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  • #75095
    Victoria Dickson
    Victoria Dickson
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    Not really a wargaming item, but I thought it might be of interest, I made a model for my Grandson to take to his school at his request.

    More about it on the blog.

    http://crazywargames.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/viking-longhouse.html

     

    #75098

    James Manto
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    Well if you built it to the same size as your Viking figures then it could be a wargaming piece when his project is returned

    #75099
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
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    Looks useful for War gaming!

    #75102
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    It’s great! If you make a water and pva glue mix, soak the roof, and then comb it, you can get the straw to lay flat.

    What did you make it with? Balsa? Or match sticks?

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #75126
    Ruarigh
    Ruarigh
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    That’s a great model. Love it.

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    #75138
    Victoria Dickson
    Victoria Dickson
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    It’s great! If you make a water and pva glue mix, soak the roof, and then comb it, you can get the straw to lay flat. What did you make it with? Balsa? Or match sticks?

    Thanks for the tip, I’ll try that the next time I do thatch (He’s taken delivery of this one, so too late to change it now).

    The beams are all matchsticks, it was a bit of a rush job because he only requested I make it at Friday lunchtime so I had to use whatever I had available which turned out to be match sticks and offcuts of mounting board.  Balsa would probably have been better, as the longer beams had to use more than one match stick joined end to end which wasn’t ideal.  It’s also why the cross beams inside the roof are higher than I would have liked, if they’d been longer I’d have had them so they rested on the walls.

    #75219
    Ruarigh
    Ruarigh
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    Another thought for future projects is that wealthy Vikings (and possibly not so wealthy Vikings) almost certainly painted their houses (http://sciencenordic.com/what-colour-did-vikings-paint-their-houses), so you can make the next hall a bit more colourful, and they definitely painted other woodwork, as we know from excavation of King Gorm’s burial mound and from the sleds in the Oseberg burial. This Danish site gives paint chips based on the timbers from Gorm’s grave at Jelling and from a plank from a stave church at Hørning that could inspire a more colourful Viking Age. The paint chips are obvious enough so no need to read the Danish unless you really want to.

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    #75222
    Noel
    Noel
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    Wow, that’s great and for such a fast turnaround, I’m amazed.

    #75236
    Victoria Dickson
    Victoria Dickson
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    Thanks Ruraigh, I’ll bear that in mind for next time. 🙂

     

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