Thursday, 11 August 2016

Chapel for Templars out of a pizza tray

Hi Chaps,

You may have noticed over the years that I am on a budget-though my miniature defense budget should increase soon, So in an attempt to keep down my spending I fashioned a chapel for my 28mm Templars using a pizza base and some pics from my local church.


The photo is of the chancel of St Andrews in Leyland, the land was granted to the Templars in 1218 and they began building soon after....the inside of this earliest part of the church is very interesting-sadly it was locked when I visited but one day I will find it open with camera in hand. The gothis windows are a later addition, possibly as early as 1485 when a new tower was added-the earliest windows would (I think) have been arched.


These are the grave markers of what must be some of the first Templars around my home town....

Which brings me to my 28mm Chapel made from the bottom of an old drawer, a pizza box and the inevitable cereal packet for the roof tiles!




So here iot is, maybe a couple of pounds at most....budget intact. Maybe next my mini Templars will be asking for a hospital or even a keep? As I have just purchased a couple more units of little plastic men I may consider an expansion for them.

Keep blogging Chaps I need your ideas...

Oh and err ignore the desk it is now clear again.

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    1. Thanks Martin, I will eat more pizza so I can make a hospital next

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  2. Very nice looking church! I like the end result of your project.

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    1. Thanks Nimrod, it was a cheap way of making a building

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  3. Blimey, that's impressive!

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  4. That is a tremendous build, what a fabulous job you have done on this.

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    1. Thanks Michael, a larger building is next on my list, it passes the hours for almost nothing.

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  5. That is a great bit of work.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  6. Great stuff, anything which encourages the consumption of pizza is a winner with me.

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    1. Thanks Charlie, my little men will fight over it many times I hope

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  8. A beautiful piece of work! Better than any commercial resin model. I learned to never underestimate the uses of a pizza box.

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    1. Thanks so much AJ. Even when money is tight war gamers find a way.

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    1. Thanks Sergiuss, I am planning more....just need to eat more pizza!

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