Using a QI annual, black spray paint, sticker paper and some stiff card I have created... Codex: Compendium.
Basically I store all my codices on a shelf, and the saddleback paperback versions look naff (and not very protected). I've since got some even thinner ones - Codex Army Lists, Battle for Armageddon Scenarios, etc - which are really flimsy, feels like they're printed on newspaper!
So I made essentially a flashy box to put them in, that looks like my other codices.
Basically I wanted to flout that old message you find in books that says this book shalt not be bound in any other form than that in which it came. I'm a rebel. Sue me*.
* please don't
- the QI annual is too narrow (both too thin as a book and too narrow in the page width)
- can you even spray paint books? We'll soon find out when it dries
- sticker paper is very, very fragile and the ink comes right off
- it rained
When I say it rained, I couldn't even feel it raining at first. It was spitting the slightest mist. But that's enough to ruin a whole cover of the book. I tried everything, in the end I ended up going back over it in black citadel paints!
Ever painted a book before, with a paintbrush?
I'll count this one as an experiment and a first draft. If it works, and comes out nicely, I will do some more, but with thicker books and less rain.
Cost is a poundshop annual, some sticker paper and some printer ink.
I'll post pictures only if it dries properly and isn't a complete and utter embarrassment.
* I do need to note that I do not intend to distribute this in any way and it is purely for my own personal use.
Edit: here you go.
And how it looks with my collection:
Edited by DBadger, 16 June 2018 - 03:52 PM.