|Posted on January 11, 2011 at 12:56 PM||comments (0)|
After playing in a couple of events with TFAI over the past year, I can see a few areas where the rules need to be readdressed to be really playable. Some of these are things which I can already identify and I already have ideas for how to fix them. Others won't actually show up until the game has been tested in competition. The problem is that the rules were based on an old Subbuteo rule book I found in a box set, which is nowhere near as comprehensive as the 70+ page rule book produced by F...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 12, 2010 at 6:36 AM||comments (0)|
I've just ordered a new piece of fabric for the playable version of the pitch. This means I can finally replace the test version I made, which has several very obvious mistakes on it. The new fabric will be exactly 1600 x 1100, so it will fit the board exactly. Once I get legs on the table I'll be up and running.
Transporting it around the place is out of the question though, as it's too big to fit in the car. This means that I'll have to host any "tournaments" in my house!Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 3, 2010 at 11:01 PM||comments (0)|
Got the board today for the playable version of the game. It's 1600mm X 1100mm. I also have a piece of green baize, 1500mm X 1000mm for the pitch. I'm going to mark this out over the next few days and then fix it to the board. Once this is done, legs will be put onto the board so I will have a permanent playable surface for the games. I have a few lengths of board to use as a border on the pitch. However, I'm going to have to find a way to attach nets behind the goal to stop the ball from fly...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 26, 2010 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
Just started linking this blog to my Facebook page (which means I might actually use this blog now).
Since Facebook imported the blog, it has my old posts now at the top of my list of notes. This won't be an issue in the future.
|Posted on February 24, 2010 at 8:32 AM||comments (0)|
I got two books from Amazon today: one is "Model-Making Materials and Methods" and the other is "The Architectural Drawing Course". Since I know nothing whatsoever about model-making, I decided that this year I'm going to do my best to learn so that I can finally start constructing my own stands. However, I'm going to keep the Zeugo stands until such time as I manage to build something I can be proud of.
There's still a delay on getting the new table, but I have at least cle...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 6, 2010 at 11:41 AM||comments (0)|
It's finally happened! My love for the Kerry team and Manchester United are now flying the same flag. As you probably know, United fans are taking a stand against the American owners of the club by boycotting the regular United colours and instead using the colours of Newton Heath LYR (the club which went on to become Manchester United). You may remember back in the 90s United used the old Newton Heath jersey as their away strip, which had green and gold halves. Now for the United games I can...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 2, 2010 at 6:31 PM||comments (1)|
Due to unforeseen delays, the construction of the trable for the stadium has been delayed. At the moment, i can't say how long things will be delayed for. In the meantime, it gives me plenty of time to second- and third-guess the way I'm going to build the stadium!
|Posted on January 12, 2010 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
I've completed my overhaul of the homepage (I think). Some of the ramblings have been taken off and put onto a new "About" page. The plan is that the home page gets straight to the point with a brief summary of the project as a whole, leaving detail and discussion to the relevant pages.
One thing I've noticed though is, looking at the traffic stats, many of the hits I get come from search engines, mainly Google. I dropped Subbuteo from the domain name so as to avoid any cop...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 6, 2010 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
Since I've now posted a list of playable rules, I decided to make a playable pitch. The soccer pitches were never done to scale (they appear to be set at 1:100 scale as opposed to the OO scale players and the oversized goals). Since many Subbuteo enthusiasts often have stadia built around their pitch, I made a pitch that would fit the exact same size as the soccer pitch. (116cm x 77cm).
The only times I deviated from this scale are in the width (it should really be 72cm) and...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 2, 2010 at 11:26 AM||comments (0)|
The site is starting to take shape! At least I think it is. Other people might reckon it's complete crap, but what can you do...
I've finished amending the stadium history. I've also changed some of the pictures on the site as some people had mentioned to me that they were taking forever to load. The same photographs are up, but as a new version which takes up about 100Kb on aaverage as opposed to 3-4Mb. I tidied up the homepage a bit too, but I may do more.
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