Monday, November 14, 2016

Messing about with boats

As I continue working towards an early twentieth century Andreivia collection I've finished off an Arab dhow that's been half-done for many years.


Very much a representative war games toy rather than a detailed scale model, it's built using a template from Major General Tremorden Rederring's Colonial Wargames Site.  The materials were thin card from the back of an A4 pad, corrugated cardboard, scraps of balsa wood, a piece of dowel, a barbecue skewer, some tissue and some fine thread.  Oh and a piece of brass wire for the tiller.


This boat will provide transport for a band of Arab smugglers who may well show up in post-WW1 Andreivia.


Also on the workbench is this:


It's a canoe that I bought from Poundland with a large scale toy commando figure.  I originally bought it for the lower hull, which I thought would convert into a 20mm scale boat but I'm now having thoughts about the upper hull too.  More later on this.

6 comments:

Andrew Canham said...

Nice Dhow. Plenty of room for figures too.

Waterline submarine hull for the canoe?

Cheers, Andy

Counterpane said...

Damn you, it took me months to come up with that idea and you spot it straight away! Yes, that's what I'm working on; got a day off work and doing a bit of modelling in between household tasks.

Good to see you and the family the other day BTW, Andy.

Andrew Canham said...

Sorry.

Yes, good to see you too. We had a great weekend, thanks for the suggestions for Sheffield.

Cheers Andy

Andrew Canham said...

Sorry.

Yes, good to see you too. We had a great weekend, thanks for the suggestions for Sheffield.

Cheers Andy

Phil said...

Nice, very nice!

Counterpane said...

Cheers Phil!