Tuesday, 6 November 2018

going underground - black underlay...

I had an old projector screen to be disposed of, the screen is black on the back so I removed it from the housing - about 3ft square overall. It makes a good underlay for the underground sections (better than a black sheet)...
The scheme for games allows for an underground game space on one half of the table and the above ground equivalent on the other half of the table.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Low temple/statue platform ...

The low stone platform from the previous post, now painted up -
another useful addition to my scenics...

Saturday, 27 October 2018

low temple platform - WIP

Another temple platform - not too big, just something low to put a single statue on.

I picked up a board game in a local charity shop, a few bits in it were useful; there were four sort of low walled rooms, one of which I have started converting for use ....
 a padding piece of 3mm card was put in the centre, then the original thin bit of card was cut up and stuck on top ....
next job - quick paint job ...

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]