Man Craft hero #2 Kirk Crosby

A lovely story on the BBC Crafting website about our second ‘man craft hero’ blog post, Kirk Crosby, DIY toy maker:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3pLmcV24BvznJXwJkx3JpyK/superdad-diy-toymaker-father-who-creates-kingdoms-from-clutter

Hopefully the BBC will feature more hot metal and Fimo “man craft” in the form of home casting one day?

Meanwhile if you are inspired by Kirk Crosby’s use of Playmobil figure forts and houses for his daughter, check out the very unusual Garden wargaming website using Playmobil for big garden of tabletop battles using some cleverly converted Playmobil based but literally reassembled figures.

http://www.gardenwargaming.com/intro/intro.html 

I look forward to sharing on this blogpost some of my rainy day holiday scrap toy making and also my favourite Playmobil toy inspiration figures.

http://gameofmonth.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/shave-that-mustache-soldier.html 

 

Not to mention an obscure short-lived British rival from the 1970s …

2 thoughts on “Man Craft hero #2 Kirk Crosby”

  1. Thanks Jon, I too like these handmade buildings. Like you say, they would be great to try on a smaller scale – or give in and start skirmish gaming at Playmobil size ….
    Mark, Man of TIN blog

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