Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Get really to sing......

The First Verse.........

More to come.......

Friday, May 24, 2013

18th Century House project

I'm working on several 1/32 scale houses to go with Rev-War and Civil War figures. The "Georgian Colonial" is one of the best local examples of a "standard" house built in the early 1700s and still standing today. I drive past dozens of the them everyday in just 15 miles and several examples are just down my street. The basic house has a central chimney, 5 windows on the second floor a sometimes ornate front door and 2 windows on each side. While many have either been modernized over 250 years and added to on the sides and back, the "base" house is pretty simple and attractive with smaller and larger variation. Barzso's Lexington Green play set has a nice model with only 3 top windows plus a "Salt Box" example. Both types of house are on my daily commute from Gloucester to Ipswitch.

I'm using foam to make the base house with sheet clapboarding and in 2 cases, left over roof pieces from the BMC Gettysburg "Lee's HQ" house. I'm experimenting with enlarging an on-line down loadable cut out paper model to get the scale and details.

Let's see where this goes....

More models  to make a store and a 1700s house one side, 1800s house the other. Glue Stick, mat board and the printouts.

KIDS! Please be careful with the Mat cutters and Exact-o knives! Ask your Parents  first.

More to come.......

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hinterland commanders

Officers of the the Infantry and Hussars review the new recruits...

The woman below will be a new grenadier.

The petite woman will be light cavalry.

New recruits and the field medics.

Recruits get a medicinal drink.


Don't break up the friendship of Helena and Hermia!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Some more "Caught in the Act" 28mm figures

I just got some more Hinterland female soldiers to add to the "cast". They should be painted soon.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fun with Religion and Toy Soldiers.

'Cause we all know that we can joke about religion.

                                                                   And they did.

                                             In another part of the Empire...

                                                            About 1500 years later ....


                                                            My dear wife does.

Mostly MARX figures with some 60 mm Jescan Romans.