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Saturday, 10 August 2019

I do like to be beside the Zeeside

             I have played quite a few games on the Zondersee and apart from an island or two there is little to show for it being an inland sea. I decided it was time to add some coastline.  Built in much the same way as my earlier scenic pieces i used mainly cork sheeting and very light, strong drying plaster filler called Pluma here. Cheap as chips but a great modelling media. It seems to be similar to modelling plasters I've seen on the net but comes prepared for use.

              Not a lot more to say really. I have about 12 feet so far of modular coastline and am working on a system for a permanent backdrop on the garage games table because the difference with and without is spectacular. heres' a few shots of my efforts so far.



 The harbour was the most difficult piece as it involved a lot of scratch built and monopoly buildings, I also wanted it to be on the inclined slopes of the surrounding cliff and that wasn't easy either.


The coastline is drawn to adapt roughly to the imprinted hexes on the seamat I bought.

















I'm still working on the ordinary coast pieces adding farms and small towns or just plain forestland as the feeling takes me.



             Having built and seen the pieces on the table I am of course getting ideas for combined operations perhaps using hair curler troops with a couple of battalions per side.  Who knows?








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    1. Most of the appearance is due I think to the wondrous static grass applicator I bought a while back.One of my best investments ever.

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  2. I really like the subtle hexing on the sea mat.

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    1. The mat is probably one of the best commercial sea mats I have seen. I got it from tinywagames in the UK. https://www.tinywargames.co.uk/

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  3. It looks really great and is most effective with the ships of that scale. Combined ops would be fascinating to see.

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    1. Me too. I'm investigating sets of rules that cater for company or even half companies and that don't include figure removal. Oh and simple as hell.

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  4. Bob, como siempre, eres un genio, te ha quedado de película, haces detalles y detalles.
    Lo mejor de todo es que está hecho con muy buen gusto.

    Jose

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  5. Lovely coastline, and I like the sea mat as well; what are you using for the backdrop?

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  6. They are made from a railroad modellers 00 gauge backdrop reduced in scale and glued to an MDF support frame. I bought the originals from a Canadian supplier called "Sceniking". I have recently found a UK supplier with a huge range of large backdrops in various scales called the new modellers shop on line at https://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/backscenes.htm

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