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  • #148208
    Geof Downton
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    Admit it – you were expecting a part-built model, not a building site!

     

    The King needs a new palace, so has employed workmen to build it.

    Scratchbuilt from all kinds of odds and sods, I mean from the finest Cedars of Lebanon and Jerusalem Stone, as usual on a Sarissa base.

    Clay bricks from Pendraken/Minibits.

    Brickmakers are a converted Essex Arab civilian and a Blue Moon African villager with a Peter Pig Viking head.

    Timber from my garden.

    Carpenter is a converted Xyston Athenian rower.

    Masons’ lodge from split bamboo kebab skewers with muslin roof.

    Stone waste pile from Salisbury Cathedral workshop via a rockery I used to have.

    Proto-Ionic capitals are cast in resin from a master I made from styrene and brass rod.

    The mason is another converted Xyston Athenian rower.

    Remaining figures from Essex and Xyston.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #148210
    Mike Headden
    Participant

    Brilliant stuff, as ever!

    And, yes, I was expecting a half constructed palace model 🙂

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #148212
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Admit it – you were expecting a part-built model, not a building site!

    tis true.

    Another very evocative build!

    #148214
    Geof Downton
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    Thank you kindly, gentlemen (gentlemikes?) – A proper palace is underway, but it is too cold to spend time in the shed, and certain non-painting activities (eg. sawing) are, understandably and appropriately, discouraged indoors.

    Furthermore I have been distracted by vampires, cave people and dinosaurs…

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #148215
    zippyfusenet
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    Geof, your proto-Ionic capitals make my heart sing.

    Dovid

    Melech Yisroel

    Chai! Chai!

    V’kayom!

    Dovid Melech Yisroel

    Chai! Chai! V’kayom!

    Dovid Melech Yisroel

    Chai! Chai! V’kayom!

    You'll shoot your eye out, kid!

    #148216
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    תודה

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #148237
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Vampire Cavemen!!!???

    #148238
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Vampire Cavemen!!!???

    No. But…

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #148239
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    That a great dioramic base, with so much to please they eye!

    #148241
    Mike Headden
    Participant

    Vampire Cavemen!!!???

    No. But…

    Ooooh! In that case it must be vampire dinosaurs! Vampire Sue …. 9 tons of life-draining, blood sucking, dagger toothed undead T-Rex! 😀 😀 😀

     

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #148244
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    NO! STOP IT! It ain’t that either, nor is it cave dinosaurs! The dinos are 15mm, for a steampunk Jurassic Park type participation game (presuming we’re ever allowed to participate again). The 28mm cave folks are to play Palaeo Diet, for my own amusement. Completing the necessary for solo gaming should ensure that we will be allowed to meet up within seconds of the varnish drying, and the vampires are 28mm from Highgate Miniatures and I bought them because they are exquisite. They will probably take up residence in a fictionalised New Orleans.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #148274
    Tim
    Participant

    Dinosaurs in New Orleans!?!

    As always Geof, your palace is fantastic, and really inspiring

    #148275
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Tim, there really is no need for you to join in with the silliness…

    Nevertheless thanks for the appreciation!

     

     

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #148292

    Brilliant stuff, as ever! And, yes, I was expecting a half constructed palace model 🙂

     

    You weren’t the only one! But good modelling (now that the shock has worn off).

    #148295
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Someone should do Vampire Cavemen in New Orleans. With Dinosaurs…

    #148296
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Congratulations! You have discovered your next project…

    I look forward to seeing the results here…

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #148297
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Alexander and Steve.

    Thank you, both for your complimentary words and for not being as silly as other people…

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

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