Monday, 20 May 2013

More Business Ideas

Well I have settled on a name for the business which is "CraftLAB," I have just about worked out a logo as well. The colours are going to stay the same not sure about the layout. Something with less ink is likely to win out.

At least I seem to have something more of a purpose over the last couple of days. I have done a fair bit of painting but haven't really focused on any one thing. My situation at home looks like it's about to change. Not drastically but enough that I might have a bit more time and some money available to put into setting up a business.

The painting is difficult because I am still business focused and keep thinking of ideas to set up something in the gaming line, I thought I might put some thoughts into action. Much as I would love to get into miniature casting I don't have the kind of money to set this up. As well as the laser cutting I have been thinking about what else I can do. I've had a go and making some flock today. It all seemed to turn out okay and I managed to create two sample colours. Not the hardest job in the world but it would be quite hard work to make a living at it. I've also had a go at making some basing compound. This was a bit more complex. I was hoping for something like basetex only a bit thinner so it might flow onto the base a but better. I got what I wanted but It's not as quick drying as I might of liked.

I've also ordered the software I intend to use. It should arrive in the next day or so. I have some time set aside to learn it and develop some products. By the time I have finished with this I should have enough money to buy the laser cutter. 


  1. Good luck with the new business, mate!
    Have you figured what would you be laser cutting first?

    As for the flock and such, wouldn't it be easier to carry someone else's range instead of making your own? :)

    1. I am hoping that by the time I am ready to go I will have a couple of ranges in both 15mm and 28mm probably modern ish and maybe some counters too.

      It would be easier but It wouldn't be as proftable potentially. Buying sawdust in bulk is cheap. The prcess isn't all that difficult but takes a bit of time.