Monday, 21 October 2013

Jungle buildings in 28mm.

A while ago I was asked by a friend if I would make some jungle buildings in 28mm for Bolt Action games. After a bit of a look at the Airfix kit and a couple of blog posts at Craig's Wargaming Blog and Wargaming with Silver Whistle I began construction. Largely made from bamboo skewers and PVA glue.

With Conquest next weekend,  some of the Strategists are putting on a demo game of  Japanese against US Marines in an island hoping Bolt Action game.

I will have these two buildings on display on the islands somewhere.






 Removable roof to enable the placing of troops inside and a separate platform to allow for some variety.











33 comments:

  1. Great Job! That bamboo effect is fantastic
    Perfect buildings for Vietnam gaming too!

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    1. Cheers Paul. Hadn't thought of Vietnam, but yes you are right.

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  2. Its Tenko in 28mm!

    Fantastic job Rodger. Really outstanding. How much time was put into these beauties?

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    1. Thanks Paul. Not sure just how long, but I did spend a lot of time on the first one experimenting with ideas!

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  3. Very good work Rodger !!!

    best regards Michael

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  4. Fantastic looking buildings!

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  5. Wow! They're fantastic! Nice job Rodger!

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  6. Excellent Rodger , really realistic , fine work !
    Greetings .

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  7. Wow those a beautiful, I look forward to seeing them in person in the weekend.

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  8. Fantastic job ! Congratulations !

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  9. Nice work, Rodger. A delight for a modeler's eyes. Great bamboo effect. Enjoy a battle or two for me.

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  10. Really like these. The bamboo sticks give it a realistic feel at the cuts.

    FMB

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  11. They look great, Rodger. I love them!

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  12. You have done an excellent job on these Roger, hope you can post some pictures of them in location at the island hopping game.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  13. They look great Rodger - I wouldnt have the patience to glue so many skewers together.

    Cheers
    Paul

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  14. These are absolutely tremendous!

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  15. A fantastic job you did on these!

    Christopher

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  16. Wow these are great. The bamboo effect is breathtaking. Thumbs up

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  17. They look great and that bamboo look like bamboo, stunning

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  18. Brilliant...bamboo skewers...awesome idea :)

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  19. Excellent work mate. What did you use for the thatch effect?

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    1. The thatch stuff is the stuff that plumbers use for lagging pipes. It's about 80mm wide and comes in rolls. The colour you see here is it's natural colour. All I did was glue it down and then later brushed it with watered down PVA. Not perfect but okay I think.

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  20. They look great. Like Scott, I'm curious about the thatch. It looks a little like felt that's been teased out at the edges.

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  21. Superb! Highly original work

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  22. Awesome work. Some great ideas in those. The little green bits for the bamboo look and feel works perfectly. I did think straight away of the Nam as well when I saw these. Great when something you make is usable across multiple eras.
    cheers

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  23. WoW! Fantastic work Rodger

    Craig

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  24. Great looking buildings! - and they looked even better on the table top! By the way, thanks again for the Gabions and artillery!

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  25. They are superb, look great on any table.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  26. Fantastic work on these houses! They will be eyecatchers on that gaming table!

    Greetings
    Peter

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