finished, and functional, I've not got round to setting up an alternative image hosting site post Photobucket-gate. However, it would be rude to start a topic like this and not post something to get the ball rolling. So with that in mind, I present to you a few pictures of the gaming table I made a few years ago for what ended up being a 14 hour non-stop Risk:2210 (with expansions) tournament. Spoiler: Slaphead's gaming table I started off with one of those folding plastic picnic tables - a purchase that has proved itself vital as a work bench in subsequent projects. Next step was to get two 1x1m squares of MDF cut at B&Q, then fix batons to the underside that fit snugly around the table. I also fitted a latch on each side to hold the two halves together. These were sized to fit a couple of "gaming mats" I had bought. I believe they are intended for use with that Star Wars X wing game (it's name escapes me). They have a rubber backing and fabric top, designed to be just grippy enough to stop boards or tiles from sliding about, while still letting you slide a face down card to another player if you want to. They also nicely deaden dice rolls. I had already double-checked that all the game gubbins would fit on the table, but here it is triple-checked. The mats were stuck down with industrial strength double sided tape. The finishing touch was the hardest. I found some rubber safety edging with caution striping online, but it needed a lot of whittling with a Dremel to fit snugly. Fun Fact, it turns out this is exactly the same stuff you can now find in The Smiler's exit corridor! The Risk weekend itself was a success. We all dressed up for the occasion. We went overboard with "theming" the house as a bunker, though no pictures of that have ever been uploaded for security reasons, naturally. We even rigged a webcam above the table, and fed it to the TV, so players could relax on the sofa when it wasn't their turn, but still see what was going on. The table still serves me well whenever I have friends over for some board games. Though we have yet to repeat the insanely epic RISK marathon... So, I for one look forward to seeing what cool stuff you lot are capable of creating. And yes, I will be making a very long post soon, explaining just how I came to have a life size light aircraft cockpit in the corner of my living room.