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.
  • Wednesday, 20 September 2017

    40mm - Trial casts from new mould..

    Finally got the next 18C mould done,  the contents were
    -weapons (sabre, straight sword, pistol, 17C musket and 18C musket)
    -march attack musketeer
    -alternate grenadier & fusilier heads.

    Initial casts weren't too good, but the addition of some air vents solved the problems, some trial casts
    the heads don't come out with full detail every time; will do some more and see how it goes - overall I'm pleased with the results.

    Thursday, 14 September 2017

    Wittenberg river marines - transport barges...

    Some of the boats for transporting cargo on the river Oudear have been purchased and adapted for the Wittenberg river marines to use as transport/landing barges; some are fitted with small swivel guns. The river marines carry out a river transport exercise near their northern base as Gugenstadt....
    [barges as constructed previously - see http://tidders-kingdomofwittenberg.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/28mm-transport-barges-for-river-oudear.html;  using rowers from the landing boats shown in the previous post]

    Monday, 4 September 2017

    Wittenberg River marines - new row boats...

    The river marines,  try out their new row boats ...
    [Britannia Miniatures naval row boats with modified crews]

    Tuesday, 29 August 2017

    Getting stuff ready for moulds ....

    Been getting items ready for making moulds fro 40mm items, the first one of which will be the weapons mould.  Item masters ...
    and planning the layout of the items..
    I should be able to squeeze an 18C figure in as well,  possibly a grenadier.