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Offline Doug ex-em4

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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #390 on: May 22, 2022, 12:58:05 PM »
Love those huts….. :-*

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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #391 on: May 22, 2022, 02:15:44 PM »
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I need to add curtain doors,
Go to things like Sunday Newspaper supplements. Cut out pictures of
bright dresses, shirts, blankets, curtains etc. Cut out a rectangle that
is bigger than the doorway. Crumple it, then glue it in place (UHU around
the inside of the door will do)I then, when it has set, paint the 'curtain'
with thinned PVA glue. It protects it.

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get hold of some earthenware pots
Much cheaper than buying the resin ones is what Flatpack did with his
Vietnam buildings. Some interesting shape beads & a pack of jewelry
making very small rings of wire (About a pound from Craft World).
Superglue a ring onto the top of the bead. Look at his, they look great.

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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #392 on: May 22, 2022, 03:16:23 PM »
Lovely terrain! Inspirational!
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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #393 on: May 23, 2022, 11:56:52 AM »
Cheers guys!

Courtesy of a re purposed cloth covid mask, I now have door coverings in them all.   I had two pots but need a few more yet.

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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #394 on: May 23, 2022, 12:20:14 PM »
Those came out a real treat. For my huts I used towel - but I like the look of your fur better, I think. See: https://frictionbmcminiatures.blogspot.com/2020/08/golgothas-terrain-huts.html

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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #395 on: May 23, 2022, 12:25:05 PM »
Those came out a real treat. For my huts I used towel - but I like the look of your fur better, I think. See: https://frictionbmcminiatures.blogspot.com/2020/08/golgothas-terrain-huts.html

Your looks more like thatching which more permanent I suspect than the grass mine have simply thrown over the roof! Lol

I like your use of cane mats to make the walls, interesting effect!

Edit:

A couple of Vervet monkeys add a point of interest to another.

« Last Edit: May 23, 2022, 01:26:06 PM by Digits »

Offline Golgotha

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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #396 on: May 23, 2022, 02:27:30 PM »
The monkeys are a great addition - they certainly add a sense of realism and no doubt some fun...

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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #397 on: May 23, 2022, 03:53:59 PM »
Those look great, I agree the monkey adds a very nice touch, no bias opinion here.  lol
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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #398 on: May 23, 2022, 05:42:39 PM »
Cheers.

Ok, more elephant grass…just need to dress the bases but this doubles what I already have.   Just need a can of spray paint then I can finish about another four or five pieces.



I have a few characters to paint next, then I may start building the trees…..

Edit:

I’ve also been toying with ideas for the speakeasy…….I suspect though this is as much planning design as will get done…..lol

« Last Edit: May 23, 2022, 06:09:12 PM by Digits »

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #399 on: May 23, 2022, 06:53:19 PM »
Lovely! Very inspirational!

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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #400 on: May 23, 2022, 09:42:26 PM »
Dammit - I’m going to have to have a go at making some of those huts. What did you use for texturing the walls and the thatch? If I can do some half as good I’ll be chuffed.

Doug

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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #401 on: May 23, 2022, 10:05:57 PM »
I do like that Elephant grass 8)
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Offline Digits

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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #402 on: May 23, 2022, 10:22:21 PM »
Cheers guys.

Doug, the thatch is a fleece throw I bought from Wilko, simply brushed out with diluted pva.

The walls are simple poly filler, roughly applied to give me a coarse look.  I always mix in a little pva with it first to make it stronger and less likely to crumble.   Cracks are simply it drying out and being a little thickly applied.  I like it like that as it looks like dried mud, an added bonus me thinks.  I’m tend to sponge the filler down once applied to remove rough bits. 

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #403 on: May 24, 2022, 12:15:37 AM »
Love the doors and the pots and - of course - the monkeys. 

Have you ever sourced from Baueda?  I'm pretty sure you can find stuff of use to you like more pots, based out of Italy so hopefully not too bad on the postage front, maybe with a UK supplier(?).

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Re: Daftest Africa! - mud huts finished
« Reply #404 on: May 24, 2022, 06:13:42 AM »
David

Following on from Pete’s message about the pots.
Cheap beads from hobbycraft.
Also get a pack of the small metal rings from the same section.
Superglue the rings to the top of the beads and you can make all kinds of pots.
In true Blue Peter style....here’s some I did earlier  lol







Flatpack

 

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