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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)!!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Some plastic and some toothpicks - Finished!

Hi everyone!

It's been a rather long day for me (plenty of work, house errants and social contacts), that's why I ended up uploading my finished work so late.

If you've seen my last post, I put up a quiz, regarding the usage of some plastic men and toothpicks. Most of you have figured out what I was planning to do, and below you will find the photos confirming this. I decided to make some figures using bangalore torpedoes with some toothpicks! They came out a bit too bulky (they should have been slimmer), but when I came up with the idea in using some round plastic, the painted toothpicks were already stuck on their bases. :-)

 I got this idea when reading a book from Osprey publishing, showing some plucky Brits, storming a bunker with the help of some smoke and some bangalore torpedoes. 

Apart from showing the finished bases with the figs, I decided to be the 'director' of the storming phase, moments before the bangalore torpedoes explode! :-)

Off you go then - enjoy:

The finished bases:

The attack on the bunker:

The view from inside the bunker:

The preparation for the destruction of the barbed wire posts:

I hope you like em. As you see, they were really easy to make.

Cheers everyone!


  1. Whoa-Ho! Nice work, Sir! Great idea and very useful. The battle photos are awesome.

    1. Thanks Jay. I need to learn some things about photoshop though. It will enhance the overall appearance.

  2. Very nice, when does the movie come out? Well done!

  3. Excellent work Thanos! Everything looks so effective - nice one, mate;)

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    1. I only took the photos there Dan, but thank you for your politeness.

  5. WOW great work that is some fine mine clearers even if they carry oversized equipment

    1. Thanks Gowan. They came about bigger than I anticipated, but they look good on the field. :)

  6. Very cool & excellent photo-story.

  7. coool looks like poping up from a movie

  8. Great pics and I made a good guess yay!

  9. very very cool!!! love the black n white pics as well, very atmospheric!

  10. Well done T, who cares about scale man! They look the business.

  11. Great work Thanos! Love the battle photographs; look out Spielberg!

    1. Spielberg was playing with computerized special effects, I make the whole lot of them! You're right there Michael, he should be careful. :) Thank you!!

  12. What a simple but very effective idea! An unusual way to use up some of those leftover HaT tommies.

    1. Now with the recession here in Greece, I have to come up with as many ideas as I can Alan. Thank you for your kind words.

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    1. Thank you Fran! I always had a thing about toothpicks. :)

  14. Fun stuff. I love someone not afraid to create their own figures.

    1. If you can't do it in real life, you may as well try to create your ideal world. That's my intention Bill. Thank you for your support - it helps me a lot.

  15. Amazing combat situation, well done. Really interesting scenes.

    1. Gracias Pablo! I wish I could learn how to add some muzzle fire effects now....:)

  16. Outstanding work! The black & white pics look like real wartime footage!

    1. Thank you Stuart. It's amazing what you can do with a small laptop. :)

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