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    Nice job. Dave!

    Any taller and they'd need to be upholstered Sky Blue!

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    well talk about being bored and missing the opportunities to fly my planes in anger, its amazing how the brain wanders at times. So I had a new mattress delivered and as I removed the packaging I found 4 corner pads made of a very heavy duty felt type material...

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    My wife was thinking are they recyclable, I was thinking something else...

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    5 minutes late we have a Quick template drawn out..

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    Woo hoo, simply flexible and very hard wearing clouds...

    God I need to get out more...

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Nice clouds, Chris.
    And yes, we all need to get out more.
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    Hobby related perhaps - I refurbished these stools we've had for 30+ years for my war room a while back - finally got around to taking a pic of the finished articles:

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    Had to strip the wood down, repainted with numerous coats of colour & varnish; stripped the seat, replaced foam, covered with wadding and a couple of repurposed British Army shirts. They look the part and are a mite more comfortable than they were.
    Hope you see them and don't miss when you go to sit.

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    Elves have finished a 1/400" scale ISS

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    Not sure what to do with these . . .

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    . . . a lot of V2s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    well talk about being bored and missing the opportunities to fly my planes in anger, its amazing how the brain wanders at times. So I had a new mattress delivered and as I removed the packaging I found 4 corner pads made of a very heavy duty felt type material...

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    My wife was thinking are they recyclable, I was thinking something else...

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    Woo hoo, simply flexible and very hard wearing clouds...

    God I need to get out more...


    so it would be safe to say.....your head was in the clouds......

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
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    Not sure what to do with these . . .

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    . . . a lot of V2s




    "iron sky" the moon nahzis are going to attack the iss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    so it would be safe to say.....your head was in the clouds......

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    Damage boxes are finally done!

    My goal with these was to make them look dated, like something that'd been sitting around on a shelf since after the war.

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    Broken Token lasercut birch pieces are thin. To give the box corners the appearance of being nailed on, I clipped the heads from nails and glued them to the corner pieces with E6000. The corners themselves were then attached to the boxes with E6000 as well.

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    For the ABCD and propaganda posters, I weathered the art in photoshop and then printed them to clear waterslide decals, hoping that the lack of white would make it look like the inks had faded over the years. I applied multiple layers, as if posters had been pasted over posters, with heavier duty weathering of the "earlier" layers.

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    Central Powers on one side, Entente on the other.

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    ABCD decks (2 of each) along the edges, and XYZ decks (2 of each) in the middle.

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    Ready to play! One box is for myself, the other will be going to my dad, who I suckered into picking up "just a few planes" earlier in the year.

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    Those damage boxes look great, Chris
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    Awesome damage box Chris! I'm sure you'll get offers to make more of these.

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    Excellent!

    REP incoming!

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    They are ridiculously good, how much did they cost to make? Because they are probably the best I’ve seen. Much deserving of much rep....

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

  14. #64

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    Very nicely pimped boxes Chris, liking the art work.

    "He is wise who watches"

  15. #65

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    Most impressive Chris.
    The Wingco has really put it in a nutshell.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    lovely job Chris, rep is yours

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    Thanks, all!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    They are ridiculously good, how much did they cost to make? Because they are probably the best I’ve seen. Much deserving of much rep....
    Cost-wise, they are pretty cheap, assuming you've got a use for the leftovers. Most of the effort was in time: staining, sanding, tending to the decals as they dried to minimize lifting and bubbling, and then giving everything a final matte clear coat.

    Broken token mini card cases are $14. On top of that, I used a can of wood stain, polyurethane, corner protectors (I bought these), small nails, a tube of E6000, Micro Set/Sol, clear decal sheets, and clear coat, most of which I already had on hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driph View Post
    Damage boxes are finally done!

    My goal with these was to make them look dated, like something that'd been sitting around on a shelf since after the war.

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    Broken Token lasercut birch pieces are thin. To give the box corners the appearance of being nailed on, I clipped the heads from nails and glued them to the corner pieces with E6000. The corners themselves were then attached to the boxes with E6000 as well.

