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Saturday, 22 March 2014

SITREP: Week comm. St. Patrick's Day!

I can't believe that we are heading into the last week of March and I'm a game and BATREP down! Since I last posted I've finally got an interview for a new job so I spent a couple of days with the Viscountess getting a much needed new suit. This and trying to sort out getting to 'the smoke' for a 14.00 hr meet on a Monday and further job hunting fairly took most of the remaining days, so much for 'more time for gaming!'

Saying that and with the second part of my initial exclamation I realised that I needed a dock scene. So in the evenings I persevered. I had a view of a quayside with those US dock warehouses that you see on various cop shows (Streets of San Francisco and Kojak sprang to mind.)

I got three empty chewing gum boxes from the checkout of a local German based store (gratis, can't remember the German for free.) Well this is what I came up with.


The evolution from empty box to warehouse.
The production line











The warehouse in action
SS Paula M.
I finished off the SS Paula M with a slap of paint and an old orange bag for a dragnet. (Must get a fine tip pen to inscribe the name.)

Oh well I'm out among the English for the next couple of days so provided I survive  Jack Regan will be pounding the dockland beat next weekend.

Enjoy your week gang. Thanks for reading.

Lorcan. 







19 comments:

  1. Nice warehouse, and the boat is fantastic, what are the figs on the boat?, the one with the gun is from gangsters not sure about the others

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    1. Thanks you right about the gangsters. The others are from a pack of Confederate Pioneers with a slice here and there and a paint job. They work fairly well as workees.

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    2. You might like this set

      http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1161

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  2. Gives a whole new meaning to the term gumshoe

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  3. Nice fast and cheap terrain. Your boat looks better with a lick of paint. Looking forward to the next episode.

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    1. Thanks Bob it was a bit bland.

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  4. Both are very good scratchbuilds and I do like the grimy appearance of them both - your ship turned out particularly well.

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    1. Thank you, drybrushing is not a skill I excel at so I'm pleased that you think it worked.

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  5. Nice work on both the building and the now painted boat. They both look really good.

    Best of luck with job hunting I hope you get what your after :)

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  6. Great idea - you've got me thinking now on how I can use this for 15mm scifi.
    Like the boat too.
    Cheers

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    1. Thanks pal, they're dead easy, quick and disposable. A plus which ever way you look at it.

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  7. Those warehouse buildings are looking cool! well done mate!

    Gratis : Kostenlos / frei

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    1. Thanks buddy, I had a feeling it was going to be something like Frei, it just makes sense.

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    2. It always amazes me what folk can do with scratchbuilt terrain. Well done, Bob. They all look suitably grungy... and so they should.

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  8. Looking good, especially the boat, as it has been said. The net was a great idea! :)
    As for frei, it means free as in not occupied, kostenlos would be free of charge, so gratis. But then again, I don't speak German :P.

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  9. Some great scratch building there and the tangerine bag net is inspired! I feel I need to build a trawler just to have a go.

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  10. The boat looks great and nice to see three fairly quick additions on the terrain front. Good work sir!

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