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Offline nervisfr

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Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« on: May 26, 2018, 06:30:33 PM »

As i have started a new page to my Gang of rome topic "In the street of Rome" about a galley's conversion, i create that one for the LAFers who don't see it and could be interested by a Playmobil Galley conversion work for 28mm   ;)

so lets start :

1 - Find the boat :

cheap because uncomplete and full of calcarous marks, so cost me 5 euros only .




2 - See if the Playmobil scale is fitted for 28mm








3 - Start the conversion work

Delete all the playmobil details that we don't need for our 28mm

and take off all the parts to make easier the work.




more to follow






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Offline Irregular Wars Nic

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 08:44:28 PM »
Oh nice. I'll be keeping an eye on this one too.

Offline War In 15MM

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 03:23:57 AM »
I'll be following your progress.  I bought one of these at the swap meet years ago and have done nothing with it.  I look forward to watching you solve all the repurposing-for- 28mm problems. 

Offline jacques

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2018, 08:54:15 AM »
Belle trouvaille Nervisfr.
Je vais suivre de près cette conversion...

Jacques

Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2018, 10:32:27 AM »
Watching this with interest.  However I rather liked the prow and stern sections.  Intrigued as to what you are going to replace them with.

Offline nervisfr

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2018, 10:40:15 AM »
Watching this with interest.  However I rather liked the prow and stern sections.  Intrigued as to what you are going to replace them with.

i'll keep them but with a little work......

4 Start the work on the prow then

It' easy with wood cocktail shakers (better than ice cream stick)   ;)



and the details shot :



Enjoy


Offline rumacara

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2018, 10:46:16 AM »
Already making me want to have one... o_o
Or 2... :D ;D

Offline Askellad

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2018, 11:17:11 AM »
Very useful

Offline DivisMal

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2018, 06:47:08 PM »
Very interesting and useful thread.

Offline The Red Graf

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2018, 02:32:14 AM »
Following.
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Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2018, 08:21:09 AM »
Nice idea to use the stirrers. Looking forward to seeing this come together.

Offline Michi

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2018, 08:42:26 AM »
Converting Playmobil is so much fun - this looks like it is becoming to be another great example!

Offline nervisfr

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2018, 09:13:59 AM »
Nice idea to use the stirrers. Looking forward to seeing this come together.


Ah! "stirrers", thank you for the good word for this cocktail stick  ;)

5 - Work on the deck

Waiting the prow drying, i start the work on the deck.

Remove the original deck trap. It's very easy because the playmobil's plastic is a very good one. I cut it off with a little trowel and a hammer.
(pass the sharpened 's trowel under the piece to remove it).

The original great iron grille is cut into 2 pieces.

Sculpted balsa wood is use to fil the gap and received the new iron grilles for the trap.



and detail on the deck trap



 ;)

Offline Munindk

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2018, 10:24:46 AM »
This looks promising. First the Playmobil colosseum and now this.. I may have to raid a toystore soon :)

And coffee stirrers have become my primary source for wood for terrain. It started with a little pilfering at the local coffee franchise, then I ordered a 1000 stick from China.

Offline Duncan McDane

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2018, 10:40:10 AM »
Looking good so far...  :)
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