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    For the ABCD and propaganda posters, I weathered the art in photoshop and then printed them to clear waterslide decals, hoping that the lack of white would make it look like the inks had faded over the years. I applied multiple layers, as if posters had been pasted over posters, with heavier duty weathering of the "earlier" layers.

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    Central Powers on one side, Entente on the other.

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    Ready to play! One box is for myself, the other will be going to my dad, who I suckered into picking up "just a few planes" earlier in the year.

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    Awesome job on the deck holders, Chris! I also found I like the effect of the clear decal sheets giving a vintage painted look. Love the corner brackets

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    Did these over the past week. 2 RAF Be 2e's. They are RAF (Daryl) Shapeways models with MISCMINI decals.

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    First up an RAF painted Be 2.
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    Then I added one to my Greek Air Service.
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    I added 2 more Avaitik D 1's. This one I think I gave a somewhat crazy paint scheme.

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    And this one not to bad but different.

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    Bob, you should sit in a corner and think about what you have done.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    My wife and I vacated our house for 2 weeks so that my daughter and family could do their quarantine in familiar surroundings so not much modeling for me. However, I did catch up on some reading!

    One book from the local library:

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    Which spurred this purchase from the Book Depository:

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    Then on a visit to a model shop on the other side of town while my wife was off contributing to the economy of the fashion industry I spotted this superb volume which I just had to have!

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    Maybe I should have started a new thread and called it ‘Some lighter (than air) reading

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    Robert I wanted something different and thats what I did. I wasn't even drinking.

    Nice thought Wayne..Lighter then Air Reaqding. Good choice.
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    Nice job (respectively) on planes and on box-weathering!

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    for some reason i find those books much more interesting wayne!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    I added 2 more Avaitik D 1's. This one I think I gave a somewhat crazy paint scheme.

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    And this one not to bad but different.

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    all of a sudden i hear the "laugh in" theme song lol.
    great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    I added 2 more Avaitik D 1's. This one I think I gave a somewhat crazy paint scheme.

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    And this one not to bad but different.

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    When I first looked at these (on my phone), I thought they were lozenge decals. On closer examination, they are hand-painted color schemes? Awesome!
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Mike from you I consider that a very high compliment. I just used a micro brush and just dabbed dots the planes.

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    This month I decided to give a go to a dustcollecting starter set of Cruel Seas by Warlord Games. Sea battles of fast motorboats have been an unexplored area for me so far. Bought some books on that topic ("German E-boats", "E-boats vs. MTB") and plunged into simple glueing and painting of some Vospers and S-boats (10 in total). Finished all of them yesterday. Sprues turned into fine minis, IMHO. Now rules reading and playing. My buddy Darek is also excited and ready for some coastal battles!

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    Last edited by Nightbomber; 10-26-2020 at 15:17.
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    Nice ships Andy. I did a few of their ships to use as targets.

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    It's a fun game, Andrzej.
    Also check out David's blog entries on it, with useful house rules:
    http://dtbsam.blogspot.com/search/label/Cruel%20Seas

    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Beautiful work, Andrzej!

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    Very nice looking boats Andrzej. If you are getting into 1/300 coastal warfare you might want to look at Cyborg 3D Printing, who make some nice craft for prices less frightening than what Warlord Games are asking.

    Have to admit I bought a couple of starter sets plus got a lot of the freebie boats off the front of Wargames Illustrated, but all are still collecting dust as I was put off by the poor rules reviews, and the space needed for a game. Both problems are solvable, one by using a different set of rules (there's a bloke on this forum, works for the navy, does a decent set - Manley I think his name is ), the second by moving to a bigger house!
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    This month I decided to give a go to a dustcollecting starter set of Cruel Seas by Warlord Games. Sea battles of fast motorboats have been an unexplored area for me so far. Bought some books on that topic ("German E-boats", "E-boats vs. MTB") and plunged into simple glueing and painting of some Vospers and S-boats (10 in total). Finished all of them yesterday. Sprues turned into fine minis, IMHO. Now rules reading and playing. My buddy Darek is also excited and ready for some coastal battles!
    So you are deahing to Lofoten Islands with a commandos squad, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Very nice looking boats Andrzej. If you are getting into 1/300 coastal warfare you might want to look at Cyborg 3D Printing, who make some nice craft for prices less frightening than what Warlord Games are asking.

