Pirateship for plunder

This report is kind of old but never written about before.I bought
this pirate-ship for only 3 Euros at a second hand shop when I was
living in the woods 2012 and I found it again when I opened a card-
boardbox in our cellar last week. 
This pirate-ship will also be updated with a rear section with a 
steering-wheel and a closed compartment with windows. 
The ship will be fitted with cannons and a observationpost in the mast.
The ship is a slowgoing vessel but looks menacing enough and with
the cannons mounted I wouldn´t be happy if I was townfolk or a
peaceful fisherman. I intend to use it as a landingcraft and
a cargoship for plunder. This ship will stay in the rear when
the heavier pirate-ship will make way with all their firepower.


Printing in 3D

Two weeks ago me and my friend Olle went to a fair named 3Dmeetup in
the town of Helsingborg. The fair was a community-meeting and also
a workshop and I must say that it was very inspireing.
Both me and Olle are creative persons and we always looks for new
territories to explore. This has been a small fantasy for me for 
years but now the 3d-writers are much cheaper than in 2008 when I
worked with them professionally when making prototypes for the
interior-market. The writers could print in various plastics:
abs, pla and resin and it was fun to see how easy and beautiful
the result was. I have been working with drawing in CAD (ArchiCAD,
AutoCAD lt, Solid works and Inventor) for almost 11 years and I
see a lot of new projects ahead.
Olle and me also looked at the price and the software to operate
the 3d-printer was around 100 Euros in Sweden and a average
3D-writer could be bought for around 350 Euros.
The compabiltiy to make your own 3d-models are very vast because
most 3d-programs can save in the format STL or VRML.
The plastic to use is not so expensive if you use it right and
it cost 35 Euros for a thread-roll (1 kg-abs).
If you get warmed up and wants to model figures the resin is the
choice and it is a little bit more expensive 50 Euros for 1 kg.
The plan is now to buy a 3d-printer and the time to do this is set
after the summer because I must renovate our cellar and make
my hobby-room complete and tidy. Very interesting times ahead. 


Final haul of bits

Some weeks ago I read an add on Facebook about selling a lot
of Imperial guard figures and bits.I contacted the seller and
bought a case of bits for only 10 euros.
The main reason for this "investment" is that I need bits and
figures to complete my own Cadian-force to Warhammer 40k.
My plan is to build a second veteran-squad equipped with 
these weapons: 1 officer (lasergun+powersword), 1 flamer,
1 voxcaster (laser-rifle), 1 plasmagun, 1 sniper, 1 soldier
with a regimental flag and 4 riflemen with laser-rifles or
2 more rifle-men with laserrifles, 1 rifleman with a
shotgun and finally soldier with a 1 rocket-launcher.
In the buy I also found a lot of bits to use for mecha-build.
A nice find was the skull-sign that will be a unpleasant road-
sign in post apocalyptic scenery. The sentinel-roof with leafes
are spot on in my desert/jungle-4-wheel conversion.
Nice stuff indeed and for once I don´t feel that I need more bits
ever... :)


Stonewalls made of oak

At work they made profiles for a customer in solid american oak and
the leftovers were garbage for some but not for me. :)
I looked at the U-shape and measured 25mm inside the gap and this
will fit perfectly for most of my figures.
The only figures that will not fit inside are my sotr-figures with
a base measuring 32mm i diameter.
The front and the back of my oak-profiles will be coated with 
cutouts that will look like stone-work when painted. I have not decided
yet if I will use polystyrene or cardboard but the most vivid choice
would be polystyrene. 
The U-profile measure 35mm in height and 45mm in depth and the
long pieces are 130mm in length.
I have not decided if I will add a base to make the profiles look more
wall-like but I think otherwise they will not look realistic.
I will probably add a base in soft MDF in a thickness of 22 or 30mm
and then the total height of the stone wall will measure 57 or 65mm.
I have also made a cut in some of the profiles (55 dgr) to make the
"stone-walls" more versatile. Finally I will make end-sections and
profiles with cutouts to symbolize rear entrances to the walls.

Here are also some pictures below to show how
I am going to make the stonework out of carved
ploystyrene.The pieces will be glued onto the
wooden profiles using pva.


War-galleon and fleet-building

Before moving I bought this Playmobil-ship at
the local second hand-market before for
only 4 Euros and it will be great to convert to
a mighty War-galleon in the scale 28mm.
I will add a rear-cabin and also make room for 
cannon-hatchets and deck-cannons.
With some paint this rig will look real good.
Maybe add some more sails but I have not 
decided yet.
In my fleet I have this ship but also 4 more medium-
size boats(yellow) and a fast pirate-rig and some
small landing crafts. Not pictured is my 
"potato-ship" that will look very menacing as a
big landing-craft. Still some work to do though! :)
I also publish some picture on my future
lab/man-cave. Still there are some work to be done

before I can start making some projects here.


Ghosts and barns

After a long time of absence I have now started to
work my way back. Last report was kind of down
because of my and my family-situation.
Now we are still struggeling but we have moved
to a new home and all items are at location.
Before moving I managed to both visit the local
second hand market and buying som miniatures 
from an old friend.
The figures are from Mantic and GW and will
be used for WHFB and my growing Vampire
count-army. For only 30 Euros I got a ghost and
30 skeletons in armour and 10 crypt ghouls.
I  really like the figures and with som lick of paint
they will look great.
Next find are a windmill and a small storage-cottage
and they are in the same scale and look as my
earlier finds. For only 1 Euro each they were very 
cheap too. At the bottom you can see the rest of 
my collection. Now I have a total of 2 windmills, 1
big barn and 3 small cottages(grain-storage).

All figures and buildings will fit to the 28mm-scale.
Next plan in my life is to make some order in our 
cellar and build my new "man-cave" and start
planning my new gaming-room that is placed next
by. I am really looking forward completing this
plan and start working on my projects again.