Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Finished working on wagons ...

 continued from the previous post ....

building wagon 1 - the 3 horse team and covered wagon

The basic setup, drover conversion done and with the wagon floor in place...
wagon sides added using scribed cardboard, plus hoops for the cover made using florists wire
the cover added using brown curtain liner fabric , tricky but worth the effort

building wagon 2 - the Ox cart

wagon sides added using scribed cardboard...
I decided this would also be a covered wagon, so I added a bit to the ends and a pole to support the cover...
cover added ...

building wagon 3 - small open cart

I found a resin horse in Charity shop, just right for a chunky cart horse...
a bit of work needed to add the harness, plastic collar from a Brumm coach model and harness made using black insulation tape. The wagon started, lego wheels with a hibachi skewer axle.
usual cardboard floor and sides for the wagon added .....

all three finished off ....

all painted up and based up as needed

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

started working on wagons ...

two new wagons are being worked on, firstly a1/48 ox cart from Pegasus (set 7005), swapped out the wheels and got it setup on a base
 secondly a Tally-Ho passenger coach kit, I'm using the horses and running gear; a three horse team for this one...
will be making the rest of the wagons structure using some cardboard.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Defended Walled town and Attackers sieges line

Defended Walled Town

I did a trial setup using my existing scenics with a wide 'moat'
The 'moat' was a bit too wide, so I went with my ordinary river sections with some shelving offcuts covered in green fabric to give some depth. I made a new bridge - see this post on Wittenberg blog, the sections were designed to fit in with the walled town setup.  All in place .....
I can vary the town wall sections, so I can have towers and wall only.

The Siege Lines

continuing from a previous post,  'Working on some scenics - siege lines'

To fill the gaps in the siege line sections I used some wood filler and a pallet knife. To paint the sections I used a mid-brown for the earth and dark brown for the gabions
all finished and in position with a camp scene ..

Ready for use in future campaigns - as backdrops to story lines and games....

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Men at rest and at work .... (some conversions)

Pegasus make some 1/48 plastic figures sets, I bought the  californian gold miners set

the figures are about 37mm tall, so just usable with 40mm. The poses are very good and I did some conversions to provide some figures for camps and work parties . The standing figures were placed on a some 2mm cardboard to get their height up a bit and then based.

The aim was to use as many figures as possible with minimal change,
- swapped all heads with Sash&Sabre ones
- removed some 'modern' detail
- altered the lower leg and footwear
- a bit of arm re-positioning
- some shirt collars added where needed

The finished conversions - two chaps to sit round a camp fire
 Man rolling finished empty gabion (plastic Renedra one ), and man making a gabion...
 The standing figures, using the original poses

The figures finished off and painted ..

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Sculpt & Cast - WIP (11) - Mounted Officer and Trooper

The last two greens are completed...
now to get some stuff to make the moulds .....

Friday, 5 August 2016

Working on some scenics - siege line

I've been building some siege lines to go across the table. 

I made use of some Renedra plastic gabions I had and a load of recently acquired resin ones. These were simply stuck onto sections made using cardboard bases. A trial check for how they looked....
 then each of the sections was given a front slope ...
will be filling in the gaps and prepping for painting up next.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Sculpt & Cast - WIP (10) - Mounted Standard Bearer

Mounted man with no armour, no weapon. Initially this will be a standard bearer but has possibilities for future conversions.
Two mounted figures left to complete - officer with pistol and trooper with sword.