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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A Spanish windmill, that will stay in the plain.

For those you have read my previous post, you have seen some halfprepared buildings that were supposed to consist a proper terrain piece for my Peninsular war project. They were in this state for a while, since I was waiting from the post some Wills Scenics sheets (Pantiles) to make their rooftops (when you live outside England, these thigns may take a while...in times like these, I cherish my years in the Albion).

In the end, they've arrived. And I used them. And you can see the result below:

The windmill is movable - in case you have wondered. Also the rooftops are movable also and figures can be placed inside them (no photos I'm afraid).




















And some Lobsters for reference.








 I hope you like it.

Have a great Wednesday night everyone!
T.

p.s: It's amazing what you can do with a tube of Pringles (paprika flavoured - my favourite). ;-)

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Shovels, sickles and planks of wood

Greetings everyone from Athens, that, for  the time being is rather warm.

Yesterday, while listening to Brazil vs Germany game (what a game!), I finished these three small terrain pieces, that can be used as complementary pieces next to small buildings, barns, stone houses, sheds etc.

The tools (shovels and sickles), were made with needles (the shafts) and thin card (the metal parts - blades and this curvy thing, which I can't grasp it in my memory right now, please bear with me...).

The rest of the woodwork is made by balsa wood and matches.

The sacks, were made by white Milliput, since I couldn't find any decent sacks in the market (and to be honest, I couldn't wait 7-15 days to receive them, by post - I had to finish the pieces yesterday).   :-)








I reckon that with a bit of patience given, it will be fairly easy for you guys to make something like these, in no time (go get some matches and needles)! 

I hope you like them.

Have a good Wednesday night everyone - I'm off to get me some pints o' Guinness!

T.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Union Infantry

As regular readers will know these last few weeks I have been experimenting in painting figures of different eras. One of the periods I'm interested in is the American Civil War. There is a collection of some nice plastic figures, that can be used, and in this instance, I used figures from two sets of Italeri (Union Infantry - Confederate Infantry).

Below there are some photos of my first Union infantrymen. They were a joy to paint!












I hope you like them.

Have a wonderful w/e everyone!

T.