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Author Topic: BSC2024 Mick in Switzerland's Medieval Workplace 1475 - photo sent 5/5/2024  (Read 6079 times)

Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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This week I have been working on the craftsmen.
I ran out of medieval left arms so I hunted through my old sprues and found some WW2 Germans.
I think they are Warlord or possibly wargames factory and there are several arms with hands without weapons.
This allowed me to make better farriers and blacksmiths.
I have decided that each tradesman will be a mini diorama  with tools and workbench etc on a plastic base.

Here we have the Farrier, the Smiths,  the Fletcher and customer, and the Armourer.



Just for fun, I have also been thinking about names for the craftsmen.
I looked at old English, Swiss & German names for various trades, which are sometimes modern surnames.

Blacksmith is Schmidt in Swiss German, so one of the smiths is Rolf Schmid (in honour of my employer Mammut's long term CEO)
Carpenter is Zimmerman so they will be Hans Zimmermann and John Carpenter.
Fletcher is particularly English so he is Norman Stanley Fletcher.

Some are still open so feel free to make suggestions.

Armourer is Platner or Waffenschmeid in German.
Farrier is Hufschmied in German
Joiner is Tischler or Schreiner in German.
Cooper is Fassmacher in German and Chüfer in old Swiss German.

« Last Edit: March 31, 2024, 01:06:52 PM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

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I like these...each one is a little diorama.
My current project...Classic Wargame - An experiment in 24" of wargaming!

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=140633.new#new

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Most complicated scratch build to date.

Here we have a treadmill crane based on the ones at Guédelon.

This was built from plastic rod and strip.

I used a rain pipe connector as a jig and laminated some thin plastic strip to form the two hoops for the wheel.

The hamster wheel turns and winds the bobbin.

The whole thing rotates around its axis.



« Last Edit: April 01, 2024, 10:41:04 AM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

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Awesome build!  8)

Polystyrene rules  ;)
Miniatures you say? Well I too, like to live dangerously...
Find a Way, or make one!

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The vignettes work great and that crane is spot on!
A bottle of scotch and two aspirin a day will greatly reduce your awareness of heart disease.
"Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference"... Mark Twain
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very nice indeed :-*
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Lovely miniature engineering. :D

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I can's show much this week because many things are being painted.

Here is the final version of the blacksmith's furnace based on Castle Guédelon.



And here is the blacksmith's workshop with roof and furnace.




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It certainly looks the biz!  Very nice. 

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outstanding :-*

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Small update without pictures.

Everything is undercoated, block painted and based. All bases have been textured with sand.

Still a lot to do - highlights, washes, tufts etc but I am happy with the progress.

I still have to figure out how to make it look like a set rather than random models, when I come to photograph it.

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Perhaps some unifying accent colour to help tie it in together.

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A single base with a wall/hedge/fence.
"One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off."

Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

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I still have to figure out how to make it look like a set rather than random models, when I come to photograph it.
Maybe a large sabot base where the elements can be individually slotted in their places or used on their own? 

 

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