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Monday, 12 December 2016

A Ship (and more)

As real-life continues to deploy obstacles in my path to foil most of my attempts to do anything
significant on the hobby-front but I thought I'd show a vignette painted and assembled by a good friend that died earlier this year. Thanks to his spouse I've come into possession of a large number of his models (mostly 54mm), mostly painted, but some requiring assembly and paint. They include a fair number of the old 54mm Airfix figures and a large number of Historex figures. My favourite amongst all of them is a 7YW Austrian (currently packed away with his chums), but this particular vignette has been on semi-permanent display. and was thus easily accessible for posting about!
I can't tell you much about the two figures represented, but no doubt the more knowledgeable will know!
I can't foresee any time when I'll assemble (let alone paint) the large amount of figures and sadly haven't found a single one of my acquaintances that is interested in obtaining any of them .
Anyone that is interested, please get in touch!
(As usual, sorry for the poor quality photographs, but I'm still unable to replace the photographer)

Front of box
In other news I purchase a toy "pirate ship", for the princely sum of £10 from "The Works". I'd scouted this model but couldn't decide if it was a good enough size, so armed with a tape measure I went off and ended up buying one (now regretting not buying at least one more).
There's a fair amount of usable 'accessories'  including a 'longboat' (should have been called a shortboat) that wasn't apparent at first inspection.
Of course the figures are huge (about 60mm) and their weaponry and other things are completely unusable , but the model still has a lot to offer. I'm currently taking is apart, removing bit and pieces and deciding how I'll  progress with it.
Rear of box
My daughter's temporary residence within our household has had a very pleasant side-effect of her
My new paint station
being disgusted at the state of my paint-table and design to do something about it. I've ended up with a very pleasing set of drawers as the table (hiding and sorting just about everything I'd want hidden and sorted)  and with the additional bonus of being on casters, means it can be easily moved about, keeping my scalpels away from the inquisitive hands of my granddaughter (seemingly the two are not a good mix).
The helicopter that is prominent in the foreground is the only physical object I've been working on this last week and I've manged to make a little progress on the paintjob on it).
Most of my hobby-related progress has been using paintshop to design eight 'shops', (mostly originals) for a project I've been thinking of for a few years now.

And that's it, little to nothing done, but even a little is bonus to me atm!

Thanks for taking the time to visit and peruse what I'm up to and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated! 

19 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post, Joe. I'm truly sorry for your friend's loss, but its clear you appreciate the vignette you've posted. Plus you've clearly picked up yet another of your infamous bargains!! Hopefully once things settle a bit (post Xmas perhaps), you'll get some more hobby time in. For now though, I greatly appreciate your thoughts (both here and on my blog's comments).

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    1. Thanks Blaxx, my mates memory lives on inhisfigures if npothing else.
      On he hobby front, providing I don't get another game like Fallout 4or become ill (again) I should get some good hobby time after Xmas, as you suggeest. I'll just keep my fingers crossed.

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  2. If I was doing anything at all pitarey (Not a real word but still you understand me!) I think a pirate vessel for a tenna is a bargain and a very good place to work from.

    Sorry about your friend and I hope he health picks up before long.

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    1. Piratey is a word, I'm almost sure and I'm hoping to get more of these ships as they have great potential as I'll show in my post next week.
      (i think I'm doomed as health issues go - I blame aging!)

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  3. Thankyou Joe for this very nice report that give us fans of yours a glimse of your man-cave and place where the magic begins.Real nice buy of the boat.I think you made a bargain and also got a lot of nice extra stuff too.I really like the 54mm figures.Nice to have completed these.

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    1. Haha, ptr, my 'man cave' is actually the bay window of my living room as there was no room in my "wargame room" for it!
      The 54mm are a wonder to behold.

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  4. Hmm? I like that ship, I might suggest to the Mrs a trip to "The Works" this weekend, she'll know somethings going on though!!

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    1. The ship has immense potential and I'm sure some strateagic hints about other stuff available there might work!

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  5. Nice find on the ship and a very neat paint desk!

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    1. Thanks AL, the neatness of the table belies what's in the drawers below.

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    1. Thanks you Michal, still some work to do on it though!

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  7. A lovely vignette Joe, sorry to hear about your friend and the continuation of your health issues

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    1. Thanks dGG, I may well post soe more of his figures as these two have been so well recieved. Health issues are almost certainly going to be an issue in everything I do in the immediate future, sadly.

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  8. Those ships are rather good. Will look forward to seeing more pics with some 28mm minis for to see how it scales (well looks).

    Nice looking diorama I have no idea of enlightenment about them at all but they look very good!

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    1. Thanks Brummie, the bestI can guess at the vignette is that it's circa 1800 (napoleoni), but is is good imo.
      I'm already in the process of disassembling the ship and taking photos of it with 28mms.

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  9. Nicely done, love this vignette, smart!

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    1. Thank you Ptr, he really was a skilled painter

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