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  • #27282
    irishserb
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    Hi,

     

    I posted a few photos of customs buildings, fencing and signs for my 15mm African Imagi-nation border crossing for those who might be interested.  Located at:

    Mugabian border post

    Thanks for looking.

    irishserb

     

     

    #27283
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Outstanding work Irishserb! The Buildings are lovely – like watching Hatari in miniature! I really like the iron-work fencing. Isn’t HO scale too big for your fifteens or does it fit in well with the figures and vehicles? Thanks for sharing this and keep up the great work. Most inspiring!

    Cheers and good gaming.

    Rod Robertson.

    #27284
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    How very very cool !!!

    #27285
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Lovely work and you’ve got those buildings spot on.

    #27286
    paintpig
    Participant

    Yeah they look great really very neat modelling, now for some cross border shenanigans 

    I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel
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    #27301
    irishserb
    Participant

    Thanks all.

    Rod, In HO, the fence is about 4.5 feet tall.  That scales to around 5′-3″ or so, depending on what you use as the standard in 15mm.  My original intent was to find or make fence that worked out to closer to 7 feet tall, but didn’t have materials and couldn’t get them quick enough for the weekend.  The spacing is a little larger, but again, were talking a few scale inches in 1/100, so I think the HO offers a reasonable compromise with respect to scale, cost, and time.

    I originally planned to weather the fence, but ran out of my rust paint while working on the roof of the smaller building.  By chance, last night I noticed the same hairpin style fence at the local university, about three feet high on top of an 18 inch tall masonry wall.  It was made of aluminum, so now I’m thinking of just going back and adding a little dust to weather the fence.

    And on a mildly humorous side note:  About three weeks back, I developed Bells Palsy.  Basically, the right side of my face is paralyzed as if I had a stroke.  Its starting to get better, but for the time being, I can’t control the right side of my lips, and can’t fully control the right eye lids.  The result is that right eye constantly tears up, so every thing is continuously blurry in my right eye.  I’ve learned to ignore it, and basically function with one eye for the time being.  Well, I have little or no depth perception, particularly up close.  The result is that over the last two weeks, while painting figs and this stuff, I was continuously missing the target with the brush.  I frequently miss the fig with the brush by a couple of inches, sometimes it takes three or four tries to get the paint where I want it for fine details.  I end up trying to paint thin air, usually about two inches above where the figure is actually at.   Its really pretty funny, and weird when I take a swipe at the fig, and it doesn’t change color.

    #27328
    Earther
    Participant

    I love the new buildings and have thoroughly enjoyed all the Mugabia-Uwanda War posts. Great blog irishserb! 

    #27334
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Great blog irishserb!

    Yes, hope you are recovering/coping OK.
    I wondered where you had been.

    #27350
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Irishserb , please tell me you saw a Doctor about the Bells Palsy.!!!!

    #27388
    Earther
    Participant

    What the kyote said! 

    #27389
    irishserb
    Participant

    Yes, rare occasion where I did see the doc.  Looks too much like a stroke to not go.

    #27390
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Irishserb:

    I applaud your achievements in the face of adversity and your determination to soldier on. However, I also share the concerns of Kyoteblue and Earther stated above. Take care of yourself, man!

    Perhaps an eye-patch, a wooden peg-leg and a shoulder-perched parrot are what you need to adopt so that you can cut a striking figure whilst painting the minis (and air) before you? Coo-Arrrr, Billie! Have you ever been to sea lad? Keep your spirits up and best wishes for a speedy recovery/adjustment.

    Cheers and good gaming.

    Rod Robertson.

    #27402
    irishserb
    Participant

    Thanks for the concern and the wardrobe suggestions.  Naming my parrot “BoBo”, by the way.  Noy sure about this peg leg thing though.

    I posted another update, a brief backstory leading into the next set of battles:

    Mugabia-Uwanda War Backstory

    The next AAR should be up in 2-3 days.

    #27403
    Earther
    Participant

    It’s a bit cruel to burden a parrot with a peg leg… 

     

    Looking forward to the border clash AAR! 

    #27406
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Wood Eye, Peg Leg !!!

    #27407
    irishserb
    Participant

    Hmmm, BoBo the Pegleg Parrot.

    I like it.

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