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Offline Froggy the Great

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Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« on: May 03, 2013, 06:27:36 PM »
My 3y/o boy and I turned three bags of clothespins into battleships this week.  They're ready to paint, so I thought I'd toss some WIPs your way:

Parts and such - I let him use the superglue if my hand was on the bottle too.  White glue was not strong enough.


These are assembled as prototypes - the actual fleets are 16 models each.


The guns, landing strips, and planes are added (I did this part) and they're ready to paint.
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Offline Fates Fickle Finger

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Re: Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 08:33:27 PM »
love it! :-*

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Offline sundayhero

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Re: Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 08:45:13 PM »
That's a very clever idea ! Can't wait to see them painted. Well done  ;)

Offline Hitman

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Re: Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 10:49:28 PM »
Awesome!! Thanks for sharing.
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Offline Jaeger

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Re: Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013, 11:03:09 PM »
Awesome idea. :)
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Offline gloriousbattle

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Re: Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 12:45:19 AM »
Hmm.  I wonder if you could make oared galleys in a similar way

Offline Dave Knight

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Re: Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 05:45:01 AM »
 :D :D :D :D :D

Offline pocoloco

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Re: Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 05:59:34 AM »
Super!  :-*

Hoping to see the fleets in action soon!

Offline Jase

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Re: Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 08:37:51 AM »
That's a great idea!

What rules are you planning on using or is it just a hobby project?

Offline Smillie

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Re: Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2013, 12:15:46 PM »
What an amazing idea!

I look forward to seeing these painted up, great way to get cheap, robust naval models!
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Offline Dave Knight

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Re: Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2013, 03:38:10 PM »
And they will float 8)

Offline Red Orc

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Re: Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2013, 01:13:29 PM »
Nice one Froggy! Good to see that you're getting a new generation involved in the creativity too.

I've kept a load of plastic ones for turning into aetherships for space-fleet battles, but it being me they're still sitting around unpainted. What have you used for gun-barrels?

Offline Froggy the Great

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Re: Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2013, 01:23:31 PM »
Alas, they do not float, or at least they will be ruined if I try.  the gun barrels are clipped lengths of the clothespins' springs.

Offline Bergil

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Re: Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2013, 01:34:07 PM »
This is fantastic, the sort of thing I love doing if I need to chill for an hour or so.

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Re: Clothespin Battleships with my 3y/o
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2013, 03:23:13 PM »
I've a number of plastic cutlery handles that can't seem to decide if they are going to be spaceships, aeronefs, or naval ships. I shall show them these to see if it helps make up their minds.  lol

Yours would float with a quick hit of sealer, but don't claim they'd float upright.  ;)

Kudos on the passing down of love-of-building from 'junk'!

Doug

 

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