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Monday, 10 December 2012

Mish-Mash

"More bloody rubbish"
Well, today as the title suggests is a mish-mash.  I've been able to do next to nothing new these last few weeks due to my back problems and have had to rely on using material that I've previously made and this week is no exception, except that I've all but ran out of past "work".
Sid the Sweeper, shown on the right,  is  looking over two mattresses that I'd made at about the same time as my beds, but they missed last week's photo session. I was reminded of them by another Bloggers post (http://rogzombie.blogspot.co.uk/) showing casing his Black Cat Bases' fly-tip scenery. It was made in the same way as my beds - namely a piece of foamcard covered in tissue, the only difference being I rounded the corners off and I was a bit more careful gluing the tissue.

When looking at various blogs I tend to get side-tracked and look at the blogs others follow and this last week was no exception. I was very pleasantly surprised to find a model I'd built about 15-20 years ago being used at "Claymore 2012" in the League of Augsburg Borodino Game on Davestoybox blog (http://davestoybox.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/borodino-at-claymore-2012.html).
The model in question is the church, not the village and it left me with a warm feeling reading his comment:
" The gorgeous Russian church was scratch built and bought by Barry many years ago but has hardly been out on the wargames table which is such a pity for a lovely building."
There's also an excellent close-up of the model on :  http://wappinshaw.blogspot.co.uk/
The materials used were card and what may appear to be the ubiquitous coffee-stirrers, but are in fact tapers (known as spills in this part of the UK), used to light Bunsen burners in the days when children were allowed to light Bunsen burners ! 
 Whilst looking through the various Claymore pictures I also noticed another model I'd made for Durham Wargames group about 10 years ago, but for the sake of me I can't find the blog or site where I spotted it. Nevertheless, here's a very old photo of the model. It's a representation of the citadel of Troy based on a drawing in the excellent book "The Ancient Greece of Odysseus" by Peter Connoly. (Published by Oxford University Press.) Its footprint is about 1200mm x 600 mm I think (the terrain boards beside it are 600mm x 600mm)

So, that's it for this week, it's been quite a departure from zombies, but by next week I should have finished a bit more of my Zombie-project.

Comments, as always, are both welcomed and appreciated.


17 comments:

  1. I like the scummy look of the matresses. They look very nasty! And for the opposite reason I do like the model of Troy as well.

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    1. Thanks Clint, it's not often you get "Scummy" and "like" together.
      I should really try and get some up-to-date photos of "Troy".

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  2. hehe Dirty mattress are well made. Nice addtion to some scenery I can imagine the beds being used for barricade material and the mattresses being chucked out.

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    1. Thanks Brummie, now a garbage barricade is a good idea.

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  3. My, but there seem to be a lot of fly tippers in your model world. Every week there's more rubbish about. Poor Sid!

    I do like Troy as well, though I imagine it'd be a bugger to store!

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    1. Thanks Colgar, Sid has got his hands full. Luckily Troy is stored in Durham !

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  4. Someone's dumped a mattress like that just down the road from my house, the dirty buggers!!! Must be great to see your old stuff still being used.

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    1. Mattress dumping eh ?
      It was good to find out that the old stuff was still being used.

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  5. I loved seeing the old stuff you had made many years ago. What a blast from the past for you!

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    1. Thanks Bryan, tmy old models seem to have aged far better than me !

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  6. The mattresses and beds from earlier post are true genius and the idea will be copied. Thanks for posting.

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  7. Thanks Baconfat, I do hope others are inspired by my simple stuff.

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  8. I'm sorry to hear you still have back problems, I really hope you'll be ok for Christmas!
    Now, talking about the hobby, I just found that when you say you're not so good in making things you're LYING!! ;)
    Your work is just great, starting from the mattress to the (outstanding)Troy!! :)
    Really nice work..

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    1. Thanks Gnotta. I do take a lot of shortcuts though

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  9. I really like the church, a massive piece in itself, but fits the table nicely. Really well done! And all from card and some planks (that I still didnt found out what they're, not much help from googling) You've shown us this Troy picture and I can't wait to see some closeups one day.

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    1. Try googling "wooden spills tapers" and you'll see theyre exactly like coffee stirrers, only far more expensive ! the other advantaga the spills hadwas that they were very rough and hence the wood texture really stood out.
      As for Troy closeups, it's a possiblity.

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