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Monday, 14 November 2016

New Build

New Build (Stoetzal Cottage)l
This last weekend has seen me make inroads into another building, a Stoezel' Cottage, probably the simplest of the many models he makes.
Progress was slow simply because it took  more time than I had imagined to get prepared for it. Finding new scalpel blades,glue etc. and even just locating my cutting board all became unwelcome hindrances.
I was hoping to finish this off in an afternoon but, as always, real-life had to interfere with far more problems than I envisaged.

Nevertheless progress has been made and once I've found another felt-tip I reckon I can finish this off in another two or three one-hour sessions (all I can manage at the moment).
One of the reasons why I'd have liked to have finished the above Stoetzel's Cottage is that it would have been the ideal setting to show off the new furniture that I've bought.
Sid went missing for the first photoshoot so a random gangster figure that was on hand, was recruited into the role.
The photograph has a ruler also which I don't normally do, but was at the request of my good friend "Captain Jack" (no blog but he can be found on FB)  who was intrigued by the furniture (- listed as 1/48 scale and imo fits perfectly with 28mm figures.)  and wanted  Grandfather Clock
Sid  with table,chairs, and oil lamp
The Grandfather Clock was only one item amongst many, most of the bits fitting somewhere time wise, interwar, but obviously usable in a great many other periods too!
Writing desk with great internal detail
Mystery object -though the mystery is now solved!
Group shot
Scale-wise I think these fit really well and I'm very pleased with them, much more so than the sample multipart 1/43rd scale shop assistant. As can be seen in the photograph, he's a giant compared to the "28mm" (ahem) figure of Sid alongside him!
It was a big disappointment as there were at least another 50 or so civilians that looked ideal for a Gangster era game.
In the catalogue of 1/43 goodness I'd also thought that I'd found a very useful figure for a fellow blogger but alas the size of the figure ends that particular line of though. (On the good news front though, I have found, what I consider to be just what he is looking for!)

That's it for this week, I'll hopefully finish the cottage this week and post about it next week, again showing off some of my new purchased furniture.

As always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.

17 comments:

  1. Joe, where did you get the furniture from? It's bloody awesome!

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    1. Good question Andy, as that furniture seems perfect for 28mm scale :-) Wonderful find, Joe.

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    2. Thanks guys, I've been monitoring this stuff on ebay for about four years, but was never in a position to purchase any until now.

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    1. Thanks Michael, I'm sure you'll be equally impressed when you see the other items!

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  3. One of the delightful things about your builds are the little details you include. These pieces will enhance it no end.

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    1. Thabks Clint, I'n pretty sure they will and they'e far better than I could scrtch build.

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  4. Looking forward to se the building completed and awesome looking furniture!

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    1. Thanks HW, I'm looking forward to finishing it too. I'm very happy too about the furniture.

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  5. Very nice build there Joe. Furniture is often something scarce when it comes to 28mm skirmish.Looking forward see the house finished.

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    1. Thanks Ptr, except I've just noticed I'm missing one printout! 28mm Furniture has been a bugbear since I started with detailing interiros and crd.paper ones just don't do it for me.

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  6. There is a lot of 1:48th Doll's House furniture available, from the fairly cheap to the quite expensive! I've always felt that buildings in that scale are a touch big for 28mm figures (generally regarded as 1:56 scale or thereabouts), but your furniture looks very suitable!

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    1. There is indeed a lot of dolls house stuff about and I've been very retiscent about gettin any as 'scale' seems to be very fluid , but these fit the bill nicely imo.

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  7. Who doesn't like scenery porn, nice find!

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    1. Thanks AL, I do think everyone likes the little details onbmodels too. ("scenery porn- teehee)

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