Sunday, 14 October 2018

von Tiddenheim sightseeing (3)

Some of the expedition went down with a bad fever just before leaving India, so it was decided to wait for them to get better then continue with the onward journey. After a couple of weeks all were well and they were off again flying off down via Burma, Siam and Malaya to their final destination of Batavia in the Dutch East Indies.


While in Siam they had a short layover and went to see some of the ancient temples ..
 After having settled into their hotel in Batavia they went out for a walk round ...
and to enquire at one of the harbour shipping offices whether their private yacht was ready ...

Sunday, 7 October 2018

A late addition for British south seas expedition ...

HMS Winscombe had stopped off at Darwin to pick up the British south-seas expedition members; a late addition to the expedition was flying in by sea plane - the rendezvous would be an island off Papua ...

The pilot flew over the edge of the island and prepared to land ...
 and put down the sea plane, the launch soon arrived to pick up a passenger ....
 as the sea-plane took off, the launch returned to HMS Winscombe ....

Friday, 7 September 2018

Naval landing party ...

Naval landing party from HMS Winscombe ...
[ Empress Miniatures figures]




Monday, 27 August 2018

HMS Winscombe ....

Captain Henry Odd-Fellowes supervises 'action stations' drill on HMS Winscombe, somewhere off the coast of Australia....
They have just received to provide logistical support to an geographical and achaelogical expedition organised by the Royal Society. They are due in port to pick up members of the expedition ....

[new items: ships deck crew using british deck crew from Pulp Figures, some modified to give them tin hats - the ship was scratch-built for my WW2 games but is being pressed into service for the inter-war period]

Sunday, 26 August 2018

a few more adventurers...

six more adventurers added ...

A couple out doing some hunting...
 While the rest discuss the next day's route ...

Friday, 24 August 2018

going underground - initial set of pieces completed

I've finished the initial set of pieces for underground passages/tombs. For a finish I used paper sheets, cut as required and stuck to the cardboard sections. I went with a lighter shade of grey so the figures would show up better. There are enough sections for a good range of basic setups.
A couple of pictures of a small setup...



Monday, 20 August 2018

going underground ... passages etc - WIP(2)

Having used up another of the A4 cardboard boxes to double up the number of sections, I have enough to make up a reasonable sized setup (about half the table)..

I've bought another cardboard box so I have some material to build door sections and other 'rooms'.