Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Sunday, 23 April 2017
Friday, 21 April 2017
Monday, 17 April 2017
Friday, 14 April 2017
Well the lead pile is restored…well a small pile at the moment.
First off the table is the Pom Pom gun and crew to complete the Lave Victoria gunboat. For this set I scratch built the Pom Pom gun and used the Perry Gardner gun crew from the Sudan range. The figures are probably not 100% correct, but I figure that most units serving in Africa would have had a mix of old and new uniforms. The officer from the set will appear on the staff of one WWI East African commands.
The Pom Pom gun was built using plasticard and Greenstuff from the image below. I was unable to find a suitable cone for the base – and unwilling to try to construct one – so I compromised and used a piece of 6mm plastic tubing, on to which I attached a plasticard discs top and bottom.
The Pom Pom gun under construction…
The addition of this piece completed the gunboat, to which various items (such as anchors, winches, ropes and life belts) have been added since the last time it appeared in these pages. Below is the finished item.
Saturday, 8 April 2017
Now I add different types and tones of foliage. First I glued on some bushy pieces on the high ground and on rocky ledges. Then I add one or two pieces of twig from the garden as fallen logs. Finally, to the smaller pieces, I added the plastic "bushes" that a friend got me for a small cost. These come on a large sheet of 81 bunches, each of which contain eight individual bushes. The first thing to do is to cut the individual bushes from the bunches. Then with an awl I puncture the surface of the base and then with a small amount of end of PVA fix them in position.