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Oswald the Halberdier – finished version

November 22, 2017

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Several coats of varnish  over the paint – for Oswald needs to stand up to being banged around, dropped, and transported any old how – and he’s ready for action! Advertisements

Oswald’s left arm, and hood

November 19, 2017

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Having got the basic pose, I went to stage 2, another round of heat and needle nose pliers, to rotate that left arm so the thumb is back. I also decided to use liquid green stuff to build Oswald a hood, since I’m using it to strengthen the feet on the stand. Oswald originally had […]

Oswald the Halberdier – the quickie conversion

November 18, 2017

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So last game night I mentioned that I should find an Oswald. After all we are about to hit level 2 and he’s still with us. I wanted something that can be pushed roughly around on a game mat, and the same heroic scale we are playing with. My detective work through various options (including seeing […]

Finished BUA pieces

April 11, 2015

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The hamlet and village sections are complete now. I used carpentry quality PVA (white glue) from Gorilla to stick coloured flock around buildings to disguise gaps. In the event, I decided the existing orchard trees I have look too big against the farmhouse, so left the garden painted only. It’s a large enough open area […]

Terrain Pieces

April 7, 2015

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I recently read over DBA 3.0 and am quietly satisfied to find that there are more types of terrain, and they make more sense. Whenever I build a terrain piece I’m trying to straddle at least two mounts. And since I now own the start of a 15mm army (albeit still in packs and without bases) […]

The Long Board

March 29, 2015

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The plan for the longer rectangle is to end up with a playing area of 86cm x 86cm, with storage and “army parks” on either end. This board bows in more noticeably than the squarer versions after painting, so I glue interior wooden struts to fence off the ends. At both ends, I glue a […]

The mid-size board complete

March 24, 2015

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I debated with myself two issues with the mid-size board. 1. What to clad the sides in 2. Whether to add an insert to limit length to 900mm. The mid-size board is a little too narrow to be ideal for 15mm wargaming, which has graduated from a norm of 24″ to a norm of 30″ […]