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Offline Munindk

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #45 on: June 13, 2018, 08:54:42 AM »
Once the oars go on I can see an issue with transporting the ship, I wonder if the oarbanks could have been secured to the hull with magnets?

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2018, 02:15:27 PM »
I hope i can make the oars removable as i drill deep the portholes.

12 - Shaping the oars

the most boring of the work on the galley.
one by one, the "oars" are shape with a bench grinder to give them a good looking  ;)

here the heavy tool in action :



and the size test :



i have only 40 oars to shape   o_o o_o
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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #47 on: June 14, 2018, 07:51:53 AM »
between 2 "shaping" operation, i change my mind off things with work on the prow and the rear of the galley.






things are going in place  ;D

Offline Munindk

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #48 on: June 14, 2018, 08:39:44 AM »
This is a great project, I really like the creative use of coffee stirrers, its very inspiring as I've a bag of 1000 lying in a cupboard myself.

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2018, 03:33:59 PM »

Don't panic, i'm still working on this project but i have nothing new to show you...

the oars shaping is qite long and boring if any. Nearly at the end of this endless step.
Need two rudders too  ;D

The rear sides are nearly done too but i have to glue few stirrers and then wait for drying. And so on.

Cheers
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Offline Irregular Wars Nic

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2018, 08:28:21 PM »
I do rather like the planking on the prow!

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2018, 04:07:04 PM »
Because of this thread I've bid on 5 Playmobil ships in all shapes and sizes... I may have enough for a whole seabattle by the end of this week..  :-X
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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #52 on: June 27, 2018, 06:17:54 AM »
Because of this thread I've bid on 5 Playmobil ships in all shapes and sizes... I may have enough for a whole seabattle by the end of this week..  :-X

welcome aboard then  ;)

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2018, 10:47:07 AM »
Because of this thread I've bid on 5 Playmobil ships in all shapes and sizes... I may have enough for a whole seabattle by the end of this week..  :-X

And I won all  :-X :-X

welcome aboard then  ;)

Aye aye, I've got one like yours, so I'll borrow/steal some ideas of yours

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #54 on: June 27, 2018, 10:55:48 AM »
And I won all  :-X :-X

Aye aye, I've got one like yours, so I'll borrow/steal some ideas of yours

may be not so much work needed , as mine ? As i have started from nearly nothing   lol lol

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #55 on: July 03, 2018, 01:06:25 PM »

more information in the last edition of my blog 's page, right here

enjoy !

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #56 on: July 03, 2018, 01:11:36 PM »
Perfect and very accurate job!!! Unbelievable transformation!!! Congrats!!!
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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2018, 01:16:20 PM »
Perfect and very accurate job!!! Unbelievable transformation!!! Congrats!!!

thank you very much dear DintheDin.

and without too much difficult work !  :-*

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2018, 07:28:01 PM »
at last, i'm back in this topic with good news.

the oars work has been complete. i have to change the angle of the oars to give a better look to the galley.
I fill all the holes in the oars bank and repeat the drilling operation  o_o.

the prow is glue to the deck. the rear is nearly done.

the final result (for the moment) :



all the boat is sanded with a grinder's light disk to level all parts.




enjoy
Eric


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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2018, 07:37:10 PM »
I hate to say this now, but I'm sure I've had little wooden fellas exactly like those oars with some sort of canape thingy from a supermarket. It might have been Iceland or somewhere like that. EDIT: The missus informs me they have them in Sainsbury's as packs of toothpicks you can buy.

I have double warm feelings for this thread because, a) it looks superb and b) I used to love my Playmobil when I was a kid. I was obsessed. I don't think it's too far of a leap to say it was the start of my collecting habit. My brother and I played our first wargames with Playmobil toys in the garden (my 7th cavalry always did great execution).
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