Monday, 6 November 2017

40mm Sculpt & Cast - Uhlan

The last of the planned 18C 40mm sculpts done, the Uhlan. A basic figure but will do for me

Saturday, 4 November 2017

40mm Sculpt & Cast - cavalry

three more masters now complete ...

the dragoon
generic mounted officer/standard bearer (shown with a sword temporarily fitted)
and a Kurassier (shown with a sword temporarily fitted)

one more master to do for the 18C, which will be a Uhlan; after that I have some additional 17C masters to finish. With all the masters done I will be making moulds and casting as I work on replacing the Wittenberg cavalry regiments and then units for new armies.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Fenwick troops on the river ....

Duke Maurice of Fenwick has instigated a training program for his troops for river transport and landings. Today he is watching the jagers and river rangers in a river landing exercise ...

The river rangers land from their sailboat ...
A small rowboat has a Fenwick officer, with Wittenberg observers (from their river marines), who are watching the main landing ...
 Fenwick jagers landing from row boats and transport barge .....
[new items: 10 or my seated 28mm home-casts painted as Fenwick Jagers, plus an additional landing barge ]

Monday, 23 October 2017

Monrovia river marines ....

Monrovian spies have provided details of the use of the new row boats by Wittenberg and Fenwick. The Monrovian river marines have been provided with similar boats, they to are about to go on manoeuvres...

some are going in the old sail boats
others in a large row boat ....
 a smaller rowboat gets under way ....

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Fenwick troops take to the water ....

Duchy of Fenwick troops take to the water...
to take part in joint manoeuvres with some Wittenberg river marines...
[new items: home cast set of 10 seated figs painted up to represent Fenwick line troops..]

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Sculpt and Cast - 28mm seated figures

I wanted some extra figures to put in my row boats to represent other armies troops; decided to have a go at sculpting some, which came out reasonably well. The masters...

I  made up a mould and cast up about 15 of each figure, enough for my immediate needs. Some sample castings
the mould works fine each time but the castings are beset by 'bubbles' and take a while to clean up.  All-in-all some useful basic sitting figures. Have used up my supply of metal so I will have to accumulate some more before the next major phase in mould making and casting.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Market Stalls

newly finished market stalls....

  • Stalls made of cardboard, hibachi skewers, cocktail sticks and some curtain lining fabric. 
  • A mix of items on the stalls, some home made
  • The market square cobbles are done using a home made paper sheet stuck to a cork tile
  • the stalls are designed for use with 40mm and 28mm, a little small for 40mm and a little bit big for 28mm.
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