    Have to admit I bought a couple of starter sets plus got a lot of the freebie boats off the front of Wargames Illustrated, but all are still collecting dust as I was put off by the poor rules reviews, and the space needed for a game. Both problems are solvable, one by using a different set of rules (there's a bloke on this forum, works for the navy, does a decent set - Manley I think his name is ), the second by moving to a bigger house!
    Thanks for the tip, Steve. Prices look very reasonable, and over-the-pond shipping isn't bad.
    Have you gotten anything from them, and can speak for their quality?
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    Karl, I've got some inter-war vehicles from them and they are pretty good. Not got any ships but I've seen them and they too are good.
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    Gorgeous boats, really like the look of the game, might have to get a couple just to dip the toe in the water

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Superb Andy.
    The details are so crisp. What scale are these beauties?
    I was wondering how they would stand up to a good strafing?
    Never mind the scale IO just saw the remark about 1to 330 so they would do fine for a low leval passing attack.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Those are some fantastic boats! Thanks for providing some photos. Impressive detail and some nice added touches.
    “Fly fast - take chances!”

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    Thank to all of you for kind comments and some rep.
    @Rob: they are in 1:300 scale and the detail level is just ok... although I wish they provided a full set of armament for the Vospers. They show all the mgs on the cards, but not every one is present on the minis.
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    Cheers Andy.
    Looks like I will be buying into a few of those then.
    Rob.
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    Just spent £50 on the Starter set!
    Thanks Andy, I think?
    Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    Thank to all of you for kind comments and some rep.
    @Rob: they are in 1:300 scale and the detail level is just ok... although I wish they provided a full set of armament for the Vospers. They show all the mgs on the cards, but not every one is present on the minis.
    Buy a weapons pack and you can stuff as many guns on them as you have deck space for (don't blame me if it capsizes if you do ).

    https://store.warlordgames.com/produ...dc512ec3&_ss=r
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Just spent £50 on the Starter set!
    Thanks Andy, I think?
    Rob.
    I bought 2 starters plus Italian, US and Japanese fleets...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Buy a weapons pack and you can stuff as many guns on them as you have deck space for (don't blame me if it capsizes if you do ).

    https://store.warlordgames.com/produ...dc512ec3&_ss=r
    !!! Thanks Steve, did not know they have them.
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    I remember watching "633 Squadron" at the Patio Theater in Chicago, 1964, I was in 8th grade. I loved it then and love it still. My brother Bob (BB401) had a 1/48 scale Mosquito in his storage box he built in the late 60s-early 70s - not sure of the manufacturer as it is a model for which he did not save the instructions. I have burdened you all with many rehabs during this horrible pandemic Lockdown (which seems to be getting nothing but worse) so here are some highlights of another which began on October 13. For all the gory details I once again direct your attention to https://theatomfurnace.blogspot.com/

    I started with what immediate could be easily deconstructed.

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    Lots of cleaning, scraping, wet sanding. As well as fabrication of missing parts.

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    Of course repainting and detailing was required in my chosen Invasion Stripping scheme.

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    Finally new decals for Mosquito NF XIII MM465/NG-X of No 604 "County of Middlesex" Squadron, crewed by W/C H.M. Constable-Maxwell DFC, July 1944

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    Now I must go and watch "633 Squadron"

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    Excellent job, yet again, Will.
    Looks terrific.
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    Awesome work, Willi! And I'm excited to see that Corsair in the background

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    What a Mossie! A true wonder, Willi!
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