Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Scratch build ...and cider.

Last night I began to mess around with some scrap balsa and plastic card. I had nothing in mind but I did want to test out if all the bits I had lying around could produce something passable for the gaming table. In the end I think my measurements were a little on the small side, I have revised my plans for some Afghan type dwellings. Maybe the three litres of cider that I drank whilst making this had a detrimental effect?

Today I splashed out £4.99 on a book (big money for me as I usually buy from charity shops-I'm not tight just broke!). "On secret service east of Constantinople" by Peter Hopkirk. This chaps work is amazing and well worth a read but be careful because you will be ordering figures before the last chapter.







I would add that I use paint samples from the cheapest shops I can find, they cost around a pound and last for ages-dont use your expensive paints on terrain!
Thanks for looking.

11 comments:

  1. Drunken scratch building and still quality work produced, great work.

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  2. ....maybe just slightly intoxicated scratch building as it was only 3 litres.

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  3. Fantastic work!!! beer and modelling doesn't go with me unless I want a bomb damaged building!!

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  4. Thanks chaps...only 3 litres-Im never going drinking with you angry! I feel like death today!

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  5. This is great - very impressive! What did you use for the roof? Excellent stuff.

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  6. I used plastic card, I got it from a railway shop...they also had corrugated iron, stone paving and bricks. really useful stuff for around £3.

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  7. Nice...I'll look it up - cheers.

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  8. Things always look bigger when we've had a few mate.
    That looks cracking, what did you use to join the roof at the top?

    Cheers Rich.

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  9. haha thanks west! I butted the roof together...just cut one piece slightly larger than the other...

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  10. Nice work solo ... I may need to get pissed and give it a go!!

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  11. Great work Carl!!!
    I am wondering what you could do if you had more materials to use...:-)
    Well done!
    T.

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