Category Archives: Scratch built

How about some other grazers?

Since there were already cows and bones, perhaps some sheep would be a nice touch as a filler. This time a little hillock void of trees. Wondering when would be the next opportunity to bring these on to a table. … Continue reading

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Buying a Farm…

Besides of the boneyard, I thought that while the war is raging on the countryside in much of Europe, some honest folks are at least trying to hold on to their bread and butter… At least until the Prussian reservists … Continue reading

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Intermission

Not directly involved to any wargaming as such, but I got a commission from my daughter to build interior for the FTX Ford Bronco RC car she got some time ago. According to specifications a Mailleg mouse should be the … Continue reading

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Acquisition – Terrain, part III

Now, it is time to tackle the issue of trees and forests. Finally. Just like a proper cylon, I think I have a plan now. Basic ingredients are: Sea Foam, clump foliage + various other scatters for canopies, and Sea Foam for … Continue reading

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Acquisition – Terrain, part II

Last time it was turn of a townscape but I generally find landscapes with minimalistic – albeit playable – setups a bit boring. Green and lush it needs to be. I have strong belief that minor terrain features do contribute … Continue reading

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It sails

Some half a year ago I embarked on to build a small Schooner. Now there was an opportunity to set sail on a local lakeside. Wind condition was a bit gusty coast wind, and as a result, “rough seas” affected … Continue reading

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Best of wishes for 2017

2016 was a year that had saw some interesting activities. Most notably there was typical summer miniature gaming spree where Signal Close Action took prominent role, with some Basic Impetus (now also 2nd ed.) and Drums and Shakos Large Battles thrown in between. So the … Continue reading

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Schooner, part III

Got a bit enticed with the schooner for a while (there is a chance she’ll be sailing before strong winds and winter ice). Masts are standing and spars are done. Most of the essential fittings either ready or waiting assembly. Hull … Continue reading

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Schooner progress, part II

I found some time to create some additional components for the improvised schooner – and once again I thought that woodworking lathe & mill would be most useful. Unfortunately not possessing either, I have to resort to trusty Proxxon tool, drill … Continue reading

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Reading for the Weekend – Rigging

Incidentally I can foresee this book taking visit to a daylight again. Rigging period fore-and-aft craft by Lennarth Peterson is a book that focuses solely – as name implies – in rigging of fore-and-aft craft. Three examples are provided: British Naval Cutter, … Continue reading

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