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Offline shandy

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Scratchbuilding a cotton press
« on: November 04, 2017, 09:23:15 AM »
Hi,

cotton presses were imposing structures which make great objective for ACW skirmish games - after all, they were often destroyed by Union troops.

Naturally, I had to have one, so I looked for period images and started to make a quick sketch. Building the thing itself was not complicated. I also made some cotton bales out of green stuff - to my surprise, there are no models on the market!

Anyway, here's the finished cotton press:





For a more detailed report on how I built it and some more images, visit https://wargamingraft.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/building-a-cotton-press-in-15mm/

Cheers!

Offline Malamute

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Re: Scratchbuilding a cotton press
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 09:49:59 AM »
Very clever. It looks great :)
"These creatures do not die like the bee after the first sting, but go on age after age, feeding on the blood of the living"  - Abraham Van Helsing

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Scratchbuilding a cotton press
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 09:52:15 AM »
Nice work - thanks for sharing.
- Karsten

"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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Offline marianas_gamer

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Re: Scratchbuilding a cotton press
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 02:51:16 PM »
Excellent work!! :-* :-* This is exactly the kind of build that makes me come to LAF. You identified a useful and unusual terrain feature for your games, researched it, built it, painted it well, and showed it us in a nice photo. I salute you!
LB
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Offline shandy

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Re: Scratchbuilding a cotton press
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 03:05:13 PM »
Thanks for the kind words  :)

Offline Barry S

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Re: Scratchbuilding a cotton press
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 12:18:05 AM »
Really nice work  :-*

 
Barry

http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l12/LeadBear/

 

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