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Offline has.been

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #840 on: July 27, 2021, 09:38:57 AM »
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Anyone got a torch ?

Honest Bob, it is not THAT dark, but I
took the photo late in the day. It is a
lot cooler. I can sit in there without having
to wear a hat.

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #841 on: July 30, 2021, 05:15:32 PM »
Acquired pre-painted ACW.
Now after:- repairs, tarting up, rebasing &
giving them new flags.
They are table ready.

See them and others in action here:-
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=132487.msg1682617#msg1682617

The mounted officer I painted myself.

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #842 on: August 03, 2021, 05:05:09 PM »
Further to the ACW game
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=132487.msg1682617#msg1682617
and a little bit of pressure from Vodkafan I finally
decided to change those singly based figures from
sabot bases over to 40 x 40mm MDF bases. I have started
with the Yanks, well I have fewer of them (bias showing :D).
Even so it was a finger hurting exercise involving over a
hundred figures!!!!  The glue & filler put up a heck of a fight.
Here are some 'progress so far' shots. Not finished, but a
lot of progress so far.

Oh, forgot to add, as a further bowing to Vodkafan influence,
my skirmishers are going onto 3,2,1 basing. This will help
me remember a house rule, 'Skirmishers do NOT get the
fire option, only the Skirmish (half dice & up to half move)
option.

Offline Westbury

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #843 on: August 03, 2021, 07:51:59 PM »
Good to see figures on 'proper bases' Pete  lol

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #844 on: August 04, 2021, 02:35:08 PM »
It will be wonderful to finish this rebasing. :D

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #845 on: August 06, 2021, 08:39:02 AM »
Rebasing the Yankies is now finished.

and I start on the Confederates.

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #846 on: August 06, 2021, 08:47:06 AM »
To give my poor fingers a rest, (prizing all
of those figures off their penny bases was
a real pain), I tarted up two resin adobe
buildings, one 15mm & one 25/28mm.
 I got them from a friend of a friend.
They were solid white with silver windows.
I have added several washes & some dry brushing,
also various carpets, drying in the sun, and a
covering for the 28mm door. Hope you guys like them.
4165-7 = 15mm
4168-72 = 25/28mm

Offline Digits

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #847 on: August 06, 2021, 08:52:22 AM »
Carpets are a nice touch
Join the BEST regiment in the army of Parliament and fight the length and breadth of these fair isles!

http://www.earlofmanchesters.co.uk

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #848 on: August 06, 2021, 10:30:09 AM »
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Carpets are a nice touch

Courtesy of colour supplements that come
with Sunday papers. I cut out rectangles from
bright shirts, dresses etc. crumple them up,
open them back up,
then glue them in place with watered down
PVA.

Offline flatpack

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #849 on: August 08, 2021, 07:54:03 AM »
They have come out nice.
Flatpack

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #850 on: August 08, 2021, 08:32:09 AM »
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They have come out nice.

Thanks Bob. The 15mm one is earmarked for WW2 North Africa,
while the 28mm will see use in:- Peninsular Napoleonic,
Spanish Civil War, Western Gunfight, Mexican revolution,
and (soon) Operation Huskey (WW2 Sicily).

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #851 on: August 09, 2021, 02:01:16 PM »
All of the ACW figures, that were based on pennies,
have now been rebases. Unfortunately the computer
is refusing to recognise the camera's disc, so I can't
show you all the proof. :'(

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #852 on: August 10, 2021, 02:27:59 PM »
Photo problem solved.
Bought a 5 card reader.
Now we have the proof that the rebasing is done. :D

Offline Digits

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #853 on: August 12, 2021, 09:25:28 AM »
No easy or fun feat at the bast of times basing.  Rebasing, I can only imagine worse! Lol

Good job fella.

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Re: Stuf Wot I Dun
« Reply #854 on: August 12, 2021, 02:28:45 PM »
Thanks David. It was (literally) a pain, but
it had to be done, plus I am happy it is finished.
I am getting closer to what I want, that is (for each period):-
Enough table ready figures to field two (probably small) forces,
Some nice scenery, including some period specific,
Rules I am happy to play complete with extras (unit stats etc),
Some friends of like minds and
a FEW unfinished bits (ACW it is Cavalry at the moment) so
that it still keeps me interested.

Not much to ask, is it? :D