Monday 23 March 2009

Grand Designs ?

I really enjoyed the visit to the map room on Campaigns In Germania ( so much so that I thought wouldn't it be nice to have a model scene where my personality figures could be placed in for better pictures.

Initial concept is Wittenberg palace and parts of the gardens. The idea is to have a model palace with removable front and a suitable selection of rooms. A challenging project, but I'm eager to have a go.

Build a model palace - the madness of King Leopold IV !

Before I can think of sketching out some plans, I want to figure out a better way of basing the personality figures than green bases - current idea is to put them on clear plastic bases so they can be placed on different floor/ground effects. This will be tricky as I will have to cut the figure off its base carefully just below the bottom of its shoes.


abdul666 said...

A really daunting, but indeed fascinating, project!

David Morfitt said...
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David Morfitt said...

Yes, a really interesting idea - I do enjoy the more peaceful vignettes you post... :-)


Capt Bill said...

Can't wait to see your effort. Your vignettes are the best!

Bluebear Jeff said...

This has an interesting sound to it. My thoughts would be to start with a "test figure" (not one of you principal players).

I would think vertical cuts to trim off the base to around the shoes; then a file to remove excess height.

I think several of us will look forward to your experiment with interest.

Good luck, sir!

-- Jeff

Fitz-Badger said...

Cool idea! If it be madness rest assured you will not be alone! :-)

Stryker said...

I think it would be an excellent addition - every tiny king should have a tiny palace. I visited Blenheim Palace for the first time this weekend and was interested to see a display of toy soldiers that apparently Winston Churchill really liked. Perhaps Leopold could have a collection of toy (1/300th) soldiers in his palace?


old-tidders said...

Ian - I like the idea of toy soldiers for the king - a little small perhaps.

Jeff - just the way I was thinking of cutting of the base to prepare I'll see if it works ok.

-- Allan

Gallia said...

You might not need a base at all. Application of stick glue to shoe bottoms, the sticky stuff used by American children in the lower grades for craft projects, should support a miniatures tolerably well.
Model railroad catalogues have a product that does the same thing but I've never bought it nor do I know the name. See the Walthers catalogue or call them for faster finding it.
Good luck,