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Offline Noverre Man

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #615 on: April 10, 2017, 07:05:37 AM »
Thanks for that somehow missed it in all the other wondrous things.
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Offline War In 15MM

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #616 on: June 19, 2017, 03:56:43 AM »
Your work is always unique and very special!

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #617 on: June 19, 2017, 11:07:35 AM »
Your work is always unique and very special!

Like in "you are retarded"? ;)


Offline Argonor

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #618 on: June 19, 2017, 12:26:28 PM »
Like in "you are retarded"? ;)

I'm sure, we could all use a bit of retardedness, then!  lol
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Offline War In 15MM

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #619 on: June 23, 2017, 06:08:58 AM »
Crazy maybe; retarded never.

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #620 on: June 23, 2017, 06:39:48 AM »
Crazy maybe; retarded never.

Love to you, brother. :)

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #621 on: June 29, 2017, 02:11:29 AM »
The plans might be in here https://aerofred.com/search.php?search_keywords=*vickers%20victoria%201922%20england*
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Offline Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #622 on: July 09, 2017, 06:00:42 PM »
Wow! Those flamingos are great!

I'm late to the thread (per usual), but if still looking for flamingos you might try these, from Safari: http://baremetalgaming.blogspot.ca/search/label/Flamingos

Offline NurgleHH

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #623 on: April 20, 2018, 05:13:05 PM »
Hammers, do you still work on this fantastic project?

Victory Decision Vietnam here: leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=43264.0

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Offline Hammers

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #624 on: April 25, 2018, 08:39:47 AM »
Hammers, do you still work on this fantastic project?

In a manner of speaking. It is always perculatig at the back of my mind . And to scratch that itch I add a few small items to it now and then.

I followed this thread for years (seriously it was years) - and it was among my all time favourites - and it seemed to fizzle out somehow. We never saw any conclusion (if there was one) and no big picture of the elements in location. Hammers this is ENTIRELY your choice but I am sure I am not alone in wondering....anything next?

Glad to brought you a small measure of joy. The problem with this project are several. The scope, the look and storage, to mention a few. Foremost I think it is a question of time: I have many interests and I am driven by inspiration. Even in the somewhat limited area of my life which is The Hobby, I let myself, well, since it is A Hobby, be driven by what inspires me, rather than duty.

And since you boys asked:

As for the concrete, practical issues with the project: I have still to find a useful gaming mat to use as the river. The one I bought looks good but weighs a ton and is quite awkward to handle. I have just recently come to a solution for the river beds and jungle look but have still not had he time to realize it. That aside I have my mind set on crafting gaming panels for the four (or so) vessels and that will also take some time to realize.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2018, 09:01:40 AM by Hammers »

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #625 on: February 29, 2020, 03:24:37 PM »
Lately I have been letting my gaze sweep over shelves in my shed, despairing over the many half finished project cluttering every nook and cranny. So I have decided to do something about it, and one by one I hope to take each project, big or small, to completion or scrap it all together.

Some of you may remember this old godforsaken old post in this godforsaken old thread in which I posted my work on a number of removable compartments  (archeology, aviary etc) in this rusty old barge,  from which the intrepid adventurers of the International Pytheas Society launches their investigations of the Arumbaya river.



There was however one compartment which had a very clear idea on what to do with but somehow it petered out, can't even remember why.  I've taken some hours last week to finish the living compartment, which had gotten no further than this...



and a half finished mahogany travel cabinet out of plasticard, which after painting and some tarting up looked like this...



I've added details like a service revolver, hooks, mirror, and a regimental tie hanging out of a drawer...




...as well as a couple of luggage stickers slapped on the back of it. At this point doll house building mania really hit me, as I still thought it did not quite look convincing...



...so I made a jig for making scale wire hangers...



..and voila! (plus a zink basin and a straight razor) I ransacked the /resin/plastic pile for further clutter ...



...like this 1/48 chair on which I've hung a white dinner jacket, exquisitely tailored out of bottle neck foil.






The gramophone I've clobbered together out of brass sheet and plasticard several years ago, which I now finally got to painting.



Adding some to the expedition much vital hat boxes. And a practitioners bag...



..assorted nick-nacks, and a crate of champers, because what would a man be, out there in that green hell which is the Arumbaya basin, without his fizzy drink, eh?

Putting it all together it looks like this...



Yes, that is the famed entomologist miss Dr. Racksing of Uppsala University, doing her ablutions. Avert your eyes.




I jammed a couple of botocudi arrows into the cabinet, to set the atmosphere.






And thus it looks, all compartments in place. I will perhaps do a canopy over the living compartment. We'll see.
« Last Edit: February 29, 2020, 04:20:19 PM by Hammers »

Offline Mason

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #626 on: February 29, 2020, 04:10:20 PM »
 :o :o :o

Oh, the details!
So, many details, and almost all scratchbuilt too.
 :-* :-* :-*

Probably the best thing that I have seen on here this year.
You bloody creative genius, you!
 8) :D 8)


Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #627 on: February 29, 2020, 05:52:47 PM »
lovely details :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #628 on: February 29, 2020, 07:53:09 PM »
Bludee hell... gorgeous! Definitely needs a canopy (but nothing too heavy).
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Offline FramFramson

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Re: Chicken Race on the Arumbaya
« Reply #629 on: February 29, 2020, 08:11:44 PM »
Haha, how wonderful to have an update... such nice work too!

And yes, get a canopy on there, stat. Perhaps even a little platform for a little bit of a game wrinkle?


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