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TCS Midway

Thanks. I worry if I'm building it tough enough to survive kid contact. As a result, I think I'm going to scrap the 2' x 4' board and mount each building to an individual board and either add half of the road to it, or make the road separate pieces. 1' x 1' will work for most of the buildings, with bigger ones on a 2' x 1'.

Not much work done on Sunday as I spent most of the day brewing beer (making a rum barrel stout for Christmas, hoping it turns out okay as I'm deviating from the recipe).



To make the 'tires' on the posts, I think I will find myself some fender washers and notch the posts with a dremmel tool. Then sink them in slightly to help them stay in place.

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TCS Midway

Friday I picked up some plywood base boards and today I got a fair bit done. First up is Lizzie’s shop, which is almost done and ready to mount.







Then Guido’s got some paint and work on the tire stack:



It will need a dry brush and then the awnings and windows.

Lastly work started on Ramone’s Paint Shop. Not sure how I will do the roof yet.


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TCS Midway

Got the facing and walls up for the Town Hall, and started adding siding to Ramone's:



Man, the face of the building was originally going to be plywood, but it was a royal bugger to cut and sand correctly. So I mocked up card for the front and will do the same for the sides. It also means I've left the rear wall flat instead of also adding the arch.



I am going to recess the roof, and may or may not add the capitals on the wings. I need to see if I can find a suitably size round like below for Ramone's roof:

http://www.michaels.com/artminds-basswood-oval-plaque/10044694.html

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Scotland

Looking fantastic. Always difficult to replicate something accurately, bit of artistic license is allowed. Possibly look to cake decorating for the mouldings. Excellent work, keep it up bud.

   
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TCS Midway

For Christmas I've decided to clear out some of my sprues and give my gaming group some 4 pt Saga warbands. To go with I've customize 4 warlords, left to right: Saxon, Viking/Jomsviking, Visigoth, Anglo-Danish





They are from a mix of Gripping Beast and Conquest Games parts with some putty.

I'm also working on Wyatt Earp for my daughter (she'll get a mini plus a book about his life). I will try and get some cleaner pictures of him to share.


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TCS Midway

Short writeup and photos from our Friday night game:

http://www.wfhgs.com/friday.html

This was our first chance to use the Aetius and Arthur battleboards, and the Roman Levy were the heroes of the day (not something you usually say about levy). They refused to die, having one foot plus one member of the ballista crew survive to the end. The ballista itself did very little, but was frightening enough that the Saxon levy and a unit of warriors never got into town for fear of the carnage it 'might' wreck. Then the levy locked up one unit and blocked off another while the reinforcements slammed home. Some rough rolling by the Saxons coupled with good rolls on the Roman side. In the end, the Saxons just couldn't capture/kill enough people.

They held up/held off several units of Saxons intent on plundering the town.

Unfortunately, my board is showing some of the design flaws and the cracks between bits of Styrofoam are showing badly. Perhaps in 2018 I can come back to the floor tile idea (though I think I will adopt felt covered tiles with accouterments instead of the fur approach, making them better suited for multiple scales).


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Building work continues. First is the Town Hall ready for paint, more work on Ramone’s, and the start of Flo’s V8 Cafe.



That is the start of the headers for her cafe. I tried making the supports but the initial attempt did not work, so back to the drawing board there. I also need some 0.5” dowels to insert into the nuts for spark plugs.

For the diner I need to find a 2 or 2.5 inch pvc pipe. The 3” and 4” are too big vs the air filter I could find.

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TCS Midway

Lastly, I was able to finish these two up this past weekend. Wyatt is for my daughter, and the Dread Pirate Roberts is for my Mom. He's a simple conversion of Antidelluvian's Wesley (https://antediluvianminiatures.wordpress.com/2016/09/26/shop-fantasy-range/)




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Here we go with a mock up of one section of the V8 headers.



Then some more work on the other header:





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Then, I found my answer for Ramone's Paint Shop. I bought a desert from one of the local grocers, and the cup it came in was perfect. I filled it with some expanding foam to keep it from collapsing and hold the spire steady:


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TCS Midway

Here is one of the two V8 headers for Flo's V8 Cafe. I need to do finish up the neon and the spark plugs, but it is close to mounting:



Then first paint on Ramone's Body Art. I need to finish up the lettering and get the neon up, but getting there:








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3 of 5 done. The other two are nearing completion as well.







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Last of the WIP shots here. Closing in on success. Hopefully they aren’t destroyed first time out of the gate.

Flo’s Cafe:



Town Hall/Court House:

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Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you have a good one! Tomorrow, proof will be in the pudding. Five Radiator Springs buildings done and the cars to go with them for my son:







Assuming he is happy with it and they survive I will build the Cozy Cone, Sarge’s, Filmore’s, Doc’s, and Mater’s Towing

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TCS Midway

Happy New Year! Hope you had a lucrative plundering and pillaging followed by a big hickey party (thank Mr. Stevens).

The deeds of the Northmen blog now returns you to our regularly scheduled programming. I got a nice gift for my anniversary, Vikings! So a ship and a new horde are on the horizon for me:



First finishing up my Geats/Saxons:



Plus the first round of new Northmen!


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Scotland

Radiator Springs looks amazing. Fantastic work sir.

Nice haul, looking forward to seeing your work.

   
 
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