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Re: Daftest Africa! - Camp
« Reply #360 on: May 11, 2022, 10:13:11 AM »
Not the most exciting post but just wanted to sing the praises for these simple Renedra tents…..they don’t actually look too bad!

The Kirangozi gets the boy to wake the camp.

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Re: Daftest Africa! - Camp
« Reply #361 on: May 11, 2022, 11:34:43 AM »
David, I thought you said some 'intense' excitement.  lol
Nice work by the way.

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Re: Daftest Africa! - Camp
« Reply #362 on: May 12, 2022, 06:55:08 AM »
You continue to impress mate!
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Re: Daftest Africa! - Camp
« Reply #363 on: May 12, 2022, 07:13:06 AM »
I like the lamp over the open flap/door.
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Re: Daftest Africa! - Camp
« Reply #364 on: May 12, 2022, 08:29:54 AM »
Thanks Grumpy, hopefully you enjoyed the Ngoni?  To be honest, I bit off more than I wanted to chew there…..but I’m pleased with them.



Cheers Bob…yes little bits just make a point of interest, especially as the tents are very uniform in appearance.   In fact last night, I added a parrot to the roof of another.   What the camp scene needs of course is a pile or two of clutter / luggage but that can wait.



Very quick goat herd….needs a herder but again, will have to wait.



And a pair of warthogs


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Re: Daftest Africa! - Camp
« Reply #365 on: May 12, 2022, 08:37:28 AM »
Quote
Very quick goat herd….needs a herder but again, will have to wait.

You can do a few herders & use the goats in different games,
eg African, Arab, Afghanistan even dark age.

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Daftest Africa! - Camp
« Reply #366 on: May 12, 2022, 10:51:43 AM »
There are still herds of goats today. And jolly tasty some of the cheeses can be too.
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Re: Daftest Africa! - planning next phase
« Reply #367 on: May 13, 2022, 07:18:37 AM »
Goat curry - hmmmm!


Well going to take a few days break as this is when I’m meant to have been playing 😩

However, there will be other times so starting to think on what I want to tackle next.


There  are still a few animals to paint for sure, and I’d like to start buying a few villagers to add a little flavour….but they are going to need somewhere to live!

One of the first tasks then is to build a small village.    I have my eye on some nice resin pieces, but I also want to have a go at doing my own.   So in preparation, I will be using these as a base.



I want to do them with teddy bear fur thatching so will be good to learn how.


I also need a lot more scenery to play on the kind of tables I like.  I have a fair bit of jungle scenery, but it’s the savannah I want to concentrate on for now.

So I marked up half a dozen place mats ready to cut out base shapes for more elephant grass and a waterhole.   I also marked up for a pair of acacia trees.  I found my stock of wire so I will start on the armatures for those….using exactly the same process as my jungle trees, but with shape and form in mind.

I need to order that bag of bark I was thinking about too.  I will need it for my eventual waterfalls, but I also need to make a kopje, smaller but similar to this to give a little height and interest to the table.






Online Cacique Caribe

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Re: Daftest Africa! - planning next phase
« Reply #368 on: May 13, 2022, 07:38:19 AM »
Wow, I wonder if awesome rocky outcrops like that inspired Lion King.  :)

Dan

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Re: Daftest Africa! - planning next phase
« Reply #369 on: May 13, 2022, 04:14:28 PM »
You just keep adding more great stuff!

I may have to get those tents...you've really done them justice!
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Re: Daftest Africa! - planning next phase
« Reply #370 on: May 14, 2022, 12:40:16 AM »
Excellent work! I love the camp and animals!
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Re: Daftest Africa! - planning next phase
« Reply #371 on: May 14, 2022, 11:57:35 AM »
So much to nick.....I mean this whole thread is just full of lovlies!!!

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Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Daftest Africa! - planning next phase
« Reply #372 on: May 15, 2022, 05:04:17 AM »
Holy elephant dung rolled around by a beetle, Batman!  I don't visit this thread for a week or two and, bloody light speed, look at all you've done.  Even War in 15 mm would be jealous methinks.  Your definition of "have to wait" may be a bit different than most of us.

Love all the animals - even some real 'herds' mixed in there.  Will watch the acacia tree process and the kopje additions with wrapt attention, on my own list of to-dos.

Alas, my own African plains project is in hiatus, more or less, as I ready some piratical elements for a convention game scheduled for mid-July. 

While I will have a lot more animals than you they won't be painted nearly as nicely as yours.  Though I am thinking to fully repaint the three dozen giraffes I've already done because the second batch just doesn't match anywhere near as close as I wanted.  That will hurt.  But be better in the end - I hope.

Man, you are knocking stuff out.  I, too, am well-enamored of this thread - and inspired.  Heck, even a little annoyed that I said yes to the pirate project - but that is on me.

Oh, and sorry your friend couldn't make it - even for such a cause, I get how much of a mood-downer that can be.  I think you found the best cure, drive on and get more done. 

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Re: Daftest Africa! - planning next phase
« Reply #373 on: May 15, 2022, 12:01:53 PM »
Three dozen giraffes??  Are you mad?!

Cheers for the comments guys, much appreciated.   

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Daftest Africa! - planning next phase
« Reply #374 on: May 15, 2022, 12:49:39 PM »
36 giraffes to repaint - 24 more to add + 2 dead, all waiting work.  As to my sanity, I try never to claim it for fear that will result in a visit by some gentlemen in white coats carrying a funny coat with straps in the back.  And then a sojourn in a room with 'soft' walls.

ACK!  Acheson Creations soon to stop trading:

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So, if there are things they make you want, get your orders in before the end of May 2022!


 

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